Longtime purveyors of all things heavy, Metal Blade Records is home to some of the best and brightest examples of the current metal generation. They’re also responsible for believing and supporting many upcoming acts that went on to do amazing things, such as Metallica and Slayer. Basically, they believe in metal through and through and are a label that consistently releases quality material.
As a gift to their fans, Metal Blade Records has released a full stream of Irish black-metal-meets-traditional-folk band Primordial‘s All Empires Fall DVD. Below you can watch their 2009 Dublin concert performance as well as a full documentary. Then, if you’re so inclined, you can purchase the DVD right here. READ MORE
Irish metal band Primordial has confirmed a string of tour dates this September with While Heaven Wept and Cormorant. The tour will culminate with Primordial’s appearance at Progpower XIII, which also features Epica, Symphony X, and more.
Vocalist Alan ‘Nemtheanga’ Averill elaborates: “Long and hard is the road…we are well aware that over the years we haven’t played in North America remotely as much as we have wanted to. There are reasons of course, mostly economic and some small amount of simple bad luck that have prevented us over the years but we are finally making it back for the first time since our full tour as part of Paganfest in 2009. Admittedly, yes it is only seven dates and was fleshed out around the Progpower festival on the last day in Atlanta, but with a will there is a way and here we are with a mini tour to announce. We are patently aware there will be lots of disappointed Primordial fans in North America we won’t be hitting their area, but hopefully this will sow a few more seeds which means we might return in 2013. So for now…the seven dates of hell…see you down the front…”
Check out the tour dates below. Ticket information for Progpower can be found here. READ MORE
So, it’s just a few more days until 2011 and that means a whole year of new releases from some of your favorite bands. Well, we’ve got a partial list and we want to know what you’re looking forward to. Check after the jump to see partial lists from Century Media Records, Sumerian Records, and Metal Blade Records. Keep in mind that release dates shift, new bands are added to the roster, and other quirky last minute things crop up. And if you’re interested, I’ll be marking several albums that I’m really excited for.
It’s hard to put the Primordial experience into words. This Irish band has managed to establish their own territory, away from the clichés of the metal scene in general and the pagan scene in particular. Primordial live and breathe the spirit of their ancestors, putting it into captivating creations full of sorrow and pain on the one hand and confidence and strength on the other. Perfectly balanced between slow, dragging anthems and pure metallic fury, they always manage to create a world full of enthralling myths, where mist engulfs wonderful landscapes, only to reveal them in all their glory just at the right time.
Read on for the exclusive premier of Primordial’s HD trailer for the bands upcoming, first ever 2-disc DVD All Empires Fall, which will be available March 16th through Metal Blade Records. READ MORE