Full Of Hell / Primitive Man
Full of Hell pack nihilism, devastation, and overwhelming fury into every outpouring. Primitive Man blends existential dread and postmodern terror with hostile sludge and doom. It was inevitable that the pair of acclaimed hellraisers, coveted by devoted adherents, would collaborate.
Primitive Man brings their grimy, misery-driven heaviness together with Full Of Hell’s iconoclastic genre-busting grindcore into a singularly powerful dual artistic statement. Produced by Andrew Nelson (Harms Way, Weekend Nachos, LURK), SUFFOCATING HALLUCINATION unites them in a blisteringly blissful sonic celebration of disillusionment and chaos. Issued by Closed Casket Activities, the record arrives just in time for a US tour with The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy.
Neither group is a stranger to splits and collaborations. The Primitive Man discography, which boasts the unstoppable Immersion (2020) and the Insurmountable EP (2022), among other gems, includes split EPs with a number of like-minded bands, including Hell, Unearthly Trance, and Hexis.
Full Of Hell straight-up merged with Japanese noise masters Merzbow for a collaborative album, followed by a pair of records with experimental metal duo The Body. Those are in addition to a long history of split EPs, with the likes of Nails, Psywarfare, and Code Orange, to name just a few.
The combination of Full Of Hell’s furious blast furnace speed and Primitive Man’s immersive glacial doom was born first from friendship and second from the idea that they had something to say in unison. Full Of Hell guitarist Spencer Hazard suggested it. Soon, he and his bandmates – Dylan Walker (vocals), Dave Bland (drums), and Sam DiGristine (bass) – were in a room with Primitive Man’s Ethan Lee McCarthy (vocals, guitars), Jonathan Campos (bass), and Joe Linden (drums).
Primitive Man are no less acclaimed. “There is no band heavier than doom torturers Primitive Man,” wrote Spin, who counted the Denver trio among the 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now. Primitive Man celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2022. Support on several shows came from Jarhead Fertilizer, who hails from one of Full Of Hell’s two home states, Maryland (the other is Pennsylvania), and features Full Of Hell’s Bland and ex-bandmate Brandon Brown.
Release Date: 13 Apr 23 Cat No: CLCR106LP2