Jim, Eric, and Matthew, the founding and core (get it?) members of the apple zed, first joined forces at the illustrious Oberlin Conservatory of Music. After graduating and geographically dispersing, the three collaborated on The Fruits Of Their Labours, a concept album reflecting their shared appreciation for a wide variety of musical juggernauts (e.g., Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Rush, Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, etc.). The three have since joined forces with Jack and James, two thunderous guitarists, and their sophomoric effort is currently in the works.
from The Fruits Of Their Labours