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Poison the Well

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Miami, Florida (1997 – present)

Poison the Well is an experimental band from Miami, Florida that formed in 1997. They are currently signed to Ferret Records. Guitarist Ryan Primack and drummer Chris Hornbrook are the only remaining members of the band who have been involved since their first album, although vocalist Jeffrey Moreira has been the singer on all five full-length albums.

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Poison the Well was originally named “An Acre Lost” and was started by original singer Aryeh Lehrer and original guitarist Ryan Primack. Shortly after their first release as “An Acre Lost”, a 12” split with Promise No Tomorrow on Ohev Records, the name of the band was changed to Poison the Well. Poison the Well released their first album Distance Only Makes The Heart Grow Fonder in 1998. The album gained them the attention of Trustkill Records who signed them to a multi-album deal. PTW released their first album with Trustkill in 1999, The Opposite of December… A Season of Separation. Trustkill has a strong underground following in the United States, and popularity and some success was achieved. To this day, Guitar World magazine still dubs “The Opposite of December…” one of the greatest albums of all-time, ranking number 8.

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  • NK-Metal

    I'm still hoping they come back together sometime

    8 Apr 10:26am Reply
  • midwestfaggot

    they still sound better than every adult hardcore boys bands

    14 Mar 12:36am Reply
  • thiagoforster

    we need a new PTW album [7] with Derek Miller.

    13 Mar 5:09am Reply
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    8 Mar 5:25pm Reply
  • tobmast

    I so hardly want to hear a new Poison The Well album!!!!! It's incredible how much I want IT!!!!!!!!!

    2 Mar 9:29pm Reply
  • MightMaster

    we need a new PTW album [6]

    1 Mar 11:53pm Reply
  • ll-ll-ll

    we need a new PTW album [5] with Derek Miller.

    30 Jan 10:16pm Reply
  • Nix42

    Primack, Moreira and Hornbrook - please reband and aggressively enforce the reconstruction of YCBY-era Poison the Wel

    25 Jan 4:50am Reply
  • mastershultz

    Saw them a few times back in the day. But the show in 2001, with Sworn Enemy and Hatebreed was by far the best. After two mediocre acts, PTW came out and blew up the place. Stole the show and made Hatebreed look past their prime (arguably true).

    8 Jan 2:21am Reply
  • kauleone

    i miss so many ferret records band...please come back ptw......

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Considerables

    Slice Paper Wrists is their best song. Fuck, that breakdown incites mosh.

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • osmark

    Nerdy is nowhere close to being their best song though. For me it's pretty much 99% You Came Before You onwards. that's where this band shun the most creatively.

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • thiagoforster

    I miss this band

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • victimofkratina

    nerdy was my favorite song 10 years ago.

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • osmark

    if only they'd stayed together like Converge does through the years. such a great and innovative hardcore band.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Capanos

    Wish Jeff would at least start another project. Missing his angelic voice.

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • sprdnglkwngs

    One of the greatest hardcore bands to ever make music. I really miss them and wish Ryan and Jeff would continue making music. So sad to see them inactive and apart.

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • johnny666black

    been thinking a lot about this band lately, generally missing them...i still say the tropic rot is the best album

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • nobledeath

    i have a lot of great memories with this band

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Capanos

    missing PTW so much!

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
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