Head over to MetalSucks to hear a new East of the Wall song titled "Whiskey Sipper." The Apologist...
Born from the dissolution of the Postman Syndrome, East of the Wall formed as Brett Bamberger (bass, Biclops/ex-Day without Dawn/ex-Postman Syndrome) and Mike Somers (drums, ex-Postman Syndrome) joining forces with guitarist Jeff Speidell (Delft). The self-titled EP that followed was noteworthy for its duplicitous nature, straddling the line between an engulfing ambience and crushing force. Shortly after the release of the EP, the band added guitarist Matt Lupo (ex-Postman Syndrome) to its ranks and began working on the material that would eventually become its latest release, Farmerís Almanac. In the spring of 2007, Speidell left the band to pursue other musical interests and was replaced by Kevin Conway (Biclops).
Farmerís Almanac is a fully-realized vision, drawing inspiration from a wide range of emotions and ideas. Rather than songs designed to be viewed as individual compositions, the record provides a linear listening experience, where monstrous riffs dissolve into beautiful melodies seamlessly. Recorded in February 2008 by Colin Marston (Dysrhythmia, BeholdÖthe Arctopus, Krallice, Indricothere, Byla) at his studio in Queens, NY, East of the Wall captured a range of sonic possibilities that brought their concept to life. Farmerís Almanac is a perfect storm of intricate compositions, carefully crafted tones and extraordinary performances, supplemented by a guest Warr Guitar solo by Marston. It inhabits a wide range of stylistic landscapes, making it accessible to fans of any genre of music. Farmerís Almanac will be released this October on Forgotten Empire Records.