THE SHRINE formed at a house party in Venice Beach, CA in 2008. In 2010, Chuck Dukowski, also a Venice local, discovered the band and produced their earliest recordings. By 2011, THE SHRINE was touring America supporting Fu Manchu and Dukowski on separate tours. Primitive Blast, the band's first official album, dropped in the summer of 2012 via Tee Pee Records and the band followed its release by touring across Europe supporting Fu Manchu once again. The first half of 2013 saw THE SHRINE support two-time Swedish Grammy winners Graveyard on a 30 day US tour followed by an appearance at SXSW as guests of Converse and Thrasher magazine, followed by a West Coast tour supporting Dinosaur Jr. In the spring of 2013, THE SHRINE headlined Europe for the first time -- traveling as far as Russia and Greece -- and played sold out shows in Berlin and London. In the winter of 2013, THE SHRINE supported Red Fang across the USA and then immediately went "down under" to Australia for the first time, supporting label mates Earthless on eight huge shows.