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August 23rd, 2011

The Apologist

Exploratory New Jersey-born prog-metal peddlers EAST OF THE WALL are preparing to drop their third full-length slab of methodologically unique output, The Apologist, this Autumn. Longtime followers of this act, and the numerous related current or previous acts leading up to this recording — including but definitely not limited to The Postman Syndrome, Day Without Dawn, El Drugstore, Argonauts  — have been awaiting this release for some time.

In preparation of the forthcoming tech-fusion upheaval of The Apologist, longtime EAST OF THE WALL supporters MetalSucks have graciously hosted the public’s first listen to the band’s latest output, in the form of the eleventh track from the album, “Whiskey Sipper” [although both MetalSucks and Earsplit know we do more than "sip" whiskey when the band play in around here].

Tune in to survey the new EOTW terrain at MetalSucks.net.

The Apologist was recorded earlier this year by Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio in Brooklyn (Cave In, Pelican, Keelhaul, Unsane, Rosetta), and boasts 47 minutes of EAST OF THE WALL’s aggressive and angular metallic assault at its most cohesive to date. This week the band have let loose the final artwork and track listing for the release’s multiple incarnations, with a confirmed street date of October 25th, both for the CD/digital release via Translation Loss, and for the double 12″ vinyl release licensed to Antithetic Records, available in three different color variations.

The CD is available for preorder here and the LP here.

EAST OF THE WALL will beat the country senseless with their engaging live prowess for over a month in support of the album right in time for its official street date in late October. In longstanding tradition, the band are booking this venture themselves, and in many cases they are unable to announce several of the shows and are also still looking to lock down a few shows along the route. Anybody interested in booking the outfit on the designated shows please contact EOTW directly at: band[@]eastofthewall.com, or simply counter this correspondence.

EAST OF THE WALL Confirmed Tour Dates:
10/21/2011 @ The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ [record release] w/ Abacinate, The Ghost In Black And White
10/22/2011 @ Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY [record release/CMJ show] w/ Dysrhythmia, Meek Is Murder, City Of Ships
10/24/2011 @ Vintage Vinyl – Fords, NJ [record release]
10/25/2011 @ Gooski’s – Pittsburg, PA w/ Tidal Arms
10/26/2011 @ Annabell’s Bar & Lounge – Akron, OH w/ Tidal Arms
10/27/2011  ***Booking help needed*** Indianapolis/Fort Wayne, IN or Detroit, MI w/ Tidal Arms
10/28/2011 @ Memories – Chicago, IL w/ Tidal Arms
10/29/2011 @ Stages Live – Waterloo, IA  w/ Iron Thrones
10/30/2011 @ Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ Iron Thrones
10/31/2011 @ The New Direction – Fargo, ND w/ Iron Thrones
11/01/2011 @ Latitude 44 – Sioux Falls, SD
11/02/2011 @ The Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE w/ Masses
11/03/2011 @ Old Curtis Street Bar – Denver, CO w/ Adai, Iron Horse
11/04/2011 @ Rock Bottom Bar – Rock Springs, WY
11/05/2011 @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Loom, I Am The Ocean
11/06/2011 @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor – Reno, NV
11/07/2011 ***Booking help needed*** San Francisco/Oakland/Sacramento/Bakersfield, CA w/ Goes Cube
11/08/2011 @ Coconuts – Capistrano Beach, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall, White Arms Of Athena
11/09/2011 @ Vacation Vinyl – Los Angeles, CA (early show)
11/09/2011 @ Three Clubs – Los Angeles, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall, White Arms Of Athena
11/10/2011 @ TBA – Phoenix, AZ w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/11/2011 @ Warehouse 21 – Albuquerque, NM w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/12/2011 ***Booking help needed*** Amarillo/Lubbock, TX w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/13/2011 @ The Door – Dallas, TX w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/14/2011 ***Booking help needed***- Little Rock, AR w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/15/2011 @ The Squeaky Lizard – Ocean Springs, MS w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/16/2011 @ Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/17/2011 @ The Farside – Tallahasse, FL w/ Dickicker
11/18/2011 @ Cool Hand Luc’s – Fort Myers, FL w/ Dickicker
11/19/2011 @ Will’s Pub – Orlando w/ Dickicker
11/20/2011 @ Club 2 Ten – Savannah, GA w/ Meek Is Murder, Howler, Indian Giver
11/21/2011 @ The Milestone – Charlotte, NC w/ Meek Is Murder, Mr. Invisible
11/22/2011 @ Strange Matter- Richmond, VA w/ Meek Is Murder, Hex Machine

