Periphery is an American progressive metal band based in Washington, D. C. formed in 2005. Their musical style has been described as progressive metal and progressive metalcore, they are considered one of the pioneers of the djent movement within progressive metal. The band consists of vocalist Spencer Sotelo, guitarists Misha Mansoor, Mark Holcomb, Jake Bowen, drummer Matt Halpern; the band has released six studio albums - Periphery, Periphery II: This Time It's Personal, Juggernaut: Alpha, Juggernaut: Omega, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, Periphery IV: Hail Stan - and two EPs - Icarus EP and Clear. All Periphery material is self-produced by the members of the band. Periphery was formed in 2005 by guitarist Misha Mansoor, who gained a reputation on the Internet via a regularly-updated Soundclick account, the Meshuggah and John Petrucci forums, the sevenstring.org message boards. Before and during Periphery's tenure in the metal scene, Mansoor developed a reputation for doing his own audio production, the majority of, performed with a home computer and a Pod XT.
Mansoor has continued to update his personal project, Bulb transferring songs between the two projects. Mansoor continues to be involved in a number of other musical projects, including Haunted Shores, Four Seconds Ago, of Man Not of Machine. Periphery went through a number of lineup changes during its early history. Misha played drums and guitar in the band, but began scoping out local talent and found local drummer Jason S. Berlin, switched permanently to guitar. Berlin was planning to pursue interests in Los Angeles and was replaced upon departure by Travis Orbin. Between 2005 and 2009, Periphery worked with vocalists Jake Veredika, Casey Sabol and Chris Barretto moving from a Meshuggah-influenced sound to a more ambient, melodic sound, with a focus on innovative production. Periphery has toured extensively since 2008, supporting artists including DevilDriver, Dream Theater, Veil of Maya, Animals as Leaders, God Forbid, Darkest Hour, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Fear Factory, Between the Buried and Me, Fair to Midland.
In 2009, Travis Orbin left the band to join Sky Eats Airplane. He was replaced by Matt Halpern, scouted by Mansoor whilst playing for a local pop band. In January 2010, Sumerian and Periphery announced on April 20, as the release date of the band's self-titled debut album, to be distributed by Sumerian Records in the United States. On January 20, 2010, amid speculation that they had changed vocalists again, Periphery uploaded an album sampler with vocals by Spencer Sotelo, a San Diego native, announced to be Periphery's new vocalist, replacing Chris Barretto, fired from the band due to personal differences, resulting in a minor feud that would not be resolved until late 2013. Periphery released their self-titled debut album, through Sumerian Records on April 20, 2010, it debuted at No. 128 on the Billboard Top 200, as well as No. 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. To support the album: Periphery played multiple tours around the US and Canada; the band's first headlining tour, "League Of Extraordinary Djentlemen Tour", had support from TesseracT and Monuments in the UK, while their mainland European shows included Monuments and The Safety Fire.
The band ran into multiple health issues during the tour. Jake Bowen fell and broke a finger in the first week of the UK tour and was unable to play for the rest of their headlining tour, he recovered and joined the band during the last couple of shows on their tour with Fair to Midland and Scale the Summit right before they dropped out of the tour. On March 22, Periphery released a cover of Metallica's song "One", recorded for the Homefront video game soundtrack and was released as a free download on the Homefront main website. On January 19, 2011, the music video for "Jetpacks Was Yes!" was posted on NME. The video features a re-recorded and re-structured version of the song, released on Icarus EP. Periphery's first single, from their Icarus EP titled "Frak the Gods", was released on March 24. On July 6, 2011, Periphery announced via a MySpace blog post that the band had parted ways with guitarist Alex Bois. However, they did not change touring schedules, hiring Mark Holcomb and Adam "Nolly" Getgood to play Alex's parts during live shows until they found a permanent replacement.
