Premonition 13: Lucky Forethought

Watching guitarist and underground metal legend Scott “Wino” Weinrich play in-person is like watching history in the flesh. The Saint Vitus frontman and central figure behind The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand and his own Wino solo band will be bringing his latest project, Premonition 13 to the coincidentally-named …

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Wino: Why Yes

Scott “Wino” Weinrich, legendary guitarist, singer and principal figure behind such bands as The Obsessed, Saint Vitus (catch them on tour with Crowbar and Helmet in March), Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand, Shrinebuilder, his own Wino band and the new Premonition project, hits Mercury Lounge in Manhattan this Saturday, Feb.

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Interview With Scott “Wino” Weinrich: The Prophet Of Doom

In March, legendary singer and guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich will officially release the vinyl edition of his first-ever acoustic album, Adrift, via Volcom Entertainment (the CD is out on Exile On Mainstream). Wino, whose legacy spans a 30-plus-year career in bands like The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The …

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Sleep @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple

One of the greatest photos ever taken. - Fred Pessaro, Brooklyn Vegan

BROOKLYN, NY—Much-hyped reunion shows from bands unappreciated during their time are often once-in-a-lifetime events, but in the New York area, it’s fairly common. You know, every few months. Sleep’s coming around? Must be time to change my toothbrush.…

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Metal Skull: The Annual Top 10 Justification: More Than A List, Less Than Relevant

I don’t think I need to say it anymore that these lists don’t matter. It’s why I haven’t done a “Top 10 Of The Decade” and why I won’t be doing one anytime soon. But the year-end list, well, I’ve been doing it every year for a while, and as …

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Shrinebuilder / Rwake / Liturgy @ Le Poisson Rouge

NEW YORK, NY—I almost didn’t go to this show. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure if I was cool enough to be in the same room with Shrinebuilder. I’d been in the same room with their component parts before—in the case of bassist Al Cisneros (Sleep, Om) and guitarist Wino (St. …

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Metal Skull: Interview with Al Cisneros of Shrinebuilder: The Science Of Anger

On Sunday, Nov. 15, the supergroup Shrinebuilder played their first NYC show ever at Le Poisson Rouge. They are the band of a generation: Scott “Wino” Weinrich (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, etc.) and Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Blood And Time) on guitars, Al Cisneros (Om, Sleep) on bass and Dale Crover …

by   |  12/11/2009  |  Comments (2)

Shrinebuilder Announce Show Dates, New Album Info

Normally I don’t go ga-ga over some mere show dates and album tracklistings being announced, but this is Shrinebuilder, featuring Wino of Saint Vitus / The Obsessed et. al., Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Al Cisneros of Sleep / Om, and Dale Crover of the Melvins. So this is an important …

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