Primitai are a London based melodic heavy metal band walking the very thin line between old school heavy metal combined with a modern production. Their style is best described as cutting edge but with a retro flavour.
Primitai’s breakthrough came in 2010 upon release of their album THE LINE OF FIRE, which lead to UK tours and festivals including Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell, 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.
In 2015 the band went into studio to make NIGHT BRINGS INSANITY with production handled by Lasse Lammert (ALESTORM, GLORYHAMMER). The album was released in 2016, propelling them to headline shows across the UK, and slots with bands as diverse as HELL, SODOM and CRAZY LIXX.
The band upped the momentum with their 2018 album THE CALLING, produced once again by Lasse Lammert and with artwork by Claudio Bergamin (JUDAS PRIEST, BATTLE BEAST). This lead to their most extensive UK touring including a run with WOLF, and debuts in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Serbia and Croatia.
Primitai consistently landed on lineups with bands such as heavy metal legends RIOT, SATAN, EDGUY, DEATH ANGEL, FIREWIND, GRAND MAGUS as well as scene leaders like CAULDRON, BULLET and BURNING WITCHES. The band also had some brushes with the gods themselves (recording at Steve Harris’ studio) in addition to the guest solo from Richie Faulkner and support slot with Saxon.
“Big riffs and Big Hooks.crackling with fresh energy!” – Kerrang Magazine
“Pure joy for the ears” – Metaltalk.net
“Screaming out to be cranked up to 11!” – Fireworks Magazine
“Style and class far surpassing their years” Power Play Magazine
“A fine slab of pulverising, melodic metal majesty” Metal Hammer
“The band is as proficient as the greats” Terrorizer