Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:20PM
Ireland's finest metal export, Primordial, will once again be returning to North American shores this September. A short run of dates, beginning September 7th, will culminate in the band's performance at ProgPower USA XIII. Primordial welcomes While Heaven Wept and Cormorant as support for the tour dates leading up to the festival. The full schedule can be seen below.
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…"
ProgPower USA XIII also features Epica, Symphony X, Redemption, and many more. For tickets and info, visit http://www.progpowerusa.com/.
Primordial's latest album, Redemption at the Puritan's Hand, was released on April 26th, 2011. The album, not unlike its predecessor, To The Nameless Dead, received numerous positive reviews from press worldwide, and can be ordered now at metalblade.com/primordial.
"the best songs of the band's two-plus decades-- folk and black metal-inflected classic metal that spirals and extends and, somehow, keeps getting bigger. This thing has a way of making slowly rotting in front of your laptop feel epic." Pitchfork.com
"every guitar quiver and despairing roar drips with grim portent." Decibel Magazine, #12 on Decibel's Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2011
"Primordial have developed their "epic" side to new proportions…their most grandiose and accomplished work yet." 9/10, Terrorizer Magazine
"With all the bands out there that sound like Maiden or attempt to rip the band off, Primordial is the only band that crafts these epic albums with the same spirit, the same attention to detail." CraveOnline.com
Tour w/ While Heaven Wept, Cormorant
September 6th - The Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA*
September 7th - Reggie's, Chicago, IL
September 8th - Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
September 9th - Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY
September 10th - Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, NY
September 11th - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
September 12th - Empire, West Springfield, VA
September 13th - Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
September 14th - Center Stage, Atlanta, GA **
*While Heaven Wept ONLY
**Primordial ONLY as part of the festival