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The Shrine

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Below is our complete The Shrine 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.

The Shrine Hosts Album Release Party

Last Friday, Venice Beach, CA's purveyors of psychedelic rock n' roll, The Shrine, celebrated the release of Century Media Records debut "Rare Breed" with a blowout house party at The Chun, a private venue and motorcycle warehouse in Downtown LA.

The event was a Vietnam-themed throw back to the late 60's/early 70's that featured scantily clad pole dancers, war bunkers and more in an Apocalypse Now-inspired movie set that housed two raucous performances from The Shrine, one for VIP industry insiders and a second for fans.

A full recap of the event, complete with photos, is available via the LA Record here. More...

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The Shrine Streaming Bonus Track

Venice Beach, CA's purveyors of psychedelic violence from The Shrine are releasing "Rare Breed," their debut full-length for Century Media Records.

To ring in the release, the group has shared a digipak-only bonus version of "Never More Than Now" featuring vocals from the legendary Keith Morris (Black Flag, Off!, Circle Jerks). Give it a listen below.

On January 22nd in Los Angeles, the band will host "The Rare Breed Experience," a special record release party flashback trip to another dimension that will feature a live performance from The Shrine with opening support from Arctic, a band comprised of pro skateboarders Don Nguyen and Justin Figueroa.

The "Never More Than Now" premiere marks another notch in a banner year for The Shrine that has seen brands like Converse (who commissioned Landau to create a custom shoe) and Marshall Headphones hand-pick the group to become featured artists. The band also recently finished a European tour with Kadavar and Horisont, as well as headlining tours of Japan and Australia, a stint on Motörhead's Motörboat Cruise and an epic 16-city trek through the States with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity. More...

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The Shrine Premieres New Song & Music Video

Venice Beach, California's purveyors of old-school flair, punk and rock 'n' roll aggression from The Shrine premiere their new song and music video for "Coming Down Quick", taken from the upcoming new album "Rare Breed", which will be out in stores January 15th via Century Media.

Check out now "Coming Down Quick" below.

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Black Label Society Announces New Shows

Black Label Society - fronted by guitar icon Zakk Wylde - has announced a batch of winter tour dates for the end of 2015 with special guests Huntress and The Shrine.

Fresh off an electric performance last weekend at the Food Truck & Rock Carnival in New Jersey, BLS is gearing up to finish the year strong in the U.S. The last time the band performed in The States was during the Unblackened Tour earlier this year.

Originally performed as a one night only concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles for a live CD/DVD release two years ago, the show made its way across the U.S featuring intimate versions of some of the band’s most popular songs, as well as songs from Wylde’s best-selling solo album "Book of Shadows" & his Southern rock band Pride & Glory.

See BLS live on these upcoming December dates: More...

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The Shrine Posts "Death To Invaders" Video

Venice Beach, California's purveyors of psychedelic violence from The Shrine have unveiled details about their upcoming Century Media Records debut, "Rare Breed."

Oozing with old-school flair, punk aggression and unbridled rock 'n' roll fury; "Rare Breed" has been set for North American release on January 15, 2016 (with extended content) and October 30, 2015 in Europe.

A new video for the track "Death to Invaders" can be seen below, The Shrine guitarist/vocalist Josh Landau comments "'Death to Invaders' is pretty much the shortest straight ahead fast song on the album. The title was inspired from the old Dogtown graffiti at POP Pier, but the lyrics kinda don't have anything else to do with that." More...

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The Shrine Signs To Century Media

Venice Beach, California’s purveyors of psychedelic violence from The Shrine have joined forces with Century Media.

The Dogtown triumvirate (guitarist/vocalist Josh Landau, Court Murphy on bass, Jeff Murray on drums) has been spray painting the walls of rock’s collective (un)consciousness over the course of two LP’s: 2012’s "Primitive Blast" and 2014’s "Bless Off" (both on the Tee-Pee label).

“When we walked into Mike Gitter's office and there was a giant framed photo of Dennis Hopper from Easy Rider next to a Stooges poster next to an original handbill from a Slayer/Venom gig, we knew this man and the company he keeps, Century Media, was more than good enough to butter our bread," says Landau of The Shrine’s new label home.

“Listening to The Shrine is the sonic equivalent of rifling through old issues of Thrasher and Action Now Skateboarder with Charles Manson while blasting California Jam bootlegs and Black Flag’s My War,” says Century Media A&R man Mike Gitter. “They’re the resin scraped from several generations of no-bullshit American rock distilled into its purest essence. What they’ve accomplished on their own is nothing short of awesome. The Shrine’s legend is only going to grow larger and louder.”

Shortly after signing with Century Media, the members of The Shrine found themselves in the studio with producer Dave Jerden. “When I first heard The Shrine at the guitar shop, they were the best blend of punk, thrash and hard rock I’ve ever heard,” says Jerden. “I had to work with them. The record we’re making right now is an over-the-top, in-your face, rebirth-of-rock record!” More...

