Primitive Man Announce October Tour Dates

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 30th, 2013 by JJ Koczan

One thing about the Denver trio Primitive Man: They are fucking heavy. They’re that kind of heavy that when it seems like nothing’s ever going to be heavy enough, that’s what you put on. Their Relapse Records debut album, Scorn, was streamed here last month, and it’s one I’ve gone back to a few times since then for just the aforementioned purpose. When nothing seems like it’s going to be heavy enough, Primitive Man come through with no problem. They’re never going to be everybody’s thing, but clearly accessibility wasn’t what they had in mind when they started putting Scorn together and recording with Dave Otero. Probably they were going for that whole “super fucking heavy” thing. Mission accomplished.

They’re hitting the road and coming to the East Coast, as the PR wire informs:

PRIMITIVE MAN: Autumn Live Assaults Announced

Denver’s favorite blackened doom derelicts, PRIMITIVE MAN, will wage war upon the ears of the innocent this autumn with a short run of live assaults. Set to begin October 13th in Kansas City, the band will spread their negativity eastward through nine cities including an appearance at Invisible Oranges’ CMJ showcase at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar.

Comments the band: “We can’t wait for this tour! We are playing with some amazing bands and hanging out with some old friends this time around. See you in the cut.”

Featuring current and former members of Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher, PRIMITIVE MAN will be touring in support of their critically adored Scorn full-length. A physically and psychologically eviscerating sound excursion, Scorn was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt, etc.) and boasts seven hymns of hate, anguish and rampant planetary discontent. The record was initially unleashed earlier this year via a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records before being reissued by Relapse late last month and continues to reap media hails both nationally and abroad for a “totally malignant sounding record … that will consume you whole if you’re not careful” (Cvlt Nation).

Scorn is currently available via Relapse Records on CD, LP and digitally. Order your copy HERE.

PRIMITIVE MAN Autumn Live Actions:
10/13/2013 The Sandbox – Kansas City, MO
10/14/2013 The Vault – Madison, WI
10/15/2013 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA
10/16/2013 The Millcreek – Philadelphia, PA
10/17/2013 CMJ Invisible Oranges Showcase @ Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
10/18/2013 The Depot – York, PA
10/19/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
10/20/2013 Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Louisville, KY
10/21/2013 St. Fubar – St. Louis, MO

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Primitive Man, “Rags” from Scorn (2013)

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audiObelisk: Stream Primitive Man’s Scorn in its Entirety

Posted in audiObelisk on August 13th, 2013 by JJ Koczan

Spitting its extremity in fits of grinding intensity offset by tense, sludge-encrusted lurch, Scorn makes a fittingly titled Relapse Records debut for Denver, Colorado, three-piece Primitive Man. The album clocks just on this side of 40 minutes, but when you’re in it, there are times — looking at you, the noisily experimental “I Can’t Forget” and “Black Smoke” — where you feel as though the atmosphere the band has created is filling your lungs and there’s no getting out. If you want oppressive, they’ve got it down.

To wit, the 11:45 opening title-track. It’s the longest on the record (immediate bonus points) and it encapsulates the various forms of rage Primitive Man — on the album listed as the trio of vocalist/guitarist Ethan Lee McCarthy alongside drummer Isidro “Spy” Soto and bassist Jonathan Campos — whether it’s the fast-moving massiveness that later shows up on “Stretched Thin” or the blackened plod of closer “Astral Sleep.” Through the viscous, misanthropic morass, Primitive Man maintain an inhuman tonal largesse excellently captured by Dave Otero (see also Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Studio, and show a flexibility of approach mirrored only by the uncompromising spirit of anger for which Scorn is presumably named.

Side B launch-point and tracklisting centerpiece “Antietam” winds up singularly impressive as tonal bombs are dropped amid deep echoing rasp and slow crashing, and it’s with a smoothness much more subtle hand than the pummel-you-into-pulp effect might lead you to believe that Primitive Man shift into faster churning. The band self-released Scorn earlier this year, but it is due out for Relapse one week from today, on Aug. 20, and I’m fortunate to have the pleasure of hosting a full stream to mark the occasion.

You’ll find Scorn on the player below, and not a little of it:

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Primitive Man‘s Scorn is due out Aug. 20, 2013, via Relapse Records on CD and LP as well as digital. More info is available at the following links.

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audiObelisk: Third Batch of Roadburn 2011 Audio Streams Posted Online

Posted in audiObelisk on May 19th, 2011 by JJ Koczan

The third batch of audio streams from Roadburn 2011 might be the best one yet. I don’t think I’ve stopped raving about how good Ramesses (above) and Sungrazer were since I got back from the fest, and with the chance to hear some bands I missed over there — my head hangs in New Jerseyan shame for not catching The Atomic Bitchwax — it’s good to at least hear what I didn’t see. You know the drill by now — here are the links:

The Atomic Bitchwax
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/speler/ondemand/44747228#ondemand.44747228

Carlton Melton
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/speler/ondemand/44747232#ondemand.44747232

Pharaoh Overlord
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/speler/ondemand/44747236#ondemand.44747236

Ramesses
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/speler/ondemand/44747240#ondemand.44747240

Sungrazer
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/speler/ondemand/44747252#ondemand.44747252

Yakuza
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/speler/ondemand/44747256#ondemand.44747256

Zoroaster
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/speler/ondemand/44747263#ondemand.44747263

Scorn
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/speler/ondemand/44747248#ondemand.44747248

As always, these streams were captured live at Roadburn at the 013 Popcentrum in Tilburg, Netherlands, by Marcel van de Vondervoort and his Spacejam Recording team. Special thanks to Walter and Roadburn for letting me host the links on this site.

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