The Apologist Track Listing:
01. Naif
02. Linear Failure
03. My Favorite Society Guy
04. False Build
05. Precious Memories
06. The Apologist
07. Running Tab Of Sweetness
08. Horseback Riding In A Bicycle
09. A Functional Tumor
10. Nurser Of Small Hurts
11. Whiskey Sipper
12. Underachiever

Promos of The Apologist will be available worldwide in the coming weeks via Earsplit. For any coverage requests, pitches/ideas for the available live shows or other info on EAST OF THE WALL get in touch with Earsplit anytime at EarsplitPR[@]aol.com.

- East of the Wall
August 18th, 2011

The Apologist

Preorders for the apologist are now LIVE, and the official release date is October 25th. Here are the links you need…

CD: Translation Loss
http://www.translationloss.com/store

Vinyl: Antithetic Records
http://antitheticrecords.storenvy.com/products/104082-east-of-the-wall-the-apologist-2xlp

Finally, we’ll be premiering new music this Tuesday, so stay tuned, and try not to pee your shorts all at once. Shorts are expensive. Not as expensive as pants, true. So maybe pee in them just a little.

- Chris Alfano
March 11th, 2011

EAST OF THE WALL is extremely excited to announce that they will enter the studio on May 8th to begin work on their next record, The Apologist. The New Jersey-based technical metal unit will be recording at Translator Audio in Brooklyn, New York with Andrew Schneider, renowned for his work with Cave In, Pelican, Keelhaul, Unsane, Rosetta, City of Ships, Made Out of Babies and many others.

The tentative track listing for The Apologist is as follows:

“False Build”
“Naif”
“Linear Failure”
“My Favorite Society Guy”
“Precious Memories”
“The Apologist”
“Running Tab of Sweetness”
“Horseback Riding In A Bicycle World”
“A Functional Tumor”
“Nurser of Small Hurts”
“Whiskey Sipper”
“Underachiever”

The Apologist will be released this fall by Translation Loss Records, as with their acclaimed previous album, 2010’s Ressentiment. EAST OF THE WALL will be supporting the record with extensive touring.

In addition, Ressentiment, will be released on vinyl in Europe on March 11th, via Germany’s I.Corrupt.Records. Preorders for American import copies are currently being taken at the band’s official website: www.eastofthewall.com.

EAST OF THE WALL upcoming shows:
3/24/2011 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY w/ Meek Is Murder (record release show) and Wizardry
4/02/2011 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ (Jay Sica benefit) w/ Abacinate, The Binary Code, Fit for An Autopsy, Sydbarret, The Ghost In Black and White, many more

Stay tuned for continuous updates on the band’s live actions as well as updates on the upcoming album. Contact Earsplit PR for all press requests for EAST OF THE WALL.

www.eastofthewall.com
www.facebook.com/eastofthewall
www.translationloss.com

- East of the Wall
March 6th, 2011

We’re now taking Ressentiment vinyl orders. The long awaited double-lp version of our last record is finally being released on March 11th, thanks to the fantastic I.Corrupt.Records from Wiesbaden, Germany.

European folks can pick up the record directly from I.Corrupt, but our American and Canadian buddies can get it either from us at our webstore, or through Translation Loss.

Orders should begin shipping in mid-march.

- Chris Alfano
February 18th, 2011

There are a lot of albums from our back catalog of our current and former bands, and only a couple have been available for sale digitally. We’ve finally rectified that problem. As of now every single one of our releases is available for purchase from the major online retailers like iTunes and Amazon.

They’re also processing for approval at Emusic, Zune marketplace, and Spotify. Some are already through the process but if you’re looking for one of our albums through these smaller sites and you don’t see them there yet, try back in a few days.

The Postman Syndrome – “God Relieve Our Grief” & “Terraforming”
iTunes, Amazon, Zune

Day Without Dawn – “Understanding Consequences” & self-titled demo
iTunes, Amazon, Zune

East Of The Wall – self-titled demo
iTunes, Amazon, Emusic, Zune

We’re about to go into the studio soon so if you want to help fund the band and get some music in the process, here’s your chance. Make it count, kiddo.

- Chris Alfano
October 28th, 2010

I’ve noticed that we’ve been neglecting our website a bit in favor of our Facebook page. Sorry about that. It’s just easier to post there from our phones and such, so you should befriend us at www.facebook.com/eastofthewall or at least bookmark us, since we tend to do smaller quick posts there.

