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Sinner

Formed: 1980
From: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sinner News

Below is our complete Sinner news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sinner Postpones 30th Anniversary Shows

Sinner recently announced upcoming 30th anniversary "Sinfest" shows, however the string of live appearances have now been cancelled due to a health issue with front man Mat Sinner. He issued the following statement online (translated from German, so it's a little off):

"Unfortunately, I have no good news just before Xmas. I have a stubborn bursitis in the shoulder with a score of the biceps tendon.

"My specialist thinks if I need to not jeopardize my violent program for 2014 and avoid an operation I at least. There will be 3 weeks of absolute rest and intensive treatments. A double show with Sinner & Voodoo Circle is impossible under these circumstances.

"Sinfest is postponed until next year, the first dates are confirmed: 26.12.14 Mannheim 27.12.14 Regensburg 28.12.14 Memmingen Merry Christmas & we look forward to the Primal Fear tour!"

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Sinner Announces 30th Anniversary Shows

AFM Records has issued the following announcement about Sinner performing special 30th anniversary shows:

"Three decades into the sign of the Sinner – what better reason to celebrate can one imagine? Mat Sinner and his band will play three special concerts in Germany (Sinner + surprise guests). Also joining the 'Sinfest' concerts are Voodoo Circle and The New Black." More...

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Sinner Posts "Touch Of Sin 2" Album Preview

German hard rock act Sinner, featuring Primal Fear bassist Mat Sinner, posted a preview clip for the upcoming LP "Touch of Sin 2." The album contains extensive re-recordings of 11 Sinner classic tracks from the 80's (from long out of print cult albums "Dangerous Charm," "Touch Of Sin," and "Comin' Out Fighting"). In addition, 3 brand new songs were produced to end up on the record. The album was just issued this week in North America via AFM Records.

The track listing is:

1. Born To Rock
2. Comin' Out Fighting (see lyric video)
3. Bad Girl
4. Knife In My Heart
5. Concrete Jungle
6. Don't Believe A Word (see music video)
7. Shout
8. Germany Rocks
9. Danger Zone
10. Emerald
11. Blood On The Sand
12. Lost In A Minute
13. Masquerade
14. Heat Of The City

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Sinner Releases New Music Video

Back to the 80’s! That’s the mission behind Sinner’s upcoming album “Touch Of Sin 2” (released on August 30th), and new video clip “Don’t Believe A Word” takes you back to the times of the DeLorean, Indiana Jones, Rambo, video recorders, and Miami Vice. Check it out below.

For "Touch Of Sin 2" the band took 11 of classic tracks from the 80's (from long out of print cult albums "Dangerous Charm," "Touch Of Sin," and "Comin' Out Fighting") and did an extensive re-recording. In addition, 3 brand new songs were produced to end up on the record. The track listing is:

1. Born To Rock
2. Comin' Out Fighting (lyric video available here)
3. Bad Girl
4. Knife In My Heart
5. Concrete Jungle
6. Don't Believe A Word
7. Shout
8. Germany Rocks
9. Danger Zone
10. Emerald
11. Blood On The Sand
12. Lost In A Minute
13. Masquerade
14. Heat Of The City More...

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Sinner Posts Lyric Video For "Comin' Out Fighting"

German traditional metal/hard rock act Sinner, featuring Mat Sinner of Primal Fear, released a new lyric video for the re-recorded version of "Comin' Out Fighting" (originally the title track of the band's 1986 release). The song will appear on the upcoming LP "Touch of Sin 2," which album features fully re-recorded tracks from the early days of the band. The album is set for release on August 30th (EU) and September 10th (USA) via AFM Records.

