Interview With UK Heavy Metal Band Primitai!

Primitai (pronounced Primi-tie) are a London based melodic metal band drawing inspiration from classic heavy metal and combining it with a modern production, intensity and a subtle progressive edge. Whether sharing the stage with NWOBHM bands like Saxon, power metallers Edguy, thrash bands like Warbringer, or even Scandinavian sleaze rock like Crashdiet, the power, melody and intensity of Primitai’s songs and performance has struck a chord with fans across a wide spectrum of metal.

Their breakthrough came in 2010 upon release of their 2nd album LINE OF FIRE, which lead to UK tours and festivals including Hard Rock Hell, Bloodstock, Hammerfest, High Voltage and Wacken Cruise. Their 2013 album RISE AGAIN, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom and featuring a guest appearance from Richie 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 the studio to make NIGHT BRINGS INSANITY with production handled by Lasse Lammert (ALESTORM, GLORYHAMMER). The album was released in 2016, lauded by the likes of Kerrang, Powerplay, Fireworks, Zero Tolerance and countless websites, propelling them to headline shows the length and breadth of the country, and slots with bands as diverse as HELL, SODOM, POWER QUEST, CRAZY LIXX and BLAZE BAYLEY.

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 main stages of Reading and Glastonbury and released two UK Top 40 albums.”

Primitai recently released their highly anticipated new album, The Calling. It’s a killer slab of high-quality melodic metal mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer). The album cover was designed by Claudio Bergamin (Judas Priest, Battle Beast).

Today we’d like to bring to your attention this interview with PRIMITAI! We catch them before the band’s gig at The Underworld in Camden Town, London. Thanks to our Swiss-Columbian reporter Edward Therens Garcia. The following interview is taken exclusively for Rock Arena. Enjoy it!

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Editor: Toni Rock
Reporter: Edward Therens Garcia