Denver’s purveyors of soul-crushing doom PRIMITIVE MAN will kick off an intense summer of touring this June. It all begins with Calgary, Canada’s WAKE in Europe, followed by some UK dates with OPIUM LORD, and then the band return to the US for some domestic mayhem with HEXIS.
European Tour, all dates with WAKE
June 06 Dijon FR Maloka Festival @ Autogere Espace Des Tanneries
June 07 Wetzikon CH Kulturfabrik
June 09 Wien, AUS Arena Wien
June 11 Weimar GER Gerberstrasse
June 12 Berlin GER Koma F
June 13 Copenhagen DEN KB18
June 14 Aarhus DEN Trojborg Beboerhus
June 15 Rostock GER Jaz (Matinee) w/ Weekend Nachos
June 16 Kassel GER Secret Show
June 17 Eindhoven NL Dynamo w/ Weekend Nachos
June 18 Antwerp BEL Kavka w/ Weekend Nachos, Ekzeem A, Nervous mothers
June 19 Hannover GER Stumpf w/ ◯
June 20 Torgau GER Grind The Nazi Scum Fest @ Brückenkopf
June 21 Kiel GER Kiel Explode Festival @ Alte Meierei w/ ◯ , Svffer, In The Hearts of Emperors, Afterlife kids
June 22 Köln GER AZ
All dates with OPIUM LORD
June 24 Brighton UK Green Door Store
June 25 London UK The Unicorn
June 26 Bristol UK St John The Baptist Crypt
June 27 Nottingham UK Stuck On A Name Studios
June 28 Edinburgh UK Bannermans
June 29 Birmingham UK Wagon and Horses
All dates from July 19 to Aug 10 with HEXIS
Jul 19 Denver, CO Hi-dive
Jul 20 Omaha, NE West Wing
Jul 21 Kansas City, MO Davey’s uptown
Jul 22 Peoria IL Rail 2
Jul 23 Indianapolis, IN The Melody Inn
Jul 24 Detroit, MI Corktown tavern
Jul 25 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
Jul 26 Appleton, WI SurfinBird Skateshop (222 East College Avenue, Appleton, WI) (early)
Jul 26 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
Jul 27 Saint Paul, MN The Triple Rock
Jul 28 Winnipeg, MB Zoo Cabaret
Jul 29 Calgary, AB Local 510
Jul 30 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
Jul 31 Seattle, WA Highline
Aug 02 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
Aug 03 Sacramento, CA Starlite lounge
Aug 04 San Francisco CA Sub Mission
Aug 05 Oakland, CA First church of the buzzard
Aug 06 Santa Cruz, CA Witch House
Aug 07 Los Angeles, CA 5 star bar w/ Agowilt,
Aug 08 Reno, NV Holland Project
Aug 09 Salt Lake City, UT The Sugar Space
Aug 10 Colorado Springs, CO Triple Nickel
Denver, Colorado’s PRIMITIVE MAN was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy, Jonathan Campos, and Bennet Kennedy (current and former members of Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher).
In October of 2012 they recorded their debut LP “Scorn” at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cobalt, Catheter, CTTTOAFF). Scorn was released a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records. After the release of “Scorn” the band parted ways with Kennedy and recruited Isidro “Spy” Soto to take over on drums. The band also self-released a three-song EP in February titled P/M.
Primitive Man unleashed a filthy, malignant maelstrom of blackened doom on their debut album ‘Scorn. Thrillingly misanthropic in their approach, Primitive Man drench their post-apocalyptic vision of the world in waves of feedback, pummeling guitars and hopelessly frightening vocals. If a bright end of summer record is what you’re in need of, run as fast as you can from Primitive Man’s ‘Scorn’—this is grade-a hateful, soul-annihilating music of the darkest order. Dubbed a ” totally malignant sounding record and one that will consume you whole if you’re not careful,” by Cvlt Nation, commended for merging “the oppressive weight of doom with the misanthropic bile of black metal” by Blabbermouth and called, “the best worst thing that has ever happened to you,” in an 8/10 review from Metal Hammer, ‘Scorn’ finds Primitive Man celebrating a slow-roasted apocalypse through seven suffocating hymns of hatred, disease and sonic deviance.
In June of 2013, Primitive Man signed to Relapse Records. Relapse will reissue Scorn in the summer. Primitive Man will tour the US in July-August with Reproacher.
WAKE are a grindcore band from Calgary, Canada. Formed in the fall of 2009 they released Surrounded By Human Filth 7″ in the spring of 2010. In support of the record the group completed 2 west coast US tours in 2010 as well as playing extensively around Western and Central Canada.
2011 saw the band release their first full-length “Leeches” on Germany’s 7Degrees Records, tour the mid-west and eastern US and Canada, as well as record at NYC’s Menegroth Studios with Colin Marston (Krallice, Dysrythmia, etc.) behind the knobs. Those tracks became a split 7″ with Greece’s Dephosphorus in April 2012, out again on 7Degrees Records.
With an extensive US tour completed in the summer of 2012 as well a foray into Europe in the fall, which included Bloodshed Fest, WAKE have released another split 7″ in the spring of 2013, this time with Saskatoon’s thrashy grinders Rehashed, out on Boston’s Give Praise Records.
Their 2nd full-length LP “FALSE” is out in July 2013, in a collaboration between 7Degrees Records and Handshake Inc, just in time for WAKE’s 2nd European tour.
Surrounded by Human Filth 7″ 2010 self released
Leeches 12″/ CD 2011 7degrees Records
Dephosphorus split 7″ 2012 7degrees Records
Rehashed split 7″ 2013 Give Praise Records
False 12″/CD 2013 7degrees Records/Handshake Inc