Irish blackened folk metal band Primordial has announced that they will headline a US mini-tour this September. This tour will also include the appearance at this year's ProgPower USA XIII in Atlanta. Support on the tour, except on the ProgPower USA XIII festival, will come from While Heaven Wept and Cormorant.
"No Grave Deep Enough", a brand-new track from Irish pagan black metal band Primordial, has been made available for streaming over at Metal-Hammer.
Another new track, called "Bloodied Yet Unbowed", is still streaming at this location.
"No Grave Deep Enough" and "Bloodied Yet Unbowed" come off the band's upcoming new album Redemption At The Puritan's Hand, which will be released on April 23rd in Europe and on April 26th in North America through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
"Bloodied Yet Unbowed", a brand-new track from Irish pagan black metal band Primordial, has been made available for streaming over at this location.
"Bloodied Yet Unbowed" comes off the band's upcoming new album Redemption At The Puritan's Hand, which will be released on April 23rd in Europe and on April 26th in North America through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
German avantgarde black metal band Todtgelichter will support Primordial on the band's two Redemption at the Puritan's Hand release shows in Germany.
Comments Todtgelichter: "We're glad to inform you that we have been asked by none other than Primordial themselves to support them at their release shows in Essen and Munich! As their newest album Redemption at the Puritan's Hand is due on April 23rd in Europe (April 26th in North America), this exceptional band will play two special release shows."
Also Primordial's A.A. Nemtheanga chimes in: "We have two very special release parties scheduled in Germany for 23rd and 24th of April in Germany, Essen and Munich (Trurock and Backstage). The album will be available at these shows before shop release at a special price and the tickets right now are looking like being 10 euro (12 at the most), there will be special merch, meet and greets, signings and just generally hanging out so make sure to get to those two. Support will come from Todtgelichter from Germany."
Irish metallers Primordial have revealed the artwork and tracklisting for their upcoming album, Redemption At The Puritan's Hand, which will be released on April 23rd in Europe (April 26th in North America) via Metal Blade Records.
About the front art, vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga commented: "So it's finished, ready, done and dusted as they say. The cover was done again by our by now resident art executioner Paul McCarroll from Unhinged Art. Simple I think you will admit but definitely one that we argued least about through all the years, dark, macabre and beautiful it perfectly portrays the themes of the new album, which I will get into shortly."
Redemption At The Puritan's Hand cover art] tracklist:
As announced by Primordial in early December, the band will undertake a small ten date European mini-tour (including the 5 Metalfests) at the end of May/beginning of June. Support on the trek will come from While Heaven Wept and Alcest.
The following dates were confirmed today:
May 27 - Dessau, Germany - Metalfest Open Air Germany
May 28 - Mining am Inn, Austria - Metalfest Open Air Austria
May 29 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Metalfest Open Air Switzerland
May 30 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13
May 31 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
Jun. 01 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
Jun. 02 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
Jun. 03 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Stuk
Jun. 04 - Budapest, Hungary - Metalfest Open Air Hungary
Primordial are still busy working on their seventh studio album at the Foel Studios in Wales. Last Wednesday, the band has posted a one-minute video clip of a studio rehearsal, which can be watched on the band's Facebook page. The band also revealed the new album will be entitled Redemption At The Puritans Hand. More updates as they come in.
Irish metallers Primordial have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"It's been a while since my last confession.
Joking aside it really has been a long time since our last transmission and the reasons are manifold and really pretty simple. This has been one of the most tumultuous years in the band since the mid nineties. The wheels very nearly came clean off, so where do I start.
We can't go any further without clearing up the drummer situation. Truth is, we had an incident in Greece that if you follow or know anything about the band has been well documented so we won't go into again. Simon had some real problems that night, firstly we thank the Greek fans for their understanding and we will be back in 2011. Yes it's true in the aftermath of that we auditioned some drummers and I must also thank everyone who applied from abroad, the Irish drummers we did play with and everyone who sent us emails and messages wishing us strength and asking after Simon.
Primordial are looking for a drummer. Here's the statement the band issued yesterday:
"Due to circumstances beyond our control we are now left in a position to advertise for a drummer. We need someone who is determined, committed to their craft, stepping up to the plate of touring and playing big festivals. Previous experience would of course be preferable. No half measures, no glass is half empty attitudes. Someone who will bring their style and energy to the band and of course a fucking killer drummer. Nothing less.
There is a new album in the offing, the possibility of standing on the stages of some of the biggest metal festivals in 2011 and of course some form of income from those...
A trailer for Primordial's forthcoming DVD release, All Empires Fall, has been posted online.
The All Empires Fall DVD is due out via Metal Blade Records in March, and will feature footage shot at the band's January 24th, 2009 show at the Button Factory in Dublin, Ireland, as well as documentary footage.
A limited edition set will include bonus features and a bonus audio CD. Further details to follow.
Official press release
Irish Pagan masters Primordial will release their first ever DVD All Empires Fall on February 28th / March 1st 2010 via Metal Blade in Europe. It will be a DVD-set containing two discs full of quality material.
Disc 1 is the centrepiece of the DVD and features a full Primordial headline show recorded live on the 24th of January, 2009 in their hometown of Dublin, Ireland. The show was filmed with five cameras and has an exceptional vintage look due to the hard work in post production. A truly impressive and powerful live gig, exciting from start to finish in front of die hard Primordial audience and a perfect sound track that is available in stereo and 5.1.
Metal Blade and Primordial have decided to upgrade the upcoming re-issue of "Imrama" a bit, so now there won't be a bonus CD, but a bonus DVD included. The DVD comes from the fathomless pits of singer A.A. Nemtheanga's cave and is pure gold for any Primordial lunatic since it includes a live recording from 1994 in Cork City, Ireland. The DVD also features an audio commentary by A.A. Nemtheanga talking about the early days of the band and the gig in particular.
Recorded in late 1994, "Imrama" was originally released by Cacophonous Records in the autumn of 1995, already displaying Primordial's sense for overwhelming melodies, epic drama and total commitment, wrapped in a raw sound with a much stronger black metal influence than the band shows nowadays. The re-issue comes as a CD/DVD package including the remastered album plus unreleased demos and live recordings, packaged in a precious black linen slipcase with glossy golden hot foil print, containing a six-page Digipak with the original artwork, the two discs and a 16-page booklet with new liner notes and additional photos. Mandatory for any self-respecting heathen!
Professionally filmed video footage of Primordial's entire June 25th, 2008 performance at this year's Hovefestivalen on the island of Tromøy, just outside the city of Arendal in Norway can be streamed here!
Primordial will be playing a couple of more summer festivals this year including prestigious events such as Wacken, Summer Breeze, Brutal Assault and Hole In The Sky.
Vocalist Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill has posted some updates on the band's website:
Forgive me father it's been months since my last confession...
I have been lazy, accept my apologies. It's about time I posted a new message on the site and let you all know whats happening on Planet Satan.
The gigs have now started coming a few every couple of weeks. The Ragnarok Festival in Lichtenfels was a triumph for us, our first show in Germany for the new album and nearly 5000 people there to give praise to the Old Gods. We also shot a dvd, it remains to be seen whether we can use it but this is something we are going to be looking at over the coming months. Tomahawk festival the following day in Osnabruck was not quite the success of the previous day and we arrived very late due to a day when everything that could go wrong did !. The show was excellent and we played possibly the best we have done since the album came out but it seems like quite a few of you thought we had cancelled and headed home after Turisas. Next time