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From: Skerries, Ireland
Last Known Status: Active
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Irish pagan metal outfit Primordial will release a first live album in the band's history, "Gods To The Godless (Live at Bang Your Head Festival Germany 2015)," on November 25th via Metal Blade Records.
Check out the live version of "Wield Lightning To Split The Sun" below as an advance taste of the release. Pre-orders in various formats are still available here. Primordial's A.A. Nemtheanga comments:
"It might seem like an unusual move, a double live album. Especially within the scene we are from, but the live album was once a staple of most bands' careers and something we all grew up with in our collection. Pouring over tour dates, gear information and killer live pics. Ok so it's not 'Live After Death' but you can see the attraction and taste the romance involved, right?
"Fact is though we hadn't planned it, it was basically a happy coincidence, the good people at Bang Your head who took such a risk booking us the first time on a more traditional old school rock festival had us back for the fourth time, gave us a proper headlining set length and happened to mention afterwards that they had a mobile recording device rigged up and ready to go. When we listened back to the tapes we found something we could work with and the idea took shape. If you love the band, you will know what to expect: blood, guts and passion - and believe us, the double vinyl will look beautiful! More...
Irish pagan metal group Primordial will release the first live album in the band's history: "Gods To The Godless (Live at Bang Your Head Festival Germany 2015)," on November 25th via Metal Blade Records. Check out the title track below.
Primordial's A.A. Nemtheanga comments: "It might seem like an unusual move, a double live album. Especially within the scene we are from, but the live album was once a staple of most bands' careers and something we all grew up with in our collection. Pouring over tour dates, gear information and killer live pics.
"Ok so it's not 'Live After Death' but you can see the attraction and taste the romance involved, right? Fact is though we hadn't planned it, it was basically a happy coincidence, the good people at Bang Your head who took such a risk booking us the first time on a more traditional old school rock festival had us back for the fourth time, gave us a proper headlining set length and happened to mention afterwards that they had a mobile recording device rigged up and ready to go.
"When we listened back to the tapes we found something we could work with and the idea took shape. If you love the band, you will know what to expect: blood, guts and passion - and believe us, the double vinyl will look beautiful! If we've been in your orbit, but you've never trained your sights on us properly, this might be a good place to start as the sound is massive, the old songs have some added muscle and the planets aligned to make 'Gods to the Godless' perhaps a great introduction to the band. More...
The annual Graspop Festival (from Belgium) and Hellfest (from France) are in full stream this week and throughout the weekend. Both have live streams available.
As for Graspop, you can check out two channels of live metal at this location.
Among the many acts to check out: Arcturus, Heaven Shall Burn, Moonspell, Dark Funeral,
God Dethroned, Dropkick Murphys, Steak, Sacred Reich and much more.
As for Hellfest, there is a page with multiple live streams for each day and stage, which can be accessed over here.
Among the many acts to check out:
Today (06/17/2016) (all times in CET):
19h30 Sacred Reich
22h40 Aura Noir
00h45 Abbath More...
Following an excellent start to the festival the day before, it was exciting to wake up to another day of metal music in Dessel. There was once again plenty on display for head bangers of all tastes, from legendary bands to current favourites. There were also plent of cult heroes performing on this day, one of which was the first band on the agenda.
Formed in 1991 under the name Resurrection in Israel, Orphaned Land have gone on to become one of, if not the premier metal band from the Middle East. Part of what makes them such an endearing group is their constant devotion of their music to peace, particularly between the Abrahamic religions that clash more than anywhere around their homeland. They were a great way to start the day, possessing a fantastic energy that got plenty of the crowd moving, which is quite an accomplishment for midday at a festival. Opening with the title track to their latest album, "All Is One," they oozed a positive atmosphere and most heads that were banging were also smiling. Having only a forty minute set, it was impressive that the band were able to fit seven songs into their schedule, with the excellent "Separi" being a particular highlight, in part due to the guest appearance of a Dutch Muslim belly dancer, who also joined the group for their finale, which was a medley of "Norra el Norra" and "Ornaments of Gold." Like several bands the day before, Orphaned Land were highly impressive and one that needs adding to the metal fans list of bands to see live. More...
After departing Immortal and signing to Season Of Mist, Abbath has announced the support acts for his first solo London show at The Forum in Kentish Town on Friday, September 18th.
Ireland's finest Primordial and bellicose doomsters Conan from Liverpool will open for the Norwegian legend and his new band.
The upcoming first Abbath shows will be as follows:
27 Jun 15 Helsinki (FI) Tuska Metal Festival
08 Aug 15 Montréal (CA) Parc Jean-Drapeau (Heavy Montréal Festival)
04 Sep 15 Zürich (CH) Meh Suff Metal Festival
05 Sep 15 Torcy (FR) Fall of Summer
18 Sep 15 London (UK) The Forum
20 Feb 16 Bergen (NO) Blastfest More...
Dublin's Primordial released a new music video for the track "Wield Lightning to Split the Sun." The song appears on the band's latest effort "Where Greater Men Have Fallen," which is available now through Metal Blade Records. A review for the album can be viewed at this location.