On September 7, 2011, they were announced as the opening act for Dream Theater on the European leg of A Dramatic Turn of Events Tour starting in January 2012. In October 2011, the band announced that Holcomb was now the band's full-time guitarist, in November bassist Tom Murphy decided to leave the band; this led to Getgood being assigned the role of bassist for their European tour with Dream Theater. The band hired Holcomb's brother Jeff as a stand-in bass player for their 2012 US tour with Protest The Hero, Jeff Loomis, The Safety Fire and Today I Caught the Plague. On February 21, 2012 the band re-released their debut album with a new single on iTunes entitled "Passenger"; this was a re-recorded version of an old Haunted Shores song. Periphery entered the studio to work on their next two full-length releases to record reworked "Bulb" demos as well as new material written by the full band; the album was to be produced by Mansoor and Getgood and engineered an
Chōjin Sentai Jetman
Chōjin Sentai Jetman is a Japanese tokusatsu television series produced by Toei Company and Bandai. It is the fifteenth entry of the Super Sentai metaseries, following the previous series Chikyu Sentai Fiveman; the series aired on TV Asahi on February 15, 1991 to February 1992, with a total of 51 episodes. It is the last Sentai series until Ressha Sentai ToQger to not get adapted into a Power Rangers series. Shout! Factory released Jetman in North America on September 25, 2018; this is the 10th Super Sentai to be released in North America and the first one, non-Power Rangers adapted. This series takes place in 199X. On the Earth Ship, the command center of a defence agency called Sky Force, the guardians of peace on Earth, scientists have developed "Birdonic Waves", a newly developed technology which gives the subject superhuman abilities. Experiments called. Aya Odagiri, the director of the project, chooses five elite Sky Force officials from Earth to use this technology. Ryu Tendoh, one of the Sky Force officers, is exposed to the Birdonic Waves, making him the first Jetman, the Red Hawk.
However, the Earth Ship is attacked by Vyram, an evil outer-dimensional organization bent on inter-dimensional domination. They destroy the ship killing Ryu's lover and fellow candidate member Rie. In the chaos, the remaining Birdonic Waves for the other four officials become scattered on Earth, hitting four civilians. Odagiri and Tendoh escape and begin searching on Earth for the four remaining Jetmen, training them to aid them in stopping Vyram's plans of conquering their dimension; the series follows the tribulations of Ryu as he learns of Rie's survival and enlistment in the Vyram forces, as well as a love triangle between Gai and Kaori. Earth Defence Force Sky Force is the military organization. Based at the Sky Camp, a high-tech base provided by the Sky Force, the Jetmen can launch their mecha from it; each Jetman has a wing suit called the Jet Wings in order for them to glide in the air. Ryu Tendoh /Red Hawk: Born at May 10, 1965, he is 25 years old at the beginning of the series, but turns 26 in episode 13.
He is a Sky Forcer codenamed "W6" and leader of the Jetmen. Being the only official to become a Jetman, his policy is to be always professional and never let feelings affect himself in battle, enforcing it to his teammates; this leads to a conflict when he discovers that his beloved Rie has become Maria coming to terms with the revelation as he resolves to save Rie from the Vyram's hold over her. However, Maria's death at the hands of his nemesis Radiguet exceeds into the final battle, causing him to face Radiguet alone before Kaori consoles Ryu and advises him not to take revenge. During the final battle, Ryu has his superior and the other Jetmen use Jet Icarus to destroy Raguem and Jet Garuda, injuring him as a result. Three years Ryu marries Kaori and the two have a son, whom they name after their late teammate, Gai. Attacks: Wing Punch Ryu Tendoh is portrayed by Kotaro Tanaka. Kaori Rokumeikan /White Swan: The 22-year-old heiress of the Rokumeikan Enterprises empire, she is taken care of by her butler, since her parents live in New York City.
