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Formed: 1997
From: Esslingen, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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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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Primal Fear Posts New Music Video

German power metal band Primal Fear has posted a new music video for "Bad Guys Wear Black," the first single from the forthcoming LP "Unbreakable." The single was released today through iTunes. The full length s set to release new LP "Unbreakable" on January 20, 2012 (EU) and January 24, 2012 (North America) through Frontiers Records.

The track listing for "Unbreakable" (order not confirmed) is as follows:

1. Blaze Of Glory
2. Marching Again
3. And There Was Silence Of The Night
4. Jumps
5. Give 'Em Hell
6. Born Again
7. Where Angels Die
8. Bad Guys Wear Black
9. Strike Metal Nation
10. Conviction
11. Raise Some Hell

Check out "Bad Guys Wear Black" here:

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Primal Fear Posts Studio Update, Pt. IV

German power metal band Primal Fear has posted part four of a studio update series on the recording of the band's new LP "Unbreakable." This video checks in with the listening session in Stuttgart. The band is set to release new LP "Unbreakable" on January 27, 2012.

The track listing for "Unbreakable" (order not confirmed) is as follows:

1. Blaze Of Glory
2. Marching Again
3. And There Was Silence Of The Night
4. Jumps
5. Give 'Em Hell
6. Born Again
7. Where Angels Die
8. Bad Guys Wear Black
9. Strike Metal Nation
10. Conviction
11. Raise Some Hell

The band's first single and video for "Bad Guys Wear Black" will be released on December 5, 2011.

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Primal Fear Unveils Album Artwork

German power metal band Primal Fear unveiled the album artwork for the upcoming release "Unbreakable." The full artwork, seen below, was created by Jobert Mello. "Unbreakable" is scheduled for release in January 2012 through Frontiers Records.

In addition, the band's first single and video for "Bad Guys Wear Black" will be released on December 5, 2011.

The track listing for "Unbreakable" (order not official) is as follows:

1. Blaze Of Glory Marching Again
2. And There Was Silence Of The Night
3. Jumps
4. Give 'Em Hell
5. Born Again
6. Where Angels Die
7. Bad Guys Wear Black
8. Strike Metal Nation
9. Conviction
10. Raise Some Hell

For a sound byte of "Bad Guys Wear Black" please visit Frontiers Records at this location and scroll to the bottom of the news story.

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Primal Fear Posts Studio Update, Pt. III

German power metal band Primal Fear has posted part three of the studio update on the recording of the band's new LP "Unbreakable." The band is set to release new LP "Unbreakable" on January 27, 2012.

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Primal Fear To Play Bang Your Head Festival 2012

German power metal band Primal Fear has confirmed that the band will play the 2012 edition of the Bang Your Head Festival to be held on July 13-14, 2012 in Balingen, Germany. The band is set to release new LP "Unbreakable" on January 27, 2012.

The band's announcement reads: "After the crushing performance at this years Wacken Open Air, PRIMAL FEAR can confirm their first major Open Air Festival appearance for 2012 and it's a pleasure to be back @ the Bang Your Head festival again after a long time of absence!"

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Primal Fear Unveils More Details Of New LP

German power metal band Primal Fear issued more details about the forthcoming Primal Fear LP "Unbreakable."

Vocalist Ralf Scheepers has just finished recording the vocals for the album and made the following comments: "I know that every musician tends to think that his last album is the best but what we've created here is simply amazing, I am sure you will love what you hear." Scheepers went on to say, "You can expect a CD that, somehow, back to the origins of Primal Fear, and heavy riffs screaming in the vocals, with good melodies. You can expect a hard melodic with a battery switch and heavy guitars. It 'obvious that each musician tries to advertise his album but I really do think that people will love this album, is catchy and is a real 'bang-your-head' metal album."

"Unbreakable" is due out January 2012 through Frontiers Records. The album is being recorded at the House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany and produced by bassist Mat Sinner. "Unbreakable" will contain the following tracks (the order of which is not officially set):

1. Blaze Of Glory Marching Again
2. And There Was Silence Of The Night
3. Jumps
4. Give 'Em Hell
5. Born Again
6. Where Angels Die Bad Guys Wear Black
7. Strike Metal Nation
8. Conviction
9. Raise Some Hell

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Primal Fear Post Studio Reports On "Unbreakable"

Primal Fear posted a series of video studio reports about the recording of the forthcoming LP "Unbreakable." The album is scheduled for release on January 20th, 2012 through Frontiers Records. Check out the videos here:

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Primal Fear Issues New Album Update

German metal act Primal Fear has posted the following update online regarding its forthcoming studio album.

