Primitive Man

Flash Mob Presents

Primitive Man

Big Brave

Sat, June 15, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Primitive Man - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Primitive Man
Denver’s PRIMITIVE MAN ’s music matches its name: a savage, sparse mix of death metal,
blackened noise, and doom. The threepiece was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee
McCarthy and Jonathan Campos (all current and former members of Vermin Womb, Withered,
Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher). In October of 2012 the
band recorded their debut LP Scorn at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero ( Cephalic Carnage ,
Cobalt, Catheter, CTTTOAFF). Scorn was released a collaboration between Throatruiner and
Mordgrimm Records. The band followed up with a self-released three-song EP in February titled
The unique metal hybridization of Scorn caught the attention of Relapse, who liked the record
enough to sign the band and reissue the full-length in summer 2013. Dubbed a “totally
malignant sounding record and one that will consume you whole if you’re not careful,” by Cvlt
Nation and called “the best worst thing that has ever happened to you,” in an 8/10 review from
Metal Hammer, Scorn found PRIMITIVE MAN celebrating a slow-roasted apocalypse through
seven suffocating hymns of hatred, disease and sonic deviance. The record put the band on the
map for many listeners, and enabled PRIMITIVE MAN to embark on a relentless touring
schedule that would soon see the band playing live shows across the US, Europe, Japan and
Southeast Asia (often for the vast majority of the year) in company with acts such as Hexis,
Reproacher, Fister, Celeste, Opium Lord, and Mammoth Grinder. PRIMITIVE MAN also played
Denver Black Sky in 2013 alongside Relapse brethren Dying Fetus , Exhumed , Skinless , Iron
Reagan , Call of the Void , and Weekend Nachos .
All of Ethan McCarthy’s projects have been prolific, and PRIMITIVE MAN is no exception – the
band released four splits between 2013 and 2015, and dropped another bombshell of nihility in
2015 with its Relapse EP Home Is Where The Hatred Is. The EP was well-received by
publications including Metal Injection, MetalSucks, Revolver, and Exclaim!, the latter of who
stated, “unapologetically bleak and permeated by loathing and hostility, Home Is Where The
Hatred Is will either leave you wanting more or contemplating teetering off a ledge.”Despite their
primeval, bludgeoning approach, PRIMITIVE MAN wouldn’t exist without their savage
awareness of modern humanity: simultaneously old and new, atavistic and groundbreaking,
PRIMITIVE MAN stands to redefine current conceptions of hope, faith, and metal music .
Years of writing on tour and the addition of drummer Joe Linden sparked a black flame in
PRIMITIVE MAN molding the band’s second full-length offering of soul-crushing blackened
doom and noise-ridden claustrophobia entitled Caustic . Recorded and produced at Flatline
Audio by Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation), Caustic is 12 songs and
75+ minutes of bloodcurdling howls, abysmal tones and dense, unsettling feedback spewing
forth a cesspool of utter misery. With lyrical themes ranging from political corruption, personal
struggle and the crumbling social climate facing the world today, Caustic serves as 2017’s
cataclysmic soundtrack for a world gone awry.
Big Brave - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Big Brave
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, three-piece BIG|BRAVE plays sincere, long-form out-rock that ventures in to different directions — at times mournful and unsettling — their music plays out in to moon-bleached grunge where serene vocals crumble over scraping guitars bled of melody. Sometimes it’s the sound you don’t make. Big|Brave chooses their silences carefully, oscillating between sparse, gentle arrangements and deep swells of noise. They are patient, their crescendos tidal and graceful. Heavy drums come up against haunting vocal melodies. Moody guitar tones swirl. Slowly they recede into something more atmospheric, a quiet that hangs thick like smoke. Something important is offered in the spaces between sounds. Listen for it, feel. It waits.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125