On November 15th, 2011 Periphery made the following announcement on their Facebook page:
“We have some sad news to announce, unfortunately Tom Murphy has decided to leave the band:
‘I’m sorry to announce that as of today I will no longer be playing bass for Periphery. I have had so many unforgettable experiences and have met so many wonderful people while playing with the band and just want to say thank you to all the fans for making that possible.
I am leaving to pursue something new. If you are interested following up with me, feel free to add my personal page at facebook.com/tom.h.murphy.
We’re very saddened by this but wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. Fortunately, this will not effect our upcoming touring plans as Nolly from Red Seas Fire will be filling in on bass and Mark Holcomb will take up his position as full-time guitarist.”
Several hours later, the band confirmed their search for a new bassist with the following statement:
“Hey guys! If any of you can play bass at the level of Evan Brewer or Henrik Linder (Dirty Loops), please post a video of you playing on Youtube and link us to it!”