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The Postman Syndrome

From: NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest The Postman Syndrome News

Below is our complete The Postman Syndrome news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

East Of The Wall Signs To Translation Loss Records

Translation Loss Records has announced the addition of New Jersey’s EAST OF THE WALL to their roster. Born from the dissolution of The Postman Syndrome and Day Without Dawn, EAST OF THE WALL has been hard at work crafting their complex and varied sound, drawing inspiration from a wide range of emotions and ideas.

Translation Loss Records will be releasing a three way split release from East Of The Wall, Rosetta and Year Of No Light in late 2009. The material is a precursor to what will be their Translation Loss debut. EAST OF THE WALL has released records on the indie label Forgotten Empire Records.

Drew Juergens from Translation Loss comments on the signing and co-release: “We are very excited to have EAST OF THE WALL on the label and help them release their next opus. They are an amazing force to behold live and if their material on the three way split we are releasing at the end of this year is any indication of the level of musicianship we will all bear witness to for their next full length, I can only imagine what kind of greatness is on the horizon for the band.”

Brett Bamberger from EAST OF THE WALL comments: “We are so fortunate to be on a roster full of artists who we respect and appreciate so much, not to mention having this excellent opportunity to do business with such a hard working operation of great people. On the road ahead we will be focusing extensively on writing, recording, touring, touring, touring. We have about half of our next full length written, which thus far in content is a bit more technically involved than our last LP. We want to extend our thanks to all the people who have helped us along the way, most especially Brandon Helms, Dave Grossman, and Dave Witte. Looking so forward to our time ahead with TL. Cheers - East of The Wall”

You can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace player.

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Biclops Finishing New Album, Summer Tour Announced

BICLOPS (ex-Postman Syndrome, current East Of The Wall) is currently in the studio at The Machine Shop (King Crimson, Clutch, Lamb Of God) with producer Will Putney, completing their debut full-length for a to-be-determined label. Demos for three of the nine songs can be heard here.

Immediately following the completion of the recording, the band will hit the road with tourmates Knife The Glitter for a short east coast run. Several dates are as yet unconfirmed, so the band is looking for help finalizing some of the openings. They can be reached at Band {at} Biclops {dot} net, or via Earsplit PR.

The tour routing is underway as follows:

6/05/2009 *TBA - Brooklyn, NY
6/06/2009 Nara Sushi - Richmond, VA
6/07/2009 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
6/08/2009 *TBA - GA
6/09/2009 JJ's Bohemia - Chattanooga, TN
6/10/2009 *TBA - AL
6/11/2009 *TBA - FL/LA/GA
6/12/2009 Head On The Door - Montgomery, AL
6/13/2009 *TBA - SC
6/14/2009 *TBA - NC/DC/VA/MD
6/15/2009 *TBA - PA

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Biclops Posts Live Video of "Beasteater" Online

NJ progressive metal band, Biclops, have issued the following update:

"The weekend after this coming one Matt and I are going to start the going through the demos and recording the bits that never got finished, or fixing a couple guitar parts that were recorded like ass. I'll make a progress list on PostmanSyndrome.com once we get started."

"Finally, here's some live footage of us playing 'Beasteater' last weekend at a house show in west Jersey. Enjoy." More...

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Biclops, The Postman Syndrome Set To Record

Biclops (ex and current The Postman Syndrome, East Of The Wall, Day Without Dawn) will be entering the studio on March 15th to record their debut full-length for a to-be-determined label. Recording and mixing will be handled at The Machine Shop (Clutch) by producer Will Putney.

In addition, two releases from the bands' previous incarnation, The Postman Syndrome, are planned for the coming year as well. The first will be the long awaited release of The Postman Syndrome's demos for an unreleased record that was scrapped when the band's former label, Now Or Never Records, folded in 2004. These demos will finally come to light this summer.

Finally, original Postman Syndrome members Mike Somers (East Of The Wall), Matt Lupo (East Of The Wall), Chris Alfano (Biclops), and Brett Bamberger (Biclops, East Of The Wall) will join forces with Kevin Conway (Biclops, East Of The Wall) to compose new Postman Syndrome material. The writing sessions will begin this May following completion of the Biclops record, and the current plan is to release two or three new songs on a split or an EP in late-2009 or early-2010.

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Biclops Posts New Music Online

Three new tracks from New Jersey's progressive metal band, Biclops (ex-Postman Syndrome/Day Without Dawn), have just been uploaded to their MySpace page. The tracks come from their summer 2008 4-song demo.

The band is in the process of completing the rest of their debut record, which they plan on releasing in 2009 through a to-be-determined label. Currently, the band is booking local shows, but a tour may follow in the winter of 2009.

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Day Without Dawn Changes Name to Biclops

After the departure of guitarist/vocalist Jim Stang and the addition of new guitarist/vocalist Dan Brownridge, the members of New Jersey quartet Day Without Dawn (formerly called The Postman Syndrome when they were a five-piece) have once again renamed themselves, this time as Biclops.

