Tag Archives: Primitive Weapons

Slayer’s impact on New York’s music scene explained by members of Misfits, Anthrax, Agnostic Front, and more

Posted by on November 25, 2019

Slayer said farewell to NYC at the Madison Square Garden on November 9th, 2019. For this bittersweet show, we had photographer Khadija Bhuiyan capture these thrash legends. Additionally, Spotlights/Primitive Weapons drummer Chris Enriquez asked members from Anthrax, Agnostic Front, The Misfits, and more to share their thoughts on Slayer’s impact on the New York music scene. Author: Chris Enriquez // Photographer: […]

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Eating It Up with Primitive Weapons: A Food Diary (Part 2 & 3)

Posted by on December 13, 2018

Tonight (13th) Primitive Weapons will wrap up their tour with Cult Leader and God Mother in Atlanta, GA in support of their latest effort, Surrender Yourself. For this particular run, we brought back Metal Insider’s “Eating It Up” column as the group has already shared food diary part 1. Now, just as their trek is […]

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Eating It Up with Primitive Weapons: A Food Diary (Part 1)

Posted by on December 6, 2018

Primitive Weapons are touring across the country with Cult Leader and God Mother on select dates of the trek in support of their latest effort, Surrender Yourself. We decided to bring back Metal Insider’s “Eating It Up” column as we get to see what food the group are able to grab while on the road. […]

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Primitive Weapons want you to “Keep the Lights On”

Posted by on July 25, 2018

Primitive Weapons have released the new song “Keep The Lights On.” The track is taken from their upcoming album Surrender Yourself, which is scheduled to arrive on September 17th via Party Smasher Inc. This Sunday (29th), the NYC post hardcore act will be joining the final leg of the Quicksand and Glassjaw co-headlining run. You […]

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Song premiere: HAAN’s “War Dance”

Posted by on September 26, 2016

On October 14th, Brooklyn’s HAAN will release their debut album, Sing Praises, on Kaos Kontrol. Initially known as No Way, the band’s moody, sludgy punk fits in alongside bands they’ve shared the stage with like whores. and Coliseum. Featuring Chuck Berrett’s moody vocals and the drumming skills of Primitive Weapons’ Chris Enriquez, If Melvins and Unsane had […]

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Tour Diary: Spotlights muse on opening for Deftones, Refused

Posted by on August 1, 2016

  Starting tomorrow (2), Brooklyn “sludge/gaze” band Spotlights will begin two weeks on the road supporting Deftones and Refused. It’s a dream come true for the two principle members, married couple Mario and Sarah Quintero. In addition to their regular live drummer, Josh Cooper, they’ll also be joined for some of the dates by Primitive […]

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Party Smasher Inc. signs global deal with Cooking Vinyl; new albums from The Dillinger Escape Plan and Giraffe Tongue Orchestra slated for 2016

Posted by on May 10, 2016

The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman has been running Party Smasher Inc. for quite some time. And while it truly is a multi-faceted collective that ranges between all sorts of mediums and art forms, fans most likely know it best as the label imprint behind The Dillinger Escape Plan’s last two records, as well as […]

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Primitive Weapons’ Arthur Shepherd talks new album, five years of Saint Vitus Bar

Posted by on April 22, 2016

Last week was a pretty epic week for Primitive Weapons vocalist David Castillo and guitarist Arthur Shepherd. Not only did the band’s sophomore album album, The Future of Death, come out one week ago, but Castillo and Shepherd are also two of the principal owners of Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus bar, which celebrated its fifth anniversary. The band, […]

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Primitive Weapons offer ashes or paradise with new track

Posted by on March 30, 2016

There’s a lot of hype around Primitive Weapons, and deservedly so. The Brooklyn band’s sophomore full length, The Future of Death, is coming out on April 15th, and we’ve already gotten a chance to hear a few tracks from it. “The Electric Drama,”  “Night Eyes,” and  “Panopticon Blues” are all killer tracks for different reasons, and more confident than […]

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Primitive Weapons have the ‘Panopticon Blues’

Posted by on March 9, 2016

If asked to describe New York’s Primitive Weapons, a lot of words would come to mind: heavy works, so does furious and dissonant. Here’s a new one, though: melodic. The band’s sophomore full-length, The Future of Death, will be out on April 15th via The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Benjamin Weinman’s Party Smasher Inc. label, and […]

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