She joined the Jetmen to escape the boredom of her heiress life. She is the best shot in Jetman. Kaori was in the middle of a love triangle with Ryū and Gai, learning in battle what a spoiled rich girl she was and what were the important things. Raita had feelings for her, she was once engaged to a wealthy businessman named Soichiro Kitaoji and was close to marrying him, but she ended their relationship when she saw his selfishness in contrast to her team's selfless determination as warriors of justice. She does sometimes use her wealth to help the team, like when she used a lot of diamonds to try and snap Ako from the curse of the monster Red Diamond. At the end of the series, she marries Ryū and they have a son, Gai. Attacks: Swan Wing, Swannie Attack, Double Kick. Kaori Rokumeikan is portrayed by Rika Kishida. Raita Oishi /Yellow Owl: A 22-year-old overweight, eyeglasses-wearing nature lover who enjoys vegetables, Raita hates Vyram for their destruction of nature, he was raised by his grandmother, Kiyo Ōishi, because Raita's parents were busy learning to be good at cooking.
He looked after Kaori, vowing to be there for her if he has no chance with her. As Yellow Owl, he specializes in raw strength techniques like head butts, body blows, sumo-based techniques, hurling boulders. Three years after Vyram is defeated, he runs a farm with his childhood friend, before taking their business to the next level via the internet. Attacks: Rock Drop, Deadly Thrust, Condor/Owl Towering Attack, Double Kick. Raita Oishi is portrayed by Ikko Tadano. Ako Hayasaka /Blue Swallow: An 18-year-old senior student at Miharakita High School, Ako was a bright and cheerful girl who wants to marry a rich man, she first thought of being a Jetman as a means to get ¥1,500 per hour, but her first battle helps her see justice and made her realize that she must fight for good. She is best friends with her classmate, Kyōko, who learned of her true identity during the voice Jigen
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (season 10)
The tenth and final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent premiered Sunday, May 1, 2011, on USA Network. The timeslot was moved to Sunday nights at 9 p.m. from Tuesday nights at 10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 pm Central. This marks the first and only season since the show's debut that did not air with the original Law & Order still on the air, due to the latter's cancellation by NBC in May 2010. Episodes from this season repeated on NBC on Mondays starting May 30, 2011, at 9 p.m. leading into new episodes of Law & Order: LA, placed on hiatus from January to early April 2011, causing its own new episodes to air through July 2011. Law & Order: Criminal Intent finished its ten season run on June 26, 2011, it was confirmed by USA Network co-president Jeff Wachtel on July 15, 2011. Wachtel cited reasons for not renewing being monetary issues; the episodes in the tenth season averaged 4.43 million total viewers and 1.67 million in the age 18-49 demographic. In August 2010, Jeff Goldblum announced his departure from the series after switching agencies and being unsure of the series's future.
The options for renewal of Goldblum, Saffron Burrows, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's contracts formally expired on July 31, 2010, after being extended by a month on June 30 when they were up. The series at the time was in limbo. Over a month it was confirmed that Criminal Intent was returning for a tenth and final season consisting of eight episodes, with star Vincent D'Onofrio who portrays Detective Robert Goren; the news of Law & Order: CI getting a proper closure was in stark contrast with the abrupt cancellation of the original mothership series by NBC in May 2010. Weeks it was announced that Kathryn Erbe would be returning as her character Detective Alex Eames confirming that ninth season cast member Saffron Burrows had departed; this meant a return to the single, original pair of Detectives Eames and Goren that featured in the first four seasons of the series. In February 2011, Jay O. Sanders joined the cast as Captain Joseph Hannah, replacing Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Sanders has appeared in episodes of both L&O: Criminal Intent.
Chris Brancato replaced Walon Green as show runner/executive producer. Green was show runner/EP throughout seasons 8 and 9. Former show runner/executive producer Warren Leight wrote the episode "Trophy Wine", along with all the scenes with D'Onofrio and Julia Ormond, the final scenes in the finale, "To the Boy In the Blue Knit Cap". Co-creator and former show runner/EP René Balcer re-wrote the finale as well, but went uncredited. Brancato suggested that the show could be picked up for an 11th season if the intended final episodes garner sufficient ratings. Returning star Vincent D'Onofrio felt. Although the show suffered a sharp ratings decline in the ninth season. Kathryn Erbe said to TV Guide if Law & Order: CI was renewed. I'm positive that Vincent feels the same way. Everyone was hoping that, in the 11th hour, we'd get some word. Whether the fans are able to muscle us back or not, who knows, they have amazing power." Season ten returns to the single pairing of Detectives Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames at the Major Case Squad.
