Primal Fear

Fri
08
Sep

PRIMAL FEAR Add 4 New Tracks To 'Best Of Fear' Compilation

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Frontiers Music Srl are pleased to announce the release of Primal Fear's 'The Best Of Fear' on November 10th, 2017! 
Check out the new song, 'If Looks Could Kill' (a Heart cover) here: https://youtu.be/V-R0xgaGYGY
 
'Best of Fear', as the name implies, is a new best of compilation from German heavy metal masters, Primal Fear. This double album culls together the best material from Primal Fear's last 10 years of work (including the albums 'New Religion,' '16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead),' 'Unbreakable,' 'Delivering the Black,' & 'Rulebreaker'), plus four brand new songs recorded specifically for this release.
Mat Sinner says: 'We wanted to come up with something special instead of a regular "Best-Of' album. We've recorded 4 new songs including a cover of the Heart song "If Looks Could Kill' and in my view one of the best vocal performances of Ralf Scheepers' career - crushing! We've divided the album into 2 CDs - on CD 1 the new tracks and our most favorite rockers, on CD 2 the epic stuff and the long songs including an exciting artwork by Stan Decker. This is a compilation we're proud of and much more than a collector's item!'
This comprehensive overview of Primal Fear's body of work over the past ten years is aptly split into two records which showcase the magnificence (and constantly maturing) songwriting abilities of these heavy metal lifers. The first album encompasses the heavier and more straight ahead material, while the second shows the more involved and epic side of the band's songwriting.
So, whether you're just discovering Primal Fear or you're a long-time fan, this is a really good overview of their music over the past ten years and is not to be missed!
TRACKLISTING:
CD1
1. AREA 16 (new song)
2. PREDATOR (new song)
3. IF LOOKS COULD KILL (new song)
4. THRILL OF SPEED (new song)
5. THE END IS NEAR
6. STRIKE
7. SIGN OF FEAR
8. IN METAL WE TRUST
9. WHEN DEATH COMES KNOCKING
10. SIX TIMES DEAD
11. ANGELS OF MERCY
12. UNBREAKABLE
13. RIDING THE EAGLE
14. RULEBREAKER
15. KING FOR A DAY
16. BAD GUYS WEAR BLACK
CD2
1. EVERYTIME IT RAINS (Feat. Simone Simons)
2. WE WALK WITHOUT FEAR
3. FIGHTING THE DARKNESS (long version)
4. HANDS OF TIME
5. ONE NIGHT IN DECEMBER
6. THE SKY IS BURNING
7. WHERE ANGELS DIE
8. BLACK RAIN
9. BORN WITH A BROKEN HEART (FEAT. LIV REMIX)
10. BORN AGAIN
11. THE MAN (THAT I DON'T KNOW)
BAND MEMBERS: 
Ralf Scheepers – Vocals
Tom Naumann - Guitars
Alex Beyrodt – Guitars
Magnus Karlsson – Guitars & Keyboards
Francesco Jovino – Drums
Mat Sinner - Bass & Vocals
Primal Fear Links: 
• Official Website: www.primalfear.de 
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/PrimalFearOfficial
 

 

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Mon
13
Jun

FrontiersMetalFest 2016 - PRIMAL FEAR, DGM, VANDEN PLAS

 

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the first edition of the Frontiers Metal Festival which will be held on Sunday, October 30th at the LIVE MUSIC CLUB in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milan), Italy.
 
After the success of the first three editions of the Frontiers Rock Festival, the Italy based label decided to create a spin-off event to highlight the incredible talent of the heavier bands on the roster. The bill is made up of seven international and Italy based bands, all of whom will please fans of the power and progressive metal genres.
 
TRICK OR TREAT will kick off the festival, playing songs from their awesome new record, “Rabbits' Hill Pt. 2,” which will be released on July 8th. Spanish metallers Lords Of Black, featuring new Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero Official Site, will follow with their exciting mixture of classic heavy metal combined with power and prog metal. From there, DGM, an Italian band, who will release their highly anticipated eighth album, “The Passage” on August 26th, will take the stage and show of their incredible progressive metal stylings.
 
With no rest for the wicked, Italian symphonic metallers Secret Sphere will take the stage, spearheaded by the fabulous singer Michele Luppi, now keyboardist and background singer in Whitesnake. The Festival will continue on with a theatrical approach – Prog and Symphonic – from the magnificent German band Vanden Plas Official. Their live return to Italy is certainly one of the most anticipated events of the day.
 
The two headliners will be: Labyrinth – a new Frontiers signing, recently finalized – one of the most successful Italian metal bands of all time, which will see the return of singer Roberto Tiranti to the line-up, who will offer a live rendition of their classic masterpiece “Return to Heaven Denied” from start to finish, in addition to some of the most acclaimed songs from their storied catalog. The last slot of the evening could not have been left to anyone else other than Germany's mighty Primal Fear, one of the most successful metal bands around, fresh off the successful, chartbusting album “Unbreakable,” which charted in their home country of Germany, as well as in the United States and many other countries around the world.
 
Doors will open at 14.00 hrs. Early bird tickets, available until June 30th, will cost 31.00 EURO. Then the price will go up to 35.00 EURO until the day of the Festival. Tickets purchased on the show day will cost 39.00 EURO.
 
Metalheads all over Europe – YOU SIMPLY CANNOT MISS THIS SHOW!
 
