In case you missed the news earlier this week, we’re teaming up with Songkick Detour to try to bring some of the best bands in the world to London. Some of them have split up (but occasionally threaten to get back together), some of them have reformed but just not made the trip over to the UK yet, and some of them have never been to these shores. This week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist will hopefully remind you why you need to pledge to see these bands.
Primitive Weapons is a post-hardcore band formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2010. The lineup consists of Arthur Shepherd (guitar, vocals), David Castillo (vocals), Chris Enriquez (drums), and Eric Odness (bass). The band released their debut album The Shadow Gallery on March 13, 2012 through Prosthetic Records. Follow-up The Future Of Death was released April 15, 2016 on Party Smasher Inc. Read more on Last.fm
Primitive Weapons on Thrash Hits
May 16th, 2013
We saw the power of Songkick Detour back in February when, in conjunction with our big sister, DrownedinSound, Desaparecidos played their first UK show. It was impressive and it was powered by the crowd. They wanted to see Desaparecidos play live in London and they put their money where their mouths were. We want to do the same thing with some bands that we like.
December 12th, 2012
June 29th, 2012
Raz is back in “the studio” for this week’s podcast, where he joins Hugh in looking back at the best albums of 2012 so far. There’ll be bands you’ve heard of, bands you’ve never heard of, and bands you’ve criminally under-rated up until now because they had stupid names. We’ve got the lot.
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March 28th, 2012
Thrash Hits Verdict: We came across Primitive Weapons in Austin, Texas in March 2011 via a recommendation by Cancer Bats’ manager. “I think you’ll like them,” he said. He was correct. The Brooklyn monsters are the new project of former Gay For Johnny Depp man, Arty Shepherd and they ply a furious and sinister metal-oriented hardcore. Recently signed to label du jour, Prosthetic Records, they’re in exactly the right place to become one of the most acclaimed bands of 2012. We love the album, The Shadow Gallery and we believe that you will too. We had a chat with singer, David Castillo so that you can find out everything about Primitive Weapons.
March 6th, 2012
The Shadow Gallery
12 March 2012
by Tomas Doyle
You know when people say, “I was into that band back before everyone thought they were brilliant.” Well, now is your chance to be that guy, so don’t let yourself down. The Shadow Gallery by Primitive Weapons is one of the best heavy records you will hear in 2012.
It is a beast, a behemoth, a deliciously put together and quite brilliantly played collection of songs, every single one of which will happily blast your head off, shit down your neck and then send nasty photos of it doing stuff to your corpse to your nearest and dearest.