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New Jersey tech-metal-manglers EAST OF THE WALL this week commence their month-long U.S. tour in support of their latest full-length, The Apologist. The quintet set it off with three record release events in their usual stomping grounds between the coast of New Jersey and New York City, including a show at The Saint in Asbury Park, a CMJ-related show in Brooklyn and an in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl in Fords.
Promoting the kickoff of the tour, BrooklynVegan is now streaming The Apologist in its entirety RIGHT HERE.
EAST OF THE WALL Fall 2011 Tour:
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 event] 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, Sistered
10/26/2011 Annabell’s Bar & Lounge – Akron, OH w/ Tidal Arms, Eagle Claw
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, Arbogast, Without Waves, Heaving Mass, Dirt Hog
10/29/2011 Stages Live – Waterloo, IA w/ Iron Thrones, Astral Space, Anno Domine
10/30/2011 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ Iron Thrones, Earthrise
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/ Goes Cube, Adai, Iron Horse
11/04/2011 ***Booking help needed*** – Cheyenne/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 w/ Cranium, Knightfall
11/07/2011 ***Booking help needed*** San Francisco/Oakland/Sacramento/Bakersfield, CA
11/08/2011 Coconuts – Capistrano Beach, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall, White Arms of Athena, Pigeonwing
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, Baring Teeth, Lizard Professor
11/14/2011 Tiki Lounge – Shreveport, LA
11/15/2011 The Squeaky Lizard – Hattiesburg, MS w/ Quiet Hands, Ostrov
11/16/2011 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Lazarus Heart
11/17/2011 The Farside – Tallahassee, FL w/ Dickicker
11/18/2011 Cool Hand Luc’s – Fort Myers, FL w/ Dickkicker, Enchiridion, Feanor
11/19/2011 Will’s Pub – Orlando w/ Dickicker, Ether, With My Bear Hands, Narcissist
11/20/2011 TBA – Savannah, GA w/ Meek Is Murder, Sins Of Godless Men
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
If you can or know somebody who can possibly help EAST OF THE WALL book a show in one of the noted areas please contact earsplitpr[@]aol.com or band[@]eastofthewall.com right away.
Incredible, advance media reviews of The Apologist are dubbing it as the band’s most cohesive and potent material to date. Set for release on October 25th on CD/digital via Translation Loss and 2xLP via Antithetic Records, the textured madness was recorded by Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio in Brooklyn (Cave In, Pelican, Keelhaul, Unsane, Rosetta), and surges with nearly fifty minutes of EAST OF THE WALL’s trademark challenging progressive metallic prowess.
“Imagine the metallic flourishes of the math-rock band Don Caballero lasting much longer, the bombastic gruff of Botch injected with melody, and some super-tight, jazz-inspired guitar work.” – NPR
“… the same wonky, jazzy, proggy via post-hardcore East of the Wall-isms… but done in new ways, evolved to the next level, more ambitious.” – MetalSucks
“It’s progressive metal in the truest sense of the word. This album is as raw and musically uncompromising as they come.” – Alternative Matter
“‘The Apologist has a very straight forward production that focuses the attention to the miracles that are worked in terms of melody and rhythm. It is by far the best East of the Wall have made… A new star in the post-metal sky.” – Lords of Metal
“Melodic, slick, clearly jazz-influenced and wonderfully emotion-hewn, this instrumental section clashes naturally with more technical post-metal-isms later in the same song, but East Of The Wall have the talent to pull it off, whether indulging in softness, harshness, or both together.” – Metal Reviews
Promos of The Apologist and interviews with EAST OF THE WALL are available now worldwide via Earsplit PR.
We just posted another new song from The Apologist. This one’s called “False Build.” You can hear it streaming at:
The Apologist will be released October 25th via Translation Loss on CD and digital, and via Antithetic on vinyl. You can preorder at the links below.
Finally, we’re still looking for help booking a couple remaining shows for our upcoming tour. If anyone can help us set something up, or is in a band in these areas, then we’d be most indebted if you dropped us a line at band (at) eastofthewall.com.
