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PRIMITIVE MAN returns after three years with the extreme,
terrifying, and confrontational new album, Immersion, set for release August
14th via Relapse Records.
True to the band's ethos, every moment of Immersion is
overwhelming; from the sonic pummeling of the album opener "The
Lifer" to the brooding, unnerving guitars whirring throughout
"Entity," Immersion builds and builds. The tension throughout the
record is palpable. Hair raising tracks such as "Menacing" push and
pull constantly, shifting from passages of harsh doom to an endless corridor of
horrid screaming, blast beats, and a formidable low end.
Adding to the album's darkness, a pervasive lyrical anxiety
erodes throughout the record. A stark look at a mirror, Immersion's themes
tackle sobering views on existential crises, a general distrust among another,
and the current state of the world. Frontman Ethan McCarthy elaborates,
"Souring your view on your existence and everything you had worked
towards... allowing yourself to become possessed by the darkest parts of your
mind that you have carried around your entire life and not dealt with."
True to these dark times, PRIMITIVE MAN's Immersion is an
introspective look into ruin and undoing. As McCarthy explains, Immersion dives
into the point of no return. "Now you're a grown man and you're
In advance of the release of Immersion, PRIMITIVE MAN shares
"The Lifer." McCarthy comments, "'The Lifer' is about being
cursed with and unable to shed the desire to create. The lack of financial
security that comes with that. It is also about the ever present on-the-road
psychosis touring musicians get as well as the enemies you meet along the
Listen to PRIMITIVE MAN's "The Lifer" via YouTube HERE.
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Immersion will be released on CD, LP, cassette, and digital
formats via Relapse. Physical preorders are available HERE. For digital
downloads and streaming services go HERE.