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Formed: 1997
From: Esslingen, Germany
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God Dethroned Reunites For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Three years after the farewell performance on board 70,000 Tons of Metal in January 2012, UMC, promoters of the World's Largest Metal Cruise, announced that the newly reformed God Dethroned will be on board the Liberty of the Seas in 2015.

Frontman Henri Sattler commented: "In early 2011, I was facing two options: one was to announce a break, and the other option was to quit the band. I definitely needed time away from it all, and having a break wasn’t reassuring enough to know if I would be able to recharge the batteries for another go.

"Oddly enough it was at the funeral of the man who discovered us in the first place that I came to realize the story wasn’t finished yet. So here we go again. Don’t think you will be able to see us playing every club for weekends on end. We will only play a small selection of shows and this won’t happen before 2015. Besides that, the core of the band will consist of only Michiel and myself. We’ll have some cool guest musicians lined up, though, to make sure we’ll give you the best performance possible.

"Last but not least, our first shows will be where we played our last ones three years ago. Our rebirth will happen on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2015. See you on board!”

The world's largest metal cruise casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

The Jeff Waters run "All-Star Jam," which was absent from the 2014 edition, will return in 2015 as "Jamming With Waters in International Waters." This is how it will go down: Waters will assemble the line-up and compile a list of songs. Then the fans will vote later this year for which of these songs will be played!

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

God Dethroned joins previously announced bands below, with 33 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
D.A.D.
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Napalm Death
Origin
Primal Fear
Tank
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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Napalm Death Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC added another act to the 2015 edition of the world's largest heavy metal cruise: legendary U.K. grindcore act Napalm Death.

The world's largest metal cruise casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

Though the "All-Star Jam" was absent from the 2014 edition, the Jeff Waters run funfest - now dubbed "Jamming With Waters" is set to return in 2015. This is how it will go down: Waters will assemble the line-up and compile a list of songs. Then the fans will vote later this year for which of these songs will be played!

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

Napalm Death joins previously announced bands below, with 34 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
D.A.D.
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Origin
Primal Fear
Tank
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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New Bands Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC added four more acts to the 2015 edition of the world's largest heavy metal cruise: Danish hard rock act D.A.D., Scottish pirates Alestorm, U.K. legends Tank and the ultimate evil from Poland: Behemoth.

Though the "All-Star Jam" was absent from the 2014 edition, the Jeff Waters run funfest - now dubbed "Jamming With Waters" is set to return in 2015. This is how it will go down: Waters will assemble the line-up and compile a list of songs. Then the fans will vote later this year for which of these songs will be played!

The world's largest metal cruise casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

D.A.D., Alestorm, Tank and Behemoth join previously announced bands below, with 35 bands still to be announced:

Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Origin
Primal Fear
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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Primal Fear Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC added the 21st act to the 2015 edition of the world's largest heavy metal cruise: German power metal act Primal Fear.

The world's largest metal cruise casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

Primal Fear joins previously announced bands below, with 39 bands still to be announced:

Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Origin
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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Primal Fear Posts Drum Cam Footage

Primal Fear has released drum cam footage from the Graspop Metal Meeting 2014.

Check out video of the song "Delivering The Black" in the player provided below.

You can also see Primal Fear's previously released official video clip for the song "When Death Comes Knocking" over at this location.

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

As was the case in 2013, the 2014 installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium will have a live feed over this weekend (June 27th-June 29th). The feed can be accessed over at this location.

Not all bands are participating in the live feed, and the feed is subject to change at any time, with full live shows and partial live feeds throughout. Bands that will not be broadcast are: Ghost, Annihilator, Limp Bizkit and Black Sabbath. Make sure you check the schedule regularly at the bottom of the feed page for the status of the live stream (green check is full live stream, question mark is "unknown," green/red circle with slash is partial streaming and the red "x" is no stream).

As of press time, the bands scheduled for live streaming are as follows:

Friday, June 27th:

Jeff Scott Soto
Alestorm
Primal Fear
Sepultura
Novembers Doom
Solstafir
Napalm Death
Triptykon
Candlemass
Opeth

Saturday, June 28th:

Civil War

Sunday, June 29th:

Comeback Kid
Schirenc Plays Pungent
Tiamat More...

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Primal Fear Posts "King For A Day" Video

Primal Fear has released a video clip for the track "King For A Day," which comes off the "Delivering The Black" album released earlier this month. Check it out below, and the album's full track listing is as follows:

1. King for a Day
2. Rebel Faction
3. When Death Comes Knocking (see music video)
4. Alive and On Fire
5. Delivering the Black
6. Road to Asylum
7. One Night in December
8. Never Pray for Justice
9. Born with a Broken Heart
10. Inseminoid

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Desert Taps Ralf Scheepers For New Album

Israel's Desert has checked in with the following announcement about bringing on a guest musician for an upcoming album:

"Horns up, Warriors! Now we can officially confirm, that one of the special guests on our upcoming album will be the one and only - Mr. Ralf Scheepers! The legendary voice of Primal Fear, Gamma Ray and Tyran' Pace.

