The lyric video for the song “Pride” from Atlanta-based thundergrinders PRIMATE can be seen below.
Having signed with Relapse Records last year, PRIMATE will formally unleash its debut LP via the label next month.
PRIMATE features the distinctive vocal stylings of Kevin Sharp (BRUTAL TRUTH), ripping fret-board antics by Bill Kelliher (MASTODON) and Mike Brennan, SST-style bass work and backing vocals by Dave Whitworth, and is rounded out by d-beat defender Shayne Huff.
After seeing a limited release by the band directly via a 1,000-run CD pressing in March 2011, PRIMATE‘s crushing “Draw Back A Stump” will receive an official worldwide Relapse release on July 3 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.
An all-star band comprised of extreme music scene vets hellbent on delivering Grade-A punk the likes of which has not been set loose on the ears of the world since the glory days hardcore, PRIMATE channel decades of international extreme music influences into a glorious record of hellish rage all their own. Upon its initial release Decibel magazine praised “Draw Back A Stump”, calling it “grind with elements of classic U.K. crust, Swedish D-beat and American hardcore, plus just enough experimentation to create the aural equivalent of a watch throwing springs and gears in every direction while keeping perfect time,” with Metal-Army America adding “‘Draw Back A Stump’ has all the bells and whistles of old-school hardcore and the best of modern sludgey-grind” and Grind To Death boasted the record is “like no other grind I have heard…borrowing from the crisp clean metal stylings and structures merged with the rhythmical pogo stick bouncings of punk to make its own blend of music.”
“Draw Back A Stump” track listing:
01. Draw Back A Stump
02. Global Division
04. Silence of Violence [bonus]
05. Drinking and Driving
06. March of the Curmudgeon [bonus]
07. Wasted Youth
09. Get The Fuck Off My Lawn [bonus]
Kevin Sharp – Vocals
Mike Brennan – Guitar
Bill Kelliher – Guitar
Dave Whitworth – Bass/Vocals
Shayne Huff – Drums