Post subject: THE SHRINE Unleashes New Music Video "Freak Fighter"
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:08 pm
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the PR wire wrote:
THE SHRINE Unleashes New Music Video "Freak Fighter" Rampaging Song Taken From Venice Beach Trio's Sophomore LP "PRIMITIVE BLAST"
Fast-rising Venice, CA LOUD rock band THE SHRINE has just released its new album Primitive Blast. Boasting a BIG sound the trio has dubbed "Psychedelic Violence Rock 'N' Roll", THE SHRINE -- who Thrasher has called "a hard-hitting three-piece, combining the hooks and tones of classic rock with the energy and stage presence of a thrash band," has been making waves in Los Angeles for the past few years, touring and sharing the stage with the likes of Kyuss Lives!, Pentagram, Graveyard and The Sword. Today, Brooklyn Vegan premieres the new, Scion AV produced video for the band's ripping track "Freak Fighter" and calls THE SHRINE "California through and through, embodying both the stoner grooves and the thrashy skate punk of the area in the 80s and 90s". Directed by Coan Buddy Nichols and inspired by the Decline of Western Civilaization, Black Flag music videos of the early 80's, classic Bones Brigade films and Dogtown/Stecyk exploits, the "Freak Fighter" video features a guest cameo from Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag) in between live footage of THE SHRINE and stage diving mayhem! Check out THE SHRINE's "Freak Fighter" NOW at this location:
HE SHRINE's Primitive Blast has met to rave review since its release earlier this month, being called "a collision of '70s headiness and '80s hardcore angst" by the LA Weekly, "like a Harley blasting through a poppy field" byThe Big Takeover and "a feast for anyone interested in guitar tones" by Popmatters. SPIN calls THE SHRINE "Shit-kicking SoCal pool-skaters bridge Blacks Flag and Sabbath via Cro-Mag hooks and high energy sludge" and Revolver recently premiered the scorching title track from the record, "Primitive Blast" (hear it now at this location: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusi ... blast.html)!
THE SHRINE has just been confirmed as direct support for Fu Manchu's upcoming "The Action is Go" European tour and will kick off a string of west coast shows alongside Tee Pee labelmates LECHEROUS GAZE and San Francisco's Hot Lunch next month (see below for more details). Seeing is believing!
THE SHRINE are a pool-skating, acid-eating, rip-roaring trio whose "Psychedelic Violence Rock and Roll" will melt your face off! The bitchin' band's bad-ass new record Primitive Blast fuses "the wilder riffs of your Dad's Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath LPs" with "the fury of a punk show getting busted by the cops" and is so wild-eyed and surly that it has to be heard to be believed!! Primitive Blast delivers a crossover bitch slap of gargantuan proportions that instantaneously announces THE SHRINE as the most devil-may-care gang of brothers to soil the streets of LA since DLR and EVH played The Troubadour. The band trancends labels like "hard rock", "punk" and "heavy metal" and renders those tems obsolete! Recorded on vintage gear and reel-to-reel tape through mountainous Marshall stacks, Primitive Blast is the perfect soundtrack to cracking your skull skating your neighbor's empty pool (or to any other debaucherous gathering of longhairs), delivering nine blasts of searing guitar, spazzed-out drums and shook up bass lines that seriously signal THE SHRINE as a ticking time bomb that's about to EXPLODE. Come get some!!
THE SHRINE U.S. tour dates:
August 10 Los Angeles, CA 3 Clubs August 11 San Diego, CA Tower Bar August 12 Ventura, CA Billy O's
THE SHRINE is Josh Landau (guitar / vocals), Courtland Murphy (bass) and Jeff Murray (drums).