Friday, 19 June 2015

THE SHRINE sign with CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS


Venice Beach, California’s purveyors of Psychedelic Violence, The Shrine have joined forces with legendary metal and hard rock label, Century Media. The Dogtown triumvirate (guitarist/vocalist: Josh Landau, Court Murphy: bass, Jeff Murray: drums) has been spray painting the walls of rock’s collective (un) consciousness over the course of two critically much ballyhooed LP’s: 2012’s Primitive Blast and 2014’s Bless Off (both on the Tee-Pee label). Along the way, they won over the hearts and minds of rock, punk and hesher communities and received blessings from the likes of skate legends including Jeff Ho as well as music luminaries like Black Flag founder Chuck Dukowski. “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 legendary producer, Dave Jerden. Jerden is known for his landmark productions with the likes of Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addition, Social Distortion, but also having spent time working with a Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Jerden discovered The Shrine while visiting the Timewarp Guitar shop in Venice where the band actually played its first show in 2009. “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!”

"When Dave walked into our garage and immediately began talking about Captain Beyond, I knew we had the right dude." Landau says about meeting Jerden for the first time.

Having toured the globe exhaustively and gigging with everyone from heavy rock supremos, Graveyard to metallurgists like Municipal Waste to indie rockers, Dirty Fences, The Shrine will exit the studio and headline a tour of Japan in August. Shortly after that they will join with none other than Motörhead, Slayer, & Suicidal Tendencies on the 2015 Motorboat cruise on Sept 28-Oct 2. In addition, 2015 looks like a crushing year for The Shrine with dates throughout the world – including a European tour as direct support for Kadavar in November & December.

Tour Dates:
28.09. – 02.10.2015 Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise w/ Motörhead, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies & more

Europe tour with KADAVAR and HORISONT
05.11.2015 F Strasbourg - La Laiterie
06.11.2015 D Cologne - Kantine
07.11.2015 NL Nijmegen - Doornroosje
08.11.2015 UK Manchester - Sound Control
09.11.2015 UK Glasgow - Audio
10.11.2015 UK Leeds - The Brudenell Social Club
11.11.2015 UK Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
12.11.2015 UK Bristol - Marble Factory
13.11.2015 UK Cardiff - The Globe
14.11.2015 UK London - The Dome
18.11.2015 F Nantes - Stereolux
19.11.2015 F La Rochelle - La Sirene
20.11.2015 E Madrid - Penelope
21.11.2015 E Barcelona - Razzmatazz II
22.11.2015 F Bordeaux - Le Krakatoa
23.11.2015 F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
25.11.2015 CH Zurich - Dynamo
26.11.2015 CH Geneva - L’Usine
27.11.2015 D Stuttgart - Wizemann
28.11.2015 D Munich - Backstage
30.11.2015 D Frankfurt - Batchkapp
01.12.2015 D Hamburg - Markthalle
02.12.2015 DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
03.12.2015 N Oslo - Vulkan
04.12.2015 S Gothenburg - Brewhouse
05.12.2015 S Stockholm - Debaser Medis
07.12.2015 FI Jyväskylä - Lutakko
08.12.2015 FI Helsinki - Nosturi
09.12.2015 EE Tallinn - Club Tapper
10.12.2015 LT Vilnius - Propaganda
11.12.2015 PL Gdansk - B90
12.12.2015 PL Warsaw - Progresja
13.12.2015 PL Krakow - Fabryka
16.12.2015 D Nuremberg - Hirsch
17.12.2015 B Brussels – Vk*
18.12.2015 D Berlin - Astra
19.12.2015 D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle II
20.12.2015 NL Amsterdam - Melkweg

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