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Below is our complete Primer 55 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.

Former Soulfly & Stuck Mojo Members Form New Band

Former Soulfly bassist Bobby Burns, who only left the band last week, has announced that he has formed a brand new group named Killer In The Workplace, which also features former Stuck Mojo frontman Bonz. You can check out a video message from Burns below, in which he discusses leaving Soulfly and forming Killer In The Workplace. More...

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Soulfly Parts Ways With Bass Player

Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, has announced that they have parted ways with bass player Bobby Burns, who is also a member of the band Primer 55. The split is reported to be amicable with no hard feelings on either side. In the meantime, Fireball Ministry member and Cavalera Conspiracy bassist Johnny Chow will be filling in on bass.

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Primer 55 Names New Album

Primer 55 has tentatively titled their new album "The New American Gangsters." There is no word on a possible release date. The band is also gearing up for some tour dates this month.

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Primer 55 Announces Tour Dates

Primer 55 will head out on the road at the beginning of December for a North American tour.

The tour dates are as follows:

December 4 - Waco, TX @ Whiskey River
December 5 - Harker Heights, TX @ The Vault
December 8 - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
December 10 - Gainsville, FL @ Backstage Lounge
December 11 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
December 13 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
December 15 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Soutend
December 16 - Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop
December 17 - Murfreesboro, NC @ Zakk’s Coffee House
December 19 - Milwaukee, WI @ THe Rave
December 20 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
December 22 - Lake Geneva, WI @ Foley’s
January 16 - La Salle, IL @ 9th Street Pub
January 17 - Des Moines, IA @ Hull Avenue Tavern
January 18 - Salina, KS @ The Blue Goat

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Primer 55 Working On New Album

Primer 55 have a new album in the works for early 2009. The band has also booked a few tour dates for October and is planning a U.S. tour for December. Current tour dates are:

October 16th in Marietta, GA @ The Local
October 17th in Louisville, KY @ The Brewery Thunderdome
October 18th in Des Moines, IA @ Hull Avenue

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Primer 55 Post Sacramento Concert Footage Online

Capital Chaos has posted video footage of PRIMER 55 performing the song "Loose" on December 14, 2007 at The Kennel Club in Sacramento, California. Watch the clip here.

PRIMER 55 recently parted ways with vocalist Jason "J-Sin" Lutrell and replaced him with Heath Joyce of the band IGM.

The band's new CD/DVD, entitled "Family For Life", came out on November 6 via Crash Music. The package was released on a flip disc (audio/DVD) and features a collection of unreleased tracks, as well as rare concert footage and backstage scenes from three concerts including Ozzfest. More...

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Primer 55 Replace Singer

PRIMER 55 has parted ways with vocalist Jason "J-Sin" Lutrell and has replaced him with Heath Joyce of the band IGM.

Commented guitarist Bobby Burns (also bassist in SOULFLY): "It's been great for Toomey [bassist Josh Toomey] and I to be back out playing the tunes for you all and we've had a blast doing it and it's sparked something inside of us and we plan to continue on for the love of the music and our fans.

"I know, I know, a lot of people are gonna be like, 'It wont be the same without [Jason],' and you're totally right it won't be — IT'S GONNA BE BETTER!

"One of my bros from back in my days in Memphis is has stepped in (to fill some big shoes, mind you) and it's fuckin great!"

PRIMER 55's new CD/DVD, entitled "Family For Life", came out on November 6 via Crash Music. The package was released on a flip disc (audio/DVD) and features a collection of unreleased tracks, as well as rare concert footage and backstage scenes from three concerts including Ozzfest.

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Crash Music Metal Crusade Tour Dates Announced

Dates for this falls "Crash Music Metal Crusade Tour" with Primer 55, Love Said No, Ashes of Your Enemy and Single Bullet Theory have been announced. The tour dates are as follows:

October 15th in Winter Park, FL @ The Haven Lounge
October 18th in Kansas City, MO @ The Hurricane
October 19th in Sioux City, IA @ Eagles Club
October 20th in Cedar Falls, IA @ The Reverb
October 26th in Mt. Clemens, MI @ The Hayloft
October 27th in Sandusky, OH @ The Underground
October 28th in Toronto, ON @ Kathedral
October 29th in Cleveland, OH @ TBA
November 3rd in Murfreesboro, NC @ TBA
November 4th in Virginia Beach, VA @ Gil's
November 27th in Port St. Lucie, FL @ Mojo Room
November 30th in Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hall
December 1st in Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
December 6th in San Antonio, TX @ Roadhouse Saloon
December 12th in Malibu, CA @ The Malibu Inn
December 15th in Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
December 16th in Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

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New Primer 55 Demo Available Online

A demo of a new Primer 55 track titled "Surrender" can now be streamed online on the Crash Music Metal Tour MySpace page.

