Where Greater Men Have Fallen is the long-anticipated new studio album from Ireland’s most revered metal craftsman, PRIMORDIAL. Released via Metal Blade late last month, the record debuted at #24 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart, #43 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart, #104 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and, offering up some of the band’s deepest, most conceptually profound and wildly epic compositions to date, continues to floor fans and critics worldwide.
In commemoration of its release, today Revolver Magazine brings fans a thorough track-by-track breakdown of the offering as told by vocalist Alan Averill. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.
Tracked at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma), PRIMORDIAL’s Where Greater Men Have Fallen is an eight-track, fifty-eight minute masterwork Stereogum dubs “almost Maiden-esque in its majesty,” driven by the compelling vocal urgency of Averill, who Pitchfork crowns, “one of the most captivating bandleaders in metal.”
PRIMORDIAL will bring their sonic savagery to stages throughout Europe in the coming weeks with additional live ceremonials to be announced soon.
1/24/2015 Magazin4 – Brussels, BE
2/05/2015 Audio – Glasgow, UK
2/06/2015 Sound Control – Manchester, UK
2/07/2015 Islington Academy – London, UK
2/19/2015 Blastfest 2015 – Bergen, NO
2/21/2015 Volta Club – Moscow, RU
4/04/2015 Radau gegen HIV – Münster, DE
4/05/2015 Dark Easter Metal Meeting – München, DE
6/13-14/2015 Metalhead Meeting 2015 – Bucharest, RO
6/19-21/2015 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, BE
7/17/2015 Bang Your Head – Balingen, DE
Where Greater Men Have Fallen was released in North America on November 25th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Visit http://www.metalblade.com/primordial where you’ll find a lyric video for the title track as well as a host of ordering options. The record is available on CD and vinyl in various color variants.
“Alan Averill is a vocal powerhouse, soaring atop melodic black/folk metal compositions that channel doom and gloom as well as triumph.” – Rolling Stone
“Greater men have fallen, but PRIMORDIAL rise.” – Decibel
“Where Greater Men Have Fallen combines anthemic heavy metal with solemn doom riffs and understated Celtic folk melodies, building on a winning formula that has taken Primordial from bars to Europe’s biggest stages.” – Spin
“The atmosphere PRIMORDIAL have created here is relentlessly crushing and emotional. Only a few truly great albums come out every year, and this is one of them… “ – Metal Injection
“…one of the most treasured bands in metal today.” – Thrash Hits
“Where Greater Men Have Fallen is yet another album that celebrates both the band’s national Celtic pride and their heavy metal roots. PRIMORDIAL proves that relevancy isn’t just in the music you write, it’s in the love of what you do.” – Mxdwn