The track list for "Touch Of Sin 2" is:

1. Born To Rock
2. Comin' Out Fighting
3. Bad Girl
4. Knife In My Heart
5. Concrete Jungle
6. Don't Believe A Word
7. Shout
8. Germany Rocks
9. Danger Zone
10. Emerald
11. Blood On The Sand
12. Lost In A Minute
13. Masquerade
14. Heat Of The City

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Dark Angel Reunites With Don Doty For Keep It True

Organizers of the Keep It True Festival in Germany have announced that the Saturday headliner will be the reunited Dark Angel, with original vocalist Don Doty, Eric Meyer (Guitars), Mike Gonzalez (Bass) and new guitarist Justin Zych. Thought not officially confirmed, the announcement hints that drummer Gene Hoglan may return as well.

Dark Angel joins another reunited act to appear at the festival: Jag Panzer, who will play with guitaris Joey Tafolla. The roster announcement reads:

"We are extremely proud that we can announce the big Saturday headliner for Keep It True 2014.

"Thrash Metal legends Dark Angel will play their very first show with original singer Don Doty at KIT 2014. Also in the line up are Eric Meyer (guit.), Mike Gonzalez (bass) and Justin Zych (guit.). The drummer is not confirmed yet, but will be announced very soon. Looks like it will be a famous person from Dark Angel history, too.

"With 'Darkness Descends' Dark Angel recorded a milestone in Thrash Metal and at KIT you will see AT LEAST three musicians from that record performing. It will be legendary!!

"The festival is already COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. Thanks for your outstanding support!"

Here is the billing so far:

Dark Angel (USA) (First Time in Europe with Original Singer Don Doty)
Jag Panzer (USA) (Special Early Days Show for the first time in Europe with Joey Tafolla)
Flotsam & Jetsam (USA) (Exclusive “No Place For The Deceiver” Show)
Warrior (USA)
Lethal (USA)
Hexx (USA) (special old school show)
Sinner (GER) (Special Old School Show)
Vardis (UK)
Atlantean Kodex (GER)
Persian Risk (UK)
Deceased (USA)
Iron Cross (USA)
Masque (UK)
Deep Machine (UK)
Night Demon (USA)
Ranger (FIN)
Iron Kingdom (USA) More...

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Sinner Unveils Track List And Artwork For New LP

German traditional metal/hard rock act Sinner, featuring Mat Sinner of Primal Fear, have unveiled the artwork and track list for the upcoming LP "Touch of Sin 2." The album features fully re-recorded tracks from the early days of the band. The album is set for release on August 30th (EU) and September 10th (USA) via AFM Records.

The track list for "Touch Of Sin 2" is:

1. Born To Rock
2. Comin' Out Fighting
3. Bad Girl
4. Knife In My Heart
5. Concrete Jungle
6. Don't Believe A Word
7. Shout
8. Germany Rocks
9. Danger Zone
10. Emerald
11. Blood On The Sand
12. Lost In A Minute
13. Masquerade
14. Heat Of The City More...

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Sinner Posts Album Update

German act Sinner, featuring Primal Fear basisst Mat Sinner, posted an update on the band's follow up to the 2011 release "One Bullet Left." In a post on Facebook, Sinner updated the progress of the new release, hinting at big news on the horizon:

"Sinner recordings nearly done, 12 songs ready, two more vocal tracks to do & thx to Mr. Alexander Scholpp for convincing me to record a special track (I was not sure) and now it's the bomb!

"News from Sir Russell B Allen - he delivered the 11. vocal track this morning and he is working on the final song for our album - mix & mastering soon - yes :-) If this is not enough, I've received the best news this morning in a long time......big news coming up!" More...

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Russell Allen/Mat Sinner Music Project Underway

Primal Fear/Sinner bassist Mat Sinner announced that he has entered the studio with Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob singer Russell Allen on a new, yet untitled, musical project for Frontiers Records, due out in 2013.

According to his pot on Facebook, Sinner announced:

"Now the news - we've started already with the recordings of the yet unnamed Russell Allen/Mat Sinner project. We've chosen eleven great tracks and these guys will record with me and Russ in the studio:

"Roland Grapow (guitars, lead guitar) [Helloween/Masterplan]
Randy Black (drums) [Primal Fear]
Alessandro Del Vecchio (keyboards & vocals) [Eden's Curse/Edge of Forever/Hardline]
Alex Beyrodt (add. lead guitars) [Primal Fear/Silent Force/Sinner].

