Following the release of the first single from the band’s upcoming self-titled album, industrial supergroup Primitive Race has released a music video for “Follow the Leader,” making its debut here on ReGen Magazine!
The song, which band founder and bassist Chris Kniker states “really captures the back handed meaning of Primitive Race,” made its debut via New Noise Magazine, featuring lyrics and vocals by Graham Crabb of Pop Will Eat Itself; also appearing on the track are Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy, The Mission UK), Erie Loch (Blowload, Exageist), and Kniker. Directed by Dustin Ferguson, the black & white video corresponds to the lyrical theme presented, of which Kniker has stated, “We follow a global Oligarchy of the ruling class, politicians, religious zealots, and corporate leaders dictate their will on us with no questions asked.”
Additionally, Crabb had to say of the song, “‘Follow the Leader’ is more about the dumb people that follow our leaders, unquestioning and and without thought, than the leaders themselves. In the UK a plutocratic system of government has somehow managed to prevail where we are governed by the rich (the rich are not just from one party anymore either) who act for the rich – a small minority of the population, yet the not so well off allow it to happen. Soundbites like ‘we are all in it together,’ which is blatantly untrue, are enough to get the public to follow blindly and give these crooks the votes they need to get their dirty deeds done. In both the UK and the States too, politics needs to be on the school carriculum – compulsory. Personal and public finance too. We wouldn’t allow austerity or half of the mass muggings handed to us by the government if we understood such confidence tricks. We get what we deserve when we bring kids through a system without a grasp of the fundamentals of modern life.”
Pre-orders for Primtive Race are available via Metropolis Records’ website and Bandcamp; the album will be released worldwide on August 7.
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Ilker Yücel (Ilker81x)