Terminated for insubordination a year ago, Detective Goren has been reunited with his long-time partner Alex Eames at the behest of the new Major Case Captain. However, in addition to solving cases, Goren has mandatory sessions with brilliant police psychologist Dr. Paula Gyson; this final eight episode arc focussed on Goren's tortured past and charting a course for a successful future. Storylines for this season included a beautiful female banker whose sole client was the Catholic Church; the episode "Icarus" explored a scenario inspired by many of the cast incidents in the Broadway play Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. This version features characters ranging from a high-strung director to a secretly bisexual rock-star composer. Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Robert Goren Kathryn Erbe as Detective Alexandra Eames Jay O. Sanders as Captain Joseph Hannah Julia Ormond as Dr. Paula Gyson Leslie Hendrix as Chief Medical Examiner Elizabeth Rodgers Julia Ormond guest starred in all eight episodes as police psychologist Dr. Paula Gyson, a brilliant psychologist charged with conducting mandatory sessions with Detective Goren to unravel his tortured past, chart a course for mental stability for him.
Appearing in the episode, titled "Rispetto", Jay Mohr guest-starred as a famous and successful Charlie Sheen-type bad boy. Mohr’s character, Nyle Brite, hails from a different area of the arts: He is a "rock star" fashion designer whose every creation turns to gold, and his reputation for cocaine benders and call girl-populated parties only skyrockets his career and mints him as the "lovable rogue." The plot of the episode includes the murder of a guest at one of Brite’s parties. Noelle Beck guest starred in the episode as Debra, Nyle’s long-suffering but brilliant wife who has man
Bad Blood (Bastille album)
Bad Blood is the debut studio album by British band Bastille. It was released on 4 March 2013 in the United Kingdom, on 3 September 2013 in the United States, features the singles "Overjoyed", "Bad Blood", "Flaws", "Pompeii", "Laura Palmer" and "Things We Lost in the Fire"; the album was recorded in London and produced by lead-singer, Dan Smith, Mark Crew. The record debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, has spent three non-consecutive weeks at the top, was certified platinum in the UK, it has charted on the US Billboard 200, as well as in several other countries. An extended version of the album, All This Bad Blood, was released on 25 November 2013, featured the single "Of the Night", it was nominated for British Album of the Year at the 2014 BRIT Awards. The band included two other musicians on violin and cello, but dwindled down to the four current members. Smith, Wood and Simmons played together before the band was started, but all of their first songs were written and recorded by Smith.
On 4 July 2011 they released their debut single "Flaws"/"Icarus" through London-based independent record label Young & Lost Club, released on 7" vinyl limited to 300 copies. The single now can sell for over £300. In late 2011 they self-released their debut EP Laura Palmer as a digital download and on CD, they signed to Virgin Records and released their second single "Overjoyed", but due to little promotion for the single, it failed to chart. In early 2012, they released the mixtape Other People's Heartache as a free download, which featured covers of various different songs, they began recording their debut album in June 2012, which Dan Smith said "we made the album in a studio the size of a cupboard, so it was one extreme to the other." They released a third single, "Bad Blood", in August 2012, which managed to chart a number 90 in the UK Singles Chart. In late 2012 they released Other People's Heartache Pt 2, had finished recording their debut album, but were deciding on the track list, they re-released "Flaws" in October 2012 on vinyl and digital download, which managed to chart at number 21 in the UK Singles Chart.
