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Highlord: Ralf Scheepers guests on the new album

December 18th, 2012

The Italian Power Metal Band “Highlord” has just revealed the tracklist for the new album “The Warning After”. The album will be released in late March 2013 by Punishment 18 Records. The new album will contain ten songs and some of them will feature Ralf Scheepers (Gamma Ray, Primal Fear, Ayreon). Mor info will follow soon.

01.Tonightmare
02.The Goggle Mirror
03.Brothers to the end
04.Inside the vacuity circle
05.Standing in the rain
06.No more heroes
07.Of tears and rhymes
08.The warning after
09.In this wicked world
10.Arcade warriors (feat. Ralf Scheepers of Primal Fear)
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PRIMAL FEAR Drummer Randy Black, MASTERPLAN Guitarist Roland Grapow Confirmed For New Project Featuring SYMPHONY X Frontman Russell Allen

August 20th, 2012
Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) & Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR FEAR, SINNER)

Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) & Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR FEAR, SINNER)

Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR FEAR, SINNER) recently announced an as-yet-unnamed project with vocalist Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB). He has checked in with the following update:
“We’ve chosen eleven great tracks and these guys will record with me and Russel in the studio:

Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN/guitars, lead guitar), Randy Black (Primal Fear/drums), Alessandro Del Vecchio (keyboards, vocals) and Alexander Beyrodt (Pimal Fear, VOODOO CIRCLE/additional lead guitars). Produced by Mat Sinner and mixed by Achim Koehler, with a release on Frontiers Rec early 2013. Watch out, this will be a huge album!”

Randy Black has also checked in with the following:

“Off to a great start recording the drum tracks for the forthcoming Russell Allen and Mat Sinner project. Killer tracks on this one, keep an eye out for it to be released on Frontiers Records. At the helm in the studio engineering the drum recordings is Nikolai Wurk (DUSKMACHINE). First recording session with the new custom Pearl Masters Premium Legend kit… and it’s sounding spectacular!”

As previously reported, Black has been confirmed as the man behind the kit for the upcoming ROCK MEETS CLASSIC 2013 tour, which will run through Europe in February/March next year. Black joins his Primal Fear bandmates Mat Sinner (bass/master of ceremonies), Alex Beyrodt (guitars) and Ralf Scheepers (backing vocals) as part of THE MAT SINNER BAND.

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PRIMAL FEAR – Guitarist Magnus Karlsson Temporarily Absent From Live Shows; Mystic Prophecy guitarist to fill in

February 26th, 2012
Constantine

Constantine

As mentioned yesterday in an interview with Primal Fear guitarist Alex Beyrodt, the touring line-up for the upcoming European tour dates will unfortunately not include guitarist Magnus Karlsson. Today the band announced his temporary replacement in the form of Mystic Prophecy’s guitarist.

A statement from the band reads:

“On a less happy note we need to announce that Magnus will be temporarily absent from the forthcoming live shows due to family obligations. Don’t ask reg. the matter, this is serious and very private – Bottom Line!

It’s tough for us to replace Magnus on the next shows as a guitarist, but it’s even harder to replace his wonderful character. We’ve searched for the last couple of days for the best possible substitute and decided to recruit Constantine – a 24 year old phenomenal talent from Greece. Check out Constantine’s Page & his songs and give him a warm welcome. After the current rehearsals we’re sure he will NOT disappoint!
CU on tour – Unbreakable!”

Metal Nation Tour tour schedule is as follows:

March
30 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
31 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Masters of Rock Cafe

April
1 – Prague, Czech Republic – Metrix
3 – Wien, Austria – Szene
4 – Budapest, Hungary – Club 202
5 – Zagreb, Croatia – Tvornica
7 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Venue TBA
8 – Bucharest, Romania – Venue TBA
10 – Berlin, Germany – C-Club
11 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik
12 – Kerkrade, Netherlands – Rock Temple
13 – Burglengenfeld, Germany – VA Zentrum
14 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
15 – Gent, Belgium – Rondpunt 26
17 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
18 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Ritmo y Compas
19 – Aviles, Spain – Quattro
20 – Pamplona, Spain – Sala Totem
21 – Huesca, Spain – Sala Jai Alai
22 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Ritmo y Compas

 

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Alexander Beyrodt – Guitarist for Primal Fear, Sinner, Voodoo Circle

February 25th, 2012

Primal Fear

Alex Beyrodt

Alexander Beyrodt

Guitarist for Primal Fear, Sinner, Voodoo Circle

Interviewed by EvilG

Guitarist extraordinaire, Alexander Beyodt, embodies all that is great about the guitar gods Yngwie Malmsteen and Ritchie Blackmore. His playing, especially in Voodoo Circle and Primal Fear, puts him in league with the greats. From shred to soulful playing, Alex has it all. It was therefore a pleasure to do this interview with Alex to get some insight into his role in PF and what has brought him to where he is today. 