Regardless, we’ll make more of a point of posting all the important things here, like for example footage from our recent European tour with Radare. Those guys did what don’t tend to do anymore: pull out the video camera. Also the picture quality of their camera makes ours look like a toy.

These are the first two parts of a four-part series. They plan to post these weekly, or close to, so part three should be coming any day now. I’ve embedded them below, but I really recommend clicking the hd link to go to the vimeo site and watch it there. The hd version looks great blown up fullscreen.

EAST OF THE WALL & RADARE TOUR – Episode 1 from x-ray charles on Vimeo.

EAST OF THE WALL & RADARE TOUR – Episode 2 from x-ray charles on Vimeo.

- Chris Alfano
September 3rd, 2010

Set to kick off later this month, New Jersey’s EAST OF THE WALL will cross the Atlantic on their first European tour as a band, rolling through more than thirteen countries over the course of the three-week venture. Several dates of the tour are being locked down, with only a few more dates being finalized in the next few days. If you can assist the band in confirming a show, please contact Manus Booking: info(at)manusbooking(dot)com or an Earsplit operative right away.

EAST OF THE WALL Fall 2010 European Tour:
9/24/2010 Kulturpalast – Wiesbaden, Germany w/ Radare
9/25/2010 Scharni 38 – ***CANCELED***BOOKING HELP NEEDED
9/26/2010 Marty’s Club – Budweis, Czech Republic w/ Radare
9/27/2010 Fenyes Adolf Probaterem – Budapest, Hungary w/ Radare
9/28/2010 Irish & Music Pub – Cluj-Napoca, Romania @ Days of No Light Festival w/ Radare, Khuda
9/29/2010 Elephant @ Ressentiment Festival – Bucharest, Romania w/ Radare, Khuda
9/30/2010 Bar Cube – Kumanovo, Macedonia w/ Radare, Khuda
10/01/2010 Channel Zero – Ljubljana, Slovenia w/ Radare
10/02/2010 Ekidna – Carpi, Italy w/ Radare, At The Soundawn
10/03/2010 Coq D’Or – Olten, Switzerland w/ Radare
10/04/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/05/2010 Stadtgarten – Erfurt, Germany w/ Lis Er Stille
10/06/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/07/2010 Exhaus – Trier, Germany w/ Glasses
10/08/2010 Nexus – Braunschweig, Germany w/ Switchblade
10/09/2010 Patronaat – Haarlem, Netherlands w/ Lis Er Stille
10/10/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/11/2010 Circus – Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
10/12/2010 Zoro – Leipzig, Germany w/ Union Of Sleep
10/13/2010 Stumpf – Hannover, Germany w/ Union Of Sleep
10/14/2010 Astra Stube – Hamburg, Germany
10/15/2010 La Taverne du Théâtre – La Louvière, Belgium
10/16/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED

This massive European tour will be just part of EAST OF THE WALL’s full year of touring in support of their recently released Ressentiment LP, which was unleashed by Translation Loss in July. The album continues to gain momentum, raking in amazing responses, both from those who have followed the band since their work with The Postman Syndrome, Biclops, Day Without Dawn and more over the past decade or more, as well as brand new fans of the technical, nearly unclassifiable act.   Promos of Ressentiment, interviews with the band and live/tour coverage are all available now via Earsplit. Please get in touch with all press inquiries.

“Put simply, East of the Wall have written a minor prog-metal masterpiece without being assholes about it. 9/10″ – Decibel Magazine

…East of the Wall are that rare band that appeal to artsy indie types and metal nerds in equal measures; their dazzling blend of technical post-hardcore aggression, melody and indie sensibility is really one of a kind.” – Metalsucks

“…a somewhat impenetrable proposition of oddball melodies, mind-bending musicianship and new age-y/fusion/jazz of contempo-prog-metal…” – Rock Sound Magazine

“East of the Wall have done everything different and nothing wrong. This is likely to be the single most eclectic album of 2010. I’m tempted to say that Ressentiment is a masterpiece. 10/10″ – Gravedigger Magazine

“…one of the more unique records released this year…a head trip of immense proportions, and well worth your time.” - Popdose

“It’s rare to hear such divergent styles executed at the high level that East of the Wall have managed to reach with this album. 4/5″ – Decoy Music

http://www.myspace.com/eastofthewall
http://www.eastofthewall.com
http://www.translationloss.com
http://www.myspace.com/translationlossrecords

- East of the Wall
August 12th, 2010

New Jersey’s EAST OF THE WALL — after years of touring the U.S. under their current moniker as well as in previous projects THE POSTMAN SYNDROME and DAY WITHOUT DAWN — will finally be heading across the Atlantic this September! The band are in the process of booking their first long-awaited European tour; part of their full year of touring in support of their recently released LP Ressentiment, which was unleashed by Translation Loss in July. Joining them for the first ten dates of the tour will be German act Radare after which EAST OF THE WALL will continue on by themselves.