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SXSW 2015 Day Four: Converse/Thrasher Death Match

SXSW attendees spent the last day of the festival trying to stay dry. Fortunately, the Gypsy Lounge erected a giant tent to keep the crowd dry. The rain forced the staff running Converse/Thrasher’s Death Match to shut down the skate ramp.

I missed the first two bands, Blasting Concept and American Sharks and came in during instrumental jam band, Arctic. This Southern California band is making a name for their selves playing skate parks and skate festivals. Their guitarist, Figgy looked like Mikael Åkerfeldt from Opeth and played solos like him too, even though the band sounds nothing like Opeth. He was fun to watch and his solos were excellent but he and his band didn’t bring a lot in terms of riffs. More...

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The Shrine Announces North American Tour

California's destroyers of rock 'n' roll from The Shrine have announced new Spring North American tour dates. The live trek will kick off on April 2nd in San Diego and run through April 12th in Santa Barbara, CA.

The Shrine continues to tour the world in support of sophomore LP, "Bless Off." Prior to the April tour kick off, The Shrine will showcase at the 2015 SXSW Music Festival, set for March 17th - 22nd, in Austin, Texas.

"The Shrine is headed to SXSW, followed by 12 shows in 12 nights across the West Coast with our brothers in Dirty Fences," comments guitarist / vocalist Josh Landau. "We will be dropping to our knees to worship. Join us!"

SXSW Shows
March 16 Austin, TX Beerland (6PM as part of "Heavy Metal Cage Match")
March 18 Austin, TX Spiderhouse Ballroom (9PM)
March 20 Austin, TX The North Door (w/ Kadavar, Ruby the Hatchet, Elder, Castle, etc.)
March 21 Austin, TX Gypsy Lounge (2PM as part of Thrasher + Converse "Death Match")
March 21 Austin, TX The Lost Well (11PM as part of "Heavy Metal Parking Lot 2")

West Coast "Worship Tour"
* All dates also include Dirty Fences
April 2 San Diego, CA The Casbah (w/ Loom)
April 3 Los Angeles, CA The Paper Agency
April 4 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside (w/ Banquet)
April 5 Portland, OR Analog Cafe
April 6 Olympia, WA Capitol Theater Backstage (w/ Mos Generator)
April 7 Vancouver, BC SBC (w/ Black Wizard)
April 8 Victoria, BC One Six Boardshop (w/ Black Wizard)
April 9 Seattle, WA Barboza
April 10 Portland, OR Dante's (w/ JOY)
April 11 Oakland, CA Eli's Mile High Club
April 12 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones (w/ Blasting Concept) More...

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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...

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The Shrine Streaming "Waiting For The War"

Having recently returned from an independently booked tour of Japan, California's destroyers of rock 'n' roll from The Shrine were queried about the trek by Vice's internet music channel, Noisey.

The ripping interrogation is matched by a stream of the opening track to the band's forthcoming "Waiting For The War" 12" maxi single, set for release next month via Tankcrimes. Listen in below, or check out the full interview at Noisey.Vice.com here.

The single's track listing is as follows:

1. Waiting For The War
2. Rare Breed
3. Waiting For The War (Instrumental)

"Waiting For The War" will be released on December 9th, 2014 via Tankcrimes and come available digitally and on vinyl in spiffy red/black/blue striped wax via mailorder (limited to 100 copies), and blue blob vinyl in stores with a download card included for digitally inclined listeners. More...

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TWBM To Play Day Of The Shred Fest

Trapped Within Burning Machinery - Moreno Valley, California's five-piece crushing doom/sludge outfit - is set to play this year's Day Of The Shred Fest on November 1st alongside Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand, The Shrine, and a whole hell of a lot more.

The band was originally a one-man project started by Zak Esparza (lead guitar/vocalist) in 2007. After recording some demos, Zak recruited close friend Geoff Jones to play drums and Juan Rodriguez to fill in on bass.

The trio wrote and recorded the band’s first demo, "Evolutionary Transmitted Disease," and self-released it in the summer of 2009. In January 2011, the band entered the studio to record a first full-length album, "The Putrid Stench of Decaying Self," this time with new bassist Ernie Ballerz and second guitarist Robert Trujillo. The band released the full-length through Black Voodoo Records on October 5th, 2012.

In early 2014, the group released a limited split tape with LA's Pigeonwing. Trapped Within Burning Machinery has also recently added a third guitarist, James Inglett, to expand its sound. As of April of 2014, TWBM just finished second full-length, "The Filth Element," recorded with renowned producer/engineer John Haddad (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia), which will be released via Midnite Collective in the near future.

