Mat Sinner

Fri
08
Sep

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

Artist: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
Categories: 
 
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
 

 

 
Wed
08
Feb

SINNER Pour Fans A 'Tequila Suicide' March 31

Artist: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
Categories: 
 
Germany's hard'n'heavy institution SINNER is set to release their highly anticipated new album "Tequila Suicide" on March 31.
 
As a first teaser, the band now presents a lyric video for the track "Battle Hill

Even though band boss Mat Sinner is involved in many musical projects (just mentioning Primal Fear, the "Rock meets Classic" project and Voodoo Circle), he always finds the time to also release albums with his band, SINNER. In 2013, "Touch Of Sin 2", a collection of re-recorded SINNER classics from the 80's (+ a few new songs) was following the 2011 album "One Bullet Left". Now it's time again for an all new songs SINNER studio album: "Tequila Suicide" was produced by Mat Sinner and Dennis Ward. Expect a full dose of tracks in typical SINNER style, with a few surprises added here and there. One of these examples is the fine bluesy rock ballad "Sinner Blues".

"Tequila Suicide" combines great songwriting with a mighty, organic sound. Numerous high class guest musicians (Gus G of Ozzy Osbourne & Firewind, Ricky Warwick (The Almighty, Thin Lizzy) and Pete Lincoln (Sailor, Sweet) were contributing to SINNER's newest piece of work. The German hard'n'heavy legend is back!
 
Tracklisting:

01. Go Down Fighting
02. Tequila Suicide
03. Road To Hell
04. Dragons
05. Battle Hill
06. Sinner Blues
07. Why
08. Gypsy Rebels
09. Loud & Clear
10. Dying On A Broken Heart
11. House Of Rock *
12. Monday Morning *
13. I Am *

* bonus tracks

 
 
Thu
02
Apr

LEVEL 10 - Chapter One (Review)

information persons: 
content: 
75%
Produced By: 
Mat Sinner
Running Time: 
53
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Hard Rock
Label: 
Frontiers
Artist: 
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Categories: 
 
Going one better than Level 9, but not quite turning the dial to 11, the partnership of vocalist Russell Allen and Bassist/producer Mat Sinner form the new project Level 10.
Joining in is powerhouse guitarists Roland Grapow and Alex Beyrodt; Randy Black on drums and Alessandro Del Vecchio on keyboards (yes, him again!).
Mat Sinner doesn’t produce bad sounding records and Russell Allen doesn’t deliver substandard vocals, so there are two big ticks.
 
Songs is what it is all about. On this 12 track debut songs are provided by Sinner & Allen, Alessandro del Vecchio, Magnus Karlsson, Alex Beyrodt, Carsten Schulz, Sander Gommans & Amanda Somerville. Thing is, there’s no credits assigned to each track, so you have no idea who really wrote what.
The collection of names indicates that things could be quite varied on the album, and so it turns out to be. But apart from a few real highlights, while the album sounds great, I found most of the material lacked a real spark or hook to draw me back in.
 
The album opens with Cry No More - an absolute blinder of a song - a full metal blast with a great hook and some awesome vocals.
Unfortunately it’s followed by Soul Of A Warrior - possibly the worst track on the album - a near 6 minute plod fest that never seems to end and kills the momentum of the opening track.
When The Nighttime Comes picks things back up with an improved pace and better chorus hook.
But then once again, another plodder. One Way Street has a pretty forgettable chorus and not much life to it.
As if going back and forth between good and not, Blasphemy is a more hard hitting metal.
Last Man On Earth then follows the pattern, with a pretty drab and forgettable chorus while In For The Kill cranks things into high gear, even if only for 4 minutes.
Of the last 4 tracks, the metal ballad All Hope Is Gone stands out as an album highlight; Demonized a solid melodic metal track following straight after.
The others I don’t care for unfortunately.
 
 

A great looking project on paper and I expect there might be a sequel at some point – as the album title suggests, but the participants will need to ensure a more consistent group of songs to make a lasting impression in a crowded market.

Score: 
75
 
Thu
18
Dec

LEVEL 10 - Chapter One (Showcase)

Artist: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Chapter One
Produced By: 
Mat Sinner
Release Date: 
January 23
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Metal
Categories: 
 
Level 10 is a new Trans-Atlantic Metallic alliance between powerhouse vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob) and the charismatic bassist/producer/writer Mat Sinner, one of the real flags of German Heavy Metal music.
 
