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Primate

From: Atlanta, GA, United States
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Below is our complete Primate news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Primate Announces New Tour Dates

The hardcore punk pirates in Primate have locked down a Winter assault on the South Pacific this January, with a week-and-a-half of soiling venues across Japan, Australia, and New Zealand now on the calendar.

Also joining the invasion will be Portland's crossover thrashers Wehrmacht and legendary Swedish death metal assassins, Grave.

1/07/2014 Pangea - Osaka, Japan
1/08/2014 Unit - Tokyo, Japan
1/10/2014 Hi-Fi - Brisbane, Australia
1/11/2014 Hi-Fi - Sydney, Australia
1/12/2014 The Bendigo Hotel - Melbourne, Australia
1/14/2014 The Hi-Fi - Melbourne, Australia
1/16/2014 The Brisbane Hotel - Hobart, Australia
1/17/2014 Enigma - Adelaide, Australia
1/18/2014 Civic Hotel - Perth, Australia
1/20/2013 The King's Arms - Auckland, New Zealand

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Primate Announces New Live Shows

Following a brutal East Coast stint supporting High On Fire this Fall, the ruthless faction known as Primate will tear through Georgia with several new shows.

This weekend the band will bulldoze its own locale with a double-tap of shows confirmed in Atlanta on Friday and Savannah Saturday. Additionally, two other new hometown shows have been locked for February 1st with Capitalist Casualties, Dead In The Dirt and more, and on February 8th with Torche and Whores.

Relapse officially issued Primate’s debut album "Draw Back A Stump" last year. The rabid release throws down with ten tracks of rampant punk/grind-fueled old-school hardcore in barely twenty minutes.

1/18/2013 The Star Bar - Atlanta, GA w/ Savagist, Utah, Death of Kings
1/19/2013 Jinx - Savannah, GA w/ Utah, Death of Kings
2/01/2013 Wonderoot - Atlanta, GA w/ Capitalist Casualties, Paradox, Dead In The Dirt
2/08/2013 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ Torche, Whores More...

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Neurosis Announces Supporting Acts/New Shows

Following the recent announcement of several new stateside concerts in support of tenth studio album "Honor Found In Decay," Neurosis has added another city to the list and has began disclosing opening support acts on the confirmed shows. Performances in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Seattle were disclosed last week, and most recently Neurosis announced that Chicago will be treated to some sonic devastation on December 30th.

Atlanta will feature openers Rwake, Primate, and Neurot kin USX. The Chicago date will bear support from Bloodiest and The Atlas Moth. Opening Los Angeles’ gig will be Neurot’s Ides of Gemini and Neurot alumni Savage Republic. And the Seattle date will feature a riotous opening lineup including Stoneburner, Tragedy, and Black Breath.

Tickets for all four confirmed shows are available now, and even more Neurosis live appearances are being locked down to be announced in the coming days.

12/29/2012 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Rwake, US Christmas, Primate
12/30/2012 The Metro - Chicago, IL w/ Bloodiest, The Atlas Moth
1/04/2013 Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA w/ Savage Republic, Ides of Gemini
1/05/2013 Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA w/ Tragedy, Black Breath, Stoneburner

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Chilean Education Compilation Streaming

The digital album "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon," which contains 14 bands from Chile is available now at this location for free download. "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" is a free album that gathered 14 Chilean metal bands and artists. Half of this list have recorded an exclusive track for this compilation, and the other half licensed their already released material with the only propose of protesting and making awareness of the cause of education. The complete list of bands follows. The first ten may be streamed and the last four are accessed when the compilation is downloaded. Stream it below.

