The official North American release date for The Shadow Gallery — the debut album from Brooklyn quintet PRIMITIVE WEAPONS — is merely days away, set to hit the streets via Prosthetic Records this Tuesday, March 13th.
The seven churning, expansive tracks on The Shadow Gallery cover an incredible amount of territory for a record under a half-hour in length, each track totally engaging through cool, crushing grooves, empowering swells, and all-out explosions of bludgeoning rage, showing fans of sinister forward-thinking metallic hardcore and free-form metal what PRIMITIVE WEAPONS are all about. Preorders for the album are available now.
Today BrooklynVegan is hosting a stream of the band’s entire debut in celebration of the upcoming release date. Get caught up in The Shadow Gallery RIGHT HERE.
PRIMITIVE WEAPONS have confirmed a string of tour dates beginning next week in support of the new album, including a slew of shows with Ringworm and Cancer Bats, and a pile of killer performances throughout this year’s SXSW madness, alongside bands like Fear, Cro-Mags, Nachtmystium, Saviours, Scale the Summit, Holy Grail, Mutilation Rites, Kill The Client, All Pigs Must Die, Ringworm and tons more.
PRIMITIVE WEAPONS Confirmed Tour Dates/SXSW:
3/12/2012 Frankies – Toledo, OH w/ Ringworm, Cancer Bats
3/13/2012 Heartbreakers – St Louis, MO w/ Ringworm, Cancer Bats
3/14/2012 Scoot Inn @ SXSW Thrasher/Converse Deathmatch w/ Fear, Cro-Mags, Nachtmystium, Saviours, more
3/15/2012 Barbarella Patio – Austin Texas @ Mightier Than The Sword Showcase
3/16/2012 Valhalla – Austin, TX @ SXSW Prosthetic Showcase w/ Scale the Summit, Junius, Last Chance to Reason, Holy Grail, Mutilation Rites
3/17/2012 Longbranch Inn – Austin, TX @ FREE SXSW Death Comes Ripping day party w/ Ringworm, Kill The Client, Ancient VVisdom, All Pigs Must Die, Mutilation Rites, more
3/19/2012 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR w/ Ringworm, Cancer Bats
3/20/2012 The Coup – Clarksville, TN w/ Ringworm, Cancer Bats
3/21/2012 Bangarangs – Cincinnati, OH w/ Ringworm, Cancer Bats
3/24/2012 St Vitus – Brooklyn, NY *Album Release show w/ Sannhet, Bad Biology
Currently PRIMITIVE WEAPONS are in Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn recording new tracks for an upcoming release to be announced soon.
“Primitive Weapons have somehow found their own singular voice in a post-Mastodonian minefield littered with carcasses of bands that have tried and failed to capture the energy of the latter’s early
recordings.” – Metalsucks.net
“Primitive Weapons plows Deadguy and AmRep into dark sludge and doom… while weaving in dramatically gothed out spoken bits and psychedelic youth crew vocals.” – Pitchfork