Mumbai-based death metal band Primitiv have been working hard to record their debut full length album titled ‘Immortal and Vile’. It will now be released through Transcending Obscurity Distribution, available as a CD and also with a special ‘fan pack’, as well as digital which will come later. The album’s official release date is February 1st, 2016. For the Indian album launch show, however, it will be released sooner on January 9th, 2016, to coincide with the Thunderstorm fest which will be the launch gig for this massive release.
Transcending Obscurity Distribution owner Kunal Choksi had to say this about the Primitiv release, “Primitiv are one of the most promising bands from the country. I think no other band have played more shows than Primitiv have in the last year or so, which speaks volumes about their dedication and also shows their seriousness about the band’s future. Their music continues to get heavier, tighter and catchier, and it’s great to be associated with the release of the band’s debut material. Let’s hope it can leave a mark.”
Primitiv member Riju Dasgupta (also of Albatross) adds, “‘Immortal and Vile’ is the first album in my 11 year music career with harsh vocals, and I’m very excited to see how the crowd receives it.It is also my first lyrical foray into fantasy, and what a thrill it was to create this universe. Having worked with Kunal for Albatross before, I know what an asset he can be when it comes to pushing the band. The fan pack looks exciting, and as a metalhead even I’d be happy to own one of those beauties.”
About ‘Immortal and Vile’ –
Featuring members of Albatross and Killibrium, Primitiv unearth a form of music that can only be called primitive. One of the most active bands in the live circuit around the country, Primitiv lay waste to poseurs peddling in anything less than catastrophically heavy like they do. Sounding humongous, the music plods powerfully, each step creating shock waves, as the legendary vocalist of the Indian metal scene, Nitin Rajan, growls like a thundering beast. Reverberations of his voice tear through the heart of those residing in his earthly kingdom. Primitiv‘s debut is about the creation of mankind, amidst dominating creatures, and its ponderous progression towards damnation. The music is as morbid, crude and old school as it can get, and at the same time, it marks a cyclic evolution for the genre as a whole, as it retraces the roots of the genre and sets out afresh to carve a path that’s only half as familiar – a second life given to the genre of death metal, set in the primal proto-death/doom period, but finding relevance today in the soulless mechanical era. This is where pure brute force meets suspenseful exploration, and gives new hope for the future of the style.
Stream one of the fresh songs off the album here –