Primordial is an extreme metal band from Skerries, County Dublin, Ireland. It was formed in 1987 by Pól MacAmlaigh (bass) and Ciarán MacUiliam (guitars). Their sound melds black metal with Irish folk music.
The band's roots stretch back to 1987 when Pól and Ciarán first began playing together with Pól's brother, Derek. The band (who were called Forsaken for a brief period) initially played a rough, hybrid mix of early, primitive Thrash and Death Metal (playing covers of Death, Sepultura and the like).
Vocalist Nemtheanga joined the band after seeing an ad for a singer in Dublin specialist Metal store The Sound Cellar in 1991. According to Primordial lore, the ad was pasted over no more than 2 hours after it being put up.
Upon Nemtheanga's joining the band, the band started to pursue a darker direction citing influence from Bathory, Celtic Frost and the emerging Greek and Norwegian Black Metal scenes.
Primordial was the first Black Metal styled band to ...