Oh shit, bra — Periphery has announced that Mark Holcomb of Haunted Shores as joined the band as its second guitarist.

“We are happy to announce that Mark Holcomb will be joining the Periphery ranks as a full-time guitarist,” says the band’s Misha Mansoor. “He toured with with us [on] our headlining run of Australia, our Frak The Gods U.S. headliner and our two shows opening for Dream Theater, and we feel that we have found a perfect fit for us both live and in the studio.”

I am so happy for you guys. Have you set a date yet? I kid.

“We are extremely excited to have him on board, and can’t wait to show you all the cool new music we have been working on together,” Misha adds. “Since we made arrangements for the tour before Mark was inducted, our good friend Nolly (Red Seas Fire) will be filling in on the European tour opening for Dream Theater. However, that will be the last tour we do with a fill-in guitarist, as Mark will join on full-time after that!”

Rad. Congrats to Mark.

“I couldn’t be more excited as not only have these guys been great friends of mine for a long time, but I consider every last one of them musical siblings in a sense,” says Holcomb. “Each of us brings something different to the table and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish.”

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