 The pair met a few times during the years and swore to each other to fine the time and the chance to work together. The occasion came about when Frontiers President, Serafino Perugino managed to connect again the two and have them committed for the creation of a new Metal album which could melt the more contemporary and aggressive sound of Adrenaline Mob with the more traditional European Power Metal assault from Primal Fear.
 
 Sinner did not save any effort and put together a killer lineup for the album, including his Primal Fear cohorts Randy Black (on drums) and Alex Beyrodt (on guitar) and called Roland Grapow (ex Helloween) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Voodoo Circle) to complete the lineup on lead guitar and keyboards respectively. On the songwriting side – besides the band members – the album also seens contributions from Magnus Karlsson, Carsten Schulz, Ralf Scheepers, Johann Fiegl, Sander Gommans and Amanda Somerville.
 
 While the recording took a long time in between the commitments from the various musicians involved in this release, the result is an outstanding and super heavy – yet infectiously melodic album! With Allen’s over-the-top vocals and a powerful lineup second to none, the resulting album is – from start to finish a true delight for all the metal fans!
 
 LEVEL 10
 Russell Allen – Lead & Backing Vocals
 Mat Sinner – Bass & Backing Vocals
 Roland Grapow – Guitars
 Alex Beyrodt – Guitars
 Randy Black – Drums & Percussion
 Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards
 
Tue
16
Dec

LEVEL 10 'Blasphemy' (Official Lyric Video)

Artist: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Categories: 
LEVEL 10
'BLASPHEMY'
(Official - Lyric Video)

 


 
Taken from the album 'First Chapter' - Out on January 23 in Europe and January 27 in North America
The song is available from today as Instant Gratification Track for all those who will be preordering the album on iTunes: http://geni.us/Level10iTunes
 
Thu
13
Nov

RUSSELL ALLEN & MAT SINNER Combine To Form LEVEL 10

Artist: 
Friday, January 23, 2015
Categories: 
 
FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl SET TO
RELEASE LEVEL 10
 
An International All-Star Metal Line Up including
Vocalist Russell Allen; Bassist Mat Sinner;
Guitarist Roland Grapow and Alex Beyrodt
 Drummer Randy Black and Keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio
 
Frontiers Music Srl, is pleased to announce another impactful release to kick 2015 off with a (heavy metal) bang: LEVEL 10’s debut album, “Chapter One”. Set for release in the EU on January 23rd and in North America on January 27th, the album features 12 songs performed in a true Metal style, with a distinctly contemporary edge.
 
LEVEL 10 was born out of a collaboration between American powerhouse singer Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB, ALLEN LANDE) and the iconic German producer/bassist Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER). The pair met a few times during the years and swore to each other to find the time to work together. That occasion finally came about when Frontiers President, Serafino Perugino managed to connect with the two and get them committed to the creation of a new Metal album which could meld the more contemporary and aggro sound of Adrenaline Mob with the more traditional European Power Metal assault of Primal Fear.
 
Sinner quickly put together a killer lineup for the album, including his Primal Fear cohorts Randy Black (on drums) and Alex Beyrodt (on guitar) and called Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Voodoo Circle) to complete the lineup on lead guitar and keyboards respectively. On the songwriting side – besides the band members – the album also sees contributions from Magnus Karlsson, Carsten Schulz, Sander Gommans and Amanda Somerville.
 
While the actual recording took a long time due to the “day job” commitments from the various musicians involved in this release, the result is an outstanding and super heavy – yet infectiously melodic - album! With Allen’s over-the-top vocals and a powerful lineup second to none, the resulting album is – from start to finish a true delight for all heavy metal fans!
 
“The target was to write and record a traditional and powerful heavy rock album with some of the best players in this genre” says Sinner. “The result is just amazing. Russell’s voice is in a fantastic shape, kick ass songs and I’m really proud of the album!”.
 
Russell Allen concludes: “When Mat and I met many moons ago we became fast friends. He's a great talent and a great guy. We had talked about working together in some way and it took shape in the form of level 10. I'm very excited for the world to finally hear this great record!” 
 
A trailer for LEVEL 10 is available here: http://youtu.be/wp_cZvkrJT4
 
Track listing: Cry No More; Soul Of A Warrior; When The Nighttime Comes; One Way Street; Blasphemy; Last Man On Earth; In For The Kill; Voice Of The Wilderness; All Hope Is Gone; Demonized; The Soul Is Eternal; Forevermore.
 
LEVEL 10:
 
Russell Allen – Lead & Backing Vocals
Mat Sinner – Bass & Backing Vocals
Roland Grapow – Guitars
Alex Beyrodt – Guitars
Randy Black – Drums & Percussion
Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards
 
 
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