TORTURE RACK: Primeval Onslaught LP From Portland Death Metal Henchmen Now Streaming; Album Sees Release Friday Through 20 Buck Spin

photos by Kendra Farber

Primeval Onslaught, the ruthless third LP from Portland, Oregon-based death metal henchmen TORTURE RACK, is now streaming in its entirety ahead of its official release through 20 Buck Spin this Friday.

Formed by members of Witch Vomit, Skeletal Remains, Aenigmatum, Weregoat, and more, TORTURE RACK exists for one reason: to pulverize skulls and grind bones through bludgeoning gore-soaked death metal depravity. As previously witnessed on Barbaric Persecution and Malefic Humiliation, the band’s new album Primeval Onslaught continues that bloodstained legacy, with a barrage of meat-torn-from-bone riffs and greased-flesh savagery.

Death metal for degenerates and desecrators might be the proper way to characterize TORTURE RACK’s uninhibited slaughter. This sort of derangement doesn’t care about some rational spin or greater purpose that might be found to rationalize its existence. Its goal is only to smother out a victim’s life, bury the body in the backyard and venerate the carnage.

TORTURE RACK’s songwriting and intent on Primeval Onslaught has been tightened like a garrote, filling each track with meathooks into the skin and precise, constant battering, rarely eclipsing the four-minute mark. And like the most successfully persistent maniac, it’s in and it’s out before there’s been time to comprehend the pile of bodies left in its wake.

Primeval Onslaught was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Seánan McCullough and Joe Anderson at Helvete Sound, and the album was completed with artwork by ROK of Australian legends Sadistik Exekution, layout by Dan Fried, and photography by Kendra Farber. The record is a prime slab for fans of Cannibal Corpse, Broken Hope, Rottrevore, Mortician, Morgue, Baphomet, Undergang, Anatomia, Witch Vomit, Cerebral Rot, and Scorched.

Endure TORTURE RACK’s ravaging Primeval Onslaught in its entirety now at YouTube RIGHT HERE.

20 Buck Spin will issue Primeval Onslaught on LP, CD, CS, and digital formats this Friday, June 9th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

TORTURE RACK plays their hometown this Friday with lablemates Ascended Dead as well as Coscradh who are currently on tour. Watch for additional live incursions to be announced.

6/09/2023 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ Ascended Dead, Coscradh

“Death metal, foul and hulking and savage… inflicts a vicious battering and administers sledgehammer jolts, plus freaked-out frenzies of guitar-swarm violence, like the band lost patience and decided to finish you off quickly, eager for the next victim.” – No Clean Singing

“Primeval Onslaught is death metal at its most primitive, raw form, which TORTURE RACK continue to do at a violent clip that’s almost threatening. This is grim but also fun, a blast to hear as these heathens do their best to make this experience as uncomfortable and rotting as it is pleasingly devastating. This is music with nothing but the worst in mind, not afraid to assault you and drag you into the woods, begging for your miserable life.” – Meat Mead Metal

“…a monstrous record that will throw you against all the walls it can find. There’s little going on here that you won’t have encountered before, yet it’s good to see Torture Rack still implement numerous features into their songwriting it keep things entertaining and engaging.” – The Razor’s Edge