Entries tagged with: The Shrine
by Wyatt Marshall
Cancer Bats are in the midst of the previously discussed tour with Red Fang, Indian Handcrafts and The Shrine (dates below), and the day after that tour hits NYC (12/11 at Bowery Ballroom, tix), they'll be taking a night off to play a very special Black Sabbath tribute set at Saint Vitus (12/12) with No Way and Blackest. The Cancer Bats will be performing as Bat Sabbath, which is also the name they used to release their tribute EP which they titled Bastards of Reality (like every other Sabbath cover band). This isn't the first time Cancer Bats have busted out the Bat Sabbath--they've played double headlining Cancer Bats/Bat Sabbath shows before, and toured Canada as Bat Sabbath late in 2011, too. Tickets for the Vitus show are on sale. Listen to Bat Sabbath below.
The real Black Sabbath is touring North America too.
Cancer Bats aren't the only band on the Red Fang tour with a little something on the side. The Shrine is playing a show at The Acheron with Natur, Dirty Fences, and Iron Force on 12/12 too. Tickets for that show are still available.
Updated dates are listed, along with the Bat Sabbath stream, below...
by Doug Moore
LA's The Shrine -- not to be confused with King Khan's backing band -- have the whole vintage-costumed proto-metalrockpunk thing down pat, with a little more West Coast punk rock in the mix than many bands in the vein deploy. Fittingly, they toured with Graveyard last year, and they're out on the road with the like-minded Red Fang and Indian Handcrafts right now. That tour hits NYC at Bowery Ballroom on 12/11 with Cancer Bats (tix), after which there's a gap day in the tour's schedule.
True to road-hungry form, The Shrine have filled that schedule gap with a one-off Brooklyn headlining show at the Acheron on December 12 (12/12). Local support will come from similarly backwards-looking acts Natur, Dirty Fences, and Iron Force, who are also playing an old-timey rock'n'roll revue with Valkyrie and Sinister Haze on Saturday (12/7). Tickets for the Shrine gig are available.
Check out some of The Shrine's music and take a look at the remaining Red Fang tour dates, below...
Red Fang at Orion Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Four bands who bridge the gap between metal and just plain ol' rock, Red Fang, Cancer Bats, Indian Handcrafts, and The Shrine, will be heading out on tour together this year. That tour hasn't been announced in full but some of the dates have been revealed, including a NYC show happening on December 11 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for what should be a very rowdy night go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon. All currently known dates are listed below.
Red Fang have a new Chris Funk (of The Decemberists)-produced LP on the way via Relapse, and they were just in NYC for a show with Doomriders, who will return to NYC on their tour with High on Fire and Kvelertak, who were last in NYC on their tour with Cancer Bats.
UPDATE: Red Fang announced the tour in full. All dates are with The Shrine, and the other two openers appear on select dates. They also released a new song from their LP, "No Hope," which you can stream (via Metal Sucks) along with the list of tour dates and another track from their new LP, below.
Inter Arma at Invisible Oranges SXSW 2013 day party (more by Greg Cristman)
After part of the docket was revealed last week, Scion Rock Fest have announced the entirety of their 2013 lineup which happens in Memphis Tennessee on June 1. Testament and Melvins claim the top slots, while additional bands announced for the fest are Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, The Obsessed (!), Corrosion of Conformity, The Casualties, Negative Approach, Pallbearer, Six Feet Under, Impaled, Vision of Disorder, Royal Thunder, Vektor, Arsis, A Life Once Lost, Touché Amoré, Code Orange Kids, The Gates of Slumber, Hot Lunch, Rotting Out, The Shrine, Ice Dragon, Call of the Void (who recently played NYC), Subrosa, Gigan, Anciients, Dirty Streets, Inter Arma, Complete Failure, Indian Handcrafts and Noisem.
SRF is free but RSVP (which opens on April 10) is required.
In related news, Inter Arma, who recently played the Invisible Oranges Day Party at The Jr (pictures HERE), have been announced, along with Sannhet, as support for the NYC date of the Intronaut tour, set for Saint Vitus on June 15. Tickets are on sale.
