Ex-Faith No More Singer Chuck Mosley and Melvins' Dale Crover Join Supergroup Primitive Race for New Album

Both will appear on all tracks on the album...

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Ex-Faith No More Singer Chuck Mosley and Melvins' Dale Crover Join Supergroup Primitive Race for New Album
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Ex-Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley and Melvins drummer Dale Crover will appear on the Primitive Race's sophomore record, "Volume 2."

Primitive Race is an international industrial supergroup, created by Chris Kniker, and featuring Raymond Watts (PIG, KMFDM), Dave Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy), Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy, Spear of Destiny, Tricky, Mob Research, The Mission, Gary Numan), Erie Loch (LUXT, Blownload, Exageist), Graham Crabb (Pop Will Eat Itself) and Kourtney Klein (Combichrist, Nitzer Ebb).

Chuck Mosley said of joining the project:

"When I listened to the music for Primitive Race, ideas just came pouring out. I couldn't say no to doing the record. When we completed the first few tracks, I found myself wishing I had written them, not just the lyrics... just good heavy riffs and grooves really sucked me in. The melodies and words came super easy with this music. Even though it's a whole different vibe it brought out a side of me I haven't experienced since writing with FNM."

Chris Kniker commented:

"During the recording of the first Primitive Race album there was a natural shift from the industrial sound of our collective histories towards something more fluid and punk. It was something I really wanted to explore with Mark [Gemini Thwaite] and Erie [Loch], knowing we wanted something raw, organic with big, loud live drums as we began working on 'Volume 2.'

"Chuck and I met when he writing his VUA record. I ran into him last summer at a show and we started talking about making a record. He really got where I was going with the whole concept. I knew he could bring some of that to the record and still put his own stamp on it. I never in a million years thought Dale would do the record. He's one of my favorite drummers! We run in a similar circle.

"The Warlock Pinchers were signed to Boner records back when the Melvins were there. Mark from the Pinchers reached out to Dale for me and I was talking to Toshi (Dale's engineer and production partner). Toshi shared the demos with Dale and the next thing I know Toshi is asking for the multi-tracks. A few years ago the Melvins did a KMFDM remix for a record I was working on so it's cool to have that connection again.

"This record is completely different from the first one and I think it's cool that we get a blank canvas to do whatever we want with Primitive Race."

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    onetonryan
    We need to talk about the use of the term 'Supergroup'.
    N-D
    According to Wikipedia, "supergroup is a music group whose members are already successful as solo artists or as part of other groups or well known in other musical professions." So all of the Primitive Race members are really well-known and successful in a music world - so I think it's legit to call Primitive Race a supergroup.
    onetonryan
    Well if Wikipedia says it..... Honestly, no insult to Primitive Race, or your article. But this is just a collaboration among musicians....it's not Axl with AC/DC. The term 'Supergroup' gets tossed about too liberally in this forum is all I'm sayin'. Anyways, took a listen...not my cup of tea. But I always like checking out new stuff, so thanks for the article!
    N-D
    Thanks for your comment! And to be honest I understand your point of view - there are a lot of so-called supergroups nowadays The difference is that some of them are big and some are just smaller)
    Eifler121
    I agree with the other poster. Faith No More with Mike Patton is well known (in a cult film kind of way,) Chuck Moseley's FNM is not. The other musicians on here probably have day jobs.
    Eifler121
    Chuck Mosley might actually be the worst vocalist of all time to do it for a living