Tim Gauci from Primitive talks ‘With the Rats and Snakes’

Making their mark on the Australian metal scene since 2016, Melbourne act Primitive are set to strengthen their presence and demand the attention of the unsuspecting, with their aggressive new single ‘With The Rats And Snakes’ – the title track from their upcoming EP, out August 12.

The Everblack Podcast spoke to Tim Gauci from Primitive about their new EP ‘With The Rats And Snakes’ and the evolution of their crushing sound, touring internationally and supporting legends like Max and Iggor Cavalera and Fleshgod Apocalypse, future of the band and more!

Watch/listen to the interview here : 

Without limiting themselves to a particular sub-genre, Primitive incorporate their brand of abrasive yet memorable riffs, solos, grooves and hooks – sounding something reminiscent of the wave of early 2000’s American Heavy Metal & Metalcore styles.

Frontman/guitarist Tim Gauci adds “‘With the Rats and Snakes’ is a natural step to a more directed and matured sound. It was a conscious effort to learn from our previous efforts, see what we could expand on, and introduce new elements to draw closer to perfecting ‘our sound’. The title track/first single perfectly encompasses what we’ve done before, and what we’ve recently discovered in the writing room.”

Since their debut and critically acclaimed self-titled EP (2017), and single ‘For the Weak’ (2019), the band have shared the stage nationally and internationally with Max and Iggor Cavalera, Alien Weaponry, Psycroptic, Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Crown, Origin and more. The new EP ‘With The Rats And Snakes’, exhibits a further expansion to their relentless sound and solidifies themselves as worthy contenders to reach the heights of some of metal’s biggest and most respected heavy hitters.

‘With the Rats and Snakes’ to be released independently on August 12.

Listen: https://open.spotify.com/track/21twLhnW08VXnfJ6WFIfjB?si=5c5b9bc1e6584e3a

Pre-order/save: https://primitiveaus.lnk.to/wtras