Primitive Man announce new EP ‘Insurmountable,’ share “Cage Intimacy”

The absurdly heavy Denver doom/sludge band Primitive Man have announced a new EP, Insurmountable, which is due May 13 via the fast-growing hardcore/metal label Closed Casket Activities, and is their first for the label following multiple releases on Relapse. It was mixed and mastered by past collaborator Arthur Rizk, and it includes four songs, including a cover of The Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream classic "Quiet."

The first single is "Cage Intimacy," an 11-minute song that finds Primitive Man sounding as caustic and mammoth-heavy as ever. Listen and watch the video below. Pre-order it on color vinyl here.

Primitive Man are also gearing up for a 10th anniversary tour with stacked support from Mortiferum, Jarhead Fertilizer, Body Void, and Elizabeth Colour Wheel, and the NYC stop of that tour includes that entire lineup opening for Swedish doom legends Candlemass at Le Poisson Rouge on June 8.

Primitive Man also play Roadburn this month, and a handful of cool US festivals, including Maryland Deathfest (which may not return after this year), Psycho Las Vegas, and the BrooklynVegan-co-sponsored Austin festival Oblivion Access (where BV is throwing a showcase featuring PM's tourmates Jarhead Fertilizer and Body Void, alongside Thou, -(16)-, Dorthia Cottrell of Windhand, and Vile Creature). All PM tour dates are listed below.

1- This Life
2- Boiled
3- Cage Intimacy
4- Quiet (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)

Primitive Man -- 2022 North American Tour Dates
w/ Mortiferum, Jarhead Fertilizer, Body Void & Elizabeth Colour Wheel
5/11 Oklahoma City, OK @ Sanctuary∞
5/12-5/15 Austin, TX @ Oblivion Access
5/17 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
5/18 Memphis, TN @ Growlers
5/19 Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
5/20 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
5/21 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
5/23 Savannah, GA @ Lodge of Sorrow
5/24 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
5/25 Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
5/26 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest ≠
5/28 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
5/29 Albany, NY @ Empire Underground
5/30 Winooski, VT Monkey House
6/02 New Haven, CT @ State House
6/03 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
6/04 Portland, ME @ The Space
6/05 Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
6/06 Montréal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
6/08 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ Candlemass
6/10 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
6/11 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck*
6/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Funhouse
6/13 Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar
6/14 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
6/15 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
6/16 Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing Co.
6/17 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
6/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
6/19 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
6/21 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
6/22 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Threatre
6/24 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
6/27 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
6/28 Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
6/29 Seattle, WA @ Substation

w/Jarhead Fertilizer, Body Void, Elizabeth Colour Wheel & Spirit Possession
7/05 Portland, OR @ Dante's
7/07 Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
7/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Catch One
7/09 Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
7/10 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
7/12 Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
7/13 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
7/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar

8/19-21 Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas

∞ = Primitive Man only
≠=Primitive Man & Mortiferum only
*= no Jarhead Fertilizer