PERIPHERY Guitarist MISHA MANSOOR To Release 10 Albums Of BULB Material; Archives: Volume 8 Arrives June 12

June 3, 2020, a month ago

news heavy metal riff notes bulb misha mansoor periphery

PERIPHERY Guitarist MISHA MANSOOR To Release 10 Albums Of BULB Material; Archives: Volume 8 Arrives June 12

Misha Mansoor, founding member of Periphery and one of modern rock music’s most revered guitar players, is slated to release a ten album collection over the next four months, documenting his pre-Periphery, solo project Bulb.

Bulb is known within guitar circles as the online moniker Mansoor used as he innocently shared demos and playthroughs via fan forums, eventually coming to international attention for his guitar playing via his Grammy-nominated and highly influential band, Periphery. In the years since, Bulb has become both an enduring nickname as well as a reference to Mansoor’s solo work.

“Diving back into the Bulb archives is something that I’ve wanted to do for years” explained Mansoor about the decision to release his pre-Periphery recordings. “As I began working on what will be a new Bulb album I was reminded of this vast library of unreleased music, music that has only been previously available by seeking out bits and pieces on various forums and media channels. Presenting it in a context that both echoes my original intent with the songs grouped from the time period they were recorded in as well as making it easier for fans to find and enjoy was the driving motivation behind completing this massive undertaking.”

The first album in the 110-song, digitally released collection is titled Archives: Volume 8 and arrives on June 12 via 3DOT Recordings. The albums are being released bi-weekly in a descending order with the most recent of the Bulb archival material arriving first and subsequent releases leading back to the origin of the project with the ultimate destination of Archives: Volume 1.

The release schedule for the Bulb archival recordings is:

Archives: Volume 8 - June 12
Archives: Volume 7 - June 26
Archives: Volume 6 - July 10
Archives: Volume 5 - July 24
Orchestral - August 7
Archives: Volume 4 - August 21
Archives: Volume 3 - September 4
Archives: Volume 2 - September 18
Archives: Volume 1 - October 2
Electronic - October 16

(Photo - Ekaterina Gorbacheva)



Featured Audio

ALESTORM – “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” (Napalm)

ALESTORM – “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” (Napalm)

Featured Video

SO SICK SOCIAL CLUB - “Pocket Full Of Pain”

SO SICK SOCIAL CLUB - “Pocket Full Of Pain”

Latest Reviews