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.
THE SHRINE TOUR 2019:
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