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PRIMAL FEAR – Updated Website & First 2012 Euro Tour Dates Listed

December 20th, 2011
Primal Fear

Primal Fear

PRIMAL FEAR have unvieled their updated website theme for their new album. Check it out at http://www.primalfear.de/.

PRIMAL FEAR have confirmed more dates for the upcoming Metal Nation 2012 tour, also featuring BRAINSTORM and special guests (to be announced).  Confirmed dates, with more to be announced, include:

 

March

30 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Masters of Rock Cafe

 

April

1 – Prague, Czech Republic – Metrix

3 – Wien, Austria – Szene

4 – Budapest, Hungary – Club 202

7 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Venue TBA

8 – Bucharest, Romania – Venue TBA

10 – Berlin, Germany – C-Club

11 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik

12 – Kerkrade, Netherlands – Rock Temple

13 – Burglengenfeld, Germany – VA Zentrum

14 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix

15 – Gent, Belgium – Rondpunt 26

17 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7

19 – Gijon, Spain – Sala Albeniz

20 – Pamplona, Spain – Sala Totem

21 – Huesca, Spain – Sala Jai Alai

22 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Ritmo y Compas

Primal Fear recently unveiled another track from their upcoming new album, Unbreakable, which will be released on January 20th, 2012 via Frontiers Records. King Records will release Unbreakable in Japan and Asia on January 25th. Check ‘Metal Nation’ below:

Primal Fear - Unbreakable (full artwork)

Primal Fear - Unbreakable (full artwork)

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PRIMAL FEAR Reveal New Album Details; ‘Bad Guys Wear Black’ Single Streaming

November 14th, 2011

Listen to ‘Bad Guys Wear Black’, streaming below:

PRIMAL FEAR – Bad Guys Wear Black

Primal Fear - Unbreakable (full artwork)

Primal Fear - Unbreakable (full artwork)

 

PRIMAL FEAR - Promo Shot from "Bad Guys Wear Black"

PRIMAL FEAR - Promo Shot from "Bad Guys Wear Black"

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will release their new album, Unbreakable, on January 20th, 2012 via Frontiers Records.

After a sensational tour through South America in spring 2011, more dates in Europe plus an outstanding appearance on the 2011 edition of the Wacken Open Air, the band was fired up to enter the recording studio to start tracking their ninth studio album. The target was crystal clear – producer/bassist Mat Sinner: “After touring for two years without breaks, the guys realized the fan favourites very well and we wrote an untamed, powerful and crushing album together”.

Unbreakable combines the skills of the strongest Primal Fear lineup ever, with a well-balanced “back to the roots” vibe and an ambitious learning process during their longest tour so far. Classic and ultra-fresh Primal Fear riff-rockers like ‘Strike’, ‘Give Em Hell’ or the high speed track ‘And There Was Silence’ will hit the bulls-eye, like the rhythm paced metal anthem, first single and new video clip, ‘Bad Guys Wear Black’. Less experiments, more rock! But there will be a nine-minute epic journey with a lot prog approach named ‘Where Angels Die’, a classic wonderful ballad ‘Born Again’ and the melodic power bomb ‘Metal Nation’.

Singer Ralf Scheepers adds: “The plan was to record an album for the fans with rough metal riffs, screaming vocals and good melodies… and finally it became a monster – a tough ‘bang-your-head’ metal album called Unbreakable.”

Magnus Karlsson and Alex Beyrodt are worldwide respected guitarists – together they are unbeatable! Ralf Scheepers vocal performance shines bright on a new level on all new songs. And what can go wrong if you’re backed by one of the best rhythm sections in metal with Randy Black and Mat Sinner? Plus backing vocals by the “Fantastic Four”: Ralf Scheepers, Mat Sinner, Erik Martensson and Oliver Hartmann. You can hear the result on Primal Fears new statement called Unbreakable.

