"If you decide to go to only one fest this year, this should be it" 
Revolver Magazine March/April 2002

POISON THE WELL

Official Artist Website:  poisonthewell.com

Poison The Well is a 5 piece band located in South Florida. In the grand scheme of things, their goal is to play music that makes them and the listener feel good. It just so happens that what they have been writing sounds as such; heavy, energetic, aggressive music mixed with tons of melody. Here is how it all started…

Original singer Aryeh Lehrer and original guitarist Ryan Primack started the band under the name of An Acre Lost. It was the same as any other band and still pretty much is; a group of young kids getting together to have fun and play music. Fortunately, some of the songs written were pretty cool and their friend Gabe at Ohev Records offered to put them out. That became their first release, a 12" split with Promise No Tomorrow on Ohev Records.

They re-recorded 4 of those songs, plus a new one, Grain of Salt, for their second release; a 5 song CD EP on Good Life Recordings. Unfortunately there were  some problems since and they re-released the EP on Undecided Records with a new layout and 3 "bonus" live tracks, regardless both are or will be floating around out there somewhere. From there, they started touring. While the first few tours did not prove to be successful in any way, shape, or form, they had the time of our lives and were dying to play even more. In the winter of 1998 they recorded "The Opposite of December" at Studio 13 with Jeremy Staska (the man, the myth, the legend). In ten days it was finished and in even less time was slated for release on Trustkill Records (woohoo!). They immediately backed up its release with a winter tour, only by this time shows were getting better.

Official "ex-member" record:
Shane Halpern, Duane Hosein, Ari Lehrer: vocals
Russ Saunders: guitar
Andrew Abramowitz, Jeronimo Gomez, Alan Landsman: bass
Dennis Pase: drums

The current line-up is:
Jeffrey Moreira: vocals
Derek Miller: guitar
Ryan Primack: guitar
Mike Gordillo: bass
Chris Hornbrook: drums
Erin The Well: Road Warrior Princess

In 2000 they toured for three months, and for 2001 they have even more planned including trips to Asia and Europe as well as at least a few months solid in the US. Their new full length "Tear From The Red" will be released in early 2002.
 






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