Psychedelic Episodes - the third album from Primitive Graven Image

Produced By: Russ Russell (Evile, Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death)
Cover Art: Matt Vickerstaff for Darkwave Art
Label: Envenomation Records, a subsidiary of Voiceprint / Gonzo Multimedia

"Opening ten dimensional eyes
Unravelling time and space
I am light in the deathly void,
Cold, silent space
I am death... and deathlessness "

Sample Tracks:

Eye Of Existence
The Maniacal Laughter
The Killer, The Philospher and the Holy Man

You can listen to the band's 2010 album 'Celebrating Impending Chaos' on spotify - click above

Video for "Slave To The Mannequin"

Previous: "March Of The Cattle" (taken from the album 'Celebrating Impending Chaos'

"An enjoyable, dynamic and well thought out opus.... Powerful and emotive songwriting, an area in which PGI genuinely excel, with emotive and epic discordance, tempered with an occasional Bathory like stomp." - 8/10 - Metal Hammer, November 2012.  


"This is their third full length and by far their best. Don’t be frightened by the words ‘Prog’ or ‘Spacey’ of ‘Clean singing’ because believe me, this album is packed full of absolutely amazing black metal songs, some with new ideas yes, but ideas that enhance the songs and only add to the appeal of the album. UKBM of the highest order and very highly recommended." 9/10 - UKEM (United Kingdom Extreme Metal Blog)  [Web Link]


"There is no fat here just good solid and at times epic tracks.. Excellent home grown British Black Metal, you should definitely check this out." - 8/10 - Ave Noctum


"Psychedelic Episodes takes this UK Black Metal band to new levels. Clean guitar solos slice through the gritty atmosphere, creating a streak of light across an otherwise bleak sky... You never truly know what's going to happen. I've listened to this album a ridiculous amount since its release.- 98/100 - Loucifer Speaks


"This UK black metal horde are growing into quite a force to be reckoned with... Excellent!" - 4.5/5 - zero Tolerance


"The British black metal scene is finally starting to flourish thanks to bands like Primitive graven Image who've been kicking ass and taking names for some time now. Stylish, contemporary and passionate.. Melancholic melodies rain upon guitars that slash the ears amidst a shower of pristine double kicks and blast beats." - 7/10 - Powerplay

"..Extremely catchy while being intense and aggressive at the same time.. certainly a black metal album you'll want to hear this year.. 8.5/10" - Dont Count On It Reviews (Web Link)


"..the execution on this album alone makes Primitive Graven Image stand out above most other modern black metal artists.. 8/10" - Web Link


"this is a band who are unafraid to subtly fuse genres and combine dark, traditional black metal themes with surprisingly decipherable vocals and well-written, memorable riffs.. enough to get any moshpit riled up! 9/10" - (Web Link)


"Primitive Graven Image are set to kill and truly mean business with their music. By delivering tracks in the vein of older Emperor (minus the keyboards) and the sheer raw power of the now deceased Leviathan, there's a sweet mix of fresh hell to be heard here" - Brutalism (Web Link)


"I doubt I could be more into this record right now, as a death, grind, slam fan I am rather taken back by this album, it's not me, but yet I am hooked. I will. With out doubt, have this on rotation on my generic Ipod clone android based phone player thing - 9/10" - UKU Metal (Web Link)

Please direct all enquiries to:

07460 614340
(International: +44 7460 614340)

The Deathlessness On The Road tour continues..

Darkness Over Cumbria

7th July 2018

Darkess Over Cumbria - The Blackwood Odyssey vi
Fell Foot Wood, LA12 8NN 

A return to live dates in Fell Foot Wood, on the bank of Lake Windermere, with The Infernal Sea, Nikharsag, Necronautical and more.

Check the Facebook event page for full details of this 2 day event - camping available:

Band Biography

Primitive Graven Image was formed in 2006 by guitarist brothers Rob and Luke Lehane, out of a love for the traditional black metal style. Immortal, Darkthrone and Emperor were the flavour of the day and a 6 track demo of spontaneous, infectious blackness was swiftly kicked into shape.

With just two tracks uploaded their myspace page, the band were offered a deal within just a few weeks, and signed to Pennsylvania based Open Grave Records who released the band’s completed demo to the press as a sign of things to come. The band’s debut album “Traversing The Awesome Night” was released shortly afterwards in May 2007 in the midst of the enthusiasm, provoking great responses from the black metal underground and beyond in the USA, Europe, Australia, and the UK alike, putting the band on the black metal map almost immediately.

A live show of unrelenting fury was swiftly put together. Drummer Matt Platts, previously of the pre-Akercocke “Salem Orchid” line up, and more recently of Interlock and Empyreal Destroyer was recruited, to be followed shortly afterwards by Bassist Joshua Coxon, who took up the remaining five strings. The bands debut live appearance at Fusion festival in Chesham just a few weeks later on the seventh of the seventh, two thousand and seven, saw the band pull a huge crowd, winning them over with a set of warp speed blast beats, derranged groove, tribal fury and sheer intensity resulting in the band being invited back to headline a year later. With other choice gigs in the UK and Ireland including Cork Winterfest 2008 with Armon Amarth and Skyclad, and the UKs biggest metal festival Bloodstock Open Air 2009 with Carcass, Cradle Of Filth, Arch Enemy and many more the band began to slowly spread their musical vision further.

Working now as a fully creative four piece, and beginning to expand on their black metal roots and discover their own sound, a second album began to take shape. Beginning in Winter 2007, the band moved into Buckinghamshire's ‘Metal Farm Studios’ and new material was written, recorded, re written, re reordered, scrapped, programmed, mixed and remixed until the band caught the attention of Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) and in January 2009 the album was taken to Parlour Sound studios in Northamptonshire for Russ to work his unique magic upon the recordings.

After negotiating a deal with independent label Voiceprint (who have worked with a number of high profile bands over the years including Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Yes and many 70's progressive rock acts amongst others), ‘Celebrating Impending Chaos’ was released worldwide on the Envenomation imprint in April 2010 (May 2010 for North America and Canada). 

The album was critically acclaimed by the metal press in Europe and America, receiving many 8 / 9 out of 10 reviews from major metal magazines as well as underground web zines. Live reviews and interviews followed from the likes of Metal Hammer, Terrorizer and Zero Tolerance as throughout 2010 and 2011 the band gigged up and down the country taking in festival dates such as London's 'Infernal Damnation' (with Alcest, Wodensthrone etc), Manchester's 'Show No Mercia' festival (with Winterfylleth), tours with Abgott and Skaldic Curse, and numerous dates up and down the country.

In early 2012 the band set about writing their third album. Pulling in yet more influences from progressive and psychedelic genres, and with some more death metal influenced sections beginning to creep in, the forthcoming album is now complete and will be released in late Summer 2012.




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