Biography x _ + +

UK’s rising metal force Primitai announce the release of their new full-length album “Violence Of The Skies”, out on March 26, 2021!

Primitai’s album “Violence of The Skies” is a culmination of the growing achievements and team spirit of the band in recent years which saw their most extensive touring yet, conquering of new territories, and signing with Rock of Angels Records. With their increasing confidence the band has pushed their classic metal influenced sound to the boundaries with power and progressive metal, much like bands such as Savatage or Queensryche did upon taking the torch from Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. The sci-fi feel of the atmospheric synth and orchestral scoring complements the album’s space themed concept - a story about escaping the end of the world, seeking new victories and facing unknown dangers. Vocal recording, guitar recording, production and mixing by Tom Keech at Cedarfield Studios. Drum and bass guitar recording by Pete Miles at Middlefarm Studios. Guitar re-amping by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studio. Mastering by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Album cover art by Stan W Decker. Photos by Andrew Rakkan.

Very Special Guests:

  • Paul Quinn (Saxon) – guitar solo on “Put To The Sword”
  • Tom Draper (formerly of Primitai, Carcass, Pounder) – guitar solo on “The Storm Kings”
  • Mladen Pecovic – guitar solos 1 and 2 on “Warriors of Time”
  • Vladimir Djedovic (The Tilt) – synth arrangement and keyboard solos on “Warriors of Time”

“Violence Of The Skies” will be released through ROAR! Rock of Angels Records, physically and digitally worldwide on March 26, 2021.

Buy the album here:



Available on Digipak CD, Transparent Violet Vinyl (Ltd 300 copies) & Digital streaming/download format.


  • 1. Stars Are My Guide
  • 2. The Uprising
  • 3. The Violence of The Skies
  • 4. Valley of Darkness
  • 5. Warriors of Time (feat. Vladimir Djedovic and Mladen Pecovic)
  • 6. Innocent
  • 7. Put To The Sword (feat. Paul Quinn)
  • 8. The Cold Surface of The Moon
  • 9. I'll Live Again
  • 10. The Storm Kings (feat. Tom Draper)
  • 11. The Huntress (CD Bonus Track)
  • 12. Prophecies (CD Bonus Track)

Primitai are a London based melodic heavy metal band walking the very thin line between old school heavy metal combined with a modern production. Their style is best described as cutting edge but with a retro flavour.

Primitai’s breakthrough came in 2010 upon release of their album THE LINE OF FIRE, which lead to UK tours and festivals including Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell, Hammerfest, High Voltage and Wacken Cruise. Their 2013 album RISE AGAIN, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom and featuring a guest appearance from Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST), pushed them higher to dates with SEPULTURA and SAXON, and praise from the biggest rock publications.

In 2015 the band went into studio to make NIGHT BRINGS INSANITY with production handled by Lasse Lammert (ALESTORM, GLORYHAMMER). The album was released in 2016, propelling them to headline shows across the UK, and slots with bands as diverse as HELL, SODOM and CRAZY LIXX.

The band upped the momentum with their 2018 album THE CALLING, produced once again by Lasse Lammert and with artwork by Claudio Bergamin (JUDAS PRIEST, BATTLE BEAST). This lead to their most extensive UK touring including a run with WOLF, and debuts in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Serbia and Croatia.

Primitai consistently landed on lineups with bands such as heavy metal legends RIOT, SATAN, EDGUY, DEATH ANGEL, FIREWIND, GRAND MAGUS as well as scene leaders like CAULDRON, BULLET and BURNING WITCHES. The band also had some brushes with the gods themselves (recording at Steve Harris’ studio) in addition to the guest solo from Richie Faulkner and support slot with Saxon.

“Big riffs and Big Hooks.crackling with fresh energy!” – Kerrang Magazine

“Pure joy for the ears” –

“Screaming out to be cranked up to 11!” – Fireworks Magazine

“Style and class far surpassing their years” Power Play Magazine

“A fine slab of pulverising, melodic metal majesty” Metal Hammer

“The band is as proficient as the greats” Terrorizer

Releases x _ + +

Violence of the Skies [2021]

The Calling [2018]

Primitai - the Calling

Night Brings Insanity [2016]

Primitai - Night Brings Insanity

Rise Again [2013]

Primitai - Rise Again

The Line of Fire [2010]

Primitai - The Line of Fire

Through the Gates of Hell [2007]

Instagram x _ +

Facebook x _ +

Live Videos x _ + +

Night Brings Insanity LIVEThe Huntress LIVE

Music Videos x _ + +

Valley of DarknessThe UprisingPut To The Sword

Curse of OlympusOverdriveScream When You See Us

Myspace 🔎 x _ +

Merch x _ + +

Upcoming gigs x _ + +

Stars are my Guide - the video game x _ + +

stars are my guide - game play now!
Find out more >

Due in part to lockdown boredom, but also the pressing need to come up with something a bit different to commemorate the release of the new album, we looked to our bassist @scottoftheriver who moonlights as a web programmer.

The idea was simple, build a game to play along to the first track from the album, "Stars are my Guide".

As young boys in the 90s, brothers Scott and singer Guy, and their childhood friend drummer Jon, used to spend hours playing games on their SNES Super Nintendo console and a favourite was the punishingly difficult but awesome "Battletoads in Battlemaniacs". Taking their favourite level as concept - the 2D space-age motorcycle-racing one - Scott set about building something, using HTML, pure Javascript, CSS and the Greensock animation library.

"It was the perfect lockdown project to keep me busy! The more time I spent on it, the more ideas I came up with to put in. I suddenly thought it'd be fun if he shouted things out when you did stuff, so I started looking through all our song lyrics for relevant phrases. Then the idea dawned on me that we could all be playable characters in the game... it just kept snowballing!" - Scott recalls in a recent interview regarding the project.

Countless hours of development later, the game was ready to unleash to the world.

"Cheat" modes

Check out the links below to see some cheat modes

NEW ALBUM x _ + +

The new album "Violence of the Skies" primitai - Violence of the Skies