Mental vocalist, Alan “Nemtheanga” Averill from Irish black metallers Primordial talks about a troubled 2008 and Canadian black metal as well as a bright end to the year for the Dubliner.
What was your highlight of 2008?
Family members overcoming the odds.
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Close friends burying their relatives.
Who in 2008 deserves a good kicking?
Who had the best comeback: Metallica, AC/DC, or Guns N’ Roses?
What are you most looking forward to in 2009?
Touring America, finishing my thesis, playing some new and interesting countries, seeing the back of cancer for a few years.
What band should everyone find out about in 2009?
What do you want for Christmas?
Joy and strength.
Who do you want to get under the mistletoe?
Depends on how much whiskey I’ve drunk.
Where will you be on New Year’s Eve?
Singing Whitesnake in my living room hopefully.
Primordial play The Button Factory in Dublin, Ireland on 24 January, 2009.