Day Of The Shred takes place at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California on Novemer 1st. Tickets are available here and the show will feature Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand Elder, The Shrine, Bongripper, Radio Moscow, Ancestors, Glitter Wizard, Graves At Sea, Danava, Arctic, Hot Lunch, All Them Witches, Goya, (16), Greenbeard, and Trapped Within Burning Machinery. More...

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Desertfest Announces More Band Confirmations

The Belgian Desertfest organizers have checked in with the following update about confirming new bands for the 2014 bill:

"We are so excited to announce the latest set of bands to grace the bill of Desertfest Belgium! Get ready for Fu Manchu, Jex Thoth, The Shrine, Dirty Fences, and David Celia! Check them out from October 10th - 12th at Trix, Antwerp!

"That being said, get ready to dig into your pockets, on July 15th day passes will be on sale. The day by day program will be announced on that day as well!

"Those traveling from abroad, there's still some tickets left with accommodation at Tulip Inn Antwerp!"

Further details can be found at the festival's official Facebook profile here. More...

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Earthless Announces August Shows

San Diego power rock band Earthless has announced a string of August east coast live dates in support of new album, "From the Ages."

The space rock kings will be joined on the tour dates by California "Destroyers of Rock 'N' Roll" (and Tee Pee Records label mates) The Shrine.

In addition, Earthless will join J Mascis' Heavy Blanket for a special support slot with metal titans Sleep in Boston on August 24th. Dates are as follows:

August 20 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
August 21 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
August 22 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
August 23 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
August 24 Boston, MA House of Blues (* EARTHLESS Meets HEAVY BLANKET w/ SLEEP) More...

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The Shrine Posts "Worship" Video

California "Destroyers of Rock 'N' Roll" The Shrine will release new LP "Bless Off" on March 11th via Tee Pee Records. Recorded at Eliminator Studios in Venice Beach, CA, "Bless Off" is the follow-up to the power trio's debut album "Primitive Blast."

LA Weekly today rolls out the first music video from "Bless Off." Check out the video for "Worship" below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Destroyers
2. Worship
3. Tripping Corpse
4. The Duke
5. Nothing Forever
6. Bless Off
7. On the Grind
8. No Penalty
9. Spit In My Life
10. Napalm
11. Hellride More...

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Tankcrimes Offering Free Compilation

In honor of the upcoming Brainsqueeze II Fest, the Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records is pleased to offer up the "Have You Seen My Mind" compilation.

A FREE for all free-for-all, the mammoth collection features an exclusive re-recording of Municipal Waste's "Insurance Fraud" from the band's split with Crucial Unit, new hymns from The Shrine and Fucked Up, a remastered version of Final Conflict's "Crucifixion," a bonus tune from Obsessor, sexy numbers from Ghoul, Iron Reagan, BAT, Cannabis Corpse, a bonus bonus track for downloaders and more.

Stream the compilation below, or download your copy of the release at Invisible Oranges here. More...

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The Shrine Announces Tour With Red Fang

Venice, CA's The Shrine has announced worldwide tour dates in support of sophomore LP "Primitive Blast." The trio will team up with like-minded party jammers Red Fang for over 60 North American and European tour dates running well into 2014.

The fun begins with the North American tour launch on November 30th in San Francisco, CA; from there, both bands will tear up stages across the continent through the holidays. The European run will kick off in mid-January and run all the way through April.

"After spending the summer at home in Venice jamming and skating pools were ready to pile our full stacks and road rats back in the van and cruise the USA alongside Red Fang," comments The Shrine vocalist and six string ripper Josh Landau. "If you see a smoking, dented Econoline van on the side of America's endless highway filled with retards messing around with snow chains, give your brothers a hand. We've got a ton of new sticky jams and a ton of new sick merch that's gonna shred yer socks off." More...

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The Shrine To Tour With Graveyard

Venice, CA "destroyers of rock 'n' roll" The Shrine have announced a winter 2013 U.S. tour. The band will team up with retro rockers Graveyard for a four week trek that will launch on January 23rd in Boston, MA and will fire up crowds across the country through February 2rd3 in Houston, TX.

The Shrine continues to tour in support of new album "Primitive Blast," released this past summer via Tee Pee Records. In celebration of the just-announced jaunt, The Shrine will issue a limited edition tour-only vinyl 7" release, which will include the new songs "Napalm" and "Hellride."

EPSN has premiered the track "Napalm" and a brand new Scion A/V-produced video interview with the band and original Black Flag bass player Chuck Dukowski, who has long championed the California trio. Check out the premiere at this location. The band's upcoming tour dates are: More...

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The Shrine Releases New Music Video

Venice, CA act The Shrine released new album "Primitive Blast" this summer and just returned from a first European tour (alongside stoner rock veterans Fu Manchu).

Today, VICE's Noisey premieres The Shrine's new music video "Whistlings of Death," which can be viewed here or in the player below. "Whistlings of Death" was shot and edited by Amanda Siegel (on super 8 and 16mm film) with extra footage contributed by Coan Buddy Nichols.

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