Published Jan 12, 2009In classic old school underground fashion, doom metal outfit Shrinebuilder have opted to forego bloated recording budgets and get to the nitty-gritty. Their debut full-length was committed to tape in Los Angeles over the course of a weekend - this past one (January 9 to 11), to be exact.
The eponymous effort is already highly anticipated thanks to a roster of genre luminaries. Shrinebuilder boast the likes of Scott "Wino" Weinrich (the Obsessed, St. Vitus, Hidden Hand), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Al Cisneros (Om, Sleep) and Dale Crover (Melvins).
Kelly initially shared the news of such a collective in December 2007 during a radio interview. It immediately generated much ado amongst bloggers and message board frequenters but there was little bona fide activity other than a MySpace page created a measly six months ago. The band's confirmation of this recent recording session is the only true movement seen since.
Still, salivating metal fans will have to wait a while to be sated. The album - recorded by Big Business' Toshi Kasai - isn't slated for release until summer by Neurosis/Tribes Of Neurot-founded label Neurot Records. Thankfully, the band understand. Kelly has set up a blog for those curious sorts who can't wait to see how the session actually went.
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