THE SHRINE Releases Music & Videos from New Album ‘Bless Off’; SXSW Gigs & Euro Tour Beckons

The Shrine - Photo by Olivia Jaffe

California “Destroyers of Rock ‘N’ RollTHE SHRINE will release their new LP Bless Off on March 11 via Tee Pee Records. Recorded at Eliminator Studios in Venice Beach, CA, Bless Off is the follow-up to the power trio’s debut album Primitive Blast which was hailed as one of the “Top Los Angeles Metal Albums of 2012” by LA Weekly and one of Decibel magazine’s 2012 “Albums of the Year“. Nearly as hot as the band is the wildfire pre-release activity surrounding the new record’s release as a slew of new music and video from THE SHRINE has just premiered.

LA Weekly rolls out the first music video from Bless Off, for the scintillating track ‘Worship‘, calling the song “a two-and-a-half-minute blast” that “gets up and goes from the very first note, fueled by short bursts of fuzzed-out guitar work from frontman Josh Landau.” Watch THE SHRINE‘s ‘Worship‘ video via LA Weekly now at THIS LOCATION.

Simultaneously, MetalSucks premieres THE SHRINE‘s new song ‘On the Grind‘, calling the cut “a massive display of pure, unadulterated rock and roll,” while saying ”truly, sincerely stand alone in what they’re doing to the world of music, and thank fuck they’re doing it.” Rock THE SHRINE‘s ‘On the Grind‘ via MetalSucks at THIS LOCATION.

Revolver has just premiered a special behind-the-scenes look at THE SHRINE on tour, via an exclusive “on the road” video shot on the band’s recent North American trek with Red Fang. View the high-energy tour video now at THIS LOCATION.

And finally Noisey have just premiered THE SHRINE‘s new song ‘Nothing Forever‘, saying, ”The song mixes elements of Black Sabbath-y riffs before settling into a punk rock groove, and feels just like the soundtrack to dropping into an empty pool. Also, ‘Nothing Forever‘, just like THE SHRINE as a whole, totally rips.” Don’t delay, blast THE SHRINE‘s ‘Nothing Forever‘ now at THIS LOCATION!

The Shrine 'Bless Off' Artwork

THE SHRINE will perform at the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX, playing the Converse / Thrasher “Death Match” on Wednesday, March 12 (see the kick ass lineup for the SXSW “Death Match” here). They then head to Europe to join Red Fang & Lord Dying which culminates in THE SHRINE playing the annual Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands, before heading back to the US for an East Coast tour with Kadavar during May which also takes in The Observatory Psycho De Mayo with PentagramSaint Vitus & more, the full dates are as follows:

Mar 12 (2 PM) Austin. TX The Scoot Inn SXSW: Converse/Thrasher Death Match w/Earthless & more
Mar 12 (9 PM) Austin, TX The Lost Well SXSW: Heavy Metal Parking Lot w/ Spirit Caravan & more
Mar 14 Cologne GER Essigfabrik w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 15 Hasselt BEL Muziekodroom w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 16 Paris FR Trabendo w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 17 Sheffield UK Corporation w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 18 Manchester UK Sound Control w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 19 Glasgow UK Classic Grand w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 20 Birmingham UK Institute Temple w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 21 London UK Electric Ballroom w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 22 Eindhoven NL Effenaar w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 23 Nijmegen NL Doornroosje w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 25 Hamburg GER Knust w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 26 Gothenburg SWE Truckstop Alaska w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 27 Oslo NOR John Dee w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 28 Stockholm SWE Debaser Strand w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 29 Copenhagen DK Pumpehuset w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 30 Berlin GER Lido w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Mar 31 Warsaw POL Basen w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Apr 01 Wien AT Arena w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Apr 03 München GER Backstage w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Apr 04 Leipzig GER Taubchenthal w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Apr 05 Stuttgart GER LKA w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Apr 06 Wiesbaden GER Schlachthof w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying
Apr 11 Roadburn Festival, Tilburg NL [info]
Apr 19 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro for Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze w/ Municipal Waste & more
May 06 Vancouver, BC Electric Owl
May 07 Seattle, WA Studio Seven w/ Kadavar
May 08 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom w/ Kadavar
May 09 San Francisco, CA The Chapel w/ Kadavar
May 10 Santa Cruz, CA Crepe Place w/ Kadavar
May 11 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory Psycho De Mayo w/ Pentagram, Saint Vitus, Kadavar & more
May 12 Los Angeles, CA Roxy Theater w/ Kadavar

Undoubtedly one of America’s hottest underground bands, THE SHRINE plays loud, heavy rock ‘n’ roll fueled by cheap beer and bad acid that combines the hook-laden appeal of ’70′s garage rock and gritty ’80′s hardcore with a skate punk energy and attitude resulting in a sound the trio describes as “psychedelic violence”, you can also read Pete’s review for Bless Off here.

Bless Off track listing:
1.) Destroyers
2.) Worship
3.) Tripping Corpse
4.) The Duke
5.) Nothing Forever
6.) Bless Off
7.) On the Grind
8.) No Penalty
9.) Spit In My Life
10.) Napalm
11.) Hellride

THE SHRINE‘s Bless Off is official out on Monday, 11th March via Tee Pee Records, and is also available for pre-order HERE.

Source: Action! PR
Photo Credit: Olivia Jaffe