To mark the release of the latest single “Stars Are My Guide” off their new Violence of the Skies, PRIMITAI have pulled out a special surprise for their fans – an accompanying 2D retro computer game about navigating through space on a futuristic motorbike, to the soundtrack of the new single! The game was developed by their very own bass player Scott Miller who moonlights as a web programmer.
As the idea took off it quickly became not just a game, but a full on Primitai experience – “I suddenly thought it’d be fun if the rider shouted things every time you crashed and burned or did a crazy stunt, so I started looking through all the Primitai lyrics for the best catchphrases. Then it dawned on me to make every band member a playable character, each with their own quirks… it just kept snowballing!” – Scott recalled in a recent interview regarding the project. Countless hours of development later, the game is now ready to unleash to the world.
UK’s rising metal force PRIMITAI have released their third music video for the single “Put To The Sword” feat. Paul Quinn of Saxon! The track is taken from the band’s upcoming full-length album “Violence Of The Skies” that will be out on March 26, 2021 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.
Lyric video text and animation by Iconfilmworx Primitai band member footage by Mind Art Visual Album art by Stan W Decker
Primitai commented: “Put To The Sword is a swashbuckling anthem about having zero tolerance to those that are deceitful or take advantage of you. The uplifting feel and melodic hooks capture the triumph of positivity over negativity. We are honoured to have a guest guitar solo by Paul Quinn of the mighty Saxon on this one, one of our biggest influences and inspirations – the gallop and swing of the riffs are a perfect fit for Paul’s trademark bluesy and soulful licks. We can’t wait to play this one live and get everyone singing along!”
Digital single of “Put To The Sword” is now available across all digital and streaming platforms!
UK’s rising metal force PRIMITAI have released their second music video for the single “The Uprising”. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming full-length album “Violence Of The Skies” that will be out on March 26, 2021 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records!
Filming and post-production – Mind Art Visual Location – Blondies rock bar, Clapton
Primitai explained the concept behind the song: “The Uprising is about hitting back against those that oppress you and underestimate you. The marching pace of the verses build up to the uplifting chorus, and then all hell breaks loose with frantic guitar soloing as “The Uprising” reaches its critical mass. The music video was shot at Blondies bar in Clapton, our favourite rock bar in London and one of the few places where we were able to have (socially distanced) band drinks and fun in 2020 – thanks to the crew for having us. Look out for the special appearance of our longtime Spanish guitarist Sergio Giron! After the musical journey and progressive flavour of our first single Valley of Darkness, with The Uprising we give a nod to heavy metal’s rock n’ roll roots.”
Digital single of “The Uprising” is now available across all digital and streaming platforms!
UK’s rising metal force PRIMITAI’s album “Violence of The Skies” is a culmination of the growing achievements and team spirit of the band in recent years which saw their most extensive touring yet, conquering of new territories, and signing with Rock of Angels Records.
With their increasing confidence the band has pushed their classic metal influenced sound to the boundaries with power and progressive metal, much like bands such as Savatage or Queensryche did upon taking the torch from Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.
The sci-fi feel of the atmospheric synth and orchestral scoring complements the album’s space themed concept – a story about escaping the end of the world, seeking new victories and facing unknown dangers. Vocal recording, guitar recording, production and mixing by Tom Keech at Cedarfield Studios.
Drum and bass guitar recording by Pete Miles at Middlefarm Studios. Guitar re-amping by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studio. Mastering by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Album cover art by Stan W Decker. Photos by Andrew Rakkan.
Very Special Guests: Paul Quinn (Saxon) – guitar solo on “Put To The Sword” Tom Draper (formerly of Primitai, Carcass, Pounder) – guitar solo on “The Storm Kings” Mladen Pecovic – guitar solos 1 and 2 on “Warriors of Time” Vladimir Djedovic (The Tilt) – synth arrangement and keyboard solos on “Warriors of Time”
“Violence Of The Skies” will be released through ROAR! RockofAngelsRecords, physically and digitally worldwide on March 26, 2021.
ROAR! Rock of Angels Records proudly announce today the signing of a multi-album deal with PRIMITAI and welcome the band to the label’s roster. More info on the band’s fifth full-length album release date and details coming soon!
PRIMITAI are a London based melodic heavy metal band walking the very thin line between old school heavy metal combined with a modern production. Their style is best described as cutting edge but with a retro flavour. Primitai’s breakthrough came in 2010 upon release of their album THELINEOFFIRE, which lead to UK tours and festivals including Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell, Hammerfest, High Voltage and WackenCruise. Their 2013 album RISE AGAIN, mixed and mastered by FredrikNordstrom and featuring a guest appearance from RichieFaulkner (JUDASPRIEST), pushed them higher to dates with SEPULTURA and SAXON, and praise from the biggest rock publications. In 2015 the band went into studio to make NIGHT BRINGS INSANITY with production handled by LasseLammert (ALESTORM, GLORYHAMMER). The album was released in 2016, propelling them to headline shows across the UK, and slots with bands as diverse as HELL, SODOM and CRAZYLIXX. The band upped the momentum with their 2018 album THE CALLING, produced once again by LasseLammert and with artwork by ClaudioBergamin (JUDASPRIEST, BATTLEBEAST). This lead to their most extensive UK touring including a run with WOLF, and debuts in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Serbia and Croatia. Primitai consistently landed on lineups with bands such as heavy metal legends RIOT, SATAN, EDGUY, DEATH ANGEL, FIREWIND, GRAND MAGUS as well as scene leaders like CAULDRON, BULLET and BURNINGWITCHES. The band also had some brushes with the gods themselves (recording at SteveHarris’ studio) in addition to the guest solo from RichieFaulkner and support slot with Saxon.
Primitai are: Guy Miller – Vocals Srdjan Bilic – Lead Guitar Scott Miller – Bass Guitar Jonathan Warren – Drums Longtime Spanish co-lead guitarist Sergio Giron will continue to guest with the band when conditions allow.
Get ready as something special is about to be unleashed, heed “The Calling” by PRIMITAI – a killer slab of high quality melodic metal! Primitai (pronounced Primi-tie) are a London based melodic metal band drawing inspiration from classic heavy metal and combining it with a modern production, intensity and a subtle progressive edge. Whether sharing the stage with NWOBHM bands like Saxon, power metallers Edguy, thrash bands like Warbringer, or even Scandinavian sleaze rock like Crashdiet, the power, melody and intensity of Primitai’s songs and performance has struck a chord with fans across a wide spectrum of metal.
It’s also worth mentioning that cover artwork of “The Calling” was painted by Claudio Bergamin – artist known from cooperation with acts such Battle Beast, Nocturnal Rites, or most recently – Judas Priest, for which he did the already iconic “Firepower” album artwork.