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News: Periphery Drummer and Bassist to Host “Studio Pass??? Workshop on August 26 and 27

CreativeLive Music & Audio has announced an upcoming “Studio Pass” recording workshop to be hosted by Periphery bassist/producer Adam “Nolly” Getgood and drummer Matt Halpern. In this free class, set to stream live on August 26 and 27 from 10…

Modern Drummer
Jul 7, 2015

Meinl Cymbals Partners with Bandhappy as an Official Sponsor of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour

Meinl Cymbals has announced that it is partnering with Bandhappy as an official sponsor of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. Founded by the drummer of prog-metal band Periphery, Matt Halpern, Bandhappy is an online resource that connects teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2014

Periphery Drummer Matt Halpern Hosts Online Class

Leading online classroom CreativeLive has been live-streaming Matt Halpern’s Working Musician Playbook class, which began earlier today. In this online course, Halpern, along with a slew of accomplished industry special guests, shows viewers how to break out of the garage…

Modern Drummer
Apr 9, 2014

Periphery’s Matt Halpern Announces Free CreativeLive Class

The online classroom CreativeLive has announced its first music and audio class for April, “The Working Musician Playbook,” with Periphery drummer and founder, Matt Halpern. In this online course, the Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll winner will show viewers how…

Modern Drummer
Mar 11, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Drum Hosts Matt Halpern And Terry Bozzio Clinics

Mid-Atlantic Drum, in conjunction with Mapex Drums, presents, Matt Halpern drum clinic on Wednesday, September 18th at 7 p.m. Baltimore native Matt Halpern is the driving force behind Animals As Leaders and Periphery. His clinic will be from 7 to…

Modern Drummer
Sep 9, 2013

Ex–Periphery/Sky Eats Airplane Drummer Travis Orbin Joins Darkest Hour

Ex–Periphery and Sky Eats Airplane drummer Travis Orbin has joined veteran Washington, D.C., melodic death metal band Darkest Hour. “I’ve been jamming and writing a new record with the guys for over a year,” says Orbin. “It’s been especially rewarding…

Modern Drummer
Apr 16, 2013

Periphery’s Matt Halpern and Dillinger Escape Plan’s Billy Rymer Schedule Last-Minute Drum Clinic

Drummers, fans of the groups Periphery and Dillinger Escape Plan, and aspiring young musicians who live in the Baltimore/DC/Virginia/Pennsylvania area will want to know about an upcoming two-hour drum and music business-based workshop featuring Matt Halpern of Periphery and Billy…

Modern Drummer
Apr 11, 2013

Matt Halpern Improvised Grooves (Video)

Check out Modern Drummer’s July 2012 cover Star Matt Halpern of Periphery performing an improvised drum solo, which he posted on You Tube early last year. To obtain a digital copy of the July issue of MD, go to the…

Modern Drummer
May 24, 2012

The July 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuing Periphery's Matt Halpern!

(available on newsstands June 5, 2012) Periphery's Matt Halpern Featuring 2012 Readers Poll Results  Ray Lucas Influences: Stephen Perkins Update The Meters' Zigaboo Modeliste Pop-Star Drummer  Gotye The Mars Volta's Deantoni Parks Woodshed Mike Johnston of Portraits Red Fang's John Sherman What Do…

Modern Drummer
May 15, 2012

Stef Broks of Textures, Exivious, and Cube X

It’s 2003. Me and my band Textures are performing our first shows in Holland. Alongside Dillinger Escape Plan and Meshuggah, the press calls us “a new phenomenon,” math metal. Writing some riffs with random digits on a whiteboard, we experimented…

Modern Drummer
Nov 7, 2011