While a good chunk of the Euro dates are already booked, or soon to be confirmed, the band is looking for help solidifying the remaining tour dates. If you can be of assistance in setting up a show, contact Manus Booking: info@manusbooking.com.

EAST OF THE WALL Fall European Tour:
9/24/2010 Kulturpalast – Wiesbaden, Germany w/ Radare
9/25/2010 Scharni 38 – Berlin, Germany w/ Radare
9/26/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
9/27/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
9/28/2010 *TBA @ Days of no Light Festival – Cluj-Napoca, Romania w/ Radare
9/29/2010 *TBA @ Ressentiment Festival – Craiovam, Romania w/ Radare
9/30/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/01/2010 *TBA – Ljubljana, Slovenia w/ Radare
10/02/2010 Ekidna – Carpi, Italy w/ Radare, At The Soundawn
10/03/2010 *TBA – Geneva, Switzerland
10/04/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/05/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/06/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/07/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/08/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/09/2010 *TBA – Haarlem, Netherlands
10/10/2010 *TBA – Gdansk, Poland
10/11/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/12/2010 Zoro – Leipzig, Germany w/ Lords
10/13/2010 *TBA – Hannover, Germany
10/14/2010 *TBA – Hamburg, Germany
10/15/2010 *TBA – La Louviere, Belgium
10/16/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/17/2010 *BOOKING HELP NEEDED
10/18/2010 *TBA – Cologne, Germany w/ Pontiak

- East of the Wall
July 1st, 2010

Jersey prog-destroyers EAST OF THE WALL will unleash their next massive full-length Ressentiment via Translation Loss Records on July 20th. Today, MetalSucks has hosted the an exclusive premiere of the album’s opening track, “The Ladder”, streaming now at this location: http://www.metalsucks.net/2010/07/01/climb-up-the-ladder-with-east-of-the-wall/.

Meanwhile, the band have also posted another new track from the record, ”Wisp Of Tow”, on their official website, Facebook and Myspace pages.

EAST OF THE WALL’s Ressentiment is a concept record in which the band focus on a more aggressive tone, an increased emphasis on sonic dissonance, and also integrating the use of vocals for the first time on an EOTW album. Engineered and co-produced by Will Putney at The Machine Shop (King Crimson, Clutch, Lamb Of God), the album closes out over 62 minutes in length, seamlessly meshing mind boggling tech-metal with serene melodiousness for the entire ride. Preorders for the record are being taken this week: http://translationloss.com/store/.


Ressentiment
Track Listing:
01 “The Ladder”
02 “Salieri”
03 “Fool’s Errand”
04 “Wisp Of Tow”
05 “Ocean Of Water”
06 “It’s Always Worth While Speaking To A Clever Man”
07 “Fleshmaker”
08 “Maybe I’m Malaised”
09 “A Long Defeat”
10 “Gordian Corridor”
11 “Handshake In Your Mouth”
12 “Don’t Stop Bereaving”
13 “Beasteater”

This Saturday EAST OF THE WALL will be kick off their month long tour alongside Name, also joined by Black Sheep Wall on the west coast dates.

EAST OF THE WALL 2010 Summer Tour w/ Name:
7/03/2010 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD
7/05/2010 The Multiplex: “Fuck The 4th Fest” – Madison, AL (no Name)
7/06/2010 The Muse – Nashville, TN
7/07/2010 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
7/08/2010 The Tavern – Hattiesburg, MS
7/09/2010 Dragon’s Den – New Orleans, LA
7/10/2010 Red 7 – Austin, TX
7/11/2010 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
7/12/2010 Revolver Records – Phoenix, AZ w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/13/2010 Surf City Saloon – Huntington Beach, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/14/2010 Cobalt Cafe – Los Angeles, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/16/2010 The Red House – Walnut Creek, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/17/2010 The Fire Escape – Sacramento, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/18/2010 The Zephyr – Reno, NV w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/19/2010 *TBA – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/20/2010 The Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO w/ Black Cobra (no Name)
7/21/2010 The Slowdown – Omaha, NE
7/22/2010 RME Hall – Davenport, IA
7/23/2010 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
7/24/2010 *TBA – Minneapolis, MN
7/25/2010 Metal Shaker – Chicago, IL
7/26/2010 Level 2 – Lansing, MI
7/27/2010 Rack & Roll – Riverview, MI
7/28/2010 The Shop – Ithaca, NY
7/29/2010 The Downtown Quarterback – Endicott, NY
7/30/2010 Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Black Cobra, Howl, Struck By Lightning (no Name)
7/31/2010 Keyport VFW - Keyport, NJ
8/01/2010 *TBA – Philadelphia, PA
8/02/2010 The Charleston – Brooklyn, NY

