A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION : ‘Close Your Eyes’ – video for song from current album by dark industrial rock trio

A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION: ‘Close Your Eyes’ – video for the song from the current album by dark industrial rock trio


A Primitive Evolution (A.P.E.) is an alternative rock band based in Toronto, Canada. Formed in

2007, they have developed at their own pace, creating a constantly evolving soundtrack utilising

their brand of dark industrial rock.

’Becoming’ is the group’s third album and was released in late 2018. Recorded at their own

Desolation Studios, it includes collaborations with writer/producer Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) and

engineer Kenny Luong (Metric).

Raw and visceral yet displaying soul and beauty, the 13 tracks that comprise ’Becoming’ blur the

boundaries between rock, metal and electronica and show off an array of influences that include

Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Tool, The Prodigy, Ministry, Radiohead, Alice In Chains and Guns N’


With featured inclusion in films such as ‘Chastity Bites’ and the vampire musical ‘Suck’, A.P.E.’s

music has also been used in several TV shows, while locally they have won the ‘Best Rock Band’

gong at the Toronto Independent Music Awards.




01 I Am An Infinite Cycle

02 Who’s Your Maker?

03 The Beauty

04 Close Your Eyes

05 Ghost

06 Dead Skies

07 We Are The Truth

08 Becoming

09 Skeleton

10 Picturesque Hell

11 Better Off Dead

12 Live Forever

13 Echo


left to right

Brett Carruthers – vocals and guitar

Stephanie Misyao Seki – bass and vocals

Stu Dead – drums




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