New Audio: The Shrine Releases a Headbanger’s Ball-era Single

Currently comprised of founding members Josh Landau (guitar, vocals) and Jeff Murray (drums) along with their newest member, Nashville Pussy‘s and Chelsea Girls‘ Corey Parks, the Los Angeles-based metal act The Shrine can trace their origins to their hometown warehouse skate parties and guitar shops — and since their formation the band has rapidly built up a national profile with multiple appearances at Ozzfest, opening slots for the likes of Slayer, Ghost and Dinosaur Jr., as well as several headline tours across Australia and Japan. Adding to a growing profile, the band have an official Dogtown Skateboard, a signature Converse shoe and an appearance on Ride with Norman Reedus.

Slated for a May 3, 2019 release through Eliminator Records, the act’s forthcoming Cruel World EP reportedly finds the band drawing from 70s and 80s metal — in particular Black Sabbath and ZZ Top — but with a subtly modern take.  The EP’s first single “Dance On a Razor’s Edge” is pure, unadulterated, Headbangers Ball-era metal: enormous, power chord-based riffs, thunderous drumming and arena rock hooks, delivered with a sleazy, boozy sneer.

The Venice-based metal band will be embarking on a US and European Union tour during April and May, and the tour will include a NYC area stop — April 24, 2019 at Baby’s All Right. Check out the rest of the tour dates below.


04/19 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Machines – EP release party & tour kickoff 

04/23 Toronto, ON @ Baby G

04/24 NYC, NY @ Baby’s All Right

04/26 Munich, DE @ Backstage

04/27 Kaprun, AT @ Castle

04/30 Zurich, CH @ Z7

05/01 Savigliano, IT @ ARCI Mezcal 

05/02 Marseille, FR @ Cabaret Aleatoire

05/03 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom – DesertFest UK

05/04 Berlin, DE @ Arena – DesertFest Berlin

05/05 Karlsruhe, DE @ Alte Hackerei

05/09 Bilbao, ES @ Kafe Antzokia

05/10 Madrid, ES @ White Lab

05/11 Barcellona, ES @ Rocksound