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Primordial

Primordial is a black metal band formed in 1991 in Skerries, Ireland, by Pól MacAmlaigh (bass) and Ciarán MacUiliam (guitars). The band's roots stretchback to 1987 when Pól and Ciarán first began playing together with Pól's brother, Derek. The band (who were called Forsaken for a brief period) initiallyplayed a rough, hybrid mix of early, primitive Thrash and Death Metal (playing covers of Death, Sepultura and the like).

http://primordialofficial.bandcamp.com.

Vocalist Nemtheanga joined the band after seeing an ad for a singer in Dublin specialist Metal store ...read more

Primordial is a black metal band formed in 1991 in Skerries, Ireland, by Pól MacAmlaigh (bass) and Ciarán MacUiliam (guitars). The band's roots stretchback to 1987 when Pól and Ciarán first began playing together with Pól's brother, Derek. The band (who were called Forsaken for a brief period) initiallyplayed a rough, hybrid mix of early, primitive Thrash and Death Metal (playing covers of Death, Sepultura and the like).

http://primordialofficial.bandcamp.com.

Vocalist Nemtheanga joined the band after seeing an ad for a singer in Dublin specialist Metal store The Sound Cellar in 1991. According to Primordiallore, the ad was pasted over no more than 5 minutes after it being put up.

Upon Nemtheanga's joining the band, the band started to pursue a darker direction citing influence from Bathory, Celtic Frost and the emerging Greekand Norwegian Black Metal scenes.

Primordial was the first Black Metal styled band to emerge from Ireland with the release of their Dark Romanticism demo in the early summer of 1993.The band initially came to the attention of Lee Barrett from the UK label Candlelight Records but he failed to move on signing the band so after a live,soundboard recording from Dublin from 1994 was sent to Cacophonous Records, (Cradle of Filth, Bal Sagoth etc.), the band signed with them for therelease of their debut album Imrama.

Although their debut album, Imrama, was characteristic as being in a more melodic black metal musical direction, they gradually came to refine theirsound with A Journey's End, which included the use of mandolins and whistles and a more epic style. The two subsequent releases, The Burning Seasonand Spirit the Earth Aflame, showed the band's reflection of cultural geist and emotion, woven into an amalgam of black, celtic, and folk metal musicalstyles. They have toured with various metal bands in the extreme metal genre, including Norwegian black metal band Immortal.

The band's fifth album The Gathering Wilderness turned out to be a much darker and bleaker record than any Primordial had made before, providing thelistener with a rawer sound as well. It was chosen as album of the month in Terrorizer Magazine and appeared in lots of top lists of the year 2005.

In January 2006 the band played their first US show alongside Thyrfing and Moonsorrow at the Heathen Crusade metalfest in Columbia Heights,Minnesota.

To the Nameless Dead, was released on November 16, 2007. It received virtually universal and overwhelming praise, rising to such accolades as beingnamed 2008's Metal Album of the Year by Chronicles of Chaos (continuing an unprecedented back to back honoring for Primordial by the webzine).

Their latest album "Redemption At The Puritan's Hand" was released in 201.

Lineup: * Alan Averill "Nemtheanga" – Vocals * Ciáran MacUiliam – Guitars * Micheál O'Floinn – Guitars * Pól MacAmlaigh – Bass * SimonO'Laoghaire – Drums « hide

Similar Bands: Mael Mordha, Bathory, Agalloch, Windir, Enslaved

LPs
Where Greater Men Have Fallen
2014

3.8
145 Votes
Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
2011

3.7
181 Votes
To the Nameless Dead
2007

4.2
432 Votes
The Gathering Wilderness
2005

4.2
278 Votes
Storm Before Calm
2002

3.8
101 Votes
Spirit the Earth Aflame
2000

4
118 Votes
A Journey's End
1998

3.9
91 Votes
Imrama
1995

3.3
81 Votes
EPs
The Burning Season
1999

3.1
11 Votes
Live Albums
Gods To The Godless...
2016

4.5
2 Votes
All Empires Fall
2010

4.2
11 Votes

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