In support of the single's release, they headlined their short Flaws Tour. Bad Blood was announced in January 2013, along with the track listing, as well as the next single "Pompeii". "Pompeii" was released in February 2013 on vinyl and as a digital download, debuted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as number 5 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Alternative Songs chart. The single has been certified platinum in the UK, double platinum in the US. Bad Blood was released on 4 March in the UK, debuted at number 1 in the UK Albums Chart. On 11 March, Bastille were announced to be playing at Leeds and Reading Festival in August 2013. In an interview with Digital Spy in March 2013, "Laura Palmer" was revealed to be the fifth single to be released from the album, by lead vocalist, Dan Smith, it was released on 3 June 2013, an accompanying video for the track premiered through the band's official VEVO page on 12 April 2013. The group joined English rock band Muse as a supporting act on their The 2nd Law Tour in May 2013 and did so again in June 2013.
In May 2013, Bastille released their Haunt EP in the US via iTunes. On Saturday 6 July the band headlined their first UK summer music festival at Blissfields. On 24 August 2013, "Things We Lost in the Fire" was released as sixth and the last single from the band's debut album. A music video for the song was shot in Kėdainiai, Lithuania, it charted in September 2013 at number 28 in the UK Singles Chart, number 47 in the US Billboard Hot Rock Songs. The album was released in the US on 3 September, debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200. Bad Blood was re-issued on 25 November 2013; the first disc is a reissue of Bad Blood, the second disc is split into two parts, titled All This Bad Blood and Other People's Heartache. All This Bad Blood contains four songs which were released as B-sides from the singles of Bad Blood: "Haunt", "Sleepsong", "Durban Skies" and "Poet". "Weight of Living Pt. I", "The Silence" and "Laughter Lines" were featured on The Extended Cut version of Bad Blood. Other People's Heartache is a selection from the Bastille's two mixtapes, Other People's Heartache and Other People's Heartache, Pt. 2, contains two new tracks recorded in the last few weeks, "The Draw" and "Skulls".
The lead single promoting the album, "Of the Night", was released on 11 October 2013. The song is a mash-up of "The Rhythm of the Night" by Corona and "Rhythm Is a Dancer" by Snap!. An accompanying music video for the single, directed by Dave Ma and starring James Russo, was released on 9 October 2013. "Of the Night" debuted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, has charted in several other countries. The band performed on Saturday Night Live on 25 January 2014. In February 2014, Bastille won the BRIT Award for Best Breakthrough Act, as well as being nominated for Best British Group, Single of the Year for "Pompeii" and Album of the Year, they performed a remixed version of "Pompeii" with Rudimental and their song "Waiting All Night" at the ceremony, released digitally and charted at number 21 in the UK. Two hours after their appearance, sales of Bad Blood were up by 132% and "Pompeii" had climbed 29 places in the singles chart. Bad Blood went at number 1 again for two weeks, has since gone double platinum.
In March 2014, "Flaws" was re-released for a third time but as a radio-only single. On 1 April 2014, the Official Charts Company announced that Bad Blood was the biggest selling digital album of 2013, the eleventh biggest selling album in the over-all Official Artist Albums Top 40 of
Sunshine (2007 film)
Sunshine is a 2007 science fiction thriller film directed by Danny Boyle and adapted from a screenplay written by Alex Garland. The story takes place in the year 2057, follows a group of astronauts on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun; the ensemble cast features Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong, Chipo Chung. The director cast a group of international actors for the film, had the actors live together and learn about topics related to their roles, as a form of method acting; the film was a co-production between the motion picture studios of Moving Picture Company, DNA Films, UK Film Council, Ingenious Film Partners. Theatrically, it was commercially distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, while the 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment division released the film in the video rental market. Sunshine explores physics and religion. Following its wide release in theatres, the film garnered several award nominations for its acting and production merits.
