Ex-Faith No More Singer Chuck Mosley And Melvins’ Drummer Dale Crover Join Primitive Race

Ex-Faith No More Singer Chuck Mosley and Melvins’ drummer Dale Crover have joined Primitive Race. The band’s new album “Volume 2” is expected to be released this fall.

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Mosley said the following:

“When I listened to the music for Primitive Race, ideas just came pouring out. I couldn’t say no to doing the record. When we completed the first few tracks, I found myself wishing I had written them, not just the lyrics… just good heavy riffs and grooves really sucked me in. The melodies and words came super easy with this music. Even though it’s a whole different vibe it brought out a side of me I haven’t experienced since writing with FNM.”

Band leader Chris Kniker also added:

“During the recording of the first Primitive Race album there was a natural shift from the industrial sound of our collective histories towards something more fluid and punk. It was something I really wanted to explore with Mark [Gemini Thwaite] and Erie [Loch,] knowing we wanted something raw, organic with big, loud live drums as we began working on Volume 2.

Chuck and I met when he writing his VUA record. I ran into him last summer at a show and we started talking about making a record. He really got where I was going with the whole concept. I knew he could bring some of that to the record and still put his own stamp on it. I never in a million years thought Dale would do the record. He’s one of my favorite drummers! We run in a similar circle.

The Warlock Pinchers were signed to Boner records back when the Melvins were there. Mark from the Pinchers reached out to Dale for me and I was talking to Toshi (Dale’s engineer and production partner). Toshi shared the demos with Dale and the next thing I know Toshi is asking for the multi-tracks. A few years ago the Melvins did a KMFDM remix for a record I was working on so it’s cool to have that connection again.

This record is completely different from the first one and I think it’s cool that we get a blank canvas to do whatever we want with Primitive Race.”