Yesterday we received a cryptic e-mail from a friend stating that Shrinebuilder will enter the studio no later than January 10 and that we should post it immediately. Why? We asked. Because Shrinebuilder is comprised of Scott "Wino" Weinrich of Saint Vitus and Hidden Hand, Dale Crover of The Melvins, Scott Kelly of Neurosis and Al Cisneros of Om.
While we missed the boat on breaking it, it's still worth noting that the band's full-length debut is set for release this summer on Neurot Recordings, and with talented musicians like these combining their powers, it is sure to make a musical force that will rival Captain Planet.
The guys will be in the studio with Toshi Kasai this weekend (Jan. 9-11), and Scott Kelly will be reporting live from the studio via his blog beginning no later than Saturday, Jan. 10. Fans can also expect a few guest blog entries from other members of Shrinebuilder as well as some in-studio photos of the mayhem. While we eagerly await the results, we'll steal a line from one of our respected colleagues and predict that "this stoner-metal Mount Rushmore is probably going to make us want to celebrate by going out and killing a lion and then using the lion's skull to make a bong."