SLEEP Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Legendary stoner rockers SLEEP have announced a fall U.S. tour. The recently reunited band will feature original members Al Cisneros (OM, SHRINEBUILDER) and Mike Pike (HIGH ON FIRE). The two will be joined by NUEROSIS drummer, Jason Roeder. For this tour, SLEEP will perform their seminal Holy Mountain album as well as material from Dopesmoker and more.

Having originally split in 1997 after two largely influential albums, members of the band found success in the aforementioned bands, and only reunited last year to participate in All Tomorrow’s Parties.

Tour dates as follows:
9/03/2010 All Tomorrow’s Parties – Monticello, NY
9/07/2010 Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA
9/08/2010 Brooklyn Masonic Temple – New York, NY w/ LICHENS
9/09/2010 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL w/ LICHENS
9/10/2010 Mohawk – Austin, TX w/ SUB OSLO
9/11/2010 Roseland Theater/Music Fest NW – Portland, OR w/ Scott Kelly, YOB
9/12/2010 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

Rare STEVE VON TILL/HARVESTMAN Appearance and New Releases Announced

Steve Von Till (NEUROSIS, HARVESTMAN) will be performing a rare set in his home region in Moscow, Idaho this February. This set will feature the lone artist performing both HARVESTMAN and SVT solo material. The appearance is to take place at the Prichard Art Gallery in downtown Moscow at 8:00 PM on the 13th of February, as part of a week-long show about KUOI, the University of Idaho’s radio station.

As previously announced, HARVESTMAN is also confirmed as direct support for SHRINEBUILDER on three Bay Area shows this March, as part of the Neurot Recordings West Coast Tour featuring A STORM OF LIGHT in addition to SHRINEBUILDER.

STEVE VON TILL/HARVESTMAN live appearances:
2/13/2010 Prichard Art Gallery – Moscow, ID
3/05/2010 The Voodoo Lounge – San Jose, CA w/ SHRINEBUILDER, A STORM OF LIGHT, BRAIN OIL
3/06/2010 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ SHRINEBUILDER, A STORM OF LIGHT, LAUDANUM
3/07/2010 The Independent – San Francisco, CA w/ SHRINEBUILDER, A STORM OF LIGHT

This March, Neurot will release a limited edition release from HARVESTMAN, entitled Trinity. This release showcases the material actually used as the soundtrack for Italian horror film H2Odio [the English title is Hate 2 O], the album has been renamed for its Neurot Recordings release. Neurot will also then release the HARVESTMAN / MINSK / U.S. CHRISTMAS 3-way split entitled Hawkwind Triad; the split obviously featuring all three artists unleashing their takes on classic HAWKWIND covers! More info on both of these releases will be made available soon.

SHRINEBUILDER Schedule West Coast Shows

SHRINEBUILDER, the doom metal super group that features Scott “Wino” Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS), have scheduled a handful of west coast tour dates. Dates are as follows:

3/2 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
3/3 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
3/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
3/5 – San Jose, CA – Voodoo Lounge
3/6 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
3/7 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
3/9 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

The band also promised a New York show and confirmed their participation in this year’s Scion Rock festival. Details for those engagements are forthcoming.

SHRINEBUILDER @ The Viper Room, Hollywood (11/11/09)

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The mega-doom project, SHRINEBUILDER, made their U.S. live debut this month at The Viper Room in West Hollywood. The band, consisting of Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Scott “Wino” Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS), performed two full sets that night, including a cover of JOY DIVISION‘s “24 Hours“.

Watch SHRINEBUILDER coverĀ JOY DIVISION

Scott Kelly posted a short recap of the show here: http://weburnthroughthenight.blogspot.com/2009/11/viper-room-los-angeles-november-11-2009.html

SHRINEBUILDER to Make U.S. Debut at The Viper Room’s Club My War O)))

Doom metal supergroup, SHRINEBUILDER, will be making their U.S. debut at The Viper Room on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

Consisting of Scott “Wino” Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dave Crover (MELVINS), the Neurot Recordings band formed earlier this year and recorded their self-titled debut album in just three days. Check out the track “Pyramid of the Moon” from the band’s forthcoming album:

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SHRINEBUILDER‘s show at The Viper Room is being presented by Club My War O))), founded by Eddie Solis (label manager for Southern Lord Records and frontman of LA-based punk/metal band IT’S CASUAL). Tickets are $15. Buy them at www.viperroom.com.

Visit these links for more info on SHRINEBUILDER:
http://www.neurotrecordings.com/artists/shrinebuilder/index.aspx
http://www.myspace.com/shrinebuildergroup