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Formed: 1987
From: Skerries, Ireland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Primordial News

Below is our complete Primordial news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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WFAHM, Fall of Serenity To Play With Full Force

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH and FALL OF SERENITY are confirmed to play the this year 15th edition of WITH FULL FORCE festival to be held on the 4th to 7th of July, 2008.

Other bands confirmed so far are IN FLAMES, MINISTRY, PRIMORDIAL, CONVERGE, MAYHEM, THE RED CHORD, DARK FUNERAL, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, VOLBEAT and many more. You can find more info at www.withfullforce.de.

FALL OF SERENITY will also hit the European roads this February together with the almighty DISMEMBER and HATESPHERE.

Here are the latest FALL OF SERENITY tour dates: More...

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Primordial Add Grand Magus To UK Show

Swedish stoner metallers GRAND MAGUS have been added to PRIMORDIAL's one-off UK show at the Camden Underworld on February 2nd, 2008.

As previously reported, Grand Magus have started recording their fourth full-length album in Stockholm with Oneman at the helm acting as engineer and co-producer. The band have issued the following studio update: "The recording of the new Grand Magus album is going great. We didn't start until the end of November because of various practical issues, but since then things have been running smoothly. Basically just vocals left to do and JB will start that after the new year. There is no doubt that this will be our best effort yet."

The album will be released early 2008 on Rise Above Records.

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Before The Dawn Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Finland's BEFORE THE DAWN is the latest act confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.

The Wacken Open Air Festival will be headlined by IRON MAIDEN (on July 31st). The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, BEFORE THE DAWN, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CORVUS CORAX, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, ENEMY OF THE SUN, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, EVOCATION, GIRUGÄMESH, GOREROTTED, GORGOROTH, HATEBREED, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, LORDI, NIFELHEIM, NIGHTWISH, OBITUARY, AXEL RUDI PELL, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES, WARBRINGER.

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More Bands Added To Metalmania Festival

The following bands have been confirmed for next year’s Metalmania festival, which will take place on March 8th, 2008 at Spodek Hall in Katowice, Poland:

MEGADETH
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
SATYRICON
OVERKILL
VADER
IMMOLATION
ARTILLERY
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
MARDUK
PRIMORDIAL
INSIDE YOU
POISON THE WELL

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Korpiklaani Added To Summer Breeze Festival

The following bands have been confirmed for next year’s installment of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 14th to 16th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany:

ALL ENDS
ASP
BEHEMOTH
BORN FROM PAIN
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
ENDSTILLE
ENSIFERUM
EXODUS
KATAKLYSM
KORPIKLAANI
PRIMAL FEAR
PRIMORDIAL
SONIC SYNDICATE
THE VISION BLEAK

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Primal Fear Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are the latest acts confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival which is scheduled for August 14th - 14th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts on the bill now include: ASP, BORN FROM PAIN, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, ENSIFERUM, ENDSTILLE, EXODUS, KATAKLYSM, PRIMAL FEAR, PRIMORDIAL, SONIC SYNDICATE, THE VISION BLEAK.

Organizers are announcing a new band each day in December via their Adventskalender!

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Exodus Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

US thrash legends EXODUS are the latest act confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival which is scheduled for August 14th - 14th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts on the bill now include: DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, ENSIFERUM, ENDSTILLE, EXODUS, KATAKLYSM, PRIMORDIAL, SONIC SYNDICATE, THE VISION BLEAK.

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Nightwish Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2008

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
AUTUMN
AVANTASIA
AXXIS
CARCASS
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CREMATORY
DESTRUCTOR
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
GOREROTTED
GORGOROTH
HATEBREED
IRON MAIDEN
KAMELOT
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
KREATOR
KRYPTERIA
LORD BELIAL
NIGHTWISH
OBITUARY
POWERWOLF
PRIMORDIAL
SABATON
SALTATIO MORTIS
SONATA ARCTICA
THE BONES

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Kataklysm Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

Canuck extremists KATAKLYSM are the latest act confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival which is scheduled for August 14th - 14th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts on the bill now include: ENSIFERUM, ENDSTILLE, PRIMORDIAL, SONIC SYNDICATE, THE VISION BLEAK.

Kataklysm's new album, Prevail, will be mixed by Jason Suecof (Chimaira, TRIVIUM,THE BLACK DHALIA MURDER) in January 2008 and will "drop like a nuclear explosion" on May 23rd, 2008 via Nuclear Blast.