Unbreakable was produced by Mat Sinner, engineered and mixed by Achim Koehler at the House Of Music studios and some more studios in Germany and Sweden between summer and fall 2011 and will include the following tracks:

‘Unbreakable (Part1)’

‘Strike’

‘Give ‘Em Hell’

‘Bad Guys Wear Black’

‘And There Was Silence’

‘Metal Nation’

‘Where Angels Die’

‘Unbreakable (Part 2)’

‘Marching Again’

‘Born Again’

‘Blaze Of Glory’

‘Conviction’

‘Night Of The Jumps’ (Bonus Track)*

‘Bad Guys Wear Black’ (Video)*

 

* Only available in the first pressing in digipak

 

Unbreakable will be anticipated by the digital only release of the single ‘Bad Guys Wear Black’, which will be available for download and streaming on December 5th, 2011. The single will also include ‘Metal Nation’ in an exclusive single mix.

Primal Fear - Bad Guys Wear Black

Primal Fear - Bad Guys Wear Black

 

Primal Fear recently shot the video for ‘Bad Guys Wear Black’ in Nuremberg, Germany and have updated their photo gallery with screenshots from the shoot. Check it out here.

 

Primal Fear are:

Ralf Scheepers – Vocals

Alex Beyrodt – Guitars

Magnus Karlsson – Guitar, Keyboards

Randy Black – Guitars

Mat Sinner – Bass & Vocals

 

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PRIMAL FEAR Completes Work On New Album

November 9th, 2011
PRIMAL FEAR - Promo Shot from "Bad Guys Wear Black"

PRIMAL FEAR - Promo Shot from "Bad Guys Wear Black"

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have completed mixing and mastering their new album, “Unbreakable”, which is scheduled for a January 20, 2012 release via Frontiers Records. The CD was tracked at House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany with producer/bassist Mat Sinner and engineer Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN).

 

“Unbreakable” will feature the following songs:

 

* Blaze Of Glory

* Marching Again

* And There Was Silence

* Night Of The Jumps

* Give ‘Em Hell

* Born Again

* Where Angels Die

* Bad Guys Wear Black

* Strike

* Metal Nation

* Conviction

* Raise Some Hell

 

A video for the song “Bad Guys Wear Black” was shot at an “amazing” location in Nürnberg, Germany and will make its online debut soon.

 

Regarding the musical direction of the new PRIMAL FEAR album, vocalist Ralf Scheepers told Greece’s Rock Overdose, “You can really expect an album which is somehow skipping back again to the very basics of PRIMAL FEAR, with very rough metal riffs and screaming vocals and good melodies on it. So people can really expect a pure PRIMAL FEAR album with melody and beating drums and very harsh guitars.”

 

He added, “Of course, every musician will somehow advertise his own album, but I’m really convinced that people will like this one, because it’s got very catchy hooklines and it’s a really ‘bang-your-head’ metal album.

 

“When you look back on the [PRIMAL FEAR] back catalog, from the very first album to this album now, I think there were quite some changes — on ‘Seven Seals’, for instance, and also when we came [out with] ‘New Religion’. We somehow now have a combination in between a good, bombastic sound with more back-to-the-basics guitar riffing stuff. Also we have two ballads on it, which are not [really] ballads. There’s one mid-tempo song with some acoustic guitars in it and one song which has a little bit more keyboards. It’s still not an acoustic-guitar ballad— it’s still with drums and stuff — so I think it’s a pretty tough album [overall].”

 

PRIMAL FEAR recently asked fans to submit suggestions for the new CD title and received more than 500 responses.

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

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PRIMAL FEAR – Photo From New Video Shoot

October 17th, 2011

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have just finished filming a video for the song “Bad Guys Wear Black” at an “amazing”  location in Nürnberg, Germany. A photo from the video shoot can be seen below.

PRIMAL FEAR - Promo Shot from "Bad Guys Wear Black"

PRIMAL FEAR - Promo Shot from "Bad Guys Wear Black"

 “Bad Guys Wear Black” comes off PRIMAL FEAR’s new album, “Unbreakable”, which is scheduled for a January 20, 2012 release via Frontiers Records. The CD was tracked at House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany with producer/bassist Mat Sinner and engineer Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN).

