Inside Music Podcast #82: Matt Halpern (Periphery)

On this episode of INSIDE MUSIC, host James Shotwell calls Periphery drummer Matt Halpern to discuss his band’s new album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty. James has been a longtime fan of Periphery, but this recording serves as his first interview with the band. Together, James and Matt discuss the stories behind Select Difficult, as well as how the goals an artist sets for themselves change over time. James also shares a story about running into Babymetal in an airport, which doesn’t have an ending worthy of mention here.

The song you here in this episode of Inside Music is “Prayer Position” by Periphery. Be sure to pick up the band’s new album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, when it arrives in stores on July 22.

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James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.