Venice Beach, California’s purveyors of Psychedelic Violence, The Shrine have unveiled details about their upcoming Century Media Records debut, Rare Breed. Oozing with old-school flair, punk aggression and unbridled rock ‘n’ roll fury; Rare Breed has been set for European release on October 30, 2015 and North American release on January 15, 2016 (with extended content). Album artwork for Rare Breed, done by Kris Kirk, can be seen below.

With anticipation for the album’s release already at a fever pitch, The Shrine and have joined forces to give the band’s growing legion of fans a taste of things to come with the exclusive premiere of the video for “Death to Invaders.”The Shrine guitarist/vocalist Josh Landau commented on the video, “’Death to Invaders’ is pretty much the shortest straight ahead fast song on the album. The title was inspired from the old Dogtown graffiti at POP Pier, but the lyrics kind of don’t have anything else to do with that.”

Fresh off of a headlining tour of Japan, The Shrine is gearing up for a 16-city trek of epic proportions with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity, followed by an European tour with Kadavar and Horisont in November/December. Before striking out on what promises to be this fall’s most debaucherous rock ‘n’ roll road show, The Shrine will hit the high seas and join the likes of Motorhead, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and more on Motorhead’s Motorboat  Cruise.

“We just returned from Japan where they absolutely worship rock and roll. California is burning and we’re taking off on a heavy trip around the USA,” said Landau about the upcoming tour. “We couldn’t be more stoked that Lemmy is back on stage and we’re playing Motorhead’s Motorboat. We have our new jams from ‘Rare Breed’ and we’re kicking them out.”

Produced by Dave Jerden (the venerated knobsman behind such classics as Alice In Chains’ Dirt, Jane’s Addition’s Nothing’s Shocking, Social Distortion’s self-titled, The Offspring’s Ixnay On The Hombre and Eno/Byrne’s My Life In The Bush of Ghosts) and recorded through the very amp that Greg Ginn recorded Black Flag’s Damaged on, Rare Breed exists in a space that once was was bleeding with razor sharp lines separating punks, metal heads and hippies, where a violent clash in the parking lot of the Cuckoo’s nest was inevitable.

05.11.2015 F Strasbourg – La Laiterie
06.11.2015 D Cologne – Kantine
07.11.2015 NL Nijmegen – Doornroosje
08.11.2015 UK Manchester – Sound Control
09.11.2015 UK Glasgow – Audio
10.11.2015 UK Leeds – The Brudenell Social Club
11.11.2015 UK Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
12.11.2015 UK Bristol – Marble Factory
13.11.2015 UK Cardiff – The Globe
14.11.2015 UK London – The Dome
18.11.2015 F Nantes – Stereolux
19.11.2015 F La Rochelle – La Sirene
20.11.2015 E Madrid – Penelope
21.11.2015 E Barcelona – Razzmatazz II
22.11.2015 F Bordeaux – Le Krakatoa
23.11.2015 F Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
25.11.2015 CH Zurich – Dynamo
26.11.2015 CH Geneva – L’Usine
27.11.2015 D Stuttgart – Wizemann
28.11.2015 D Munich – Backstage
30.11.2015 D Frankfurt – Batchkapp
01.12.2015 D Hamburg – Markthalle
02.12.2015 DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
03.12.2015 N Oslo – Vulkan
04.12.2015 S Gothenburg – Brewhouse
05.12.2015 S Stockholm – Debaser Medis
07.12.2015 FI Jyväskylä – Lutakko
08.12.2015 FI Helsinki – Nosturi
09.12.2015 EE Tallinn – Club Tapper
10.12.2015 LT Vilnius – Propaganda
11.12.2015 PL Gdansk – B90
12.12.2015 PL Warsaw – Progresja
13.12.2015 PL Krakow – Fabryka
16.12.2015 D Nuremberg – Hirsch
17.12.2015 B Brussels – Vk*
18.12.2015 D Berlin – Astra
19.12.2015 D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle II
20.12.2015 NL Amsterdam – Melkweg

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