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Gorgoroth Confirmed For Wacken 2008

The Gaahl-fronted version of the Norwegian black metal band GORGOROTH has been been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The group will be one of the headliners on the event's "Black Stage." The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
AUTUMN
AVANTASIA
AXXIS
CARCASS
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CREMATORY
DESTRUCTOR
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
GOREROTTED
GORGOROTH
HATEBREED
IRON MAIDEN
KAMELOT
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
KREATOR
KRYPTERIA
LORD BELIAL
OBITUARY
POWERWOLF
PRIMORDIAL
SABATON
SALTATIO MORTIS
SONATA ARCTICA
THE BONES

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Primordial Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

Irish pagan metal outfit PRIMORDIAL is the second confirmed band for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festial, set to take place August 14-16 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Also scheduled to appear is ENSIFERUM. More acts will be announced over the coming weeks.

PRIMORDIAL will have its "The Gathering Wilderness" released soon on picture disc vinyl. The double 12" picture disc will be released by Sentinel Records before the end of the year. The double vinyl is limited to 500 copies worldwide.

"The Gathering Wilderness" was originally issued in 2005 through Metal Blade Records.

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Four More Bands Confirmed For Wacken 2008

PRIMORDIAL, GOREROTTED, POWERWOLF and AUTUMN are the latest bands confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.

The festival will be headlined next year by IRON MAIDEN. The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, GOREROTTED, HATEBREED, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, OBITUARY, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES.

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Primordial Frontman Clarifies File Sharing Stance

Vocalist Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill of the of the Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL has issued the following update:

"The [new PRIMORDIAL] album ['To the Nameless Dead'] is officially out this week and while the shipping figures from the label are excellent and more than the last one sold, it remains to be seen if people will go out and buy the thing…perhaps we are going to become the greatest 'cult' band of the last decade or more and live with it."

"That, my friends, is simply the way of the world sometimes. I'm not, of course, setting us up for this before I know the facts, but as Mr. Steele said, 'No Hope = No Fear!'"

"Guess it's my self-defence mechanism kicking in before we know the results…"

"None of it was our intention when we started the band anyway so it has been strange to be courted by certain sections of the media as if this was our first album." More...

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Primordial To Play Exclusive U.K . Show

Irish pagan metal outfit PRIMORDIAL have announced a one-off UK show at the Camden Underworld on February 2nd 2008.

This will be the bands first London show since the summer of 2006 and follows hot on the heals of their most recent album To the Nameless Dead which was released earlier this month on Metal Blade to much critical acclaim, both in mainland Europe and the UK.

Full line up details will be announced in the following week, but the band are keen to make this a special event and are working to add some of their personal favourites to the show.

Tickets are £10 in advance here or call 08700 600 100.

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Primordial Frontman Discusses Illegal Downloading

PRIMORDIAL frontman Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill has joined the downloading debate with a no-holds-barred attack on those who illegally take and share MP3s online. Speaking to the UK's Zero Tolerance magazine, he said, "The Internet is a great promotional tool on one hand, and bands can get their music out there so easily. The downside of this is that a whole generation of people feels it's their right to get music for free…We are given money from our label, within which we have to record our album. It's our choice if we want to give them some crap ProTooled bedroom recording, but we don't. We have to repay that money through our sales. If we don't sell anything, we get dropped, we don't have money to record, go on tour et cetera. I have to pay to make PRIMORDIAL's music, so why should someone else get it completely for free? All I can say is for as long as PRIMORDIAL exists we will stand opposed to [downloading] and create real music."

Nemtheanga's comments form part of a special report on downloading in the current issue of Zero Tolerance in which all sides of the debate, voiced by fans, bands and labels alike, air their views: for some downloading spells the end for the music industry as we know, for others it is merely a new chapter with new opportunities. More...

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Primordial To Headline Winterfest

Ireland's PRIMORDIAL are headlining Winterfest 2007 is being held no December 15, 2007 at Cruiscin Lan, Cork City, Ireland. Other acts set for the event include: CROWNING GLORY, FOR RUIN, COLDWAR, HALLOWED, FLATLINE and more.

Primordial will be releasing their new album, To The Nameless Dead, on November 16th in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and November 19th throughout the rest of Europe via Metal Blade Records. A North American release is set for November 27th

To The Nameless Dead tracklist: 'Empire Falls', 'Gallows Hymn', 'As Rome Burns', 'Failures Burden', 'Heathen Tribes', 'The Rising Tide', 'Traitors Gate', 'No Nation On This Earth'.

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Primordial Post More New Music Online

Metal Blade Records has launched a special PRIMORDIAL MySpace page featuring streaming versions of two tracks — "Empire Falls" and "Heathen Tribes" — from the Irish dark metal masters' sixth album, "To The Nameless Dead", which will be released in Europe on November 19.

