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News: Listen to Primal Rite’s Crossover/Thrash Masterpiece ’Dirge of Escapism’ In Its Entirety

Last friday marks the release date of Bay Area six-piece Primal Rite’s ripper of a debut full-length, Dirge Of Escapism.  Propelled by vocalist Lucy Xavier’s fiery skirmishes on personal politics, mental health, and identity, Primal Rite’s thrashing dirges are galvanized by a noble purpose. No punk bravado, no machismo—just wailing guitars, nods to both Japanese + Cleveland hardcore styles, and controlled chaos that will be stirring long after the record’s 30-minute runtime.  Dirge Of Escapism is one of the most crushing debuts of the coming year; listen to the album in full, along with an in-depth interview with vocalist Lucy Xavier by Power Trip’s Riley Gale, today via Noisey.
Primal Rite is the shot in the arm the hardcore and metal scenes need.  Formed from the ashes of many under-rated San Francisco bands like Scalped, Yadokai and Face The Rail and members staying active in current bands Profile and Condition and with a 7inch already on Revelation Records, Grave Mistake Records (Red Death, Night Birds, Coke Bust) and Warthog Speak Records (Gag, Fit For Abuse, Fatigue) plus a cassette on Pop Wig Records (Trapped Under Ice, Firewalker, Turnstile), Primal Rite  has been working hard making their name known coast to coast. 
Dirge of Escapism is available now from Revelation Records. See Primal Rite on their record release shows this weekend in California, with more tour dates to be announced soon:
January 26  San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
January 27  Los Angeles, CA @ Top Space
January 28 Santa Cruz, CA @ SubRosa
April 5-8 Washington, DC @ Damaged City Fest

Dirge of Escapism Track Listing: 

1. Chapter Zero
2. Akumajō (Blood)
4. Interference 
5. Demon
6. Sensory Link to Pain
7. Bu Zhi Chun
8. Persona 
9. Ecstatic Agony

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