"[The album will be] [p]roduced by Mat Sinner & mixed by Achim Köhler, with a release on Frontiers Records early 2013. Watch out, this will be a huge album!"

More news on the project as it develops. More...

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Voodoo Circle Announces Tour In Support Of Sinner

German rockers Voodoo Circle, featuring Primal Fear/Sinner bassist Mat Sinner, will support Sinner on a fall European tour, dubbed the "Sins And Voodoo" tour. Voodoo Circle is currently supporting its latest LP "Broken Heart Syndrome" and Sinner is on tour in support of its latest LP "One Bullet Left." Voodoo Circle are also in the studio completing work on the yet untitled Voodoo Circle III album.

Confirmed dates for the tour are:

26.11. D – Hamburg – Markthalle (Voodoo Circle @ AFM festival with U.D.O)
27.11. NL - Kerkrade - The Rock Temple
29.11. CH - Pratteln Galery
30.11. D - Bruchsal - Fabrik
01.12. D - Geiselwind - Music Hall Strohofer
02.12. CH - Buelach - Stadthalle (Sinner only, with Whitesnake)
03.12. AT - Woergl - Komma
04.12. D - Burglengenfeld - VA Zentrum
06.12. D - Augsburg - Spectrum
07.12. D - Stuttgart - Roehre
08.12. D - Recklinghausen - Vest Arena
09.12. D - Andernach - Juze
10.12. D - Karlsruhe - Knockout Festival (Voodoo Circle only with Saxon, Blind Guardian)

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Sinner Streams Four Tracks From "One Bullet Left"

German traditional metal act Sinner, featuring Mat Sinner (Primal Fear), are streaming four new tracks from the band's forthcoming release "One Bullet Left." The album is due out on AFM Records on September 9, 2011.

"One Bullet Left" track list:

1. The One You Left Behind
2. Back on Trail
3. Give & Take
4. One Bullet Left
5. 10 2 Death
6. Haunted
7. Atomic Playboys
8. Suicide Mission
9. Wake Me When I'm Sober
10. Mind Over Matter
11. Mend to be Broken
12. Rolling Away

The songs can be heard here:

Back On Trail by AFM Records

The One You Left Behind (edit) by AFM Records

Haunted (edit) by AFM Records

10 2 Death (edit) by AFM Records

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Rock City Open Air Cancelled

Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:

"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.

"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."

This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.

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Sinner Announces Tour With Ross the Boss

SINNER have announced the following tour dates with ROSS THE BOSS are as follows:

11/11 - ES - Barcelona, Apollo2
11/12 - ES - Bilbao, Santana27
11/14 - I - Milan, Legend54
11/15 - I - Florence, Siddharta
11/17 - NL - Kerkrade, Rocktemple
11/19 - D - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
11/20 - D - München, Metropolis
11/21 - D - Memmingen, Kaminwerk
11/22 - D - Bochum Matrix
11/23 - CH - Pratteln, Z7

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Sinner Posts New Video Online

Sinner has posted their latest video online for the song "Revolution" which can be viewed below. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new album, "Crash And Burn" which will be released in orth America on November 25th. More...

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Sinner Reveals New Album Details

German metallers, Sinner, have issued the following update:

"The final part of the recording saga of "Crash & Burn" was delivered to the record company over the weekend. The master of the Limited Edition, with two brandnew bonus tracks, the video clip for the song "Revolution" & the digipak desgin."

"The final album contains 11 tracks and here's the tracklist:

1. Crash & Burn (Mat Sinner/Igor Gianloa)
2. Break The Silence (Mat Sinner/Igor Gianola)
3. The Dog (Mat Sinner/Henny Wolter)
4. Heart Of Darkness (Mat Sinner/Magnus Karlsson)
5. Revolution (Mat Sinner/Henny Wolter)
6. Unbreakable (Mat Sinner/Igor Gianola)
7. Fist To Face (Mat Sinner/Henny Wolter)
8. Until It Hurts (Mat Sinner/Henny Wolter)
9. Little Head (Butch Walker)
10. Connection (Mat Sinner/Henny Wolter)
11. Like A Rock (Mat Sinner/Henny Wolter/Tom Naumann)" More...

