New album “Exile Amongst The Ruins” out March 30th via Metal Blade Records.
Irish Pagan Metal veterans Primordial have now released a new video “To Hell or the Hangman”. This is the 2nd single out of the new album “Exile Amongst The Ruins”. It is scheduled to be released on March 30th through Metal Blade Records.
You can watch “To Hell or the Hangman” below. Directed by Costin Chioreanu.
Teaming with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on Primordial’ 2016 live album “Gods To The Godless”, the record was tracked at Dublin’ Camelot Studios, located adjacent to their rehearsal room.
Singer A.A. Nemtheanga commented:
“In 1493 Walter Lynch was hanged by his own father James Lynch, Mayor of Galwayon on the West coast of Ireland for the murder of a young Spanish noblemen who was visiting the family home. He had fallen in love with a young woman by the name of Agnes in the Lynch of household and in a fit of jealous rage one night Walter took the young Spaniard’s life. The story goes that an angry ‘lynch mob’ took to the streets and barred the way to the usual execution spot so James took his son Walter and hung him with his bare hands from the open window into the street…..he was lynched from the hanging sill. ‘To Hell or the Hangman’ is this story through Walters eyes, a tale of unrequited love with a murderous end. Enough drama for you? A curious and strange song for single number two from the new album, dark romanticism! so get on the dancefloor…”
Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014’s ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen’ is a more raw, “old school sounding” record than its predecessor. Hitting home with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as “a direct energy” and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blend elements of tragedy and might like no one else. Likewise, the evolution in their sound continues to be organic and unforced, ensuring that ‘Exile Amongst The Ruins’ is essential listening for both their long term faithful and those only now drawn into their world.
“Exile Amongst The Ruins”
Metal Blade Records – 2018
1. Nail Their Tongues
2. To Hell or the Hangman
3. Where Lie the Gods
4. Exile Amongst the Ruins
5. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
6. Stolen Years
7. Sunken Lungs
8. Last Call
You can recall the first single “Stolen Years” below.
Primordial on tour
To coincide with the album release the Irishmen have just announced two special and rather intimate album-release shows in Germany as well as their appearance on the “Heathen Crusade2 European tour with Finnish Moonsorrow as co-headliners and German Der Weg Einer Freiheit as support act!
Primordial – “Exile Amongst The Ruins” release shows:
30/03/18 DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia w/Albez Duz
31/03/18 DE – Köln – Jungle Club w/Ketzer & Bastard Royalty
Heathen Crusade 2018
Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews, Metal.de, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions
Primordial + Moonsorrow + Der Weg Einer Freiheit
12/04/18 NL – Leeuwarden – Neushoorn
13/04/18 NL – Tilburg – 013
14/04/18 FR – Paris – Trabendo
15/04/18 BE – Brugge – Entrepot
16/04/18 UK – London – Islington Assembly Hall
17/04/18 LU – Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
18/04/18 CH – Pratteln – Z7
19/04/18 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
20/04/18 DE – Leipzig – Hellraiser
21/04/18 CZ – Prague – Akropolis
22/04/18 SK – Kosice – Colloseum
23/04/18 HU – Budapest – Barba Negra
24/04/18 AT – Wien – Szene
25/04/18 DE – München – Backstage
26/04/18 DE – Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
27/04/18 DE – Bochum – Matrix
28/04/18 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle
Further info here: https://www.facebook.com/HeathenCrusade
Further Primordial festival appearances:
12/05/18 NO – Haugesund – Karmoygeddon
26/05/18 IE – Dublin – Tivoli Theatre
09/06/18 SE – Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock
14/07/18 DE – Balingen – Bang Your Head!!!
20/07/18 DE – Bertingen – Rock Unter Den Eichen
21/07/18 IT – Brescia – Colony Festival
27/07/18 SI – Tolmin – Metaldays
11/08/18 ES – Villena – Leyendas Del Rock
12/08/18 BE – Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Festival
26/08/18 RO – Suceava – Bucovina Rock Castle