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Doom beast PRIMITIVE MAN share heavy 11-minute ripper “Cage Intimacy”, new EP feat. THE SMASHING PUMPKINS cover coming up

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Denver-based doom trio PRIMITIVE MAN have announced their new Insurmountable EP. The four-song EP, which includes a Smashing Pumpkins cover, will arrive on May 13 via Closed Casket Activities. Pre-order it here.

Today, the band has shared the video for “Cage Intimacy,” an 11-minute, dirgey epic. Watch the video, shot by Neil Barrett, above. Primitive Man are currently tour in Europe. The band will tour the U.S. in May through July. All dates are below.

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5/17 β€” New Orleans, LA β€” Gasa Gasa
5/18 β€” Memphis, TN β€” Growlers
5/19 β€” Nashville, TN β€” DRKMTTR
5/20 β€” Atlanta, GA β€” The Earl
5/21 β€” Orlando, FL β€” Will’s Pub
5/23 β€” Savannah, GA β€” Lodge of Sorrow
5/24 β€” Charlotte, NC β€” Snug Harbor
5/25 β€” Raleigh, NC β€” The Pour House
5/26 β€” Baltimore, MD β€” Maryland Deathfest*
5/28 β€” Syracuse, NY β€” Lost Horizon
5/29 β€” Albany, NY β€” Empire Underground
5/30 β€” Winooski, VT Monkey House
6/2 β€” New Haven, CT β€” State House
6/3 β€” Cambridge, MA β€” Middle East
6/4 β€” Portland, ME β€” The Space
6/5 β€” Quebec City, QC β€” L’Anti
6/6 β€” MontrΓ©al, QC β€” Les Foufounes Γ‰lectriques
6/10 β€” Cleveland, OH β€” Grog Shop**
6/12 β€” Pittsburgh, PA β€” Mr. Smalls Funhouse
6/13 β€” Columbus, OH β€” Big Room Bar
6/14 β€” Grand Rapids, MI β€” Pyramid Scheme
6/15 β€” Detroit, MI β€” Sanctuary
6/16 β€” Indianapolis, IN β€” Black Circle Brewing Co.
6/17 β€” Chicago, IL β€” Reggies
6/18 β€” Milwaukee, WI β€” Cactus Club
6/19 β€” St Paul, MN β€” Turf Club
6/21 β€” Fargo, ND β€” The Aquarium
6/22 β€” Winnipeg, MB β€” Park Threatre
6/24 β€” Edmonton, AB β€” Starlite Room
6/27 β€” Vancouver, BC β€” Rickshaw
6/28 β€” Bellingham, WA β€” Shakedown
6/29 β€” Seattle, WA β€” Substation
*Primitive Man + Mortiferum Only

**No Jarhead Fertilizer


7/5 β€”Portland, OR β€” Dante’s
7/7 β€” Oakland, CA β€” Starline Social Club
7/8 β€” Los Angeles, CA β€” Catch One
7/9 β€” Costa Mesa, CA β€” The Wayfarer
7/10 β€” San Diego, CA β€” Brick By Brick
7/12 β€” Las Vegas, NV β€” Backstage Bar
7/13 β€” Phoenix, AZ β€” The Rebel Lounge
7/14 β€” Albuquerque, NM β€” Sister Bar

Listening to Primitive Man is a devastating experience of doom as performed by just three members.

Their discography of agonizing personal and universal hell is spread across three albums, two EPs, and a raft of splits released over more than 10 years. 2020 saw the release of the groups most recent full-length album Immersion (Relapse Records), a terrifying and confrontational record that expressed resentment and the unbearable during uncertain times.

With 2013’s Scorn and 2017’s Caustic, Primitive Man raged against religious dogma, elitism, capitalism, and the creature within, desperate to burst out. They keep the animal inside at bay with a rancorous and cerebral blend of the heaviest sounds. Splits with Hell and Unearthly Trance, and a host of others, have seen the band branch out into experimental noise. Other projects from members of the band β€” Black Curse, Vermin Womb, and Many Blessings β€” show how they are bursting at the seams to express their outrage at the state of things, in different mutations.

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