The Primals (Darkest Hour, Etc.) Premiere “Hello Cruel World” Video

The Primals (Darkest Hour, ex-Dead To Fall, etc.) have premiered a new video for their song “Hello Cruel World.” This track is from the band’s debut album “All Love Is True Love.”

[via Louder Than War]

Cave In Announce North American Tour

Cave In have announced a fall North American tour. War Of Women, Lazer/Wulf, Helms Alee, and The Primals will open on select dates. $1 from each ticket sold will go towards the Caleb Scofield memorial fund.

Tour Dates:

With War On Women and Lazer/Wulf:

10/10 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/11 Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch
10/12 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
10/13 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/14 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
10/16 Washington, DC – Union Stage
10/17 Philadelphia, PA – Theater Of Living Arts
10/18 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/19 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair (with Miltown)
10/20 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair (with Miltown)
10/21 Allston, MA – Great Scott

With Helms Alee and The Primals:

11/08 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/09 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
11/10 Austin, TX – The Parish
11/12 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
11/13 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
11/14 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
11/16 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11/18 Portland, OR – Star Theater
11/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Darkest Hour, Xibalba, & Xashtur Added To 2018 Power Of The Riff

Darkest Hour, Xibalba, and Xashtur have been added to the 2018 Power Of The Riff festival, which is set to take place at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA on November 18. As previously reported, Sunn O))) will headline the event with a special 20th anniversary set. The Sonics and The Primals are also set to perform at the kickoff party the day before (November 17).

Sunn O))) To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Headlining Set At 2018 The Power Of The Riff

On November 18, Sunn O))) will headline the 2018 Power Of The Riff with a special 20th anniversary set. The event, which will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of Southern Lord Recordings, will take place at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA. Other artists are still pending, but The Sonics and The Primals are set to perform at the kickoff party the day before (November 17).

The Primals (Darkest Hour, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Pity City”

The Primals (Darkest Hour, ex-Dead To Fall, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Pity City.” This track is from the group’s debut album “All Love Is True Love,” which will be released on September 7,

John Henry (Darkest Hour) commented:

“This song originally came from a different project I was working on which was more electronic, using an old Univox drum machine and a bunch of layered synths and guitars. It stood out to me as more of a structured song than the rest from that session, so I decided to see if it would work with The Primals. Once Andrew added his version of the drumbeat and I heard it with Chad playing the driving bassline I knew it would work.

This one is definitely more on the poppy/pretty end of the spectrum of the album, and the only track that features a synth part. Lyrically, this track is a good representation of the album title, ‘All Love Is True Love‘, as it’s sort of a love song to everyone I’ve ever loved, even the ones who are out of my life. I think the last lines sum up the song fairly well: ‘Me and the ones I adore, I don’t believe there’s an end anymore, and we are nothing’.”

Tour Dates:

09/07 Los Angeles, CA – Hi-Hat
09/14 Washinton, DC – The Pinch
09/15 Brooklyn, NY – El Cortez Safari Room
11/17 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

[via Consequence Of Sound]

Darkest Hour, Ex-Dead To Fall, Etc. Members Join Forces In The Primals

John Henry (Darkest Hour), Chad Fjerstad (ex-Dead To Fall), and Andrew Black (ex-The Explosion) have joined forces in a new band called The Primals. The group’s debut album “All Love Is True Love” will be released on September 7, and you can stream of the first single “Fortune & Sons” below:

[via The PRP]