Primer 55 has been collecting video footage for a DVD entitled "Family For Life." All video footage has been collected from various video tapes etc.. and are in the process of editing. The track listing, city and release date are TBA via Crash Music Inc.

"After viewing all footage ,i must say this is not going to be your ordinary "DVD" release fans world wide will get a chance to be part of this package as the bonus footage. this bit will be dedicated to all of you that helped supported *PRIMER 55* out the years," comments Crash Music Inc.

Bobby has been working very hard on all audio and as of now looks like the track listing will follow as:

1. DISCONNECTED (b side)
2. TEXAS (acoustic)
3. SIDE TO SIDE (b-side)
4. THIS LIFE (acoustic)
6. MY GIRL (acoustic)

More tracks are subject to be added so stay tuned for more updates.

The brand new full length PRIMER 55 CD is set to release some time in 2008 via Crash Music Inc.

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Supergroup Formed From Members Of Soulfy And Other

LOVE SAID NO, the new band featuring Erik Rogers (vocals; STEREOMUD), Bobby Burns (bass; SOULFLY, PRIMER 55), Frank "Bud" Fontsere (drums; STUCK MOJO) and Billy Grey (guitar; SOUNDEVICE, FOZZY), has posted a track called "Right by Me" on its MySpace page. Also available is a video for the song directed by Scott "El" Haney. Bobby previously stated about the group, "I've been bouncing back and forth from Atlanta to here in Orlando for that. We recorded at my studio, The Porch, and I couldn't be happier with it!"

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Primer 55 Begin Writing New Album

According to a posting by SOULFLY bassist/ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist Bobby Burns on the PRIMER 55 MySpace page, PRIMER 55 has reformed and has begun writing material for a new album, tentatively due next year. "Jason Luttrell [vocals] and I are working on some new tunes we plan to start recording sessions by the end of the year!" Burns writes. "Every PRIMER 55 fan that's been with us from day one knows that every time we work together it's different and this new shit will be another step in a new direction for us both... Jason and I have tried to work together off and on for the past few years but addictions and inner turmoil stopped all attemps cold. But now for the first time in a long time shit seems fresh again. It's been years and you guys and gals are still here so you deserve it!!!! We love you all and we thank you for being here for us and with us through all of the bullshit!!! SO, now we just sit and wait to see what comes next!!!!!!"

PRIMER 55 released three albums before splitting up more in 2003: 1999's "As Seen On TV" (Fat Static), 2000's "Introduction to Mayhem" (Island), and 2001's "The New Release" (Island).

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Five Bolt Main Loses Three Members

New heavy metal outfit Five.Bolt.Main has announced a new lineup effective immediately. Joining Five.Bolt.Main for their upcoming tour dates are three members from the popular New York City-based hard rock group Alston. They are: Kobie Jackson (guitar), Alex Cando (bass), and Ron Paige (guitar). Founding Five.Bolt.Main members Chris Volz (vocals) and Ivan Arnold (drums) remain with the band.

Jackson was the former bass player of heavy metal outfit Primer 55, and later went on to form Alston, dazzling audiences with their infectious live show. Jackson sang and played guitar with Alston, joined by Cando on bass (who also performed with Darwin’s Waiting Room) and Paige on guitar. Alston will continue to open for Five.Bolt.Main and Dry Kill Logic throughout their October tour.

Departing Five.Bolt.Main for the remainder of the tour are Jason Chandler, Ben Arnold, and Aaron Weleken. The three are leaving due to “musical differences and unforeseen rigors of the road.”

Five.Bolt.Main recently released Venting, the band’s hard-hitting debut on Rock Ridge Music. Featuring vocalist and songwriter Volz of the group Flaw, Five.Bolt.Main is already off to a fiery start. The first single from Venting, the powerful “Pathetic,” has already made its debut on MTV 2’s Headbanger’s Ball. It is also being broadcast nationwide with steady spins at Active Rock radio.

“Pathetic” is now being featured on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Octane (Channel 20) as well as the nationally-syndicated radio program hardDrive. In fact, hardDrive has signed on to sponsor the current Five.Bolt.Main tour as well as the Rock Ridge Music tour (also featuring Domeshots and Scars of Life) planned for early 2006.

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