“…that rare band that appeal to artsy indie types and metal nerds in equal measures; their dazzling blend of technical post-hardcore aggression, melody and indie sensibility is really one of a kind.”MetalSucks.net

“East of the Wall have done everything different and nothing wrong. This is likely to be the single most eclectic album of 2010. 10/10″ - GravediggerMagazine.com

http://www.myspace.com/eastofthewall
http://www.eastofthewall.com
http://www.translationloss.com
http://www.myspace.com/translationlossrecords

Contact Earsplit with all press requests for EAST OF THE WALL or Translation Loss Records.

- East of the Wall
June 7th, 2010

EAST OF THE WALL are devising their next cross-country live attack for all of July. The New Jersey crew will be touring in support of their upcoming Translation Loss full-length Ressentiment, to see release while the band is on the road. Ressentiment is a concept record in which the band focus on a slightly different sound, integrating the use of vocals and an increased emphasis on sonic dissonance, and was engineered and co-produced by Will Putney at The Machine Shop (Clutch, King Crimson, Lamb Of God). The final release date and more details will be announced shortly.

On this upcoming tour, EAST OF THE WALL will be joined by Lifeforce Records artists Name for the duration of the month-long excursion, as well as Black Sheep Wall on the west coast leg of the tour. Several dates throughout the tour are still in the booking stage, so the band is reaching out to anybody that can offer a possible show on any of the dates still marked as TBA. Anyone looking to help out can email band(at)eastofthewall(dot)com.

EAST OF THE WALL 2010 Summer Tour w/ Name:
7/03/2010 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD w/ Questioner, Old Crow
7/05/2010 The Multiplex: “Fuck The 4th Fest” – Madison, AL w/ Nymphotomy, Woe Of Tyrants, more
7/06/2010 The Muse – Nashville, TN
7/07/2010 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ Let The Night Roar
7/08/2010 The Tavern – Hattiesburg, MS
7/09/2010 Dragon’s Den, New Orleans, LA
7/10/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED – Dallas, Austin, Amarillo, San Antonio, etc, TX
7/11/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED – Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, etc, NM
7/12/2010 Revolver Records – Phoenix, AZ w/ Black Sheep Wall, Hellas Mounds
7/13/2010 Surf City Saloon – Huntington Beach, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/14/2010 Cobalt Cafe – Los Angeles, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/16/2010 The Red House – Walnut Creek, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/17/2010 The Fire Escape – Sacramento, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/18/2010 The Zephyr – Reno, NV w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/19/2010 The Outer Rim – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Black Sheep Wall, God’s Revolver
7/20/2010 The Old Curtis Street Bar – Denver, CO
7/21/2010 The Slowdown – Omaha, NE w/ Masses
7/22/2010 RME Hall – Davenport, IA w/ Spanish Harlem
7/23/2010 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
7/24/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED – Minneapolis, St. Paul, Madison, Wausau, Milwaukee, etc, MN/WI
7/25/2010 Metal Shaker – Chicago, IL w/ Arbogast
7/26/2010 Level 2 – Lansing, MI w/ Ganon, Endless Aisle
7/27/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED – Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh, etc, OH/NY/PA
7/28/2010 The Shop – Ithaca, NY
7/29/2010 The Downtown Quarterback – Endicott, NY w/ This City Needs A Hero, And Then There Was Darkness
7/30/2010 Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Black Cobra, Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/31/2010 Keyport VFW - Keyport, NJ w/ Abacinate, The Ghost In Black And White, An Aborted Memory, Sydbarret
8/01/2010 TBA – Philadelphia, PA
8/02/2010 The Charleston – Brooklyn, NY w/ Meek Is Murder

- East of the Wall
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