Primal Fear


PRIMAL FEAR - Rulebreaker (Review)

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Mat Sinner
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Melodic Metal
What we have here, is a metal monster! Yes, it’s tailor made for the metal audience, as have been all Primal Fear albums, so it’s a matter of personal taste of course. But if you have been a long time Primal Fear fan, or following Mat Sinner and Ralf Scheepers – then Rulebreaker is a buy or die release.
Contrary to the title, the guys don’t break any metal rule – instead they adhere to them to the letter. Big screaming riffs, big screaming vocals and a high impact rhythm section pounding out the tunes.
What the guys have done here is increase their credibility as one of Europe’s premiere pure metal bands.
And the energy within is hard to contain.
We have 11 tracks – all relatively concise at under 5 minutes and some under 4 – with one 10 minute epic right in the middle.
Highlights include the fast moving opener Angels Of Mercy; the darker chugging metal of The End Is Near and the more melodic Bullets & Tears (great hook); plus the anthemic Rulebreaker; the slow/fast/mid-paced/fast epic We Walk Without Fear and the brain crushing riffage of The Devil In Me.
The big metal ballad The Sky Is Burning is one of the biggest sounding tracks I’ve heard from these guys. Epic.

Everything I expected and have heard from the guys previously – just better. Really strong songs, a huge production and fabulous mix and lots and lots and lots of guitars. Loud guitars. 


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PRIMAL FEAR 'Rulebreaker' Listening Parties

In celebration of the new Primal Fear album, RULEBREAKER, there will be a number of listening parties happening on or around release date! Check out the below of locations hosting the parties and be sure to come and hear the album, pick up a copy of the CD and enter into raffles with cool Primal Fear prizes!
22.01. Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg (BAND MEMBERS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE)
22.01. Halford Berlin - Berlin
22.01. Valhalla Metal Club Koln - Koln
22.01. Vereinsheim BS Sod - Braunschweig
22.01. Schlosselloch Rockkneipe Herbert Senden - Aachen
22.01. Tresor Bonn - Bonn
22.01. Rock Stoberl - Burlengenfeld
22.01. Underground - Wuppertal
23.01. Club Biergarten Dieburg - Dieburg
23.01. Eisbor - Esslingen (BAND MEMBERS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE)
30.01. Rocks - Nersingen
30.01. Joker - Dortmund
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PRIMAL FEAR Unleash Their 'Rulebreaker' January 29

PRIMAL FEAR to return with a storming new studio album “Rulebreaker” - out on Frontiers in January!
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the worldwide release of the new PRIMAL FEAR studio album “Rulebreaker” on January 29, 2016! Available in CD, deluxe CD/DVD and – in collaboration with Soulfood Music in Germany – also on vinyl and a special super-limited vinyl edition version featuring an eagle head on the vinyl, “Rulebreaker” combines the strongest PRIMAL FEAR moments ever, with a well-balanced typical PRIMAL FEAR trademark riff-vibe, crushing songs and some very ambitious musical journeys.
Singer Ralf Scheepers says: “We have so much energy, fantastic melodies and a hell of a drum groove on each and every song, there is no doubt that the fans will love it as much as I do! And again we have achieved to combine bombastic and atmospheric orchestral sounds with soaring heavy metal riffs and licks, together with ear splitting screams and also emotional sequences. We have kept the promise of being a heavy metal band with all the trademarks for which people love Primal Fear“.
After the massive “Delivering The Black” world tour, PRIMAL FEAR started the songwriting in spring 2015 and recorded at Hansen Studios in Denmark, with producer Mat Sinner and engineer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids, Amaranthe). Mat Sinner adds: “We learnt a lot during the Delivering The Black sessions and the following world tour. We  tried to put this know-how and all the positive energy into the songs and production of “Rulebreaker. Working the 
second time with Jacob Hansen and even record in his studio, gave another dimension to our sound, plus the recording comeback of founding member Tom Naumann was the right move”. 
Classic and ultra-fresh Primal Fear riff-rockers like the album opener “Angels Of Mercy,” or the groove monsters “The End Is Near” and “Bullets And Tears” hit the bulls-eye from the beginning - just like the untamed speed killer “In Metal We Trust” and the metal anthem and title track “Rulebreaker”. The melodic and unique ballad “The Sky Is Burning” shows a different side of PRIMAL FEAR with a new vibe and a monster chorus. And of course, PRIMAL FEAR added again a 11-minute plus Prog Metal tour de force entitled “We Walk Without Fear”, spiced with big orchestral arrangements and complex sound designs.
PRIMAL FEAR are about to release what is definitely their strongest album ever: “RULEBREAKER”.  Don’t miss the German Metal Commando on their worldwide tour in 2016!
“Rulebreaker” tracklisting includes:
Angels Of Mercy; The End Is Near; Bullets & Tears; Rulebraker; In Metal We Trust; We Walk Without Fear; At War With The World; The Devil In Me; Constant Heart; The Sky Is Burning; Raving Mad; Final Call (Bonus Track – deluxe edition only); Don’t Say You’ve Never Been Warned (Bonus Track– deluxe edition only).
DVD (deluxe edition only): The End Is Near (Videoclip); Angels Of Mercy (Videoclip); Making Of Rulebreaker.
Line up
Ralf Scheepers – Vocals
Alex Beyrodt – Guitars
Magnus Karlsson – Guitars & Keyboards
Tom Naumann – Guitars
Francesco Jovino – Drums
Mat Sinner – Bass & Vocals
ROCK HARD, EMP, Legacy, Musixx & Noizeletter presents:
PRIMAL FEAR, Brainstorm & Striker
05.02.16 ES - BARCELONA - Razzmatazz 2
06.02.16 ES - MURCIA – Garaje
07.02.16 ES - MADRID – Arena
09.02.16 FR – TBA
10.02.16 FR - Paris - Divan Du Monde
11.02.16 GER - Siegburg – Kabana
12.02.16 CZ - Prague - Nove Chelmince
13.02.16 GER - Cham - LA Café
14.02.16 GER - Hamburg – Logo
16.02.16 GER - Hannover – Musikzentrum
17.02.16 GER - Saarbrücken – Garage
18.02.16 GER - Stuttgart – LKA
19.02.16 CH - Pratteln - Z7
20.02.16 GER - München – Backstage
21.02.16 HU - Budapest - Barba Negra
23.02.16 AT - Vienna – Szene
24.02.16 PL - Cracow – TBA
25.02.16 GER - Berlin - K17
26.02.16 GER - Wuerzburg – Posthalle
27.02.16 GER - Essen – Turock
28.02.16 BE - Vosselaar - Biebob
More Dates will announced soon:
North America April / May 2016
Japan – June 2016
Latin America – September 2016
Europe Part 2 – October 2016


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