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OPUL: New Solo EP From East Of The Wall Guitarist Matt Lupo To See Release Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

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This winter, Nefarious Industries will proudly release the latest EP from solo act OPUL, the solo outing by Matt Lupo of East Of The Wall.

Having been a main part of the morphing entity which transformed from The Postman Syndrome in the early 2000s, and into what is East of The Wall Today, guitarist and vocalist Matt Lupo has stepped outside of all previous and current band entities, to organically formulate this expansive solo EP under the moniker OPUL, entitled Levels.

On his fourth solo excursion as OPUL, Lupo delivers plenty of the guitar and melodic vocals he is known for providing for his other musical acts, yet on this expansive and reflexive three-song EP, the multi-instrumentalist supplies all instruments including bass and drums. A layered and ambitious excursion, this twenty-minute recording showcases a variety of beautifully-layered vocal arrangements, atop both crunching and crystal clear guitar tones, and an incredible range of musical exploration, fully written, performed, recorded and mixed by Lupo himself, and mastered by Steven Alexander. OPUL’s newest offering is guitar-driven, super-melodious, heavy rock riffage that aims for the stratosphere. Something tangible is here offered to fans of 90s progressive/post-hardcore experimentation, modern progressive crossover and soulful folk/indie rock, with fragments of everything from Quicksand, Sensefield, Shift, A Perfect Circle, Radiohead, Dredg and labelmates Maid Myriad cohesively found within these Levels.

Nefarious Industries will release Levels digitally on January 13th with a physical version to follow shortly after. Stand by for samples of the album, preorder links and further updates at the beginning of the year.

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Levels Track Listing:
1. Presence
2. Velocity & Saturation
3. Clarity

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MAID MYRIAD: With Haste On Its Breath – Team Rock

With Haste On Its Breath twirls through progressive rock and post-hardcore with a refreshing sense of otherness. There are obvious influences at play – the darker, quieter corners of Deftones’ work, Cave In’s later, more melodic days, a smattering of Tool’s art-metal rhythms, a touch of Mars Volta when frontman Jeff Klemm lets rip with the falsetto, and the grit and raw emotion of mid-90s post-hardcore personified by the likes of Jawbox and Sunny Day Real Estate. But in pooling all of these influences together, [MAID MYRIAD] created an album that exists purely in its own little world, and quite lovely it is, too.” – Team Rock

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EASTERN ANCHORS + ZERO FOR CONDUCT Split = Melodically Pounding Sonic “Ummph….” – Review Stalker

“The onslaught of a perfect blend of melodically sonic “ummph” continues like a speeding train of alternate tuning, chugging bass and earth-shaking drums, charging full steam ahead and not stopping for shit.” – Review Stalker

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mOck: ‘Components’ 10″ EP Review – Sonic Abuse

Components, the band’s fourth EP, sees mOck exploring gently unhinged art rock, shoegaze and jazz with unerring intensity and makes you wonder what lysergic delights are in the water in Berlin that encourage such meandering and yet brilliant compositions. […] Like Sonic Youth playing Miles Davis covers, this is unusual, arty, underground music, and the result is fascinating, unique and enthralling.” – Sonic Abuse

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MAID MYRIAD: Interview with Absolute Zero Media

Greg and Jeff chat with Clint at Absolute Zero Media about Maid Myriad‘s new record With Haste On Its Breath. Read the full interview RIGHT HERE, and head to our store to grab a copy of the album and some sweet-ass T-shirts.

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MAID MYRIAD Confirms Northeast US Shows In December; East Coast February And March Tour Dates Being Booked – Earsplit Compound

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Having released one of the most dynamic and impressive progressive crossover albums of the year with their debut album, With Haste On Its Breath, Ohio’s MAID MYRIAD continues to take these soaring, ambitious and infectious tunes to the people, booking new waves of regional touring in support of the record.

Next month will see the MAID MYRIAD trio playing a run of shows through the Northeast, beginning with a one-off gig on December 6th in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. Less than two weeks later the band will tour eastward, beginning December 18th in Clifton, New Jersey followed by Brooklyn, New York and Doylestown, Pennsylvania the next two nights, performing alongside the likes of Red Sun Rising, Flight 619, NY in 64, Natural Stranger, Carved Up, Witch Fist and more throughout the month’s shows.

A more intensive East Coast tour which will engulf almost all of February is currently being planned, including shows with MAID MYRIAD brethren East Of The Wall, El Drugstore and many others. Additionally, the band will be scheduling more live dates on their way to perform at 2015’s SXSW gathering in Austin and more. A full routing for the upcoming tours will be issued in the weeks ahead.

With Haste On Its Breath is out now in a six-panel digipak CD via Nefarious Industries — the home of a bunch of big, dumb noise — the independent label founded by members of MAID MYRIAD, A Fucking Elephant, El Drugstore and more. Additionally, the digital download by itself is now “name your price” direct through the label RIGHT HERE.

