Doom legend, St. Vitus/Obsessed/Shrinebuilder/Hidden Hand/Place Of Skulls/Spirit Caravan/etc vocalist Scott “Wino” Weinrich, is following his 2011 solo acoustic album Adrift with 13, a plugged-in full-band collection by new project Premonition 13. He co-founded the group with guitarist Jim “Sparky” Karow, whose wife was “basically” (Wino says) the first manager of the Obsessed. Years later: “We played guitars together one day and then we had this really good conversation about magnetism. We realized we had a common love of Mesoamerican stuff and ancient cultures.” They jammed without drums or vocals for close to two decades before writing songs for the album at Karow’s place in the California desert. On 13, which they recorded at RTX guitarist Brian McKinley’s Costa Mesa studio, they’re joined by Ostinato drummer Matthew Clark and ex-Meatjack bassist Brian Daniloski. Think dual guitar. Sabbath. Crimson. E-Bow. Tellingly, there’s a song called “Peyote Road.” Etc. Here’s standout “La Hechicera De La Jeringa.”
Premonition 13 – “La Hechicera De La Jeringa”
13 is out on Summer Solstice (6/21) via Volcom Entertainment. As far as all this “13” talk:
13 is one of my favorite numbers … It’s actually a very positive number, but it’s been misconstrued quite a bit throughout history. Friday the 13th is considered bad luck in America, but that’s just another fear trip. It’s also considered good luck by some esoterically-minded folks because Friday the 13th was the day that Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was burned at the stake. As he was being burned, he cursed the pope and the king, and they were both dead within a year.
[Band photo by Al Mojica]