PRIMORDIAL: Special US Shows With Bloodbath To Commence Next Week

Photo by Fergal Flannery

Dublin, Ireland-based Pagan metal legends PRIMORDIAL will return to US stages beginning Sunday with a performance at the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, Maryland followed by four special shows supporting Bloodbath. The short but epic journey begins on May 28th in Chicago and makes its way through Seattle, Mesa, and Los Angeles. Additional support will be provided by Archgoat and Severe Torture. Tickets are on sale now! See confirmed dates below.

5/26/2024 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
w/ Bloodbath, Archgoat, Severe Torture:
5/28/2024 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
5/30/2024 El Corazon Seattle, WA
5/31/2024 Nile Theater Mesa, AZ
6/01/2024 1720 Los Angeles, CA 

PRIMORDIAL released their acclaimed How It Ends full-length last Fall via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2018’s critically lauded Exile Amongst The Ruins finds PRIMORDIAL delivering more of their seminal blend of Celtic and black metal, with added urgency staring down the apocalypse. “The title is a question – ‘is this how it ends? How it all goes down: culture, language, history, society, humanity…’ – who knows?,” considers vocalist A. A. Nemtheanga. “Regardless of who you are or were, you get one chance at all of this, and it’s asking, ‘is this the end of your town, state, nation? Myths, traditions, relationships…?,’ and I suppose it asks the question, ‘who reacts, who rebels – how does it end now for them?’”

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“As epic as they’ve ever been.” – Metal Injection

“Epic songwriting, cultural aural tapestry, lyrical content surrounding history, heritage, and the struggles of the common man – it doesn’t get more emotional than this.” – Dead Rhetoric

“This is an album that not only celebrates PRIMORDIAL as a band from start to finish, as well as their history and their legacy, but it also salutes everything that they stand for, and the fact that they are still here doing this after all these years must be appreciated and applauded in equal measure.” — Distorted Sound

“How It Ends exemplifies exactly what makes PRIMORDIAL so revered. It makes the unlikely combination of black metal and Irish folk not only work, but seem like an extremely natural combination. PRIMORDIAL was the first band to reach that conclusion, as they have demonstrated over nine albums. Here, their rebellious attitude truly shines.” — New Noise Magazine

PRIMORDIAL’s music is painfully emotive. Musically, vocally, and thematically, they span nihilism, grief, anger, acceptance, regret, and more from song to downcast song… their music has a genuine spirit directly tied to Eire’s proud, tumultuous, bloody history.” – Pop Matters

A.A. Nemtheanga – vocals
Ciarán MacUilliam – guitar
Pól MacAmlaigh – bass
Simon O’Laoghaire – drums