MAID MYRIAD Tour Dates:
12/06/2014 Tangier – Akron, OH w/ Red Sun Rising, Flight 619
12/18/2014 Clash Bar – Clifton, NJ w/ A Balance Between, Pour the Pirate Sherry, Glengarry Leads [info]
12/19/2014 The Shop – Brooklyn, NY w/ NY in 64, Natural Stranger
12/20/2014 Mugg’s On Main Street – Doylestown, PA w/ Carved Up, Witch Fist

Recorded in Akron, Ohio and Keyport, New Jersey, produced and engineered by guitarist Jeff Klemm at Free Truman Productions, and mixed and mastered by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Adrenaline Mob, Foxy Shazam, etc.), With Haste On Its Breath brings out a solid hour of dazzling musicianship and powerful, dynamic vocals from MAID MYRIAD. MetalSucks, issued, “…it’s massive, melodic, introspective, and tortured, like a wonderful dream that quickly metamorphasizes into the kind of nightmare that continues to rattle and haunt you even after you awaken, stuck to your psyche like gum to the bottom of a shoe…”. American Aftermath offers, “The band combines an array of influences, including progressive rock and 90’s post-hardcore/emo, into a dynamic and emotional display of alternative rock mastery… Jeff Klemm’s near angelic vocals are sure to be stuck in your head all day. In fact, we guarantee that.” The Cleveland Scene made MAID MYRIAD their Band Of The Week, stating, “…the songs stay true to ‘kaleidoscope rock,’ the term the band has used to describe its neo-progressive rock. Heavily textured songs such as ‘Camera Eye’ and ‘Dance by the Moonlight’ have elements of Mars Volta. But the group slows things down for the simmering ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’ and ‘Waiting for December,’ showing it can capably change gears.”

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MAID MYRIAD: With Haste One It’s Breath – Prog Archives

With Haste on its Breath is a wondrous collection of songs [that] are beautiful, yet sorrowful; tinged with a harder edge, but very delicate and harmonious.” – Prog Archives

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MAID MYRIAD: Debut Full-Length From Ohio Kaleidoscope Rock Act Out Today; Trio Makes Album “Name Your Price” Available – Earsplit Compound

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Ohio’s mesmerizing progressive/alternative power trio, MAID MYRIAD, today officially releases their debut studio full-length, With Haste On Its Breath, and in addition to the CD version via Nefarious Industries, the trio has made the digital version available through a “name your price” purchase via Nefarious Industries as a token of public celebration of its availability.

Recorded in both Akron, Ohio, and Keyport, New Jersey, produced and engineered by guitarist Jeff Klemm at Free Truman Productions, and mixed and mastered by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Adrenaline Mob, Foxy Shazam, etc.), With Haste On Its Breath brings out a solid hour of dazzling musicianship and powerful, dynamic vocals from the MAID MYRIAD clan. The album is bringing on praise from respected webzines such as MetalSucks, who issued, “…it’s massive, melodic, introspective, and tortured, like a wonderful dream that quickly metamorphasizes into the kind of nightmare that continues to rattle and haunt you even after you awaken, stuck to your psyche like gum to the bottom of a shoe,” in an early track premiere from the album, as did American Aftermath, who offers, “The band combines an array of influences, including progressive rock and 90’s post-hardcore/emo, into a dynamic and emotional display of alternative rock mastery… Jeff Klemm’s near angelic vocals are sure to be stuck in your head all day. In fact, we guarantee that.” Locally, the album is taking over, with mass acclaim from a plethora of newspapers and alt-weeklies across Ohio, including The Cleveland Scene who made MAID MYRIAD their Band Of The Week, publishing, “The band goes for the esoteric and atmospheric on its new album, With Haste on Its Breath. Klemm wails on the album opener ‘Encircled.’ Elsewhere, the songs stay true to ‘kaleidoscope rock,’ the term the band has used to describe its neo-progressive rock. Heavily textured songs such as ‘Camera Eye’ and ‘Dance by the Moonlight’ have elements of Mars Volta. But the group slows things down for the simmering ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’ and ‘Waiting for December,’ showing it can capably change gears.”

MAID MYRIAD guitarist/vocalist Jeff Klemm (ex-Via Lotus), drummer Greg Meisenberg (A Fucking Elephant) and bassist Mario Tonathy now proudly offer With Haste On Its Breath to the masses in a six-panel digipak CD and multiple low-priced merch options via the home of a bunch of big, dumb noise, Nefarious Industries, the independent label founded by members of MAID MYRIAD, A Fucking Elephant, El Drugstore and more. Additionally, the digital download by itself is now “name your price” direct through the label.

Check out With Haste On Its Breath and all the options RIGHT HERE.

Following their recent record release show for With Haste On Its Breath, MAID MYRIAD will sporadically take to the streets with regional performances with friends abroad in the coming weeks and onward. Stand by for more live dates to be announced.

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