Primordial to release new studio album “Exile Amongst the Ruins” on March 30th 2018

Primordial Exile Amongst the Ruins cover
Irish pagan metal gods Primordial announces their new album “Exile Amongst the Ruins” for a March 30th, 2018, release through Metal Blade Records.

The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on their 2016 live album “Gods to the Godless”.

The record was tracked at Dublin’s Camelot Studios, located adjacent to Primordial’s rehearsal room.

Check out the video for the first single “Stolen Years”, below.

Click here to pre-order “Exile Amongst the Ruins” in the following formats:
• ltd. 1st ed. Digibook-CD with bonus-CD
• jewelcase-CD
• ltd. ed. Artbook (incl. 5 x 10″ in golden vinyl)
• 180g black vinyl
• clear gray-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
• violet red purple marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
• clear pale pink/white splattered vinyl (EU eBay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
• purple red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
• transparent green vinyl (Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
• dead gold marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
• rosy brown/purple marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
• tan clear vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

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.

Commenting about the album’s first single, “Stolen Years”, A.A. Nemtheanga added: “"Stolen Years" may seem like a strange choice as our lead single, and on the face of if I guess it is. It’s not a blood and thunder epic about tragedy and might and the ruin of nations, nor is it 9 minute epistle of doom. Have no fear, the album does contain those also but to open this time we chose something different. This album has some surprises and this is one of them, a short and painfully simple song which almost didn’t make the final cut if you can believe so. The video, cut by Costin Chioreanu, is about the journey involved in finally getting to that moment where you walk on stage, the song itself about that last night on earth that comes to us all, sometimes we never know when that might be, hold your loved ones tight tonight, this could be it…”

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

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 Crusade European tour with Finnish Monnsorrow as co-headliners and German Der Weg Einer Freiheit as support act!

“Exile Amongst the Ruins” Release Shows 2018:
30/03/18 DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia
31/03/18 DE – Köln – Jungle Club

European Tour Dates 2018:
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

Get your tickets here. Further info here.

Festival Appearances 2018:
12/05/18 NO – Haugesund – Karmoygeddon
09/06/18 SE – Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock
14/07/18 DE – Balingen – Bang Your Head!!!
20/07/18 DE – Bertingen – Rock Unter Den Eichen
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

A.A. Nemtheanga – Vocals
Ciarán MacUilliam – Guitar
Michael O’Floinn – Guitar
Pól MacAmlaigh – Bass
Simon O’Laoghaire – Drums