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Primitive Weapons

From: New York City, NY, United States
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Below is our complete Primitive Weapons 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.

"NYC Sucks: Volume 3" Available For Download

The new metal music sampler "NYC Sucks: Volume 3" is now available online as a stream and free download. Check it out below, or download your copy at Metalsucks.net here.

Curated by the editors of Metalsucks, this completely free music sampler spotlights the best of the New York City metal scene and runs the gamut of genres, from death to tech to prog to grind to black to hardcore to doom.

Bands featured on the compilation include Car Bomb, Primitive Weapons, So Hideous, Natur, Sannhet, and many more.

Stay tuned for Volume 4, featuring thirteen more bands and songs, out on April 28th. More...

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Prosthetic Records Offering Sampler For Download

Prosthetic Records has released a 14-track digital sampler exclusively on the label's Facebook page here.

Once you "like" the page, you'll be able to download tracks by the likes of Skeletonwitch, Mutilation Rites, Primitive Weapons, and Junius along songs from recent and upcoming releases from Holy Grail, VVisdom, and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. Holy Grail - Dark Passenger (Ride the Void)* out 1/22/13
2. Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike (Deathlike)* out 2/5/13
3. Castle - Corpse Candles (Blacklands)
4. Zodiac - A Bit Of Devil (A Bit Of Devil)
5. Skeletonwitch - This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill) (Forever Abomination)
6. Mutilation Rites - Fogwarning (Empyrean)
7. Ambassador Gun - Wounded Knee (Golden Eagle)
8. Black September - Rabid Hunger (Into The Darkness Into The Void)
9. Hour of Penance - Enlightened Submission (Sedition)
10. Dew-Scented - Sworn to Obey (Icarus)
11. Primitive Weapons - Quitter's Anthem (The Shadow Gallery)
12. Junius - All Shall Float (Reports From the Threshold of Death)
13. Heaven's Cry - Compass (Wheels of Impermanence)
14. Felix Martin - The Triangle Tune (Live in Boston)

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Vision Of Disorder Announces Charity Show

Today Vision of Disorder has announced that all the proceeds from the band's upcoming headlining concert in Brooklyn later this month will be donated to the Red Cross, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

What was simply a headlining show for the band has now been dubbed “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief.” Vision of Disorder initiated this act of support to the band's community after witnessing the catastrophic demolition across the New York metropolitan area and beyond as Sandy surged through the region on October 29th.

VOD, as well as the other bands performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 24th, will contribute donations to the Red Cross to help aid the decimated areas and many displaced local residents throughout the Northeast as the season grows colder. In a collective statement the members of VOD had this to say:

“Our hearts go out to those severely affected by this tragic incident. Being from Long Island, Hurricane Sandy has (quite literally) hit home for us. The music scene in Long Island, The New York metro area and New Jersey have been so supportive to VOD over the years that we felt donating the proceeds from the Brooklyn show was a no-brainer. We are proud to announce that the opening acts (Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows) have also agreed to donate their proceeds. We hope that this small gesture can add to the ongoing efforts and help rebuild these traumatized areas. We look forward to seeing you all on Nov 24th to support this cause.”

In addition to the funds generated by Vision of Disorder, Yuppicide, Primitive Weapons, and Swarm of Arrows at “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief” going directly to the Red Cross, show attendees are invited to bring supplies – canned/nonperishable food, batteries, toilet paper, etc. -- for area shelters and food banks, as donation bins will be posted outside of the venue. Supplies to aid pets and animals displaced by the storm are also acceptable and will be donated to Last Resort Animal Rescue in New Jersey. More...

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Primitive Weapons Announces U.S. Tour

This August, three contemporary extreme music luminaries -- Primitive Weapons, Mares of Thrace, and Pilgrim -- will hit the road on a three-way co-headlining tour of the Northeastern U.S.

The diverse, ten-date excursion will commence in Boston on the last day of July and run counter-clockwise through Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio before the finale in Chicago. All three acts also have recently released new LPs.

7/31/2012 O'Briens - Boston, MA
8/02/2012 Cherry St. Station - Wallingford, CT
8/03/2012 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
8/04/2012 Broadway Bar - Amityville, NY
8/05/2012 Talking Head - Baltimore, MD
8/06/2012 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
8/07/2012 The Depot - York, PA
8/08/2012 Pirates Cove - Cleveland, OH
8/09/2012 Ruby Tuesday - Columbus, OH
8/10/2012 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL

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Primitive Weapons Streaming Entire Album

The official North American release date for "The Shadow Gallery" -- the debut album from Brooklyn quintet Primitive Weapons -- is merely days away, set to hit the streets via Prosthetic Records this Tuesday, March 13th.

Today BrooklynVegan is hosting a stream of the band's entire debut in celebration of the upcoming release date. Get caught up in "The Shadow Gallery" right here.

Primitive Weapons has confirmed a string of tour dates beginning next week in support of the new album, including a slew of shows with Ringworm and Cancer Bats, and a pile of killer performances throughout this year's SXSW madness, alongside bands like Fear, Cro-Mags, Nachtmystium, Saviours, Scale the Summit, Holy Grail, Mutilation Rites, Kill The Client, All Pigs Must Die, Ringworm and tons more. More...

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Prosthetic Records Announces SXSW Showcase

Prosthetic Records has announced details of the label's second ever official South By Southwest (SXSW) showcase at this year's conference in Austin, TX. The show will take place on Friday, March 16th at Valhalla (located at 710 Red River and formerly known as Room 710) and kicks off at 8 p.m. The lineup is as follows:

8 p.m. - Last Chance to Reason
9 p.m. - Primitive Weapons
10 p.m. - Junius
11 p.m. - Mutilation Rites
12 a.m. - Holy Grail
1 a.m. - Scale the Summit More...

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Primitive Weapons Posts Album Preview Clip

New York psychedelic doom band Primitive Weapons posted an album preview clip from the band's forthcoming LP "The Shadow Gallery." The LP is scheduled for release on March 13, 2012 (North America), March 19, 2012 (UK) and March 23, 2012 (EU) through Prosthetic Records. The band is also streaming the song "Quitters Anthem," which you can hear by heading over to this location.

Check out the clip here:

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Primitive Weapons Streaming "Quitters Anthem"

Primitive Weapons, which recently signed to Prosthetic Records, has now debuted the track "Quitters Anthem" exclusively at Pitchfork.com. Check out the track at this location.

These New Yorkers, who bridge the gap between dissonant hardcore, sludgy AmRep style chaos and modern doom, will release their debut album, "The Shadow Gallery," via Prosthetic Records on March 13th in North America, March 19th in the UK, and March 23rd in mainland Europe. The album was recorded at Wild Arctic Studios with Dean Baltolunis (American Nightmare, Goes Cube, The Hold Steady).

The band will hit the road in March to play South By Southwest. Look for dates in the coming weeks. For more info, check out the band's Facebook page here.

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Primitive Weapons Signs With Prosthetic Records

New York psychedelic doom band Primitive Weapons has signed with Prosthetic Records. The band completed work on the debut release, yet untitled, which was recorded at Wild Arctic Studios with producer Dean Baltolunis (American Nightmare/Goes Cube/The Hold Steady). The LP is tentatively scheduled for a March 2012 release.

In a message about the signing, the band posted "Hey Guys, We signed to Prosthetic Records. Expect a new release in March! We are really stoked and look forward to playing to playing out more and playing SXSW again!"

For a sample of the music, head over to the band's Facebook Page to hear the songs "Politics And Oblivion," "Cosmic Horror" and "Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons."

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