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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...
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!"
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...
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:
3. Tripping Corpse
4. The Duke
5. Nothing Forever
6. Bless Off
7. On the Grind
8. No Penalty
9. Spit In My Life
11. Hellride More...
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.
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...
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...
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.