"Ralf kindly agreed to contribute his voice to one of the songs on our new record. We are still excited, that one of the best metal singers in the world, who's voice built our musical taste something like for 20 years, had sang one of the most killing and powerful songs we ever wrote!

"We have no patience to show you the results of this collaboration! Stay tuned for more breaking news."

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Primal Fear Posts New Album Interview Footage

German power metal act Primal Fear posted up a preview clip, featuring interview footage of vocalist Ralf Scheepers (ex-Gamma Ray) speaking about his studio work for the upcoming new album "Delivering the Black." The album is set for release on January 24th (EU) and January 28th (North America) via Frontiers Records.

The track listing for "Delivering the Black" is:

1. King for a Day
2. Rebel Faction
3. When Death Comes Knocking (see music video)
4. Alive and On Fire
5. Delivering the Black
6. Road to Asylum
7. One Night in December
8. Never Pray for Justice
9. Born with a Broken Heart
10. Inseminoid

Check out the footage here: More...

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Primal Fear Releases New Music Video

Primal Fear - the band featuring Ex-Gamma Ray vocalist Ralf Scheepers and Sinner/Silent Force bassist Mat Sinner - released a new music video for the track "When Death Comes Knocking." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Delivering The Black," which is out on January 24th (EU) and January 28th (North America) via Frontiers Records.

The track listing for "Delivering the Black" is:

1. King for a Day
2. Rebel Faction
3. When Death Comes Knocking
4. Alive and On Fire
5. Delivering the Black
6. Road to Asylum
7. One Night in December
8. Never Pray for Justice
9. Born with a Broken Heart
10. Inseminoid

Check out "When Death Comes Knocking" here: More...

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Randy Black Checks In On New Primal Fear LP, Video

German power metal act Primal Fear posted an interview clip of drummer Randy Black on the set of the band's new music video "When Death Comes Knocking." Black discussed that and a second video "King for a Day," both of which appear on the upcoming new album "Delivering the Black." The single and video for "When Death Comes Knocking" drops on December 2nd via Frontiers Records. The full album is set for release on January 24th in Europe and January 28th in North America.

The track listing for "Delivering the Black" is:

1. King For a Day
2. Rebel Faction
3. When Death Comes Knocking
4. Alive & On Fire
5. Delivering the Black
6. Road to Asylum
7. One Night In December
8. Never Pray for Justice
9. Born with a Broken Heart
10. Innocent Man (*)
11. Inseminoid (*)
12. Man Without Shadow (*)
13. When Death Comes Knocking (Single Edit) (*)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Primal Fear Reveals New Album Details

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of Primal Fear's new album “Delivering the Black” on January 24th in Europe and January 28th in North America.

After some very intense songwriting sessions and pre-production schedule, the band started to record the new album in summer 2013 at the House of Music studios in Germany, with producer Mat Sinner and engineer Achim Koehler.

The band then moved to Denmark in September to finish the album with acclaimed producer/engineer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids, Amaranthe) handling the mix.

The centerpiece of the album is the epic track “When Death Comes Knocking” and the 10 minute opus “One Night In December,” spiced with big orchestral arrangements and complex sound designs.

The ballad “Born With A Broken Heart” also shows a new side of Primal Fear with an acoustic guitar vibe and the addition of Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes) on backing vocals.

Singer Ralf Scheepers says: “We worked hard to create our best album ever. I already felt the vibe during the pre-production, that we were working on something very special this time! And now the result is just an amazing Metal album, I’m extremely proud of!”

Producer/bassist Mat Sinner adds: “The songs, the production, the sound – this album is a very special one for me and my career. In my view everybody in the band just did a killer job and Jacob was fantastic choice to mix the album!” More...

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Primal Fear Announces New Single And Music Video

German power metal band Primal Fear - featuring vocalist Ralf Scheepers (Ex-Gamma Ray) and bassist Mat Sinner (Sinner/Silent Force) - have announced that the new single will be entitled "When Death Comes Knocking." The single will be released December 3rd via Frontiers Records (see cover art below). In addition, the band filmed a new music video for the track along with a second clip for another new track entitled "King for a Day."

The songs will appear on the upcoming new release "Delivering the Black," which is targeted for release in January through Frontiers. The album will feature 12 songs including two epic tracks and a ballad. One song "Born With a Broken Heart," will feature a guest vocal appearance by Leaves Eyes' vocalist Liv Kristine.

Primal Fear embark on a North American tour in April of 2014. Dates and venues can be found over at this location. More...

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Bullet Announces New Tour Dates

After the first edition of the Full Pull Tour last year alongside Screamer and ’77, Swedish rock and roll act Bullet is ready to return to the road.

To conclude the year, Bullet has new shows scheduled, including three dates in support of legendary German metal Institution Accept in mid-December. Kicking off 2014, Bullet will embark on a journey together with yet another German metal legend – Primal Fear.

