French edge metal/hardcore collective Primal Age have announced their upcoming dates for the 20th anniversary tour of their 1999 debut EP “The Light to Purify”, which was reissued in vinyl format via Deadlight Entertainment / Bound by Modern Age on March 1st, 2019.
Primal Age’s tour includes the 2019 edition of France’s HELL FEST. Check all dates below:
19/04/2019 : Caen Warm Up Hellfest @ Le Cargo
20/04/2019 : Aubevoye Metal Forgeron Fest @ Espace Culturel Marcel Pagnol
11/05/2019 : Rouen @ Le Kalif
31/05/2019 : Lyon @ Le Farmer
01/06/2019 : Louviers Normandy Metal Fest @ Le Moulin
07/06/2019 : Douai @ Red Studio
08/06/2019 : Geleen @ Café de Meister (Hollande)
09/06/2019 : Namur @ Belvédère (Belgique)
20/06/2019 : Clisson @ Helffest Metal Corner
13/07/2019 : Tours Riip Fest @ Espace Osia
20/07/2019 : Pont-sur-Yonne PYHC Festival @ Salle Polyvalente
26/07/2019 : Reims @ Le Dropkick Bar
27/07/2019 : Neuchâteau Blast Knight Festival @ Le Trait d’Union
31/08/2019 : Verneuil-sur-Avre Mauvaises Graines Festival @ Le Silo
06/09/2019 : Ecausseville Graf Zeppelin Fest @ Open Air
07/09/2019 : Fontaine-l’Evèque @ MCP Apache (Belgique)
21/09/2019 : Vars Attacks Festival @ Salle Mairie
05/10/2019 : Tourlaville @ Foyer Léo Lagrange
09/11/2019: Niort @ L’alternateur
Energy, power, passion, communication with the public, these are the basics of PRIMAL AGE shows. Defense of the animal cause, vegetarianism, ecology, denunciation among others, the over consumption of mass … All recurring themes that the group explains and affirms since 1993! PRIMAL AGE scored the 90’s by being among the first to mix Metal & Hardcore styles in Europe.
The group began in 1993. After performing a number of concerts throughout France, Primal Age
appears on the compilation “In This Other Land ..” (Overcome Rcds). The band is thus found alongside Kickback, Drowning, Right for Life, Stormcore, and Seekers Of The Truth and is then a revelation by samusique inspired by Hardcore and Metal.
1999 : PRIMAL AGE records “The Light to Purify” (Eyewitness Rcds) produced by André Gielen (Arkangel, Length Of Time) at Studio Hautegard. Then there are 40 dates in France and Europe sharing the scene alongside references like Napalm Death, Converge, All Out War, Length Of Time, Nostromo, Turmoil, Caliban, Indecision, Drowning, 25 Ta Life … The band is scheduled on renowned festivals such as the Superbowl of Hardcore (France) and the Good Life Festival (Belgium) and then decides to take a break.
2005 : PRIMAL AGE comes with the reissue of “The Light to Purify” (Eternalis Rcds • Enjoy The Silence • Marvel Music Motion • Distribution Overcome Rcds) and continues on its momentum with 20 dates alongside Maroon, Sentence Right For Life or still The Arrs.
2007 : PRIMAL AGE returns to the studio for “Hell Romance” (Customcore Rcds), recorded by Guillaume André (Loko Studio) and mastered by Alan Douches (West West Side Studio Music • Mastodon, Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura, Hatebreed) . 40 dates follow Madball, Maroon, Earth Crisis, Aborted, Benighted, Walls of Jericho, Born From Pain and Black Bomb A, as well as shows at the Free Edge Fest, HellFest and Hell On Earth Fest .
2009> 2011 : PRIMAL AGE continues to play all over France while composing new tracks and records the album “The Gearwheels of Time” (Deadlight Entertainment) at the Freaky Dog Studio by Thomas Tibéri. A tour of 40 dates in France and Europe and a tour of 6 dates in Mexico (February 2011) are booked. With its success, this new album allows PRIMAL AGE to play with Hatebreed, Madball,
Agnostic Front, Zuul Fx, Dagoba on stages such as the Sonisphere Fest Big Four (Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth) at Delirium Fest or at the Paris Extreme Fest.
2012> 2013 : PRIMAL AGE enters the beginning of the year at LDC Studio with Jerome Turblin to record the Split “Kill A Theory” (Retribution Network – Japan • Vegan Rcds – Argentina • Seven Eight Life Rcds – Brazil • Deadlight Entertainment • France) alongside Mostomalta (formerly Nueva Etica • Argentina) and Cherish (Japan). From this recording follows a tour of 15 dates alongside Ultra vomit, Benighted, Dagoba, Black Bomb A … and a tour in Japan of 5 dates in August 2013 including a show noticed at the Bloodaxe Festival (biggest event Metal hardcore in Japan). The tour then continues with passages to Chaulnes Metal fest, or Rock in All His States.
2015 : PRIMAL AGE leaves for a tour of 5 dates in Brazil in February alongside Confronto and Cervical
(two flagship groups of the hardcore stage of Rio De Janeiro) and celebrates the 20 years of PRIMAL AGE’s career. The band changes line-up because Johann (guitar) leaves the group after 10 years behind the neck. He is replaced by Benoit (Asphalt) and Florian (Nobody Straight). The year 2015 ends with the “Birthday Tour” with important stage performances at Crazy Fest, Riip Fest, Fest’In’Montd and Why Not Fest.
2016 : The “Birthday Tour” continues its momentum, with in parallel the composition of a 4 tracks EP (expected release in 2017) which will be recorded by Thomas Tiberi who worked on the album “Gearwheels Of Time”. The mastering will be entrusted to Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Zombie Rob, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, 100 Demons, God Forbid, Sworn Enemy, Fall Shadows, Madball …).
2017 : The Group starts its tour at Gisors at theGisors Metal Fest . The new 4-track EP “A Silent Wound” comes out in March (Deadlight Entertainment and Season Of Mist) with feats: Julien Benighted , Koba Loyal to The Grave (Japan) and Felipe Confronto (Brazil). The EP vinyl is released on the German label vegan straight edge by Bound by Modern Age and K7 audio version on the Indonesian label Diorama Records . It is well received by the public and the international media. A long tour follows that starts from the end of February and will continue until 2018. The vinyl version 7 “Inch limited edition 3 colors is released April 24, 2017 on the German label vegan straight edge Bound By Modern Age Records (Http://bbmarecords.com/) And in June, a limited cassette version on the Indonesian label Doriama Records (https://www.facebook.com/dioramarecordsHC/)
At the beginning of the year 2018, Mehdi (Drum) leaves the group and Stéphane is back (original member of the group) The band continues the ” Silent Wound Tour ” throughout the year 2018
2019: The group will celebrate the 20 years of “The Light To Purify” released in 1999 that marked the spirits. A vinyl collector will be released in March 2019 in co-production at Deadlight Entertainment & Bound By Modern Age Records accompanied by a tour. In parallel the group will also work their new album.
Primal Age – Birthday Tour Teaser
Primal Age – A Silent Wound
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