 
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Tue
09
Feb

PRIMAL FEAR - Rulebreaker (Review)

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Mat Sinner
Release Date: 
2016
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Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Melodic Metal
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94
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Frontiers
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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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2015
 
Tue
12
Jan

PRIMAL FEAR 'Rulebreaker' Listening Parties

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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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2015
 
Tue
03
Nov

PRIMAL FEAR Unleash Their 'Rulebreaker' January 29

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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
 
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ROCK HARD, EMP, Legacy, Musixx & Noizeletter presents:
 
RULING EUROPE TOUR 2016
 
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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2015
 
Mon
16
Feb

BLACKWELDER Deliver 'Survival Of The Fittest' April 24

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International metal band BLACKWELDER will release their new album, “Survival Of The Fittest“, on April 24, 2015 via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music. The “Survival Of The Fittest” cover artwork can be seen below.
Survival Of The Fittest” track listing:
 
01. The Night Of New Moon
02. Spaceman
03. Adeturi
04. Freeway Of Life
05. Inner Voice
06. With Flying Colors
07. Remember The Time
08. Play Some More
09. Oriental Spell
10. Judgement Day
The album was mixed by Matt Smith (THEOCRACY), mastered by Anfinn Skulevold (ABHOTH, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD). Artwork by Mario Bouffier. Alex Solca and Alex Kuehr worked on the band photos.
Hailing from the four corners of the world, BLACKWELDER is a brand new metal experience featuring some of the top names in Power Prog Metal today.
 
BLACKWELDER is:
Ralf Scheepers – Vocals (PRIMAL FEAR, ex-GAMMA RAY)
Andrew Szucs – Guitars (SEVEN SERAPHIM)
Bjorn Englen – Bass (DIO DISCIPLES, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN)
Aquiles Priester – Drums (PRIMAL FEAR, ex-ANGRA)
 
BLACKWELDER is a winning formula of raw musical virtuosity that holds the listener’s ears right from the start. This act is surely not one to be missed and cannot be denied.

 

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Fri
06
Feb

Melodic Metallers EMPIRES OF EDEN Sign To MelodicRock Records

 
MelodicRock Records is going full metal for this special release from Aussie melodic metal project EMPIRES OF EDEN.
 
Their new album Architect Of Hope is a raging slab of relentless riffing and high-octane metal, all delivered with style, class and plenty of melodies.
 
This album will be released March 9 and will be available via MelodicRock.com and MelodicRock Direct.
 

 
For ease of pre-ordering, TONK, the other Aussie hard rock band who have just signed on with MRR will  have their album pushed back one week to match the EMPIRES OF EDEN release date.
 
Pre-orders and audio from both albums available Monday!
 
 
More on EMPIRES OF EDEN:
 
From Avantasia to Ayreon and beyond, collaborations in metal typically prove to be more than the sum of their parts. This has been never been more true than in the case of Empires of Eden, a melodic metal project originating from Sydney, Australia and spanning the entire globe in its unprecedented scope.
 
Masterminded by former Dungeon and current Death Dealer guitarist/Producer Stu Marshall, Empires of Eden is characterized by a massive power metal sound, 30-piece orchestral score, and guest performances from some of the most celebrated musicians in the industry. Proving that neither oceans nor national boundaries are capable of stopping this explosive onslaught, Marshall has enlisted the participation of artists from all corners of the globe to assemble an army of veteran talent like no other.
 
2015 will bring us to “Architect of Hope”. The fourth album delivering nine head pounding tracks and featuring heavy Metal Legend, Ralf Scheepers (Primal fear).
 
Raising the standard yet again, Marshall has enlisted world wrecking stars like Rick Altzi (Masterplan), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Jeff Martin (Racer X) just to highlight four of the amazing nine deep cast.
 
The 2012 release “Channelling the Infinite” raised the bar across the board in several categories of metal: symphonic, collaborative, progressive, melodic and generally ground breaking. The album received consistent scoring 9/10 or higher in reviews worldwide. In addition to Marshall's uncompromising compositional skills and technical guitar wizardry, the album was reinforced by vocalists who have earned their place in history, such as UDO Dirkschneider (Accept), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper / Lionsheart) to name just a few.
 
Compared to other collaborative projects of this kind, Empires of Eden is unique in the extent to which the guest vocalists are involved with the writing of the songs themselves. According to Marshall, although he tailors the instrumental backing to each singer's individual style and preferred range, "They are completely at liberty to write any lyrics they want, and they pen the vocal melodies themselves, too." Having so much artistic freedom not only increases the vocalists' enthusiasm for the project, but also enables them to deliver their best possible performances, unbounded by the usual constraints of the 'guest musician' format.
 
With lush, picturesque orchestral arrangements, bone-crushing riffs, kaleidoscopic soloing and spectacular vocal performances, Empires of Eden has developed a trademark sound that redefines the concept of epic.
 
Sample the album here:
 

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Tue
25
Nov

EMPIRES OF EDEN Reveal First Track Preview For ‘Architect of Hope’

 
All star metal project EMPIRES OF EDEN led by producer / guitarist Stu "The Hammer" Marshall (DEATH DEALER / DUNGEON) have revealed their first extended track preview video for their new upcoming cd "Architect of Hope".
For the latest Empires of Eden visit the band's official Facebook page::
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