Primitive Race

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Primitive Race
Origin Denver, Colorado, United States
Genres Industrial rock, industrial metal, alternative rock
Years active 2013–present
Labels Metropolis Records
Associated acts Revolting Cocks
Members Chris Kniker - Founder
Raymond Watts
Dave Ogilvie
Mark Gemini Thwaite
Erie Loch
Graham Crabb
Kourtney Klein

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, Tricky, Mob Research, The Mission, Gary Numan), Erie Loch (LUXT, Blownload, Exageist), Graham Crabb (Pop Will Eat Itself) and Kourtney Klein (Combichrist, Nitzer Ebb).

The project began as a social media campaign on Twitter and has since incorporated a successful crowd funding element on Indiegogo.[citation needed] Followed by a pre-release sampler made available on September 13, 2013 via SoundCloud,[1] announced on @tweakermusic, @primitiverace and as reported on metal underground[2]

Primitive Race published an interview featuring Graham Crabb on YouTube[3] on September 26, 2013 detailing how the band collaborates, produces and constructs their music.

On March 10, 2015 Primitive Race announced the release of their first E.P. "Long In The Tooth" through Metropolis Records on June 19, 2015.[4] The self-titled debut album is set to release August 7th, 2015.[5]


  • Chris Kniker – Bass, Vocals, Backing Vocals – Announced May 10, 2013
  • Dave Ogilvie – Programming, Mixing – Announced May 17, 2013
  • Mark Gemini Thwaite – Guitar, Programming, Bass – Announced May 31, 2013
  • Erie Loch - Programming, Guitar, Bass, Visuals – Announced June 2, 2013
  • Graham Crabb – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Programming – Announced June 14, 2013
  • Kourtney Klein - Vocals, programming, mixing - Announced November 8, 2013


  1. ^ "Primitive Race Sampler". SoundCloud. September 13, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Primitive Race Posts Debut Album Teaser". metal underground. September 22, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Meet Crabbi of Primitive Race". YouTube. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Primitive Race - Long In The Tooth E.P. release date". Metropolis Records. March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Metropolis Records // Artists // Primitive Race". Metropolis Records. May 30, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 

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