Primitive Man was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy, Jonathan Campos, and Bennet Kennedy (current and former members of Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher).
In October of 2012 they recorded their debut LP 'Scorn' at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cobalt, Catheter, CTTTOAFF). 'Scorn' was released a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records. After the release of 'Scorn,' the band parted ways with Kennedy and recruited Isidro "Spy" Soto to take over on drums. The band also self-released a three-song EP in February titled 'P/M.'
Dubbed a " totally malignant sounding record and one that will consume you whole if you’re not careful,” by Cvlt Nation, commended for merging “the oppressive weight of doom with the misanthropic bile of black metal” by Blabbermouth and called, “the best worst thing that has ever happened to you,” in an 8/10 review from Metal Hammer, Scorn finds Primitive Man celebrating a slow-roasted apocalypse through seven suffocating hymns of hatred, disease and sonic deviance.
In June of 2013, Primitive Man signed to Relapse Records. Relapse will reissue 'Scorn' in the summer. Primitive Man will tour the US in July-August with Reproacher.