Day Without Dawn's final album with Stang on vocals, Understanding Consequences, will be released this February by Forgotten Empire Records. The disc will be comprised of 8 songs and will feature guest performances by Larry Chiswick (All Parallels), Matt Lupo (The Postman Syndrome/East Of The Wall), Kevin Conway (East Of The Wall), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), and Jared Duncan (Fake Gimms).

Meanwhile, Biclops have posted new music at their Myspace page, and are currently in the midst of booking a nationwide tour in March 2008, once again with tourmates All Parallels.

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Forgotten Empire To Release Day Without Dawn Album

Forgotten Empire has announced plans to releaes Day Without Dawn's final album under there current name. Formerly known as The Postman Syndrome and having released an album through Now or Never Records in 2002, Day Without Dawn is a great example of what complex writing and outstanding muscianship can create. The band will undergo some more changes in 2008 when they change their name to Biclops with a semi new line-up. In March they will head out on a long nationwide tour in support of the new band. Expect a release date of late-February in time for the tour.

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Day Without Dawn Announce New Guitarist

Day Without Dawn (formerly known as The Postman Syndrome) has solidified their line-up with the addition of a new guitarist. Additionally, the band will likely be changing their name in the near future. Here's a statement from the group:

"Okay, so to answer the questions as to our happenings: The lineup is solidified with the addition of one Dan Brownridge on guitar. We've already written some new material and we're really stoked on it. Unfortunately, the new line-up sounds different enough that we'll probably change the band name again. Sorry. I suppose the new songs don't stray too far from our older material but at least the vocals will be very different (and less of a key element to our sound). One of the consolations concerning changing the name again is that we can release the previously written material under the 'Day Without Dawn' moniker without concern that it doesn't sound like our band anymore. We may wind up just putting the Day Without Dawn album out on iTunes or some such place. since no label wants to release a disc from a semi-defunct band, even if the band has simply evolved into a new lineup. In hindsight we kind of dislike the name "Day Without Dawn" anyway.

"We're already looking to book some shows in the Spring. There's tentative talks of another run down to Texas and back in March, so if you're into booking us or playing a show along the way contact us here."

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Day Without Dawn Part w/ Vocalist/Guitarist

Day Without Dawn (formerly The Postman Syndrome) have recently parted ways with guitarist/vocalist Jim Stang, and as a result had to delay the recording of their forthcoming record. They're currently looking for potential members to flesh out a new lineup. They posted the following list of requirements on their website:

"So we're in the market for a member or two. The three things that are really a priority for us are...
a) That you can tour at least three months a year, preferably more
b) that you can bring something of quality to the table musically
c) that you're not a dick

"Otherwise, we're pretty open to instruments and musical taste. We're definitely not looking for a second drummer or bassist (unless you're a bassist who owns a stick or a warr), but guitarists, vocalists, horn players, keyboardists, string bowers, etc, especially a combination of the two, send us an email or myspace message. We'll chat. It'll be nice. It should be noted though that although vocal ability is a plus we're not looking for a lead singer unless you're Freddy Mercury reincarnate (or at least very, very good).

"If you feel like you're right for the job you can contact the band at: Band@DayWithoutDawn.com

"You'll also notice we put a new song online. It's a demo of one of the tracks from the new record, and fairly indicative of the direction we're planning to head in."

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The Postman Syndrome Change Name, Post EP

The Postman Syndrome, whose last release came out in 2002 via Now Or Never Records, have officially changed their name to Day Without Dawn. The group is currently preparing to release a self-titled EP, which has been temporarily posted online in its entirety.

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Headline News

Century Media Now Majority Owner of Now Or Never

The following is the press release on the Century Media Records website:

"The Century Family is proud to announce it’s joining forces with New Jersey-based label Now Or Never Records. This exciting collaboration will result in the Century Family, and its affiliated imprints, handling the manufacturing, marketing, and retail distribution of current and upcoming Now Or Never releases. This includes highly anticipated releases from DIECAST, DEVILINSIDE and THE POSTMAN SYNDROME.

Now Or Never has made a name for itself as more than just a typical hardcore label, but as a diverse operation showcasing a wide spectrum of aggressive styles, featuring acts like DIECAST, THE DILLENGER ESCAPE PLAN, BRAND NEW SIN, DEVILINSIDE, WORTHLESS UNITED, ALL ELSE FAILED and THE POSTMAN SYNDROME. Its artists have landed impressive tours that include SLAYER, MOTORHEAD, HATEBREED and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, among others, while being backed by a team of dedicated, energetic music lovers with quality distribution to aid in their already imminent impact on the music world. Now Or Never and the Century Family’s emphasis continues to focus on building up their artists in a “classic” artist development sense, a valued ethic that has been lacking throughout much of the music industry. It’s this ideal that has garnered much success with both labels’ diverse rosters and lasting relationships with their bands."

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The Postman Syndrome Working On New Album

The Postman Syndrome are continuing work on their forthcoming new album, so far known tentative track titles include:

  • "Acid With Indigestion"
  • "Pedovile"
  • "Beards Mahoney"

Plans for a possible mid-winter tour are currently being eyed as the group don't expect to begin officially recording the new effort 'til the spring.

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