Jun 292019


Hailing from Mumbai, India, Primitiv is a death metal band originally conceived by Riju Dasgupta and Rajarshi Bhattacharyya, who were formerly bandmates in Albatross and Workshop. The idea was to create death metal that would be extremely old school — so old school, in fact, that it would be… primitive… like an evil blend of doom and death metal from the Stone Age.

The band’s current line-up now includes three other members besides the two founders, and they too are participants in other groups: Nitin Rajan (Sledge, Morticide), Kiron Kumar (Hellwind, Colossus) and Pushkar Joshi (Blood Meridian). In 2016 Primitiv released their debut album, Immortal and Vile, and today we present the debut of a live video for one of the singles from that album — “Taurus“. Continue reading »

Dec 132015

Primitiv-Immortal & Vile


I had a plan for today. I was going to finish a review of a new album, I was going to watch a few hours of sportzball (to see if the resurgent Seahawks continue their run into the NFL playoffs), and I was going to spend the rest of the day editing and formatting a big group of year-end-list posts we’ll be rolling out this week as part of our annual LISTMANIA extravaganza. I’ll still accomplish some of these things, but I kind of got derailed at the start of the day.

What happened was that I decided to listen to just one new song, and that put me in a certain kind of mood. And I started bouncing around among other songs that fit the mood, going even deeper into that mood. And then I decided, what the hell, maybe I should share what I listened to. And voilà! Maybe you’ll guess what kind of mood I was in by the time you finish this playlist — IF you can finish it.


This was the brand new song that started me on a roll. It’s the first advance track from the new album by an Indian band named Primitiv. The name of the album is Immortal & Vile, and it’s projected for release on February 1 by Transcending Obscurity Distribution. Continue reading »