ROCK STAR DRUMMER FACES OFF AGAINST AWE
Somewhere outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ROCK STAR DRUMMER FACES OFF AGAINST AWE
AWE, the precision engineering and manufacturing firm outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, orchestrated a “RevOff” to pit their AWE Touring Edition Exhaust for the Jeep Trackhawk against progressive metal band Periphery’s drummer, Matt Halpern.
The RevOff features a “call and response” battle where the Trackhawk, situated on AWE’s “Moment of Truth” AWD Mustang Dyno, blasts its exhaust note in multiple bursts, each time responded to with an equally ludicrous solo by Periphery’s Matt Halpern. The video culminates with a head to head full-throttle run, with Halpern’s tuned Trackhawk which has been dyno-verified to produce 920 peak crank horsepower at over 170 mph.
AWE’s RevOffs generally compare vehicles in a particular class’ exhaust notes, including the classic “Mustang vs. Camaro” rivalry, many variant comparisons of AWE exhausts, once against a Firetruck to raise money for first responders, and most recently an AWE RevOff helped Road and Track magazine compare the C7 and C8 Corvettes’ exhaust notes when equipped with AWE systems.
“When Matt approached us, it only took a couple of minutes to realize this was the only way to consummate our partnership. A very ridiculous way, but the only way. Fans of both AWE, Periphery and Matt specifically are going to need to watch this and make the call - who won the epic RevOff?” stated AWE VP of Marketing, Jesse Kramer.
Matt daily drives his AWE-equipped WK2 Jeep Trackhawk, which is also modified with a BlackOps Auto Works Demon Hood, Swift Springs, aFe Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake, and the High Horse Performance Stage 1 Package including Metco Upper Pulley, Mishimoto 180 Thermostat, Demon Injectors, Gates Heavy Duty Green Belt, UPR Catch Can and Crank Case Breather, and a Diablosport Unlocked PCM T2 handheld custom dyno tune.
“This RevOff was an absolute blast. It comprised three of my favorite things - creating fun content, drums, and horsepower! From the planning stages through execution, working with AWE was fun and easy, and I couldn’t be happier with the ultimate result - my Trackhawk sounds better than ever. Also, FWIW, I think I won the RevOff.”
AWE worked with dealer and Mopar experts High Horse Performance to orchestrate this unique duel.
AWE is the authority in precision engineering for enthusiast vehicles. From award-winning handcrafted performance exhausts dubbed “The Best Sounding Exhausts on the Planet™,” to track-tested carbon fiber intakes and performance intercoolers, AWE innovates, designs, engineers, manufactures, and distributes AWE brand performance products globally through its preferred network of dealers, online, and from its state-of-the-art headquarters outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1991, AWE's elite team of researchers, engineers, innovators, and drivers have track-tested and introduced premium performance upgrades for some of the finest automobiles in the world.
About High Horse Performance
The team at High Horse Performance are experts in everything HEMI 5.7L, 6.1L, 6.2L, and 6.4L. Nobody has been racing late model HEMI cars as long as High Horse Performance. With years of experience on the Gen 3 HEMIs, High Horse Performance knows what it takes to give customers better performance and power without sacrifices. Whether looking for better performance on the street or over 2000 horsepower for the track, High Horse Performance sells the parts and packages that get customers exactly what they need.
Periphery is an American progressive metal band formed in Washington, D.C., in 2005. Their musical style has been described as progressive metal, djent, and progressive metalcore. They are considered one of the pioneers of the djent movement within progressive metal. They have also received a Grammy nomination. The band consists of vocalist Spencer Sotelo, guitarists Misha Mansoor, Mark Holcomb, Jake Bowen, and drummer Matt Halpern.
About Matt Halpern
Matt Halpern is the drummer for bands Periphery and King Mothership and is the co-founder of the music software company, GetGood Drums. He is an active educator who is very passionate about inspiring students and artists all over the world. Matt has won multiple awards including Best Clinician/Educator and Best Metal Drummer in Modern Drummer Magazine as well as countless others, and he continues to be a very engaged member of the professional music community.