Commented bassist Adam Hector: “It's getting cold in Sweden and we are really happy to go on tour down south through Europe with our brothers in metal, Primal Fear We will try out some songs not yet played live from 'Full Pull' and also pick out a few golden oldies. We are looking forward to see you all and drink thousands of beer. Full pull!“

Catch Bullet live: More...

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Primal Fear To Tour North America In Spring 2014

German power metal band Primal Fear - featuring Ex-Gamma Ray vocalist Ralf Scheepers and Sinner founder Mat Sinner - will tour North America for the first time in four years. According to ticket vendor EntertheVault.com, the tour commences on April 29th in Baltimore, Maryland and VIP packages with meet and greets and a poster will be available at all locations.

The band is currently mixing the as of yet untitled follow up to the 2012 release "Unbreakable" (see review here).

Dates/venues listed are as follows:

April 2014

29 Balt, MD - Soundstage
30 NYC - Stage 48

May 2014

1 Quebec, QC - Le Cercle
2 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
3 Toronto, ON - MOD Club
4 Cleveland,OH - Agora Ballroom
6 Joliet, IL - Mojoes
7 Kansas City, KS - Granada
8 Denver, CO - Bluebird
10 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
11 Vancouver, BC - The Venue
12 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
14 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
15 Anaheim, CA - The Grove
16 Tempe, AZ - Club Red
18 Dallas, TX - Trees
19 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
21 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
22 Louisville, KY - Diamonds
23 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
24 Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall

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Magnus Karlsson To Release New Solo Album

Swedish axeman Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear/Last Tribe) has started work on a new solo album with the working title of "Free Fall." Karlsson, best known as guitar player for Primal Fear and Last Tribe, as well as producer and composer for the Allen-Lande project and Bob Catley's (Magnum) latest solo effort "Immortal," has been writing songs for the past few months and has decided to create his a own personal project, which has been in consideration for some time.

Karlsson has confirmed that some special "friends" have agreed to take part to the album, which include such vocalists as Tony Harnell (Starbreaker/Ex-TNT), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Mark Boals (Iron Mask/Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Russell Allen (Symphony X). More guests will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

As far as musical direction is concerned, fans of Karlsson work with Last Tribe, Starbreaker's first album and Allen Lande will be pleased the new musical creation. More information, as well as a release date from label Frontiers Records, is expected soon. More...

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Primal Fear Posts "Strike" Video

Primal Fear has dropped a new video online for "Strike," which shows a recap of the "Unbreakable" (reviewed here) tour and festival appearances throughout 2012. You can watch the new video in the player below.

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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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Tomorrow's Outlook Announces Guest Musicians

Norwegian act Tomorrow's Outlook has issued the following statement about re-releasing the "34613" album with bonus tracks featuring guest musicians:

"Within the next couple of months, our label Battlegod Productions will re-press our debut album '34613' with two or three additional bonus tracks. The first bonus track is called 'Fly Away' and will be featuring Primal Fear and EX Gamma Ray singer Ralf Scheepers. The second bonus track is called 'Outlaw' and will feature Scott Oliva on vocals. Both these songs will showcase the new songwriting collaboration between Andreas, Øystein and I.

"We would like to thank everone who bought a physical copy or a digital download of our debut album. You rock! We would also like to thank everyone who spread the word about it, whether you're a highly respected metal journalist in a big magazine or just a random metalhead telling all your facebook friends. We are very happy with the feedback so far, especially from the bigger magazines such as Rock Hard (7/10), Heavy Magazine (8/12), Legacy Magazine (11/15), Scream Magazine (4/6), Norway Rock Magazine (4/6), etc. We also got some very good reviews on the internet in webzines like Metal To Infinity (94/100), Metal.de (8/10), Powermetal.de (7,5/10), Queens Of Steel (8,5/10), Metal-Temple (8/10), Heavy-Metal.it (4/5), Metal CD Ratings (4/5), Valkyrian Music (4/5), Metal Asylum (7/10), Medicine Magazine (10/13), and so forth.

"I did talk to some major magazines about Tomorrow's Outlook: Scream, Legacy, Terrorizer, Zero Tolerance and a few others. I also did interviews with Metal To Infinity, Pavillon and Heavymetal.no. I will post everything I did as soon as its either in print or online. If you have any other questions for me, the band or the musicians, please post them on our official Facebook page.

"Well, have a great remaining week and also summer! Best wishes from Sörvik 'Rock' City and Northern Norway!"

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Breaker Confirmed For Bang Your Head 2012

Cleveland, Ohio metallers Breaker been confirmed for this year's edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place July 13th - 14th, 2012 in Balingen, Germany.

Breaker will perform an exclusive European reunion show with original vocalist Jim Hamar to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the release of the landmark "Get Tough!" album on Auburn Records.

This will be Breaker's fifth visit to Germany and second to Bang Your Head. The band's only previous festival appearance in Germany with Hamar on vocals was at Wacken Open Air in 2000.
Visit the Bang Your Head website for more information.

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