Primitive Origins

Primitive Origins: Black Death’s “Black Death”

October 12, 2017 Greg Pratt

Checking back in with Black Death and their 1984 album, a very early documentation of an African-American metal band.

Primitive Origins: Aria’s “Megalomania”

September 7, 2017 Greg Pratt

For this round of Primitive Origins, we go back to Moscow in 1985 to revisit Aria ‘s “Megalomania” (or whatever it’s called).

Primitive Origins: Primevil’s Smokin’ Bats at Campton’s

July 13, 2017 Greg Pratt

Re-evaluating Primevil‘s 1974 proto-stoner album Smokin’ Bats at Campton’s.

Primitive Origins: Leaf Hound’s Growers of Mushroom

June 8, 2017 Greg Pratt

Re-examining Leaf Hound’s 1971 proto-stoner album Growers of Mushroom.

Primitive Origins: Socrates Drank the Conium – ‘Socrates Drank the Conium’

May 11, 2017 Greg Pratt

In which we go back and examine Greece proto-metal band Socrates Drank the Conium’s self-titled debut from 1972.

Primitive Origins: Dust – ‘Dust’

April 13, 2017 Greg Pratt

You know the cover, now find out more about Dust’s 1971 debut in our most recent Primitive Origins.

Primitive Origins: Salem Mass – ‘Witch Burning’

March 9, 2017 Greg Pratt

Our latest Primitive Origins looks at the strange case of Idaho’s Salem Mass and their sole full-length, Witch Burning.

Primitive Origins: Night Sun – ‘Mournin’’

February 2, 2017 Greg Pratt

Our latest Primitive Origins examines the 1972 proto-prog-metal of Germans Night Sun.

Primitive Origins: Blast’s “Damned Flame” b/w “Hope”

November 10, 2016 Greg Pratt

Belgium’s Blast were laying down proto-thrash bpms in 1972.