Denver sludge greats Primitive Man have stayed busy over the past few years, which included splits with Unearthly Trance and Hell -- as well as various side projects -- but they haven't put out a proper full-length album since 2017's Caustic. That changes with Immersion, due August 14 via Relapse.

"Souring your view on your existence and everything you had worked towards... allowing yourself to become possessed by the darkest parts of your mind that you have carried around your entire life and not dealt with," says frontman Ethan McCarthy of the new album. "Now you're a grown man and you're fucked."

The first single is the crushing, desolate, seven-and-a-half minute "The Lifer," which McCarthy says is "about being cursed with and unable to shed the desire to create. The lack of financial security that comes with that. It is also about the ever present on-the-road psychosis touring musicians get as well as the enemies you meet along the way." Listen below.

Primitive Man

1. The Lifer
2. Entity
3. Menacing
4. ∞
5. Foul
6. Consumption

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