Check out the clip here:
"Where Greater Men Have Fallen" (reviewed here) is the new studio album from Ireland's revered metal craftsman, Primordial.
Released via Metal Blade late last month, the record debuted at #24 on Billboard's Top New Artist Chart, #43 on Billboard's Top New Artist Chart, and #104 on Billboard's Independent Albums Chart.
In commemoration of its release, today Revolver Magazine brings fans a thorough track-by-track breakdown of the offering as told by vocalist Alan Averill. The first two entries can be read below, while the full track-by-track is available at this location. More...
Demonical has checked in with the following brief announcement about confirming the band's first show for 2015:
"We are confirmed for the Metalhead Meeting festival in Bucharest, Romania, 12-14 June 2015. More shows will be announced shortly."
Other confirmed bands include Centinex, Amoprhis, Primordial, and Triptykon. Check out the promo poster below. More...
Third Update: new sales have been added below from Comatose Music and Deathwish Music.
Second Update: added new sales from Indie Merch, Sevared Records, Relapse Records, and The Omega Order.
Update: deals have now been added from Metal Blade, Give Praise, and Razorback Records.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a point of much contention among the metal community (with its overall disdain for consumerism, commercial whoring, and conformity) - so much so that every year Daniel Vrangsinn's (Carpathian Forest) label Misantrof even releases the "Holy Fucking ANTIChristmas" compilation in December.
Despite that, many of the underground labels do offer sales and discounts the week of Thanksgiving, so if you're looking to get some quality metal, hardcore, or rock releases on a budget, this is the time to do it - and most of it is online or digital in nature, so as a bonus, you don't have to get stomped to death by a horde of deal hunters at 5 AM!
More links will be added throughout the week as labels and distros announce their various sales, so check back in often.
If actually buying music in physical format (and especially on vinyl) is more your thing than ordering online, then RECORD STORE DAY has compiled a handy list just for you of limited run, exclusive, or Black Friday-first releases only available in stores. Peruse the full list over here.
For the digital music junkies, AMAZON.COM has dozens of $5 digital hard rock and metal albums from bands like Arch Enemy, In This Moment, White Zombie, Lamb Of God, Chimaira, and many more. The deals run through the full month of November. More...
Today, Irish metal legion Primordial unveils the official new music video for "Babel's Tower."
The epic tune comes by way of the band's imminent new full-length, "Where Greater Men Have Fallen" (reviewed here) and serves as the first ever professionally filmed and edited video of group's storied history.
Elaborates the band, "It was really about time, right? This far down the road, we finally made our first video eight albums in. So we trusted Gareth Averill and crew who also made our DVD [All Empires Fall] a couple of years back. The traditional band-jamming-in-a-warehouse scenario was not something that entered our heads.
"We wanted something broad and cinematic; something visually striking and arresting. So we spent a couple of cold and windswept days standing on the side of a mountain in Ireland. Here you have it, and about time…"
The organizers of the Blastfest have checked in with the following announcement about final band confirmations:
"The lineup announcements had to come to an end eventually and Blastfest has now revealed the final three bands for the main lineup. But that’s not to say what you see on the burgeoning Blastfest poster is all that’s happening. No, no, no, there will be more!
"There’s already a lineup that would bring tears to the eyes of even the toughest metalhead with bands such as Demilich, Satyricon, Decapitated, Paradise Lost, At The Gates & Moonsorrow... and just last week a cruise up the Norwegian fjords with live bands was announced as part of the first days festivities. We still have to hear more… the clinics, the stand up comedy, the exhibitions, and lots more have yet to be revealed!
"For now, let’s leave this here… Sweden’s Uppsala upstarts, the black metal powerhouse, the entity of its own who released possibly their best work to date just last year with ‘The Hunt’, yes, the mighty Watain have been announced as another Blastfest 2015 headliner. The festival has also welcomed Austria’s sickest death metal export Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench and Bergens blackened deaththrash horde Grimfist." More...
The organizers of the Blastfest have announced the first headlining act as none other than Satyricon, commenting:
"Yes, you did in fact read that right, Norway's Satyricon have been announced as the Saturday headliner at Blastfest.
"And that’s not all! The festival has also announced another 8 bands including 3 of the best from Britain, black metallers Winterfylleth, stoner doom hard rockers Orange Goblin and Falloch from Glasgow, Scotland.
"The latest announcement also includes Kall, Naer Mataron, Aspherium, Purple Hill Witch, all very much forces of reckoning in their respective fields. Blastfest has also booked its very first covers band, Bergen's very own Motörhead tribute act Bömbers, whom have been approved by Lemmy Kilmister himself.