If you missed it, pictures from the official Invisible Oranges SXSW night showcase are available HERE, featuring shots of Pallbearer, John Baizley with Mel from Royal Thunder and Bruce Lamont, Mutilation Rites, Full of Hell, KEN Mode and Homewrecker.
Check out a video from Inter Arma's daytime set below...
Scion Rock Fest has released a partial lineup of their 2013 edition, set to happen in Memphis, Tennessee on June 1. As with previous years, the festival will go down in a single day across multiple venues. Look for appearances from Melvins, Municipal Waste, The Casualties, Pallbearer, Six Feet Under, Impaled, Vision of Disorder, Arsis, A Life Once Lost, Code Orange Kids, The Shrine, Ice Dragon, Subrosa, Anciients, Indian Handcrafts and Noisem. More bands and details are on the way.
words and photos by Caroline Harrison
Graveyard @ MHOW, 1/27/2013
Graveyard played Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (1/27), the second of two NYC shows with Los Angelenos The Shrine. The Swedish rock group is touring in support of Lights Out, released last October.
Opening for a band like Graveyard must be pretty daunting and, admittedly, the Shrine isn't really my speed. However, they rose to the challenge and delivered a skillful set blending Sabbath-y stoner grooves and vintage LA punk/thrash. They were tight, people dug it, but I found myself enjoying their set more when I couldn't see the band. Maybe that was because the giant wolf banner with the spotlights on the eyes was distractingly gimmicky.
Graveyard's musical predecessors would frequently fall prey to spiraling, jammed out live performances with excessive, albeit technically adept soloing. Where the Allman Brothers would jam out "Whipping Post" for 20+ minutes (see any of the Fillmore East recordings), Graveyard's soloing is economical. Lyrical guitar licks last a few bars. Frenzied drum solos augment a song's pacing, not diverge from it. Similarly, the band's stage presence is reserved and controlled, with the exception of drummer Axel Sjöberg's animalistic fervor.
This is a band that sounds just as polished, tight, and clean as they do on record. The ease with which Joakim Nilsson can move between raw, gritty vocals and silken blues crooning is nothing short of jaw dropping. Graveyard is a band that, for the most part, knows exactly how to play to their strengths, saving two of their strongest songs ("The Siren" and "Endless Night") for the encore. The only baffling moment of their set was when they broke out an absolute stomper of a B-side, evocative of frenzied Crossroads era Clapton.
Graveyard moves on to Asheville, NC tomorrow night. The Devil's Blood, originally scheduled to support on a few dates with Royal Thunder, announced their immediate dissolution, effective January 22. Keep an eye out for a possible replacement for those dates.
More pictures from Music Hall of Williamsburg last night are below.
Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, September 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Decibel Magazine has compiled their annual list of top 40 albums of the year. As usual, there are some surprises but the 2012 top ten is basically a list of nine veterans with only a single newcomer to the bunch. The full list of top records of the year according to Decibel Magazine is below, along with a tweet from the winning band. Buy your copy HERE.
photos by Wei Shi
Fans make their way back from the FIDLAR merch table @ The Echo, 1026/2012
California garage punks FIDLAR played The Echo in Los Angeles on 10/26, joined by The Shrine and Pangea. The band is currently touring their way eastward with Delta Spirit, and will hit Fun Fun Fun Fest before scooting on over to Irving Plaza on 11/27 as part of a round of dates also with Jeff the Brotherhood. Tickets are still available.
FIDLAR's much-anticipated debut album will be out in January on Mom & Pop Records. You can stream "White on White" from it below.
More pictures from The Echo, and all tour dates are below.
The Shrine are California through and through, embodying both the stoner grooves and the thrashy skate punk of the area in the 80s and 90s. The band's new effort, Primitive Blast, is their second long-player and is available now via Tee Pee Records.
Primitive Blast features the Black Flag/Blitz/Thin Lizzy-style burner, "Freak Fighter," the subject of the new Scion A/V produced video which we're premiering below. "Freak Fighter" has no qualms with wearing its influences on its sleeve, clearly nodding to old skate videos and featuring guest appearances from people like Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag) in between live footage/stage diving mayhem. Check out the Coan Buddy Nichols-directed video below alongside all (West Coast only) tour dates.