Primordial announces new album “Exile Amongst The Ruins” for March 30th!

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Irish pagan metal gods Primordial announces their new album, “Exile Amongst The Ruins”, set for release on March 30th 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.

Visit to check out the video for the first single “Stolen Years.” Fans can pre-order Exile Amongst The Ruins in the following formats:

  • ltd. 1st ed. Digibook-CD with bonus-CDPrimordial gear
  • 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…”

Exile Amongst The Ruins track listing:

  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 MOONSORROW as co-headliners and German DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT as support act!

Primordial – Exile Amongst The Ruins release shows:

  • 30/03/18 DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia
  • 31/03/18 DE – Köln – Jungle Club

Heathen Crusade 2018
Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews,, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions


  • 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

Further Primordial festival appearances:

  • 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

Primordial line-up:

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

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