East of the Wall by Scott Kinkade
NJ prog-metal fivesome East of the Wall are currently streaming their upcoming full-length, NP-Complete, in its entirety, ahead of its March 29th release through Translation Loss Records.
Bassist/vocalist Chris Alfano comments:
Matt called this “the most cohesive record we have made in a while”, which… I mean, if “a while” is the last five years, it’s kind of true by default, isn’t it. But mulling over what Matt said, it left me reflecting on the ways that his statement is true but also maybe not. NP-Complete seems as diverse as Redaction Artifact or The Apologist. If anything, we tried to expand more into new sounds while still anchoring to the touchstones of our, I don’t know, quintessence? (Although admittedly we’ve moved the Overton window to average more prog-rock than techy metallic hardcore.) But where I think Matt is correct is that there’s more consistency of intent. East of the Wall has always been a balancing act of clashing ideas and influences: too many and the record can bit unmoored or overstuffed (which tended to be the criticisms of Redaction Artifacts and Ressentiment). But too few and you don’t get the texture, the journey, the things that I love about the band. On NP-Complete, there was a sense of harmony and common purpose that was particularly binding, and hopefully you can hear that in the end result.
Stream the LP at the end of this post, thanks to MetalSucks.
Additionally and as noted, East of the Wall have a few local shows lined-up, consisting of a stop at Brooklyn’s Goldsounds (w/ Marching Teeth, Disparager and Human Capital) on April 13 [TIX], and Jersey at Asbury Park Brewery (w/ Hundreds of Au, Red Hymns and Low Light) on April 14 [TIX].
Check out more info below.
East of the Wall is:
Seth Rheam: Drums
Chris Alfano: Bass, Vocals, and Synths
Greg Kuter: Guitar and Vocals
Matt Keys: Guitar and Synths
Matt Lupo: Guitar, Trumpet, Vocals, and Synths
NP-Complete track listing:
1. Tell Them I’m Sorry
2. Fast-Bang Pooper Doop
3. The Almost People
4. Somn 6
6. Clapping on the Ones and Threes
7. N of 1
8. Non-Functional Harmony
Drums recorded by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios (May 2017)
All other instruments recorded by Chris Alfano at Volume Fact. (June 2017 – May 2018)
Mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio (August – September 2018)
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (September – October 2018)
Artwork by Bryan Olson, layout design by Jacob Speis
Promotional photos by Scott Kinkade
Release formats via Translation Loss Records:
2xLP – Version 1:
Royal Blue with Heavy Silver Splatter (limited to 150 copies)
2xLP – Version 2:
Purple and Royal Blue Merge with Heavy Silver and Mustard Splatter (limited to 100 copies)
Digital available across all platforms
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