Interview – Primitive Weapons


prim photo: Nikki Sneakers

Last week, NYC’s Primitive Weapons released their second full-length offering The Future of Death (via Party Smasher Inc).  The album is an intense, vitriolic blend of post-hardcore and metal with a muscular 90’s style alt-rock grit.  The band features an assortment of luminaries from the NYC scene both past and present – drummer Chris Enriquez played with emo vanguard On The Might of Princes, guitarist Arty Shepard has done time with a laundry list of bands including the 90’s innovators Mind Over Matter and defining post-hardcore groups like Errortype:11 and Instruction, and vocalist David Castillo currently shreds his voice in White Widows Pact as well.  In addition to this, Castillo and Shepard along with their partners, run the increasingly legendary NYC fixture Saint Vitus Bar, which has just celebrated it’s 5th anniversary with a slate of special performances which included the release show for The Future of…

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