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Primus prep release of their first album in 12 years

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The mad geniuses of rock known as Primus are ready to unleash their first studio effort since 1999’s Antipop unto the masses. A recent statement made by frontman/bassist Les Claypool confirms that the album has already been recorded and offers fans a mini-review of what to expect. “The Primus record is nearly done. Every song is pretty much a variation of ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ by Blue Oyster Cult. Everyone should buy two copies.”

An official album release date has not been announced, but that isn’t keeping this trio from staying busy on the road. Claypool and company will be making appearances during Australia’s Soundwave Festival, including two one-off dates with Melvins, and have plans to head to Europe for a mini tour. Their only Stateside appearance announced so far will be at Hangout Music Festival on May 21st. Check out the full list of confirmed dates below.

While you’re waiting for the album to drop, peep this performance of Primus’ brand-new song “Last Salmon Man” from their New Year’s Eve Eve show in Oakland, CA.

Primus 2011 Tour Dates:
02/26 – Brisbane, AU @ Soundwave Festival
02/27 – Sydney, AU @ Soundwave Festival
02/28 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre *
03/03 – Melbourne, AU @ Palais Theatre *
03/04 – Melbourne, AU @ Soundwave Festival
03/05 – Adelaide, AU @ Soundwave Festival
03/07 – Perth, AU @ Soundwave Festival
05/21 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
06/18 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
06/22 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
06/24 – Vitoria, ES @ Azkena Rock Festival
06/27 – Rome, IT @ Pala Atlantico
06/29 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
07/05 – Berlin, DE @ Columbia Club
07/09 – Kongsberg, NO @ Kongsberg Jazz Festival

* = w/ Melvins

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