(the) New Release is the third studio album by American rock band Primer 55. Released on August 14, 2001, the album peaked at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #102 on the Billboard 200. The album's single, "This Life" peaked at #37 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Allmusic reviewer Michael Gallucci panned the album, writing "Plenty of other bands do this stuff a whole lot better and with much more conviction."
*Jason "J-Sin" Luttrell - vocals
*Sam Albright — saxophone
*Bobby Burns — bass, guitar, vocals in "Pills", producer, mandocello, effects
*Preston Nash — drums, programming, tambourine, shaker
*John Stanier — drums
*Eddie Wohl — piano, programming, producer, fender rhodes, mixing
*Rob Caggiano — mixing
*Frank Gargiulo — art direction, design, photography
*Matt James — vocal producer
*Michael Messier — engineer
*Rick Patrick — creative director
*Steve Regina — producer, engineer, mixing
*J.P. Sheganoski — engineer
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Primer 55 is an American rock band from Louisville, Kentucky.
The band was formed in 1997 by guitarist Bobby Burns, who was influenced by heavy metal music and vocalist J-Sin, who was influenced by hip hop. Burns and J-Sin enlisted the help of bassist Mike "Jr." Christopher and drummer Josh McLane. After the release of their self-titled debut album on the independent label Propellant Transmissions, Primer 55 signed a contract with Island Records, releasing their second studio album, Introduction to Mayhem on January 25, 2000. The album featured appearances from Incubus turntablist Chris Kilmore and Hed PE frontman Jared Gomes. In September 2000, Primer 55 toured alongside Soulfly, downset., and Slaves on Dope.
. On August 14, 2001, Primer 55 released their third studio album, (the) New Release. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #102 on the Billboard 200. The album's single, "This Life" peaked at #37 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In 2002, the band performed as the opening act at the 2002 Gathering of the Juggalos in Peoria, Illinois. In 2003 Primer 55 broke up. Bobby Burns soon joined Soulfly as their bassist.
In 2007, the band reformed with original/founding members Bobby Burns and Jason 'J-Sin' Luttrell and signed with Crash Music Inc.. Using Disc2day CD replication, released their fourth studio album, Family for Life on November 6, 2007. After the release of the album, frontman Jason "J-Sin" Luttrell left the band, due to personality clashes with Burns over his drug and alcohol addictions. Heath Joyce was hired as a temporary replacement and did a handful of shows with the band. Donny 'The DRP' Polinske was the brought in as Jason's permanent replacement. With a secure lineup Primer 55 wrote and recorded an album with Donny on vocals, tentatively titled 'New American Gangsters' and a music video for the song 'Flexin' was released and can still be viewed on youtube.
However in 2010, tensions had grown between Burns and Polinske to the point of Polinske making the decision to leave the band and continued on with his solo project. Bobby Burns posted a blog on the Primer 55 myspace claiming that Donny Polinske was "in it for the money and not the music". Primer 55 has showed little to no activity since then. Their myspace page stated that original singer and founding member Jason 'J-Sin' Luttrell was back in the band and are recording a new album. The title of the new album is rumoured to be 'Free To Be'. It is unknown whether 'J-sin' Luttrell is even in the band or if any of the material written with Donny Polinske (songs such as 'Flexin') will be released, re-recorded or re-written.
* Bobby Burns - guitar, bass, vocals (1997–present)
* Curt Taylor - guitar (2008–present)
* Jason "J-Sin" Luttrell - vocals (1997–2008) (2010–present)
* Josh McLane - drums (1999–2000)
* Mike "Jr" Christopher - bass (1997–2001)
* Kobie Jackson - bass (2001–2003)
* Preston Nash - drums - (2001–2003)
* Josh Toomey - bass (2003–2008)
* Mikey Terito - drums (2008–2009)
* Brian Hill - bass (2008–2009)
* Steve Snyder - bass (2009)
* Donny "The DRP" Polinske - lead vocals (2008–2010)
* Primer 55 (1999)
* Introduction to Mayhem (2000)
* (the) New Release (2001)
* Family for Life (2007)
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