It won an award for Best Technical Achievement for production designer Mark Tildesley from the British Independent Film Awards. The film score was composed by John Murphy and was released by the Fox Music Group on 25 November 2008. Previous science fiction films that Boyle cited as influences included Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, Andrei Tarkovsky's 1972 film Solaris, Ridley Scott's 1979 science-fiction horror film Alien. Sunshine was released in the United Kingdom on 6 April 2007 and in the United States on 20 July 2007; the film took £3.2 million in the UK over twelve weeks, in the USA it was placed no. 13 in the box office on the first weekend of its wide release. With a budget of US$40 million, it grossed US$32 million worldwide. Although the film was not considered a box office success, preceding its initial screening to the public the film was met with positive critical reviews. Widescreen DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film including the hi-definition theatrical trailer, scene selections, director's commentary among other highlights, were released in the United States on 8 January 2008.
In 2056, the sun is dying and the Earth is freezing. A crew of eight pilot a colossal nuclear bomb aboard the spaceship Icarus II, with the intent to jump start the sun, return to Earth; as they slingshot past Mercury, Icarus II discovers the distress beacon of Icarus I, the first ship to attempt a similar mission, which disappeared seven years earlier. Reasoning that two bombs have a better chance of success than one, physicist Capa recommends Captain Kaneda change course and commandeer Icarus I. Mace, the ship's engineer, opposes the deviation as risky. Navigator Trey calculates and implements a trajectory to intercept Icarus I, but forgets to realign the shields that protect the ship from the sun, causing damage to four shield panels. Kaneda and Capa embark on a spacewalk to make repairs, assisted by pilot Cassie, who angles the damaged portion of the shield away from the sun; as expected, this allows the sun to destroy the protruding communications tower. As Icarus II's autopilot returns the shield to its original alignment, Kaneda orders Capa to safety, Kaneda repairs the last panel, moments before he's immolated.
Trey blames himself for the loss of Kaneda, psychiatrist Searle assesses him as a suicide risk, sedating him. Icarus II docks with Icarus I. Capa, Searle and former communications officer now-Captain Harvey search the vessel, leaving Cassie and botanist Corazon on board Icarus II, they discover. In the ship's log is a rambling message from Captain Pinbacker, who abandoned his mission; the crew of Icarus I is found charred to death in the solar observation room, where they were long ago exposed to the unshielded sun. The two ships explosively decouple, destroying Icarus I's outer airlock, stranding the four crew members on it. Mace suggests one crew member stay behind to manually operate the airlock while the other three jettison between airlocks, using the vacuum release for propulsion. Searle volunteers to stay behind. Capa is sealed in the only space suit, while Harvey and Mace wrap themselves in salvaged insulation material. Searle the three crew members rocket into space. Harvey misses the airlock and freezes to death, while Capa and Mace make it back to Icarus II.
Searle, having spent the mission obsessed with looking into the shielded sun, voluntarily exposes himself to its full, deadly force in the observation room. Corazon calculates. After a contentious vote, Mace decides to kill Trey, but discovers Trey has committed suicide. With the remaining crew somewhat relieved that they will now at least make the trip to the sun, Capa is informed by Icarus that there is still not enough oxygen to complete the mission, because an unknown fifth person is on board the ship; when Capa investigates, he discovers an disfigured Pinbacker. Pinbacker attacks and wounds locks him in an airlock, he kills Corazon and removes the mainframe from its coolant bath, shutting down the computer. He pursues Cassie. Mace attempts to manually lower the computer back into the freezing coolant, but when his leg catches on the descending computer he becomes trapped, the computer is disabled; as he freezes to death, he radios Capa to escape the airlock, decouple the bomb from the ship, activate it as it plummets into the sun, delivering the payload to its destination.
Capa blows the airlock, separates the bomb from the ship, which explodes
On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax
On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax is the debut full-length album by Alesana. It was released on June 6, 2006 by Tragic Hero Records, but when the band joined Fearless Records, it was re-released on March 20, 2007, with two bonus tracks, four live videos, an interview with the newer label; the title refers to the Greek myth of Icarus. All lyrics written by Dennis Lee and Shawn Milke, all music composed by Alesana. Ambrosia Apology Congratulations, I Hate You Tilting The Hourglass Video-Interview With Alesana