Alan Averill

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Not to be confused with Alan Averill, former Nintendo Power writer.
Alan Averill
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Background information
Also known as Alan Nemtheanga, A.A. Nemtheanga
Born (1975-08-26) 26 August 1975 (age 39)
Origin Ireland
Genres Celtic metal, folk metal, black metal, doom metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar
Years active 1991–present[1]
Labels Cacophonous Records
Misanthropy Records
Hammerheart Records
Karmageddon Media
Sentinel Records
Metal Blade Records
Code666 Records
Profound Lore Records
Invictus Productions[2]
Associated acts Plagued
Primordial
Void of Silence
Blood Revolt
Marduk
Dread Sovereign
Twilight of the Gods
Website Myspace

Alan Averill (aka A.A. Nemtheanga) is an Irish musician most notable for his vocal duties for the folk/black metal band Primordial. Averill has also participated in several side projects, including Void of Silence, Blood Revolt, and Twilight of the Gods.

Averill was raised in Sutton on Dublin's Northside and attended Mount Temple secondary school.[citation needed] Averill joined Primordial in August 1991 after seeing an advertisement posted by the band in a local music store.[3]

He was the vocalist for the doom metal band Void of Silence and sung on the band's third album, Human Antithesis, before departing in 2009.[4]

Averill traveled to Canada early to record vocals for "Indoctrine", the debut album from Blood Revolt with Vermin and J. Read (Axis of Advance, Conqueror). The album was released by Profound Lore and Invictus in late 2010.

He also fronts Twilight of the Gods, a supergroup that includes drummer Nicholas Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Testament, ex-Exodus), guitarist Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir, ex-Mayhem), guitarist Patrik Lindgren (Thyrfing), and bassist Frode Glesnes (Einherjer). The band released its debut, Fire on the Mountain, on 27 September 2013 on Season of Mist.[5]

Averill also contributes to other aspects of the music industry. In 2008, he received a Journalism degree from Dublin City University and is a staff writer for Zero Tolerance magazine.[6] In 2010, he started working as an A&R representative for Metal Blade Records and formed the Poison Tongue Records imprint.

Discography[2][edit]

With Primordial[edit]

With Void of Silence[edit]

With Blood Revolt[edit]

With Plagued[edit]

With Twilight of the Gods[edit]

  • Fire on the Mountain (full-length, 2013)

As a guest or session musician[edit]

References[edit]