Primordial announces “Heathen Crusade III” tour for April 2021 with Naglfar and Rome!

26. August 2020

Primordial continue to promote their highly acclaimed latest studio album, Exile Amongst The Ruins, which was released worldwide via Metal Blade Records in 2018.

The band will therefore be embarking on a next, re-scheduled third leg of the “Heathen Crusade” across Europe in April and have furthermore confirmed various international festival appearances for 2021, also in celebration of Primordial’s 30th Anniversary since inception in 1991.


Due to a conflict of schedule, original co-headliners Moonsorrow won’t be able to join the crusade this time.

But we are proud to announce that Swedish Black Metal legends Naglfar will join our ranks to promote their new album “Cerecloth”, which was released via Century Media Records in May 2020.


Primordial vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga comments as follows: “What can we say? 2020 has been dark, we hope for a shard of light in 2021 and announce the Heathen Crusade once more for April 2021. Naglfar join us on the field of battle and Rome again will open! We hope you still have your will power and sanity left! Stand strong and we will see you all next year we hope!


Andreas Nilsson from Naglfar also commented about joining the tour:

“Together with Primordial we have decided to embark on a sonic crusade across Europe. We have been eagerly awaiting this. The time has come to shroud the world in Cerecloth.”



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‚Heathen Crusade III‘



Special Guest: ROME


10.04.2021 BE – Bomal, Durbuy Rock Festival

11.04.2021 UK – Birmingham, Asylum

12.04.2021 UK – London, Assembly Hall

13.04.2021 FR – Colmar, Grillen

14.04.2021 FR – Lyon, CCO Villeurbanne

15.04.2021 FR – Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge

16.04.2021 CH – Pratteln, Z7

17.04.2021 DE – Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex

18.04.2021 PL – Wrocław, Pralnia

19.04.2021 PL – Warsaw, Proxima

20.04.2021 DE – Berlin, Lido

21.04.2021 DE – Bremen, Modernes

22.04.2021 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset

23.04.2021 SE – Gothenburg, Valand

24.04.2021 SE – Stockholm, Slaktkyrkan


Primordial’s Exile Amongst The Ruins album entered various international sales charts upon release as follows: Germany: # 9, Austria: # 26, Switzerland: # 27, Finland (physical album charts): # 6, Sweden (physical album charts): # 21, Sweden (metal charts): #5, UK  (rock & metal album charts): # 18, UK (independent charts): # 39, USA Current Hard Music Albums: # 20, USA Top New Artist Albums: # 28, USA Record Label Independent Current Albums: # 61, USA Top New Artist Albums Consumption: # 104, Canada Top 200: #140 and Canada Hard Music Charts: #40.