Primitive Race shared a tweet back in March 2019 that they would be releasing a new album with surprise guests. Kniker tweeted, “Someday soon I will share with you who is joining in on our new record. Erie and I have started it. @MarkGThwaite will be in on it. @toshikasai is going to mix it. But that’s all you get to know now. The rest should blow your mind.” While that album hasn’t been announced yet the band has announced a new remix album due out in August 2019.
In a statement, the band announced the new album will feature remixes from: Toshi Kasai (Dale Crover Band, Big Business), Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), Dave “Rave” Ogilvie (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Skinny Puppy producer/mixer), Mike “Bumblebee” Morasky (Steel Pole Bathtub, Milk Cult), Phildo Owen (Revolting Cocks, Skatenigs), Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers), Rodney Anonymous (The Dead Milkmen), Kevin Rutmanis (Melvins, Cows, Tomahawk, Hepa/Titus). There will be a special tribute track in Chuck Mosley’s memory with vocals by Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface).
Primitive Race is a music collective and released two albums in 2015 and 2017 with various contributions by some of today’s metal geniuses. In 2017, the release of Soul Pretender saw Primitive Race adopt a more alternative-metal sound, and included drumming by Dave Crover (Melvins) and vocals led by the late Chuck Mosley (Faith No More).
In an interview with mxdwn.com, Chris Kniker shares how Chuck Mosley got involved. “I went down to see the band (Reintroduce Yourself Tour – Colorado Springs, June 2016) and see Chuck, and wanted to catch up — I wasn’t thinking along the lines of him working on Primitive Race. I shared with him what we were doing and the next day he called me up, real excited, ‘Maybe I could guest on a couple of songs,’ and usually that’s what this band is. I have a friend here or there that will help me out to do a song. But with Chuck it just kept going, and he had a ton of ideas and was really into it. So, we kept rolling with it and it worked.”
Primitie Race released, “Bed Six” described as a “song touches on staying true to yourself and in the second verse, longing to be near the subject of the song.” The music on this song was composed by Erie Loch, Mark Gemini Thwaite and Chris Kniker.
The music collective initially started as a social media campaign on Twitter. After Mosley’s untimely death in 2017, some doubted whether the band would tour or even continue to release music in the future. Thankfully, Kniker’s announcement on Twitter this past March gave fans hope and much to be excited for concerning the band’s future.
In December 2017, Primitive Soul released a new video for “Dancing In The Sun” that was in honor of the album’s lead singer, Mosley. The band also premiered an animated lyric video for “Bed Six” late last year via mxdwn.