Following the very recent release of their debut LP “Draw Back A Stump” internationally via Relapse Records, Atlanta grind punks PRIMATE have confirmed a local release show to unleash the beast to their local hordes. The quintet will antagonize Atlanta’s most raging metallians this Friday, August 3 at an in-store performance at local indie shop Criminal Records. Doors for this free show are at 7 p.m. The members of PRIMATE will be available to sign records and meet fans following their set.
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” received 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