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Ireland’s reigning metal kings Primordial don’t really have casual fans. You either worship the blood soaked firmament they stride over or you don’t really get it because you are an idiot or something. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on their 2016 live album Gods to the Godless. The record was tracked at Dublin’s Camelot Studios, located adjacent to PRIMORDIAL’s rehearsal room. We are sure it will be another valuable addition to their storied discography. Can’t friggin’ wait, honestly!

Visit to check out the video for the first single “Stolen Years.”

Commenting about the album’s first single, ‘Stolen Years’, A.A. Nemtheanga added: “‘Stolen Years’ may seem like a strange choice as our lead single, and on the face of if I guess it is. It’s not a blood and thunder epic about tragedy and might and the ruin of nations, nor is it 9 minute epistle of doom. Have no fear, the album does contain those also but to open this time we chose something different. This album has some surprises and this is one of them, a short and painfully simple song which almost didn’t make the final cut if you can believe so. The video, cut by Costin Chioreanu, is about the journey involved in finally getting to that moment where you walk on stage, the song itself about that last night on earth that comes to us all, sometimes we never know when that might be, hold your loved ones tight tonight, this could be it…”

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Primordial are far more than just the most respected extreme metal band from the Emerald Isle. Record after record the band have skewered expectations, ripped down false idols and mourned (yet demanded we learn from) the horrors of human folly. Newest Metal Blade long player Where Greater Men Have Fallen is no exception, more proof that it is better to make art you can stand by than to cater to shifting whims and trends. The opera Thespis once pondered if men would do as good a job as the Gods of Olympus if they switched place. Primordial similarly hold our choices up to the light yet eschewing the vanity of any pantheon or limited religious orthodoxy. They illuminate through exposing shadow, howling at and through the abyss of human hypocrisy. “Our world, like a charnel-house, is strewn with the detritus of dead epochs,” said Le Corbusier in the 1920’s. Primordial, more than pretty much any other band, remind us where we have been, where we could be and the cost of willful ignorance.


 “I sat in Babel’s tower and judged the world/Said I spoke the language of saints and sinners/But preached the world was flat/And slipped between the cracks” – From “Babel’s Tower” by Primordial.


Click HERE for an interview with vocalist Alan Averill.

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Just back from a run. Listening to the nu-goth rock splendor of Lacuna Coil’s “What I See” from their best record  Karmacode. Check my email. Oh, snap…new Primordial out this Fall!

Primordial are the most powerful metal force to ever come out of Ireland, pioneers of their blood, hope and revolution soaked poetic sound.

Singer A.A. Nemtheanga elaborates: “Some time at the end of 2013 we sat and began to plot a course for album number eight. We moved camp to a new rehearsal room and the ideas began to take shape. We felt it was time to try a new studio and engineer so we went to Grouse Lodge deep in the middle of Ireland and employed Gomez to come over and work on the new album.” The band’s idea was, of course, to keep the PRIMORDIAL trademarks intact while incorporating a broader, heavier more organic sound. “We feel revitalized, the hunger never left and we are ready for another chapter to be written in our history!”

Click HERE for more info, audio of the commanding title track  and song listing.

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Hole in the Sky Festival Announces Full Line-up

Posted by Christine on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:38 PM (PST)

Bergen, Norway’s final additions to the Hole in the Sky Festival line-up have been revealed. Primordial, Mortuary Drape, Wolf, Helheim, Vomitor and Wardruna have been added to the bill.

The annual Hole in the Sky Festival is in its twelfth and final year with a special “Last Supper” scheduling of bands including the “Norwegian Big Four”, Immortal, Mayhem, Satyricon and Enslaved.

The festival will be held August 24 – 27, 2011. More information can be found on the official website.

See the full line-up after the jump.

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Cover Art Tuesday: Otep, Turbocharged, Primordial

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 10:40 AM (PST)

How many of you Metal Rioters out there have gone to your local record store of choice and picked up a new metal album solely based on the art that graces its cover? I have found many a hidden gems and a few utter disappointments but there are few things greater in this world than gently cracking open the liner notes for the first time as the smell of ink and paper washes over you.

In the world of iTunes and Pandora, the art form that is the album cover is slowly dying. But we’re here to remind  you that in the world of heavy metal, the art of the album cover is alive and well! So each Tuesday we’ll present to you the best album covers of the week to declare what we all already know – Heavy Metal is art. Check out this week’s top 3 pieces of metal art  here and rock the vote!

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Irish pagan metallers, Primordial, have released a track entitled “Bloodied Yet Unbowed” from their upcoming album “Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand” scheduled for release April 26 on Metal Blade Records.

Listen to “Bloodied Yet Unbowed” here.

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