Irish band Primordial has released the video for their new single Victory Has 1000 Fathers, Defeat Is an Orphan. This track is part of their tenth album, “How It Ends,” which is scheduled for release on September 29 via Metal Blade Records.
Vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga comments:
“The title is a question – is this how it ends? How it all goes down: culture, language, history, society – humanity – who knows? 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? “How It Ends” is a very angry, defiant, visceral, and rebellious album, and as we worked it all began to take more shape and form itself. It may be the note we go out on but it will be a note of resistance, in musical terms. I think it’s also more metal! And more epic! It certainly sounds like Primordial, there is no doubt about that, we have our own style and this is a new chapter of the same book. If we have done anything new it’s really to work with more conviction than ever, and trust more than ever our instincts. If for example “To The Nameless Dead” was about the movement of borders, building of nations and those sent to war who gave their lives forming them, then this is the album more about resisting those empires, the freedom fighters, the outlaws, the people who made suicidal stands for freedom of speech, or independence – or for the most important word in the English language: liberty. It’s not hard to see why the album is inspired by this considering where we are right now in the world.”
Pre-orders are available here. Primordial will embark on a European tour next autumn as part of the Ultima Ratio Fest. The tour starts on October 4th at the Trix in Antwerp, and tickets are available for purchase here