It’s official: every band in the entire world is touring North America this September. Primordial are making everyone’s decisions that much harder by returning to the US this fall with epic doom metal band While Heaven Wept and prog metallers Cormorant. To cap off their U.S. mini-tour, Primordial will pay the center stage of Progpower USA XIII.

Frontman Alan “Nemtheanga” Averill made a statement about the upcoming tour:

“Long and hard is the road…we are well aware that over the years we haven’t played in North America remotely as much as we have wanted to. There are reasons of course, mostly economic and some small amount of simple bad luck that have prevented us over the years but we are finally making it back for the first time since our full tour as part of Paganfest in 2009. Admittedly, yes it is only seven dates and was fleshed out around the Progpower festival on the last day in Atlanta, but with a will there is a way and here we are with a mini tour to announce. We are patently aware there will be lots of disappointed Primordial fans in North America we won’t be hitting their area, but hopefully this will sow a few more seeds which means we might return in 2013. So for now…the seven dates of hell…see you down the front…

Dates are as follows:

Tour w/ While Heaven Wept, Cormorant

September 6th – The Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA*
September 7th – Reggie’s, Chicago, IL
September 8th – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
September 9th – Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY
September 10th – Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, NY
September 11th – Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
September 12th – Empire, West Springfield, VA
September 13th – Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
September 14th – Center Stage, Atlanta, GA **
*While Heaven Wept ONLY
**Primordial ONLY as part of the festival