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ravenheart
04-07-2011, 10:18 AM
Been coming for a while...

After releasing his solo debut in 2009, Wino went acoustic in early 2011 with Adrift, a gut-wrenchingly personal album written by a man who has survived a lifetime of gut-wrenching scenarios and lived to tell the tales.

Wino's latest project sees him plugged back in-both to his amplifier and the full-band format. Enter PREMONITION 13, a musical entity that finds its genesis in jam sessions dating back two decades, when Wino first met fellow guitarist Jim "Sparky" Karow.

"Jim and I have known each other for about 20 years," Wino explains. "His wife was basically the first manager of the Obsessed. 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. So we've been jamming together for about 15 or 20 years-just me and him, two guitars, no drums or anything like that."

And so what started as a series of informal jams out at Karow's spread in the high California desert-a place once inhabited by Brave New World author and LSD enthusiast Aldous Huxley-eventually became songwriting sessions. After enlisting the talents of OSTINATO drummer Matthew Clark and former MEATJACK bassist Brian Daniloski, they began playing live under the moniker PREMONITION. But a subsequent Internet search turned up quite a few bands with that very name, so Wino proposed a numerical addendum.

"13 is one of my favorite numbers," he explains. "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."

Recorded at RTX guitarist Brian McKinley's unnamed studio in Costa Mesa, California, Premonition 13's debut sees Wino venturing into territories both new and familiar.

"The band has two guitarists, first off, which I did for the first time in Shrinebuilder just a couple of years ago," he explains. "But I've also found that that there's a little bit of humor in this band. There're some tongue-in-cheek lyrical things; it's not quite as serious as some of the other stuff I've done. But at the same time, it is serious: we make some comments on conspiracy, the negative effects of control, and all the stuff one might protest against."

Musically, Wino cites BLACK SABBATH, KING CRIMSON and his previous conspiracy-minded band The Hidden Hand as reference points for Premonition 13. He and Karow also make generous use of the E-Bow, a handheld guitar effect that sustains notes in a battery-powered electromagnetic field.

"It's still pretty heavy, but it's definitely a departure from other bands I've been in," Wino offers. "I'm just excited for it to get out there so people can hear it."

Premonition 13's debut release is a two song 7" is available now in a limited 1000 unit pressing as well as being available digitally. The 7" features two songs that will not be on the band's full-length release that is set for release on the Summer Solstice.

BlackmoreOfBowling
04-07-2011, 11:50 AM
Another year, another new Wino project eh?

ravenheart
04-07-2011, 12:23 PM
Yeah, I know. I love the guy, but seriously, stop starting bands that are going to last five minutes and reform Spirit Caravan.

christopher
05-26-2011, 06:19 PM
I just heard the new song and I'm digging it:rocker: Can't wait for ther rest of the album. Wino always knows how to make a great song

http://www.myoldkentuckyblog.com/?p=19456

evildeadjedi
05-26-2011, 07:52 PM
I have yet to find anything that Wino has done I haven't enjoyed the guy is amazing!
:blaze:

ravenheart
05-27-2011, 01:08 AM
Is this the same song they put online about two months ago, or a different one?

Also, search is your friend. http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=16484&highlight=wino

christopher
05-27-2011, 01:36 AM
Is this the same song they put online about two months ago, or a different one?

Also, search is your friend. http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=16484&highlight=wino

Damn, I'm normally really good about this haha. Woops. I don't remember seeing anything about this band but my bad

ravenheart
05-27-2011, 01:38 AM
Either way, Wino > no Wino ;)

christopher
07-01-2011, 11:15 PM
I know theres another thread about this, but I like my thread better :D Anyways, Premonition 13 is playing a show out in Boye Heights next week:party: I'm going to try and make it. I believe I have that day off. I heard they played a show with Sleep in LA last week. I missed it afterall :bouville:

ravenheart
07-02-2011, 07:31 AM
The album is winging its way to me as we speak :D

Rocco44
07-02-2011, 01:42 PM
I know theres another thread about this, but I like my thread better :D Anyways, Premonition 13 is playing a show out in Boye Heights next week:party: I'm going to try and make it. I believe I have that day off. I heard they played a show with Sleep in LA last week. I missed it afterall :bouville:

Oh crazy, I don't even see the show on their website. I missed the Sleep show as well so I might see Animals As Leaders/Intronaut on Sunday instead of Friday so I can go to this. I haven't been to The Blvd before, how is it?

christopher
07-04-2011, 10:29 AM
Oh crazy, I don't even see the show on their website. I missed the Sleep show as well so I might see Animals As Leaders/Intronaut on Sunday instead of Friday so I can go to this. I haven't been to The Blvd before, how is it?

I'm a little biased on the Blvd cause I absolutely love that place cause it feels like home to me but I hear others hate it. Its the perfect place for power violence/grind shows. I havent seen a doom band play there so I don't know how that will turn out. Its a tiny ass hole in the wall that is easy to miss. Its right at the corner of Whittier Blvd and Mott Street. You'll see a Frosty Freeze directly across the street from it. Theres a liquor store there too with chep alcohol so you can pregame if you're into that. I usually go to the next street on the left after the blvd and park on it. Its called Ome Ave. Theres a giant ass hill no one likes to park on cause its steep but its the perfect place for me to find close parking. I'm not 100% sure if I can make it at this point but I want to go.