"It will be cold and it will be extreme! Held in the beautiful city of Bergen, Blastfest is offering one of the, if not thee, finest extreme metal line-ups of 2015. Acts already announced include Paradise Lost, Decapitated, Primordial, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx with many more yet to be announced." More...
Today Stereogum is pleased to host the official unveiling of "Come The Flood," the new hymn from Dublin metal troupe Primordial.
The stirring tune appears as the third track on the band's "Where Greater Men Have Fallen" full-length, set for release via Metal Blade Records this November 25th. Check out the track below.
"Where Greater Men Have Fallen" was recorded at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) and delivers some of the band's deepest, most methodically arranged, thematically profound and plainly gripping compositions. More...
Dublin's Primordial will release new studio album, "Where Greater Men Have Fallen," on November 25th via Metal Blade Records. 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 to keep the Primordial trademarks intact while incorporating a broader, heavier more organic sound. Nemtheanga adds, "We feel revitalized, the hunger never left and we are ready for another chapter to be written in our history!"
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Where Greater Men Have Fallen
2. Babel's Tower
3. Come The Flood
4. The Seed Of Tyrants
5. Ghosts Of The Charnel House
6. The Alchemist's Head
7. Born To Night
8. Wield Lightning To Split The Sun More...
Primordial has announced the band will play three shows in the U.K. including the group's first Glasgow appearance in ten years. Primordial's Nemtheanga comments:
"After the success of this year's Bloodstock appearance, not to mention our two night stand in the UK for the last album, we can now announce a three date tour of the UK next February in support of our forthcoming 'Where Greater Men Have Fallen' album.
"First support comes from up and coming Irish band Malthusian and a yet to be revealed main support will be announced in time. The UK has always been a loyal and dedicated stronghold for Primordial so we are proud to be coming back under the speed of album number 8! In addition to returning to Manchester and London, we are excited to this time add our first visit to Glasgow in over a decade! Vae Victis!"
02/05 Glasgow, GB Audio
02/06 Manchester, GB Sound Countrol
02/07 London, GB Islington Academy
Prior to that, Primordial will host a record release party show in Dublin on November 29th five days after the release of new album, "Where Greater Men Have Fallen," due out on Metal Blade Records.
11/29 Dublin - The Academy Primordial + Necros Christos + Dead Congregation + Malthusian More...
Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work.
Today the festival organizers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish folk metal upstarts Finntroll, melodic black metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial. Also confirmed today are Djevelcult, Tortorum, Crib 45, and Morgoth.
The Bergen festival is only in its second year and previously announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx for the 2015 edition. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very proud to announce that with the addition of In Solitude, Valkyrja, Thanatos, Skyforger, Dust Bolt, The Committee, and Miasmal, the line-up for this year's edition - set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands - is now complete.
The Dutch all-female death metal band Sisters Of Suffocation will also perform on Friday, December 12th at the official after party at the Dynamo Club together with the cover-bands Mercyfull Fake and Forever Twisted. Entrance is free with an Eindhoven Metal Meeting ticket!
The full festival billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
This weekend's Bloodstock Open Air Festival will be streamed live over at this location, or by simply watching it in the player here:
The schedule of acts set to be streamed live is as follows (all times are BST):
Friday, August 8th:
Bloodshot Dawn - 11.00am
Entombed AD - 12:00
Primordial - 13.05
Flotsam & Jetsam - 14:10
Prong - 15.20
Triptykon - 16.35
Dimmu Borgir - 19.30
Down - 21:15
Saturday, August 9th:
Evil Scarecrow - 11.00am
Shining - 12.00
Decapitated - 13:05
Orphaned Land - 14.10
Lacuna Coil - 16.35
Children of Bodom - 17.55
Carcass - 19.40
Emperor - 21:30
Sunday, August 10th:
Arthemis - 11.00am
Aborted - 12.00
ReVamp - 13.05
Biohazard - 14.10
Obituary - 16.35
Amon Amarth - 19.30
Megadeth - 21.15 More...
The second round of band have been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest XIII, which takes place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015.
Refer to the bottom of this list for bands playing at Soundstage. All other bands announced so far will be playing at Edison Lot or Rams Head.
The latest confirmations include:
Sodom (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
Demilich (Finland) - Exclusive US appearance!
Napalm Death (UK) - Headlining one of the nights at Soundstage.
Anaal Nathrakh (UK) - Exclusive US appearance!
Primordial (Ireland) - Most likely an exclusive US appearance. If not, MDF will be one of only a few US shows.
The full list of bands confirmed for MDF 2015 is as follows: More...
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very happy to welcome Asphyx, Carach Angren, Cripper, and Funeral Whore to lineup for this year's edition, set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
At The Gates
One Tail, One Head
The Vision Bleak