According to a press release, the group's second CD for Metal Blade "is a timeless statement and an ode to their forefathers which lives and breathes the ancient spirit mixed with anger, pain and despair. . . 'To The Nameless Dead' is defiantly at odds with a modern metal scene that often seems to place banality, mediocrity and safety above passion, honesty and truth."

Harsher and faster than its predecessor, "To The Nameless Dead" wasn't recorded digitally — just analog to keep the sound old school and powerful. More...

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Primordial Reveal New Album Details

Ireland's PRIMORDIAL will be releasing their new album, To The Nameless Dead, on November 16th in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and November 19th throughout the rest of Europe via Metal Blade Records. A North American release is set for November 27th. According to a press release, "the band's sixth effort is a timeless statement and an ode to their forefathers which lives and breathes the ancient spirit mixed with anger, pain and despair. Harsher and faster than its predecessor, To The Nameless Dead wasn't recorded digitally - just analog to keep the sound old school and powerful. The album will also be available as limited first edition in a digi book featuring another design, 40 pages and a bonus DVD of Primordial's performance at the Rock Hard Festival."

Says frontman A. A. Nemtheanga: “To The Nameless Dead is defiantly at odds with a modern metal scene that often seems to place banality, mediocrity and safety above passion, honesty and truth”

To The Nameless Dead tracklist: 'Empire Falls', 'Gallows Hymn', 'As Rome Burns', 'Failures Burden', 'Heathen Tribes', 'The Rising Tide', 'Traitors Gate', 'No Nation On This Earth'.

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Primordial Finish Recording New Album

Vocalist Nemtheanga of the Irish pagan metal masters PRIMORDIAL has posted the following update on the group's official web site:

"So the new album ['To the Nameless Dead'] bar the mastering is done and dusted. We have to extend our utmost gratitude to Chris Fielding, who performed above and beyond the call of duty with the least amount of fuss any of us have ever encountered in the studio. And I think when the scene hears the rich, powerful, full and old-school sound from the album he is going to become much in demand. And why not?…secondly also gratitude to Dave, who made us feel more then welcome in the valleys and I think added some small part of spiritual presence to proceedings. We will be back.

"So yes, you read it, the album contains seven new tracks and near 55 minutes of new PRIMORDIAL, and yes, we know all bands say this, but I can honestly say we have never been happier with how an album sounds. It is as I stated rich and powerful, it has a real fucking drum sound and you can smell the amps burning into overdrive. And as a singer I can say Chris pushed me further then I've been before with the vocals and stark sound from the last album has been replaced with something far more immediate and effective. And the songs? To our ears at least this album sounds more focused, there is less flab on the songs. They are more direct in their intentions and there is a defiant vibe to the album that I for one did not expect but there it is in all its shameless glory. Fans of the band won't be disappointed that is for sure. The mainstream might take notice or they might not. Who gives a fuck? We certainly don't. Album number six and no compromise…not then, not now, not ever.

"Our show at Party.San Open Air was a solid seven outta ten but I think having been up all night the night previous to be at Dublin airport at 5 am really robbed us of a lot of our punch. Not to mention being picked up at 5 am the following morning to wait 14 hours in the airport. Sometimes in my most zombified moments I wonder is it all worth it, but then again I also think I've seen demons when I've had four hours sleep in three days. Tells its own story, really. Anyway, zombies and demons be damned we will be back. We are confirmed for the Arnhem Metal Meeting in the Netherlands and also the Winterfest in Cork. First time in Arnhem in three years I think and Cork in five or six….

"So the day draws nearer. The artwork is being finalized and the branding irons are in the fire."

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Desaster Finish Recording New Album

German black/thrashers DESASTER have finished recordings for their new, sixth album 666-Satan's Soldiers Syndicate. The album was recorded in the Harrows Studio, Holland (ASPHYX, PENTACLE, OCCULT, SOULBURN).

According to a press release, "666-Satan’s Soldiers Syndicate" again shows the band's typical thrashing, blacking riff metal without mercy - where there is no space for any innovation and modern elements! It’s what Desaster is all about: A Fist In Your Face Metal Attack! Beware and be prepared for sharp riffs, pounding drums, roaring bass and screaming hell."

"666-Satan’s Soldiers Syndicate" features guest appearances by Proscriptor (ABSU), A.A. Nemtheanga (PRIMORDIAL) and Ashmedi (MELECHESH).

"666 - Satan´s Soldiers Syndicate" will be released September, 7th (Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Italy) / September, 10th (rest of Europe).

The tracklisting for "666 - Satan’s Soldiers Syndicate" is:

1. Intro
2. Satan’s Soldiers Syndicate
3. Angel Extermination
4. Razor Ritual
5. Hellbangers
6. Fate Forever Flesh
7. Vile We Dwell
8. Tyrannizer
9. Venomous Stench
10. More Corpses For The Grave

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