Monolithic riffs, caustic noise and bad vibes collide on the new split between doom metal stalwarts Unearthly Trance and “death sludge” purveyors Primitive Man.
Following up their critically lauded 2017 full-lengths, New York’s Unearthly Trance and Colorado’s Primitive Man bring their respective, intensely dark takes on doom and sludge metal together on this seven-track wall of filth. Though both bands’ approaches to the genre are rather different one another, their shared penchant for all things cold and unforgiving blend into a seamless, 45-minute assault of bleakness. Continue Reading
Denver’s Primitive Man and NYC’s Unearthly Trance have announced the release of a new split LP. The forthcoming effort will feature seven new tracks total, two from Primitive Man and four from Unearthly Trance, with a special introductory track performed by both bands. The album’s track listing can be found after the break along with Primitive Man‘s upcoming touring schedule and the album’s teaser trailer.
The split will be released on August 17 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here. Continue Reading
Denver noise act Many Blessings – the solo effort of Primitive Man/Vermin Womb‘s Ethan McCarthy – has released its debut, full-length recording. Titled Ripe Earth, the new album features seven tracks of cold, harsh and disheartening sound that is a perfect listen for the casual misanthrope. Stream the record in full after the break. Continue Reading
It’s been a pretty solid year, as far as heavy music is concerned. Some of my favorite artists surpassed even the highest of my expectations, such as Full of Hell, Primitive Man and Blood Sun Circle, while I feel lucky to have been introduced to a few stellar new acts. Bands like Chepang and Sunlight’s Bane completely blew me away with their debut full-length releases, which are both refreshingly unique and utterly intense. This year was also an incredible one for death metal, with a slew of legendary bands offering up impeccable releases, and in some cases, their best work in years. Without further delay, here are my top 20 picks for the best of 2017.
Denver doom trio Primitive Man have premiered a NSFW video for their new track “Victim” off of their upcoming sophomore full-length, Caustic. The track features over seven minutes of harsh, nihilistic blackened filth, while the Neil Barrett and Marcos Morales-directed video features all of the dark, disturbing imagery you’d expect from the band. Check it out after the break.
Denver’s Primitive Man reach the apex of their insurmountably heavy and unflinchingly misanthropic and demoralizing sound with their aptly titled sophomore full-length, Caustic.
Due to their intense, foreboding sound and visual style and prolific nature, Primitive Man have been making quite the name for themselves and have been turning more and more heads as time passes. It’s not often you hear a band whose feelings of inner turmoil and disdain for humankind feel completely genuine and not fantastical. This Colorado trio seemed to have captured negativity and pessimism in its purest, unadulterated form through audio.
Denver doom trio Primitive Man have premiered a new track from their forthcoming sophomore full-length, Caustic, via Decibel Magazine. Titled “Commerce”, the new track delivers over 12 minutes of suffocating, blackened hell that relentlessly pummels the listener into submission. Check out the tune after the break.
Caustic will be released on October 6 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here.
The band’s forthcoming tour dates with Bell Witch can also be found below.
Brain Pick is a monthly podcast in which Marc Bourgon (Greber, Cancelled, Fuck the Facts, etc) speaks to musicians, and people in the industry, about their creative process.
This month I journey to the depths of riff with my good pal Ethan McCarthy (Vermin Womb, Primitive Man) We talk about using what technical ability you have, finding your sound, doom and other NAMASTE related jams. Check it out.
Denver doom nihilists Primitive Man and Seattle doom duo Bell Witch have announced a new North American fall tour. The trek is scheduled to begin on October 25 in Denver and conclude on November 17 in Fort Worth. Primitive Man will be supporting their forthcoming album, Caustic, which is due out on October 6 via Relapse Records, while Bell Witch will be supporting their new album Mirror Reaper, which is due out on October 20 via Profound Lore. The touring schedule can be found after the break.
Denver, CO doom trio Primitive Man have premiered their new track “My Will” off of their highly-anticipated new album, titled Caustic. The song features five minutes of crushing blackened doom complete with noise-ridden despondent, unsettling tones. Check it out after the break.