By: MADDI MCGILLVRAY
Known for their unique brand of dark electronic metal, A Primitive Evolution (A.P.E.) will be releasing their Metropolis Records debut album Becoming on October 5th. Recorded at their self-built Desolation Studios in Toronto, Becoming features many exciting Canadian collaborations including writer/producer Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) and audio engineer Kenny Luong (Metric).
Becoming marks the band’s third studio album and is the result of their recent partnering with Metropolis Records. A.P.E’s music has been featured in a variety of movies and TV shows including Chastity Bites, Degrassi: The Next Generation and the Cartoon Network’s new animated series, Stoked. In 2015, the band received the award for “Best Rock Band” from the Toronto Independent Music Awards. They have also done countless tours, showcases for prestigious festivals such as Indie Week, NXNE, and Canadian Music Week, and received high praise from industry leaders Alan Cross (CFNY Radio) and George Strombolopolous (MuchMusic, CBC).
Shattering genre boundaries, Becoming covers a complex array of styles (anywhere from rock to electronic) and influences including Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Tool, The Prodigy, Ministry, Radiohead, Alice in Chains, Vivaldi, Guns n’ Roses, and more.
Rue Morgue has been a longtime fan of A.P.E and to celebrate their upcoming album release, we wanted to present an advanced track titled “The Beauty.” Listen below.