|Also known as||Alan Nemtheanga, A.A. Nemtheanga|
|Born||26 August 1975|
|Genres||Celtic metal, folk metal, black metal, doom metal|
|Instruments||Vocals, bass guitar|
Metal Blade Records
Profound Lore Records
Void of Silence
Twilight of the Gods
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.
Life and career
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.
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.
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. In 2010, he started working as an A&R representative for Metal Blade Records and formed the Poison Tongue Records imprint.
- Imrama (full-length, 1995)
- Primordial / Katatonia (split, 1997)
- A Journey's End (full-length, 1998)
- The Burning Season (EP, 1999)
- Spirit the Earth Aflame (full-length, 2000)
- Storm Before Calm (full-length, 2002)
- The Gathering Wilderness (full-length, 2005)
- Primordial / Mael Mórdha (split, 2005)
- To the Nameless Dead (full-length, 2007)
- Redemption at the Puritan's Hand (full-length, 2011)
- Where Greater Men Have Fallen (full-length,2014)
With Blood Revolt
- Indoctrine (full-length, 2010)
With Dread Sovereign
- Plagued / Trimonium (split, 2007)
With Twilight of the Gods
- Fire on the Mountain (full-length, 2013)
With Void of Silence
- Human Antithesis (full-length, 2004)
As a guest or session musician
- Rom 5:12 – Marduk (full-length, 2007)
- Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion – Eluveitie (full-length, 2009)
- Rise of the Bastard Deities – Morphosis (full-length, 2009)
- Aealo – Rotting Christ (full-length, 2010)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alan Averill.|
- Primordial Vocalist Alan Averill "Nemtheanga" – "It Has Been A While Since My Last Confession": News @ bravewords.com
- A.A. Nemtheanga @ discogs.com
- Primordial interviewed for DVD preview, Primordial DVD Preview, Metal Injection, accessed 8 March 2010
- "Void of Silence Parts Ways With Vocalist Alan 'Nemtheanga' Averill". blabbermouth.net.
- "Zero Tolerance magazine Staff Page".
- ELUVEITIE: New Album Track Listing, Guest Musicians Revealed – News @ blabbermouth.net
- Rotting Christ: 'Aealo' First-Week Sales Revealed blabbermouth.net. 2010-03-18. Retrieved on 2010-04-30.