Thursday 28 March 2019, 7:30pm - 11pm
The Waterfront Studio
Primitai is a London based melodic metal band that draws inspiration from classic heavy metal and combines it with a modern production, intensity and a subtle progressive edge. 2018 sees them sign a record deal with Dissonance Productions and the release of their new album entitled THE CALLING on 25/05/2018, mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer) and artwork by Claudio Bergamin (Judas Priest, Battle Beast). Whether sharing the stage with NWOBHM bands like Saxon, power metallers Edguy, thrashers Evile, or melodic rockers like Crashdiet - the power, melody and intensity of Primitai's music has struck a chord with fans across a wide spectrum of heavy metal.
Primitai’s break through came in 2010 upon release of their 2nd album LINE OF FIRE, which lead to UK tours and festivals including Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell, Hammerfest, High Voltage and Wacken Cruise. Their 2013 album RISE AGAIN, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom and featuring a guest appearance from Ritchie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST), pushed them higher to dates with SEPULTURA and SAXON, and praise from the biggest rock publications. After a 2015 UK tour with WOLF, the band went into studio to make NIGHT BRINGS INSANITY with production handled by Lasse Lammert (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, POWER QUEST, CRAZY LIXX and BLAZE BAYLEY. 2018 has seen the band sign a record deal with DISSONANCE PRODUCTIONS for the release of their latest album THE CALLING, produced once again by Lasse Lammert and with artwork by Claudio Bergamin (JUDAS PRIEST, BATTLE BEAST). The summer months since the release have already seen the album receive international magazine coverage, shows in the UK and Europe on lineups with heavy metal legends like RIOT and SATAN as well as fellow scene leaders like CAULDRON and BURNING WITCHES.
Primitai features stalwarts Guy on vocals and Srdjan & Sergio on dual lead guitar, and in 2016 they were joined by drummer and bassist Jonny & Scott, formerly of DRY THE RIVER who played the mainstages of Reading and Glastonbury and released two UK Top 40 albums.
"Big riffs and Big Hooks crackling with fresh energy!" Kerrang Magazine
"Pure joy for the ears" Metaltalk.net
"Screaming out to be cranked up to 11!" Fireworks Magazine
"Style and class far surpassing their years" Power Play Magazine
"A fine slab of pulverising, melodic metal majesty...metal is a simple game and Primitai are winning" Metal Hammer
"The band is as proficient as the greats" Terrorizer