1. RATZINGER - R3volucion (2012)
2. KRUDO - Codigos de Ignorancia (2012)
3. RADIO MOSCU - Que Hago Entre Las Filas (2012)
4. GROTESK - Bien De Consumo (2012)
5. PRIMITIVO - Hacia El FInal (2012)
6. PIROSAINT - Somos Legion (feat.Vastator/Raining) (2012)
7. SINSILENCIO - Alba (2011)
8. ULTRAMORTAL - Porque? (2010)
9. EGREGOR - Libera (2011)
10. REEX - Insurexion (2010)
11. AKBAL - Entre Tus Manos (2007)
12. UDK - Rechazo (2003) bonus
13. PRIMATE - Aun Vives Tanquilo (2001) bonus
14. THE REAKTION - I am Somebody (2012) bonus


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Relapse Records Offering Free Sampler For Download

Relapse Records has released a new free winter sampler, which can be download at bandcamp or streamed in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Pig Destroyer - Sis 01:14
2. Ironhorse - Failure 03:03
3. Weapon - Vanguard Of The Morning Star 04:19
4. Baroness - March to the Sea 03:11
5. Royal Thunder - Blue 09:30
6. Christian Mistress - Haunted Hunted 05:57
7. Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil 05:35
8. Serpentine Path - Crotalus Horridus Horridus 06:27
9. Inverloch - The Menin Road 06:21
10. Dying Fetus - From Womb To Waste 04:56
11. Murder Construct - Compelled by Mediocrity 02:44
12. Spawn Of Possession - Where Angels Go Demons Follow 05:38
13. Primate - Global Division 02:30
14. Horseback - Ahriman 03:55
15. Locrian - Chalk Point 08:13
16. 16 - Ants in my Bloodstream 04:34
17. Liberteer - Build No System 01:34
18. General Surgery - Like An Ever Flying Limb 02:25
19. Cripple Bastards - Senza Impronte 02:09
20. Blockheads - Famine 01:40
21. Death - Living Monstrosity 05:08 More...

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Lo-Pan Gearing Up For Tour With High On Fire

Ohio road burners Lo-Pan are readying for their next round of live assaults supporting heavy metal juggernauts High On Fire. The full North American takeover will commence on November 15th in Austin, Texas and is slated to run through December 22nd in San Francisco, California.

Additional support will come from Goatwhore as well as special guests Primate (featuring Mastodon's Bill Kelliher and Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth) and Corrosion of Conformity on select dates. Additionally, Lo-Pan will be picking up a few off dates in surrounding cities. Check the full itinerary below.

Lo-Pan is performing in support of 2011’s Benny Grotto–produced "Salvador" full-length, released via Small Stone Records. More...

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Songs From "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" Streaming

Boca Sucia webzine has announced the first group of bands/songs that will be included on the compilation album "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" which will be released as a free download via Digmetalworld/KulMusic Records. The first list of bands will contribute songs consisting of material that was previously recorded and has been licensed to this album. The full list of bands will be released on Nov 15th, and this second group of bands will contribute material that is currently been recorded especially for this album.

Bands contributing previously recorded material:

Pirosaint - "Somos Legion" (feat. Vastator y Raining) (2012)
Sinsilencio - "Alba" (2011)
Ultramortal - "Porque?" (2010)
Egregor - "Libera" (2011)
Reex - "Inzurreccion" (2010)
Akbal - "Entre Tus Manos" (2007)
UDK - "Rechazo" (Bonus) (2003)
Primate - "Aun Vives Tranquilo" (Bonus) (2001)

The rest of the bands that are going to be included on this album that are currently recording the brand new material follows, with the titles of the songs to be forthcoming in our news.

Ratzinger
Krudo
Grotesk
Primitivo
Radio Moscu
Rajavana

Check out the material that eight of the bands are contributing to "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" over at soundcloud, or below in the player.

