Artist info


Metal, Punk, Rock

band members

Tim Gauci, Frank Ortisi, Lachlan Barnes, Flynn Barnes


Lamb of God, Gojira, Meshuggah, Mastodon, Sylosis, Machine Head, Trivium



Primitive are a four piece metal band, based in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. They have been active since 2017, playing shows around Australia with local & international touring bands.

Their music has been described of something reminiscent of early 2000’s American Metal, incorporating a blend of relentless drumming & bass lines. Heavy single note & chordal riffs, huge guitar solos & melodies with guttural but memorable vocals.

The band released their self-titled, debut EP in November 2017. It’s received critical acclaim from multiple online outlets and national radio play on multiple occasions, including on Triple J’s ‘The Racket’. The EP was also ranked #35 out of #100 on Overdrives best releases of 2017.

"Primitive have released a stunning EP that is not only going to draw attention to the band but is going to grab the metal community of Australia by the throat and demand they listen." 4/5
- Heavy Magazine

"With its stellar production, intelligent songwriting and overall cohesiveness, Primitive’s self-titled debut release sets the standard for very promising and exciting things to come from this young but remarkably talented band." 9/10
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"What a debut! Primitive better prepare themselves, because they’re going to gather a huge following off of this release" 86/100
- Overdrive Music Magazine


Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

15 Feb 2018

Triple J

Six minutes of gnarly self-abasement.

Six minutes of gnarly self-abasement.