“Unbreakable” will feature the following songs:

* Blaze Of Glory

* Marching Again

* And There Was Silence

* Night Of The Jumps

* Give ‘Em Hell

* Born Again

* Where Angels Die

* Bad Guys Wear Black

* Strike

* Metal Nation

* Conviction

* Raise Some Hell

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

Regarding the musical direction of the new PRIMAL FEAR album, vocalist Ralf Scheepers told Greece’s Rock Overdose, “You can really expect an album which is somehow skipping back again to the very basics of PRIMAL FEAR, with very rough metal riffs and screaming vocals and good melodies on it. So people can really expect a pure PRIMAL FEAR album with melody and beating drums and very harsh guitars.”

He added, “Of course, every musician will somehow advertise his own album, but I’m really convinced that people will like this one, because it’s got very catchy hooklines and it’s a really ‘bang-your-head’ metal album.

“When you look back on the [PRIMAL FEAR] back catalog, from the very first album to this album now, I think there were quite some changes — on ‘Seven Seals’, for instance, and also when we came [out with] ‘New Religion’. We somehow now have a combination in between a good, bombastic sound with more back-to-the-basics guitar riffing stuff. Also we have two ballads on it, which are not [really] ballads. There’s one mid-tempo song with some acoustic guitars in it and one song which has a little bit more keyboards. It’s still not an acoustic-guitar ballad— it’s still with drums and stuff — so I think it’s a pretty tough album [overall].”

PRIMAL FEAR recently asked fans to submit suggestions for the new CD title and received more than 500 responses.

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PRIMAL FEAR Mixing New Album – “First Results Sound Amazing”

September 14th, 2011
Primal Fear - Unbreakable

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are putting the finishing touches to their upcoming album, Unbreakable, due out on January 20th, 2012 via Frontiers. The band have issued the following studio update:

“We are mixing 12 tracks for our new album Unbreakable these days. Achim Koehler (BRAINSTORM, AMON AMARTH) is taking care of this. The first results sound amazing already! Parallel to this, the artwork is almost finished, so we can announce a great cover for the new album pretty soon! Stay tuned!”

 

Songs due to appear on the new record include:

 

‘Marching Again’

‘And There Was Silence’

‘Night Of The Jumps’

‘Give ‘Em Hell’

‘Born Again’

‘Where Angels Die’

‘Bad Guys Wear Black’

‘Strike’

‘Metal Nation’

‘Conviction’

‘Raise Some Hell’

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Primal Fear – Unbreakable updates

August 30th, 2011
Primal Fear - Unbreakable

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

Ralf Scheepers of German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR has finished laying down vocals for the band’s forthcoming studio album, “Unbreakable”, which is scheduled for a January 2012 release on Frontiers Records. He states, “I know that every musician will always praise his new work as his best so far, but what the whole team have created here is simply outstanding! I am sure you guys will love what you hear.”

 

“Unbreakable” is being recorded at House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany. The CD, which is being produced by Mat Sinner and engineered by Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN), will feature the following songs:

 

* Blaze Of Glory

* Marching Again

* And There Was Silence

* Night Of The Jumps

* Give ‘Em Hell

* Born Again

* Where Angels Die

* Bad Guys Wear Black

* Strike

* Metal Nation

* Conviction

* Raise Some Hell

 

Regarding the musical direction of the new PRIMAL FEAR album, Scheepers recently stated in an interview, “You can really expect an album which is somehow skipping back again to the very basics of PRIMAL FEAR, with very rough metal riffs and screaming vocals and good melodies on it. So people can really expect a pure PRIMAL FEAR album with melody and beating drums and very harsh guitars.” He added, “Of course, every musician will somehow advertise his own album, but I’m really convinced that people will like this one, because it’s got very catchy hooklines and it’s a really ‘bang-your-head’ metal album.

“When you look back on the [PRIMAL FEAR] back catalog, from the very first album to this album now, I think there were quite some changes — on ‘Seven Seals’, for instance, and also when we came [out with] ‘New Religion’. We somehow now have a combination in between a good, bombastic sound with more back-to-the-basics guitar riffing stuff. Also we have two ballads on it, which are not [really] ballads. There’s one mid-tempo song with some acoustic guitars in it and one song which has a little bit more keyboards. It’s still not an acoustic-guitar ballad— it’s still with drums and stuff — so I think it’s a pretty tough album [overall].”

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PRIMAL FEAR Vocalist Ralf Scheepers Checks In From The Studio; Video Available

July 23rd, 2011
Primal Fear - Unbreakable

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

PRIMAL FEAR vocalist Ralf Scheepers has posted another short studio update online via Facebook. Check it out here.

