The Shrine 1

Official press release:

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 (Josh Landau: guitarist/vocalist, 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. Landau says of The Shrine’s new label home:

“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.”

Century Media A&R man Mike Gitter says:

“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. 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. Jerden says:

“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. 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!”

Landau says about meeting Jerden for the first time:

“When Dave walked into our garage and immediately began talking about Captain Beyond, I knew we had the right dude.”

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 Motörboat 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:

9/28-10/02 – Miami, FL | Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise w/ Motörhead, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies & more

Europe tour with Kadavar and Horisont:

11/05 – Strasbourg, FR | La Laiterie
11/06 – Cologne, DE | Kantine
11/07 – Nijmegen, NL | Doornroosje
11/08 – Manchester, UK | Sound Control
11/09 – Glasgow, UK | Audio
11/10 – Leeds, UK | The Brudenell Social Club
11/11 – Wolverhampton, UK | Slade Rooms
11/12 – Bristol, UK | Marble Factory
11/13 – Cardiff, UK | The Globe
11/14 – London, UK | The Dome
11/18 – Nantes, FR | Stereolux
11/19 – La Rochelle, FR | La Sirene
11/20 – Madrid, ES | Penelope
11/21 – Barcelona, ES | Razzmatazz II
11/22 – Bordeaux, FR | Le Krakatoa
11/23 – Lyon, FR | Ninkasi Kao
11/25 – Zurich, CH | Dynamo
11/26 – Geneva, CH | L’Usine
11/27 – Stuttgart, DE | Wizemann
11/28 – Munich, DE | Backstage
11/30 – Frankfurt, DE | Batchkapp
12/01 – Hamburg, DE | Markthalle
12/02 – Copenhagen, DK | Pumpehuset
12/03 – Oslo, NO | Vulkan
12/04 – Gothenburg, SE | Brewhouse
12/05 – Stockholm, SE | Debaser Medis
12/07 – Jyväskylä, FI | Lutakko
12/08 – Helsinki, FI | Nosturi
12/09 – Tallinn, EE | Club Tapper
12/10 – Vilnius, LT | Propaganda
12/11 – Gdansk, PL | B90
12/12 – Warsaw, PL | Progresja
12/13 – Krakow, PL | Fabryka
12/16 – Nuremberg, DE | Hirsch
12/17 – Brussels, BE | Vk*
12/18 – Berlin, DE | Astra
12/19 – Oberhausen, DE | Turbinenhalle II
12/20 – Amsterdam, NL | Melkweg