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Primitive Man & 16 @ Močvara, Zagreb, 10.9.2018
16. September 2018 @ 20:00 - 23:5560kn – 80kn
We have the opportunity to see two pioneers of American Sludge Metal scene – Primitive Man and 16 will play in Zagreb’s Močvara on the 10th of September, 2018.
The three-piece was founded in 2012 and it has from their beginning been high-ranking in the Sludge scene. Denver’s Primitive Man‘s music matches its name: a savage, sparse mix of death metal, blackened noise, and doom riffs.
As soon as they started working on the first album, they signed for famous record label Relapse Records. Under their belt, the band released two full-lenghts like “Scorn” (2013) and the more recent “Caustic” (2017). Also, the band released four splits between 2013 and 2015 with bands like Sea Bastard, Hexis and Northless, and dropped another bombshell of nihilism in 2015 with its Relapse EP “Home Is Where The Hatred Is”.
Despite their primeval, bludgeoning approach, Primitive Man wouldn’t exist without their savage awareness of modern humanity: simultaneously old and new, atavistic and groundbreaking, they stand to redefine current conceptions of hope, faith, and metal music.
A pioneering American Sludge Metal troupe founded in 1992 and based out of Southern California, 16 is credited with helping to shape the seismic hard rock sub-genre alongside accordant extreme metal acts like Acid Bath, Eyehategod, and Crowbar.
The band released its debut full-length album “Curves That Kick” in 1993 via independent Bacteria Sour label. They broke through in 1996 with the release of the critically acclaimed “Drop Out”.
Despite enduring numerous substance abuse issues and lineup changes, the band continued to release new music, dropping “Blaze of Incompetence” (1997) and “Zoloft Smile” (2003), as well as a flurry of EPs and singles. They went on an official hiatus in 2004, but re-formed in 2007 after inking a deal with Relapse Records.
The resulting “Bridges to Burn” arrived the following year and earned high marks all around. In 2010 Relapse reissued the group’s 1993 debut, and 2012 yielded the band’s sixth studio album “Deep Cuts from Dark Clouds”. The punishing “Lifespan of a Moth” followed in 2016.