Brooklyn metallic hardcore outfit PRIMITIVE WEAPONS are prepared to embark on their next tour in support of their debut LP The Shadow Gallery. The tour kicks off tomorrow evening in Boston and will pillage its way through the Northeastern and Upper Midwest US states for eleven dates. PRIMITIVE WEAPONS will co-headline the trek with Calgary’s metallic sludgesters Mares Of Thrace and Providence’s doom troupe Pilgrim. Following this set of dates PW will branch off for two newly booked shows in Minneapolis and Fargo alongside Gay Witch Abortion, Blackthorne. The band have also been confirmed to support Long Island hardcore heroes Vision Of Disorder at a Brooklyn gig in November, and will continue to announce more live appearances in the coming weeks.
The seven churning, expansive tracks on PRIMITIVE WEAPONS‘ debut LP The Shadow Gallery cover an incredible amount of territory and engage the listener with crushing grooves and empowering swells, showing fans of forward-thinking metallic hardcore and free-form metal what the band is all about. The album was released in March via Prosthetic Records as the band stormed SXSW 2012. Since its release into the public The Shadow Gallery has amassed praise from fans and media outlets across the globe, the band touring regionally throughout the Northeastern states.
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PRIMITIVE WEAPONS Confirmed Tour Dates:
7/31/2012 O’Briens – Boston, MA w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim
8/01/2012 Columbus Club – North Providence, RI w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim
8/02/2012 Cherry St. Station – Wallingford, CT w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim
8/03/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim
8/04/2012 Broadway Bar – Amityville, NY w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim
8/05/2012 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim
8/06/2012 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim
8/07/2012 The Depot – York, PA w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim
8/08/2012 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim
8/09/2012 Ruby Tuesday – Columbus, OH w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim
8/10/2012 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim
8/12/2012 Hexagon Bar – Minneapolis, MN w/ Gay Witch Abortion, Blackthorne
8/13/2012 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND w/ Gay Witch Abortion, Blackthorne
11/24/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY w/ Vision Of Disorder [info]
“…they do an admirable job of unnerving you while beating you senseless, insidious and alluring melodies infecting everything they do. As a statement of intent, The Shadow Gallery leaves no doubt that Primitive Weapons is the real deal… 9/10” – Outburn
“It’s a coruscating blend of slow-motion hard/metalcore with a bit of good ol’ American sludge bringing up the rear.” – Decibel
“Primitive Weapons know a little of a good thing goes a long way, and that their full-volume maximum-effort music straddles a delicate line between exhilarating and exhausting. Holding back on the song front might irk fans that want all the Primitive Weapons they can handle, but better to leave them wanting more than to wear out a welcome. 7.9/10” – Pitchfork
“Take Deadguy’s burly, mid-tempo chaos, dice up the spaces between with tribal, Liars-esque drumbeats… creepy melodic passages… and a cacophony of swirling riffs… and you have The Shadow Gallery in a nutshell.” – Alternative Press
“…for all their noisy bluster and rigid unpredictability they rarely lose sight of the songs themselves. The attention paid to dynamics and the relative brevity (no songs exceed the 5 minute mark) keep things both concise and cathartic. 4/5” – The PRP
“Primitive Weapons have somehow found their own singular voice in a post-Mastodonian minefield littered with carcasses of bands that have tried and failed to capture the energy of the latter’s early recordings.” – Metalsucks