Periphery’s Misha Mansoor: “We Don’t Really Care About Being A Massive Band Or Making Crazy Money With The Music”


Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor has responded to the recent comments made by Sumerian Records head Ash Avildsen regarding himself and the band. In an appearance on ‘The Jasta Show‘, Avildsen described his complicated relationship with the band over the years and elaborated on some of his frustrations with their career choices. While Avildsen made clear that there was no hard feelings toward the band, he did go on to say that they can often “get in their own way” when it comes to being more successful.

Avildsen‘s comments were in response to another interview in which Mansoor stated “makes no money from the band.” Avildsen also revealed in the interview mentioned above that the band has parted ways with the label and will be releasing their next album independently.

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Commenting via Facebook yesterday (April 19th,) Mansoor offered:

“It’s pretty simple: We want Periphery to be a fun passion project and creative outlet. We don’t really care about being a massive band or making crazy money with the music, and that has been our approach since day one.

Ash is a businessman, and wants his bands to be financially successful. Sometimes that means our interests are at odds, and contractually we had set things up to be in our favor so we couldn’t be forced to make decisions we didn’t want to. With that said, and even in Ash‘s own words in the interview, when he came to us with good ideas, we definitely listened!

Ultimately we had a good run with them [Sumerian Records,] and I’m grateful for our time on the label, but we have wanted to try starting our own label for a while now, and we finally have the means to do so!”

Writing sessions for the band’s new album have already begun with more details expected over the months to come.

[via Metal Injection]

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