|Birth Name||Misha Mansoor|
|Born||October 31, 1984, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.|
|Genres||Progressive Metal, Djent, Progressive Metalcore|
|Instruments||Guitar, Bass, Drums, Programming|
|Associated Acts||Periphery, Animals as Leaders, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, Stray from the Path, Haunted Shores, Being, Girlfight, Snuggles|
MishaMansoor (born October 31, 1984) also known as Bulb.
Djent forefather and speed demon MishaMansoor has gained widespread accaim as the mastermind behind the axe-centric progressive metal band Periphery.
Mansoor cites several musicians as influences from a wide range of genres. Notably, he cites John Petrucci, Allan Holdsworth, Ron Jarzombek and Fredrik Thordendal as being important to his development as a guitar player. Other notable artists and bands include Devin Townsend, Nevermore, Guthrie Govan, Opeth, Gojira, Porcupine Tree and Textures.
As for gear, Mansoor is absolutely obsessed with finding that perfect rig which blends playability and tone, so while he doesn’t have any official endorsements, he does have guitars made by Blackmachine, Mayones, Strandberg, Music Man, Jackson, Bernie Rico Jr. and many more.
When it comes to a style, Mansoor creates technically demanding riffs combining power chords, tapping, open strings, wide stretches and complicated polyrhythms that seem to have their roots in sheer creativity more than any particular influence.