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PRIMORDIAL releases lyric video for “Pilgrimage To The World’s End” from their upcoming album, “How It Ends.”

Primordial Band Members

Primordial has shared their latest single, “Pilgrimage To The World’s End,” and its accompanying lyric video. The track is part of the band’s tenth studio album, “How It Ends,” scheduled for release on September 29th via Metal Blade Records.

With a thirty-two-year legacy, the Irish band returns with a powerful new studio offering, showcasing their unwavering dedication. “How It Ends” continues Primordial‘s distinctive blend of Celtic and black metal, infused with a heightened urgency as they confront the looming apocalypse. Vocalist A. A. Nemtheanga emphasizes the album’s authenticity, stating, “It sounds stupid to say, but it’s not fantasy, not escapism. It’s not compromised and co-opted, it’s genuine, in a world where that seems to count for less and less.”

Nemtheanga elaborates on the album’s title, describing it as 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?”

The latest single, “Pilgrimage To The World’s End,” carries a somber, desperate tone, drawing inspiration from the stories of impoverished Irish convicts sent to distant lands. These figures, like Ned Kelly, refused to accept oppressive laws and ultimately rebelled, embodying resistance through myth. Nemtheanga remarks, “This is an album of resistance.”

Pilgrimage To The World’s End” initially drew inspiration from the hardships faced by Irish convicts transported to Australia, but it evolved into a narrative encompassing the struggles of individuals from the 19th century, driven to seek a new life due to famine, war, and poverty. Primordial‘s historical resonance with modern times is evident in the song’s portrayal of people clinging to boats, pursuing a better life while being exploited by a small economic elite. Nemtheanga characterizes the song as “the anthem of refugees affected by war and famine from various countries and nations…”

Primordial How It Ends Artwork

The album is available for pre-order HERE.

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