Originally Posted by The Pulse
Primordial the current kingpins of the Irish scene are this week preparing for their biggest ever headline show on home turf. The band will take to the stage in Dublin’s newest venue, the 750 capacity Button Factory (formerly Temple Bar Music Centre) this Saturday night for their first show of 2008 and the official release party for the bands acclaimed new album ‘To the Nameless Dead.’
According to promoter Fergal ‘H’ Holmes of D.M.E. the show has been selling strongly with over half of pre-sale tickets being purchased by fans from outside Ireland. “Swedish, Finnish, German, all around Europe – there’s been loads,” explained Holmes.
Fans can expect a big production show and the band have ordered in extra lighting for the event. Cameras are also being brought in to film the show for a possible DVD release.
The European head honcho of the band’s record label Metal Blade is expected in town as well as journalists and photographers from some of Europe’s top magazines – all flying in for the event which is arguably the first of such a magnitude to involve a band from the Irish metal scene. “If Primordial weren’t from Ireland they are a band I’d still be booking to play here. They’re a band that can play a venue the size of the Button Factory,” Holmes told The Pulse.
Holmes expects the band to play a set of between 80 and 90 minutes following support slots from Cork’s For Ruin and reformed Irish doomsters Graveyard Dirt.