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

December 20th, 2011
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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
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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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VOODOO CIRCLE: enter official charts in Germany

March 9th, 2011
Voodoo Circle - Broken Heart Syndrome

Voodoo Circle - Broken Heart Syndrome

In the end it´s really the quality that counts… proof: the success of VOODOO CIRCLE´s new album “Broken Heart Syndrome”, which was released on February 25th. After the first sales week the album enters the Germany´s official album charts at a sensational #64! This surprising success somehow reflects the very special character and steadily increasing success of Alex Beyrodt´s VOODOO CIRCLE.

 

Alex Beyrodt:

“It’s one of those days, I’m so grateful to be alive. I always believed in my vision to keep the spirit of the old masters alive – thanks to each and everyone out there who bought the album and made it such a success”!

 

Mat Sinner adds:

“For me it’s the biggest sensation since the chart-entry of the first Primal Fear album. I always had the feeling that this album is something very special. I’m proud of the band, thx to the fans & our partners”!

 

VOODOO CIRCLE are now working on a tour, festivals and live shows to bring the music of „Broken Heart Syndrome“ where it belongs: to the stages!

http://www.afm-records.de

 

 

Voodoo Circle

Voodoo Circle

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Primal Fear Vocalist and solo artist Ralf Scheepers

February 19th, 2011

 SCHEEPERS

Ralf Scheepers

Interviewed by EvilG

Promotional pics by Frontiers Records

SCHEEPERS 

There are many great vocalists that come to mind in heavy metal. The legends like Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, and Bruce Dickinson are often the top names mentioned in reverence. Well, a fourth name should be added to that list and that name is Ralf Scheepers. The ex-Gamma Ray singer, Primal fear vocalist, and now solo artist has one of the strongest and best voices in heavy metal.  Ralf’s new solo album sees him mainly sticking to what we’re known him for, but also throwing in a few twists that you would not hear from a Primal Fear record. We caught up with Ralf to discuss his solo album and to get an update on current activity withing the Primal Fear camp.

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Primal Fear – Ralf Scheepers

January 30th, 2011

PRIMAL FEAR – Ralf Scheepers

Interview by EvilG

There are a handful of bands that have come out in recent years who I not only "like" but who I have added to the pile of bands that I religiously follow. One of those bands is Primal Fear. In my opinion, their latest album, BLACK SUN, is easily one of the best releases of 2002! If you love heavy aggressive power metal with ripping lead guitars and top notch vocals, this should be a band you are already intimately familiar with. Thanks to the people at Nuclear Blast Records I was recently given the opportunity to talk with the vocalist of Primal Fear about the new album and the band.

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PRIMAL FEAR Singer RALF SCHEEPERS’ Solo Album Details & Audio Samples!

December 20th, 2010

SCHEEPERS

SCHEEPERS

Frontiers Records has a February 18, 2011 European release date (February 15 in North America) for PRIMAL FEAR singer Ralf Scheepers‘ solo debut album, entitled “Scheepers”.

Scheepers has built himself quite a reputation for being one of the finest German heavy metal singers. With a career spanning three decades (he debuted with TYRAN PACE‘s “Eye to Eye” album in 1983), Scheepers sung on true power metal manifesto releases such as GAMMA RAY‘s first three albums before starting PRIMAL FEAR in 1997 with Mat Sinner. His voice is high-pitched and tenor-esque and his abilities were often compared to some of the finest hard rock and heavy metal singers ever (from Rob Halford to Ronnie James Dio and Ian Gillan). In addition, oth HELLOWEEN and JUDAS PRIEST considered him for the singer position in their respective bands.

Over the years Ralf wrote and collected a few tracks that did not fit exactly in the PRIMAL FEAR concept. As often happens, he was just waiting for the right chance to present itself and that happened when he, his buddy Mat Sinner and Frontiers Records president Serafino Perugino sat together and discussed plans for the future in… 2007! Over three years later and the results are finally here and in Scheepers‘ words “I’m really proud of the result!”

Scheepers‘ artistic intention was to please the existing PRIMAL FEAR fan base, but he also wanted to add some surprises and include as much variation as he could in the recording. So he went ahead and covered one of his own favorite — albeit atypical — JUDAS PRIEST songs, “Before the Dawn”, and for the first time, Ralf played all instruments on a track, except the fantastic guitar solos added by Victor Smolski (RAGE). “Compassion” is another special track with a very positive vibe, recorded only with acoustic instruments. Two of the songs were composed with former PRIMAL FEAR guitarist Stefan Leibing, while GAMMA RAY‘s Kai Hansen added guitar on “The Pain Of The Accused”. HALFORD‘s “Metal” Mike Chlasciak played lead guitar on the album opener “Locked In The Dungeon”. One more highlight is the vocal duet with Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) on “Remission Of Sin”. Additional guest appearances include Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER), Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, THERION, DREAM EVIL) and ScheepersPRIMAL FEAR bandmates Magnus Karlsson, Alex Beyrodt and Mat Sinner. The album was mixed and mastered by Achim Köhler and produced by Mat Sinner.

“Scheepers” track listing:

01. Locked In The Dungeon
02. Remission Of Sin
03. Cyberfreak
04. The Fall
05. Doomsday
06. Saints Of The Rock
07. Before The Dawn
08. Back On The Track
09. Dynasty
10. The Pain Of The Accused
11. Play With The Fire
12. Compassion

Sound Samples:

“Locked In The Dungeon”

“Remission Of Sin”

“The Fall”

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