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Primate Joining High On Fire For Tour Dates

Ruthless grindcore faction Primate has been confirmed to support High on Fire on the newly announced North American tour later this Fall. Bringing a raging brew of old-school, hardcore influenced speed-grind disorder to the masses, Primate will be infiltrating the lineup on seven East Coast dates of the massive tour alongside Goatwhore and LoPan. Upcoming Primate dates are:

11/23/2012 Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
11/24/2012 The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
11/26/2012 Opera House - Toronto, ON
11/27/2012 La Tulipe - Montreal, QC
11/28/2012 Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME
11/29/2012 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
11/30/2012 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
12/01/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY

Relapse Records officially issued the band’s debut album "Draw Back A Stump" in July, following the extremely limited self-released CD version last year. Relapse’s re-release bears three additional tracks not found on the initial version. Stream "Draw Back A Stump" in its entirety at this location.

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Goatwhore To Tour With High On Fire

New Orleans, LA's Goatwhore will return to the road this Fall in support of High on Fire. The tour will run from November 15th through December 22nd with Primate (Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth, Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, & more) on select dates in November and Corrosion of Conformity on select dates in December. The entire list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

Additionally, a brand new video for the song "Death to the Architects of Heaven" from Goatwhore's latest album, "Blood for the Master," has been completed and is streaming online. The video features the lyrics from the song, as well as live footage of the band The Summer Slaughter Tour 2012. Check out the video below.

Goatwhore is also excited to announce that "Diabolical Submergence of Rebirth," a track from the "A Haunting Curse album," will be heard in the upcoming season of HBO's Treme. The third season of the show will begin airing on September 23rd. The song will appear in episode #7, which is currently scheduled to air on November 4th. More...

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Primate Streaming Entire New Album

With Primates debut LP "Draw Back A Stump" approaching official worldwide release next week via Relapse, today the entire ten track audiobeast can be set loose through your computer speakers via BrooklynVegan.

Stream Primate's "Draw Back A Stump" in its crushing entirety at this location.

"Draw Back A Stump" will be in North American stores next Tuesday, July 3rd. Preorders are available here. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Primate's grind-infused hardcore punk ruckus brings the relentless spirit of the genre's pioneers like Poison Idea, Doom, Bad Brains, Napalm Death and Discharge into the modern age with super slick and thunderous production and a foundation-leveling sonic beating. Formed by vocalist Kevin Sharp, bassist/vocalist Dave Whitworth, drummer Shayne Huff and guitarists Bill Kelliher and Mike Brennan, the band disbursed a 1000-run CD pressing of Draw Back A Stump on their own last year. Shortly after, they joined forces with Relapse who are now preparing to officially release the remixed and remastered version of the album worldwide in all formats, featuring three tracks not on the original release."

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Primate Streaming New Track Online

As Relapse prepares to officially release Primate's debut LP "Draw Back A Stump" into the general population on July 3rd, today another new track from the beast has been unleashed. Check out “Silence Of Violence” and get some info on how the group and album came together via Blow The Scene right here.

Also from the album, the track “Pride” is available via a Relapse lyric video in the player available below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Primate's grind-infused hardcore punk ruckus brings the relentless spirit of the genre’s pioneers like Poison Idea, Doom, Bad Brains, Napalm Death and Discharge into the modern age with super slick and thunderous production and a foundation-leveling sonic beating. Formed by vocalist Kevin Sharp, bassist/vocalist Dave Whitworth, drummer Shayne Huff and guitarists Bill Kelliher and Mike Brennan, the band dispersed a 1000-run CD pressing of Draw Back A Stump on their own last year.

"Shortly after, they joined forces with Relapse who are now preparing to officially release a remixed and remastered version of the album worldwide in all formats, featuring three tracks not on the original release. Preorders are available here.

"Following several destructive live appearances last year after the album was initially released, this new version will see Primate taking to the streets once again, as live confrontations and more are being planned to take place in the months ahead." More...

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Primate Streaming Title Track To Debut LP

Atlanta-based thundergrinders Primate, featuring Brutal Truth vocalist Kevin Sharp, is streaming the title track for the debut LP "Draw Back A Stump" (heard below). The album, originally released in March 2011 in a limited run of 1000, will now see worldwide release through Relapse Records on July 3, 2012.