 

Scheepers: “I’ve just recorded my vocals for another track of our upcoming album, Unbreakable, here at home in my studio. I have also filmed a short line for you to witness my work… I hope you like it. Have a great weekend, my friends!”

 

You need an active Facebook account to view the clip or watch it below as well…

 

 

Unbreakable will be released on January 20th, 2012 via Frontiers Records. The first official video blog from the studio can be seen below:

 

Titles of some of the new songs include ‘Give ‘Em Hell’, ‘And There Was Silence’, ‘Where Angels Die’, ‘Born Again’ and ‘Strike’. The album will be produced by bassist Mat Sinner and engineered by Achim Koehler. All songs were written by Primal Fear.

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PRIMAL FEAR – Drum Recordings For New Album Complete; Video Clip From The Studio Available

July 15th, 2011

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are currently in the studio recording their new album, entitled Unbreakable. The album will be released on January 20th, 2012 via Frontiers Records. 

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

Frontman Ralf Scheepers has checked in with the following update via Facebook:
“Right on my friends. It was the last day of our drum recordings in the studio today. Randy (Black) did a fantastic job, drumming 12 tracks in four days (one day only soundcheck)! So please celebrate this with us and enjoy this clip I put together for you!”

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Titles of some of the new songs include ‘Give ‘Em Hell’, ‘And There Was Silence’, ‘Where Angels Die’, ‘Born Again’ and ‘Strike’. The album will be produced by bassist Mat Sinner and engineered by Achim Koehler. All songs were written by Primal Fear.

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PRIMAL FEAR – New Album Title, Story & More!!

July 8th, 2011
Primal Fear - Unbreakable

Primal Fear - Unbreakable

The below update was published to the official Primal Fear website today:

“Just right before we’re going to start the recordings on Sunday at the House Of Music studios, we’ve decided to give our new album a title! We’ve survived earthquakes & tornados. This is the story of all who tried to destroy us, are still trying or gave up. This is a statement and our new album title – U N B R E A K A B L E !

Watch out for the first video report from the studio by the mighty Bomber & Visions Of Fear next week when Randy will be recording his drum tracks for new songs like “Give ‘Em Hell”, “And There Was Silence”, “Where Angels Die”, “Born Again”, “Strike” and many more. The album will be produced by Mat Sinner and engineered by Achim Koehler. All songs were written by Primal Fear.

We’ve added another gig to our summer schedule – we’re going to play a special show @ the Metal Hammer Awards in Berlin during the Popkomm on Sept 09th, Kesselhaus – watch out for more exciting news coming soon!”

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PRIMAL FEAR To Start Recording New Album In July

June 13th, 2011
Primal Fear (Rome 2010)

Primal Fear (Rome 2010)

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have checked in with the following update:

 

“We will start the recordings for our new, yet-unnamed album in early July. We’ve received over 500 album title proposals from the fans and we thank you for this overwhelming feedback. The songwriting session was a blast and we’ve never recorded a better pre-production.

 

We’ve extended the recording contract with Frontiers Records for 2 more new studio albums – never change a winning team! Frontiers Records will release an official statement soon. We’re preparing for the festivals in Wacken and Geiselwind and will take a break from the recordings for this two prestigious festivals. We’re in negoatiations to play three shows in Poland in early September and working hard to realize these shows!”

 

Official site: www.primalfear.de

BAND & MY SPACE

Primal Fear Official
Ralf Scheepers
Mat Sinner

Magnus Karlsson

Alex Beyrodt
Sinner Official
Randy Bla
ck
Voodoo Circle

Metal Commando

 

Stay tuned for further updates from Primal Fear.

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Update from pre-production of new Primal Fear album

April 22nd, 2011
Ralf Scheepers 2011

Ralf Scheepers 2011

Here’s some good news from the PRIMAL FEAR camp as posted to primalfear.de

Happy easter to everybody out there! Just a short Hello from the pre-production of the new Primal Fear album – we’ve written 15 songs so far and are thrilled and excited about the new stuff so far. But we can already promise to deliver a pure Primal Fear album with all the trademarks, heavy riffs and melodies our loyal fans want to hear, spiced with a splendid musical journey and garnished with two outstanding ballads. We will start with the drum recordings soon!

 

And now it’s your time – the new PF album has no title so far – if you have any suggestion, write us! The best 3 options will receive a very special Primal Fear package! Cheers!

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