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February 21st, 2013

New Jersey progressive metal unit EAST OF THE WALL has posted a new digital single to benefit Translator Audio, the renowned NYC-based studio having been completely destroyed when Hurricane Sandy blasted the East Coast in October. Translator Audio was the place countless bands have recorded some of their most impressive material, including Keelhaul, Unsane, Pelican, Cave In, Made Out Of Babies, Rosetta, and more, including where EAST OF THE WALL recorded their commended 2011-released The Apologist LP.

In order to raise money for the studio’s reconstruction fund, EAST OF THE WALL is releasing a demo of a track scheduled for the group’s yet-to-be-recorded upcoming album, which will be released later this year via Translation Loss Records.

The track, titled “I’m Always Fighting Drago,” is the first to feature EAST OF THE WALL’s revamped lineup, which still includes drummer Seth Rheam, guitarist/vocalist Matt Lupo, and guitarist/vocalist Chris Alfano, yet sees new guitarist Ray Suhy and guitarist/vocalist Greg Kuter filling the holes left by departing members Brett Bamberger (bass/vocals) and Kevin Conway (guitar/vocals).

Suhy (also guitarist for The Baltic Sea) has been performing and writing with EOTW for over a year, first as a touring guitarist, and then joining as a full member when Conway left the band last April. Shortly afterwards, Bamberger left the band to join Revocation full-time. After some restructuring, Alfano moved to bass and Kuter was added, completing the lineup, and in the process adding the strongest melodic vocal element the band has ever produced.

The new demo can be streamed exclusively at MetalSucks, and those interested in helping Translator Audio can purchase the digital single in lossless audio from Bandcamp for $3 (although those wishing to donate more can do so).

Included with the single for “I’m Always Fighting Drago” is an acoustic/vocal cover of “Century Of Excellence,” a song from EAST OF THE WALL’s first album, Farmer’s Almanac, performed by Larry Chiswick (Vehicle For Blackness, ex-All Parallels)

Stream and purchase the “I’m Always Fighting Drago” single and donate to Translator Audio via MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.

EAST OF THE WALL will enter the studio in late Spring, but will be road testing the new lineup and material on a short string of tour dates to be announced shortly.

- East Of The Wall
August 14th, 2011

WSOU

We’ll be doing a radio interview on Seton Hall, New Jersey’s 89.5FM WSOU, this Monday around 6pm (give or take). For those of you out of range, go to www.WSOU.net and you can livestream from there.

- Chris
April 11th, 2011

So it looks like we won’t have copies of Ressentiment vinyl at the show. We were supposed to get 2 boxes but it seems that DHL may have lost one of them. We’re investigating and will keep you posted.

If you preordered by March 17th we’ll be shipping out your vinyl this week. If you ordered after that we’ll be shipping as soon as we find the missing box, or can get a new one from Germany.

We’re really sorry about the delay. If anyone who ordered after March 17th would like a refund, email us and we’ll take care of it. Thanks everyone.

- Chris
October 28th, 2010

A lot of people have been asking for lyrics, and sure, perhaps most of those folks didn’t pay for the record, but hey, they still may be good looking people, and you never say no to a good looking person. So here you go.

www.eastofthewall.com/lyrics

I’ll add the link to the media page next week when I redo a few other things on this site and our myspace page.

- Chris
October 28th, 2010

If you’ve read the last couple issues of Decibel you may have noticed a 1-page feature and a great review of ours. If you haven’t read them, here’s some scans.

- Chris
December 7th, 2009

So if you read the “official press release” you’ll know that East Of The Wall had a lineup change, but what this essentially means is that East Of The Wall and Biclops are one band. Who didn’t see this coming? Yes, we know this makes the history of our names now a college level class, but that’s kind of the point: we’re done with confusing people. We’re one collective, we have been for a while, and now we have one name.

The long and short of it was that we love Mike to death but he had other obligations, so Seth filled his throne. Chris was already leaning East Of The Wall songs to be the touring guitar player since Matt can’t tour, so when the drummer swap happened East Of The Wall was now in an interesting position. Effectively, the live East lineup was Biclops.

So we’ve thrown up our hands and said screw it. There’s no point in arbitrarily dividing our music into instrumental and vocal bands. We’ll still play instrumental music and music with vocals. The writing and local show lineup will be all five of us, but we’ll tour as a four-piece. We’ll probably have specific focuses for individual records going forward so as not to muddy the waters, but honestly it’s all uncharted territory, which is pretty exciting.

But enough abstraction. What does this mean in the short term? Well first of all we have split ep with Rosetta and Year Of No Light, which was just released by Translation Loss.

Next, you might recall that Biclops has a record fully recorded, which we have titled Ressentiment. This will be the first full-length release by the new East Of The Wall collective, via Translation Loss this summer.

Then in 2011 we’ll be releasing the first record written entirely by the new lineup. We have it almost halfway completed already, and the plan is to not leave any of our fans out to dry. Not to get too specific but we have a pretty big idea for a concept record that’ll span the breadth of everything we’ve done.

We’ll be touring the hell out of 2010, so check back with us soon.

- East Of The Wall
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