Wednesday, March 30, 2016

PRIMITIVE WEAPONS + MetalSucks

"Few bands can blend malignance and groove with the skill of Brooklyn's Primitive Weapons... 'Cathartic' barely begins to describe it."
–MetalSucks

"Strobe-light-incarnate post-hardcore... The New York band is adept at mixing metallic violence with eerie, melodic sweetness."
–NPR Music

"Primitive Weapons' most obvious influences date to the 1990s... 'metalcore' (the heaving, dissonant, Deadguy-ish kind) and 'post-hardcore' (the atmospheric, melodic, tri-state kind). Primitive Weapons guitarist and clean vocalist Arty Shepherd was among the latter subgenre's prime movers as a member of Mind Over Matter... That lineage predominates on The Future of Death, making it something of a full-circle moment."
–Stereogum

Primitive Weapons reveal newest banger "Ashes or Paradise" – the opening track off upcoming sophomore album The Future of Death – today via MetalSucks.

Listen, here:
http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/03/30/exclusive-track-premiere-primitive-weapons-ashes-paradise/

The Future of Death comes out April 15th on Party Smasher Inc, the new label founded by Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan. As MetalSucks puts it, "Few bands can blend malignance and groove with the skill of Brooklyn's Primitive Weapons... 'Cathartic' barely begins to describe it." The Future of Death's eight songs blend savage hardcore teeth-gnashing with massive melodies and textures – an aggressive and majestic sound, descended maybe from the forward-reaching post-hardcore of bands like Refused, but shining brightly as its own new thing.

The Future of Death was recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Madball, Modern Life Is War) at The Wild Arctic, and mastered by Dave Gardner (Black Lips, Rocket from the Crypt) at Magneto Mastering. 

A record release show – already sold out – is set for April 15th at Saint Vitus Bar, the beloved Brooklyn bar and venue co-owned by Primitive Weapons frontman David Castillo and guitarist Arthur Shepherd. The night doubles as the 5th anniversary celebration for Saint Vitus, and will feature sets by Pallbearer and Sannhet, in addition to Primitive Weapons.

Photo by Nikki Sneakers