10/27/2011 – Indianapolis/Fort Wayne, IN or Detroit, MI
11/07/2011 – San Francisco/Oakland/Sacramento/Bakersfield, CA
11/12/2011 – Amarillo/Lubbock, TX
11/16/2011 – New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA or Pensacola, FL
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.
Technical metal subversives EAST OF THE WALL have completed the recording process for their upcoming third full-length, The Apologist, the highly anticipated opus set for release this October on Translation Loss Records for the CD and digital release, and on Antithetic for the vinyl release. The album’s official release date, track listing and more will be announced within the next few weeks.
In support of the upcoming album, EAST OF THE WALL have begun planning a month-long U.S. Fall tour, with Goes Cube, Iron Thrones and Tidal Arms and more joining them for various legs of the journey. The tentative schedule, running from late October to late November, is posted at EOTW’s shows page. Anyone who could be of assistance in setting up a show, in or near one of these cities, can contact the band directly at band[@]eastofthewall.com.
Oct 21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint w/ Abacinate, The Ghost In Black And White
Oct 22 – New York, NY @ TBA w/ Meek Is Murder
Oct 24 – Fords, NJ @ Vintage Vinyl
Oct 25 – Pittsburg, PA @ Gooski’s w/ Tidal Arms
Oct 26 – Akron, OH @ TBA w/ Tidal Arms
Oct 27 – ***Booking help needed*** Indianapolis/Fort Wayne, IN w/ Tidal Arms
Oct 28 – ***Booking help needed*** Chicago, IL w/ Tidal Arms
Oct 29 – ***Booking help needed*** Iowa City, IA or Milwaukee, WI w/ Iron Thrones
Oct 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ TBA w/ Iron Thrones
Oct 31 – Fargo, ND @ The New Direction w/ Iron Thrones
Nov 01 – ***Booking help needed*** Sioux Falls, SD
Nov 02 – Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon Theater w/ Masses
Nov 03 – Denver, CO @ Old Curtis Street Bar w/ Goes Cube, Adai, Iron Horse
Nov 04 – Rock Springs, WY @ TBA w/ Goes Cube
Nov 05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge w/ Goes Cube, I Am The Ocean
Nov 06 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor w/ Goes Cube
Nov 07 – ***Booking help needed*** San Francisco, CA w/ Goes Cube
Nov 08 – Capistrano Beach, CA @ Coconuts w/ Black Sheep Wall, White Arms Of Athena
Nov 09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Vacation Vinyl (early show)
Nov 09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Three Clubs w/ Black Sheep Wall, White Arms Of Athena
Nov 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ TBA w/ White Arms Of Athena
Nov 11 – ***Booking help needed*** Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM w/ White Arms Of Athena
Nov 12 – ***Booking help needed*** Amarillo/Lubbock, TX w/ White Arms Of Athena
Nov 13 – Dallas, TX @ The Door w/ White Arms Of Athena
Nov 14 – Little Rock, AK @ TBA w/ White Arms Of Athena
Nov 15 – Hattiesburg, MS @ TBA w/ White Arms Of Athena
Nov 16 – ***Booking help needed*** New Orleans, LA or Pensacola, FL or Birmingham, AL
Nov 17 – Tallahasse, FL @ The Farside w/ Dickicker
Nov 18 – Fort Myers, FL @ Cool Hand Luc’s w/ Dickicker
Nov 19 – ***Booking help needed*** Orlando/Gainesville/Lakeland/Jacksonville w/ Dickicker
Nov 20 – Savannah, GA @ Club 2 Ten w/ Meek Is Murder, Howler, Indian Giver
Nov 21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone w/ Meek Is Murder, Mr. Invisible
Nov 22 – Richmond, VA @ TBA w/ Meek Is Murder
Stay tuned for more tour and album updates on EAST OF THE WALL in the imminent future. For all press requests contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
“My Favorite Society Guy”
“Running Tab of Sweetness”
“Horseback Riding In A Bicycle World”
“A Functional Tumor”
“Nurser of Small Hurts”
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.