Alan Averill

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Alan Averill
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Background information
Also known asAlan Nemtheanga, A.A. Nemtheanga
Born (1975-08-26) 26 August 1975 (age 44)
GenresCeltic metal, folk metal, black metal, doom metal
InstrumentsVocals, bass guitar
Years active1991–present[1]
LabelsCacophonous Records
Misanthropy Records
Hammerheart Records
Karmageddon Media
Sentinel Records
Metal Blade Records
Code666 Records
Profound Lore Records
Invictus Productions[2]
Associated actsPlagued
Blood Revolt
Dread Sovereign
Twilight of the Gods

Alan Averill (a.k.a. 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.

Life and career[edit]

Averill was raised in Sutton on Dublin's Northside and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School. 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, originally intended as a live-only Bathory tribute, 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.


With Primordial[edit]

With Blood Revolt[edit]

With Dread Sovereign[edit]

With Plagued[edit]

With Twilight of the Gods[edit]

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

With Void of Silence[edit]

As a guest or session musician[edit]


  1. ^ Primordial Vocalist Alan Averill "Nemtheanga" – "It Has Been A While Since My Last Confession": News @
  2. ^ a b A.A. Nemtheanga @
  3. ^ Primordial interviewed for DVD preview, Primordial DVD Preview Archived 20 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Metal Injection, accessed 8 March 2010
  4. ^ "Void of Silence Parts Ways With Vocalist Alan 'Nemtheanga' Averill". Archived from the original on 10 September 2012.
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Zero Tolerance magazine Staff Page".
  7. ^ ELUVEITIE: New Album Track Listing, Guest Musicians Revealed – News @
  8. ^ Rotting Christ: 'Aealo' First-Week Sales Revealed Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine 2010-03-18. Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  9. ^ Heidevolk – Vuur van Verzet Metal Exposure. 2018-01-11. Retrieved on 2018-03-13.