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

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[@], 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[@]

- East of the Wall

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