The song is the second single from their upcoming album.
The scene of Irish metal music is in safe hands with Primordial. The five-strong group plan to release their ninth studio album Exile Amongst the Ruins next month on 23rd March and have now have their newest music video out - a smooth, dark concept showcasing the group performing ‘To Hell or to Hangman’.
With lyrics based on an old story of a love affair that ended in a lynching, the song follows those dark and tragic themes, of forbidden love that ends in misery. The video itself avoids going down that route. Instead we see footage of black trees stripped of leaves and derelict houses amidst desaturated countryside interspersed with wide shots of the band, blurred close-ups adding to a more surreal feeling. It is a clear, well-shot and well-composed piece of work that allows us to see the live details that go into playing metal music. There’s a lot of guitar work, near-frantic drums and a raw energy that gets captured during any performance - and this video nails it. Directed by Costin Chioreanu, the video can be watched here on YouTube.
The second track on their upcoming album and the second single to be released following ‘Stolen Years’, the nine track album (see below for listing) is eagerly awaited by fans worldwide. With two intimate shows planned for the group in Germany on the day the album drops, Primordial will be storming into this year.
Nail Their Tongues
To Hell or to Hangman
Where Lie the Gods
Exile Amongst the Ruins
Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
Given the incestuous nature of the Irish music scene, you’d have thought that a band who’ve been around over ten years, released five albums and received great acclaim across Europe would feature quite prominently on the radar. So how come Dublin’s Primordial aren’t exactly household names? The answer is simple – they play metal. Not the kind of post-ironic metal that abounds in these post-Darkness days but the real, dark deal.Read More