Misha Mansoor (born October 31, 1984, in Bethesda, Maryland), also known as Bulb (the name of his solo project), is the founder and lead guitarist of the progressive metal band Periphery. He is also part of the studio project Haunted Shores (featuring Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb) and the hardcore punk project Snuggles (which features former Periphery bassist Adam “Nolly” Getgood), as well as being involved in the projects Of Man, Not Of Machine (a trio consisting of him, ex-TesseracT and ex-Sky Eats Airplane singer Elliot Coleman and Mark Holcomb) and Four Seconds Ago (an electronic project with his Periphery bandmate Jake Bowen). Mansoor is seen as one of the forerunners of the djent movement and is often erroneously attributed with the invention of the word itself (he attributes its invention to Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal).
In May 2013, Mansoor announced that he would be working on his first solo album, which would be written, performed and produced entirely by himself, with the assistance of some guest performers. A projected release has not been decided upon yet by him.
He is the son of Ali Michael Mansoor, the former Financial Secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Mauritius; Misha is Mauritian by descent but was born and raised in the US. He is also Jewish and can speak French.
Mansoor and Steve Vai were selected to contribute the Halo 2 Anniversary Original Soundtrack. Mansoor was also selected to contribute to the Destiny Rise of Iron Original Soundtrack.