The track listing for "Draw Back A Stump" is as follows:

1. Draw Back A Stump
2. Global Division
3. Hellbound
4. Silence of Violence (Bonus Track)
5. Drinking and Driving
6. March of the Curmudgeon (Bonus Track)
7. Wasted Youth
8. Pride
9. Get The Fuck Off My Lawn (Bonus Track)
10. Reform?

Check out the title track here: More...

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Primate Releases "Pride" Lyric Video

Two separate anthems from grindsmiths Primate's debut LP "Draw Back a Stump" have been set loose on a public rampage this week. Today fans can hear the raging track "Pride" via a Relapse lyric video in the player below.

Recently, Metal Injection also included the album's opening/title track "Draw Back a Stump" on an exclusive twenty-song Relapse podcast downloadable right here.

After an initial 1000-run CD pressing released by the band directly in 2011 was quickly devoured by an immediately ravenous fanbase, Primate will re-unleash the debut album "Draw Back A Stump" via Relapse on July 3rd through CD, LP and deluxe digital download formats. The seven hymns from the initial version now include additional rhythm guitars and have been remixed and remastered, and are joined with three previously-unreleased bonus tracks for this edition. Pre-orders for the album are available here. More...

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Primate Reveals "Draw Back A Stump" Details

Having signed with Relapse Records last year, Atlanta-based thundergrinders Primate will formally unleash their debut LP via the label in the scorching Summer months ahead.

After seeing a limited release by the band directly via a 1000-run CD pressing in March of 2011, Primate's crushing "Draw Back A Stump" will see an official worldwide Relapse release on July 3rd on CD, LP and deluxe digital download. The seven hymns from the initial version now include additional rhythm guitars and have been remixed and remastered, and are joined with three additional previously-unreleased bonus tracks on this edition.

Check out a teaser for the album at this location. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Primate Posts New Album Trailer

Atlanta based punk/grind metal band Primate posted a trailer for the forthcoming LP ""Draw Back a Stump." The album is scheduled for release on July 3, 2012 through Relapse Records.

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Primate Signs To Relapse Records

Relapse Records has checked in with the following announcement about signing a deal with Primate:

"Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of the punk'n'grind five piece Primate. Primate features the distinctive vocal stylings of Kevin Sharp, ripping fret-board antics by Bill Kelliher and Mike Brennan, SST-style bass work and backing vocals by Dave Whitworth, and rounded out by d-beat defender Shayne Huff.

"Having only released one EP, 'Draw Back A Stump,' the metal community has already embraced Primate as a new evolution of grind. The band was among the headliners at the 2010 Scion Music Fest and are actively writing for their highly-anticipated debut full-length."

Primate also has a handful of Georgia and Florida shows lined up for this weekend as well as into September. More details on upcoming live shows will be announced soon.

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Scion Rock Fest 2011 Line-Up Announced

The official line-up has been announced for the forthcoming Scion Rock Festival. The 2011 edition of the Scion Rock Fest will be headlined by death metal legends Morbid Angel and will feature 19 other bands. Scion Rock Fest 2011 is set to take place on March 5 in Pomona, California at the Fox Theater and the Glass House, with two other stages being built for the event by festival organizers. Six additional bands will be announced in the near future while you can find a list of the confirmed bands below:

MORBID ANGEL
OBITUARY
DEATH ANGEL
MUNICIPAL WASTE
AGALLOCH
INTEGRITY
BASTARD NOISE
ATHEIST
FLOOR
BLACK BREATH
NAILS
PRIMATE
CROM
WORMROT
KVELERTAK
NECRITE
WOE
FUCK THE FACTS
BONDED BY BLOOD
CHRISTIAN MISTRESS

Scion Rock Fest is presented by the automaker Scion, a division of the Toyota Motor Corporation.

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