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Sinner Frontman Posts Studio Update

SINNER frontman / PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner has issued the following studio update:

"We have a great time in the studio so far. Klaus Sperling finished drumming his tracks - we've planned to record 11 tracks and ended with 13. Thanks to AFM's Markus and Klaus for giving me a hard time in persuading me about a very old track. Working with Dennis Ward for the first time is great! Good mood and very productive. Henny and Christof are starting with their guitar tracks."

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Sinner Begin Pre-Production

SINNER, the veteran German metal oufit led by Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR), is currently in pre-production for its new album, "Crash & Burn", due on September 19 via AFM Records. The CD will be recorded beginning in early April at the House Of Music Studios with Sinner and guitarist/vocalist Henny Wolter at the helm. The album will be engineered by Dennis Ward and will be mixed by engineer Achim Köhler at his Indiscreet Audio studio.

Commented Mat Sinner: "The pre-production of the new material is in full swing. We have already composed nine new songs for the album. 2-3 more songs will follow during the next couple of days. I have a great feeling about the songwriting and the vibe of the new songs. I've written songs together with Henny and more stuff with my friends Igor Gianola (U.D.O.) and Magnus Karlsson (ALLEN/LANDE) who joined my on my journey for the new SINNER album and we wrote some outstanding material in my studio. Here are some new songtitles: 'Heart Of Darkness', 'Crash & Burn', 'Connection', 'Break The Silence', 'Revolution', 'Like A Rock', 'Unbreakable', 'One Night Only' and 'The Dog'." More...

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Sinner Announce New Album Title

SINNER have issued the following update:

"There's a new batch of songs in the MySpace player for you; gems of old, heavy hitters from the '90s and a catchy rocker from the current album Mask Of Sanity... Enjoy!

Sinner are still taking a break since Mat (Sinner) and Henny (Wolter) are touring the world with the mighty PRIMAL FEAR. Meanwhile, Klaus (Sperling) has been playing drums on the last FREEDOM CALL tour, while Christof (Leim) is about to finish an album with his other band THE NEW BLACK.

Songwriting for the next Sinner album Crash & Burn will slam into a higher gear in 2008. So expect cool new music from this line-up, and a tour, too!"

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Sinner Cancel Kirchheim Show

SINNER have been forced to cancel their May 23rd show in Kirchheim, Germany. According to the band, the venue (M&A) hasn't met the financial requirements of the contract for the show, which requires a 50% advance to pay for PA, monitors and lights booked by the band. Repeated calls were not returned, leaving Sinner and their promoter no choice but to scrap the gig.

The band's schedule is now as follows:

June
4 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Festhalle Durlach (w/Thin Lizzy)

July
13 - Elmshorn, Germany - Headbangers Open Air

September
1 - Derby, UK - Bloodstock Festival

In other news, Sinner have launched an official MySpace page. Go to this location to check it out.

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Sinner, Vengeance and Chinchilla To Tour Europe

Sinner will be touring Europe with Vengenace (NL) and Chinchilla (GER) in support. Here are the tour dates:

07.03.07 DE-Hamburg - Markthalle
08.03.07 DE-Bochum - Matrix
09.03.07 NL-Helmond - Plato
10.03.07 DE-Merchweiler - Sport- & Kulturhalle
11.03.07 DE-Bruchsal - Fabrik
12.03.07 DE-Frankfurt - Batschkapp
14.03.07 DE-Ingolstadt - Ohrakel
15.03.07 DE-Augsburg - Spectrum
16.03.07 DE-Muenchen - Elser Halle
17.03.07 CH-Chur - Palazzo
18.03.07 DE-Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik

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