"Just a short hello from the pre-production of the new Primal Fear album. We've written 15 songs so far and are thrilled and excited about the new stuff so far. But we can already promise to deliver a pure Primal Fear album with all the trademarks, heavy riffs and melodies our loyal fans want to hear, spiced with a splendid musical journey and garnished with two outstanding ballads. We will start with the drum recordings soon!

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Onslaught Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accuser
Alberlour's
Apocalyptica
As I Lay Dying
Avantasia
Battle Beast
Blaas Of Glory
Blind Guardian
Blowsight
Bulent Ceylan
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Devildriver
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Exodus
Hail Of Bullets
The Haunted
Hayseed Dixie
Heaven Shall Burn
Hellsaw
Horch
Iced Earth
In Solitude
Judas Priest
Khold
Knorkator
Kreator More...

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Primal Fear Cancels Three Dates, Adds Two More

German power metal act Primal Fear has announced the cancellation of its three scheduled concerts in the country of France. The band commented by saying:

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our fans that have already purchased tickets and hope we can reschedule shows in the future. Instead of the shows in France we will play two exclusive shows in Switzerland and the Netherlands!"

The newly added European dates are as follow:
Oct. 13 - Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
Oct. 14 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon

The cancelled dates included:
Oct. 12 - Paris, France - La Scene Bastille
Oct. 13 - Lyon, France - Marche Gare
Oct. 14 - Mulhouse, France - Noumatrouf

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Primal Fear Splits With Guitarist

Germany's Primal Fear has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Henny Wolter:

"Our dear Primal Fear friends, fans & supporters, online mags reporting the 'news' after a blog posting from Henny today, that he's not a member of Primal Fear anymore. All we have to add - yes it's true and the split happened seven weeks ago. There was no reason for us to make a sensational headline or badmouth each other. We feel sorry about this, but we have no more comments on the situation.

"At the moment we're rehearsing for the forthcoming European Tour that kicks off on Saturday in Warsaw, Poland and takes us through 9 European countries. Be sure, we are well prepared and definitely ready to hit the road with five very common faces on stage, looking forward to meet you all. The band is thrilled to play a different new set-list incl. some nice surprises and we will start working on a new studio album right after the tour ..... and as a friend on Facebook commented - yes it is the two headed guitar monster.

"We wish Henny, his wife and kids all the best for the future and good luck on his forthcoming musical projects."

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Primal Fear Adds Elvenking To European Tour

German power metal act Primal Fear have announced the addition of Italian folk metallers Elvenking as one of the support acts on their upcoming headline tour of Europe. Other support acts include Cirlce II Circle and Kissin' Dynamite.

Primal Fear tour dates:
Sep. 18 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Sep. 19 - Pardubice, Czech Republic - Zluty Pes Pardubice
Sep. 21 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal
Sep. 23 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
Sep. 25 - Bari , Italy - Demode
Sep. 26 - Rome, Italy - Black Out
Sep. 28 - Woergl, Austria - Komma
Sep. 29 - Nurnberg, Germany - Hirsch
Sep. 30 - Osnabrück, Germany - Lagerhalle
Oct. 01 - Burglengenfeld, Germany - VA Zentrum
Oct. 02 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
Oct. 05 - Stockholm, Sweden - Gotakollare
Oct. 06 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers *
Oct. 08 - Tampere, Finland - [to be announced] *
Oct. 09 - Helsinki, Finland - Dante's Highlight *
Oct. 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Headbangers Ballroom *
Oct. 12 - Paris, France - La Scene Bastille *
Oct. 13 - Lyon, France - Marche Gare *
Oct. 14 - Mulhouse, France - Noumatrouf *
Oct. 15 - Speyer, Germany - Halle 101 *

* With Cirlce II Circle only

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Primal Fear Announces European Headlining Tour

German power metal act Primal Fear have announced dates for their upcoming headline tour of Europe. The tour kicks off on September 18th, 2010 in Warsaw, Poland and ends on October 15th in Speyer, Germany. Primal Fear are currently touring in support of their new live release titled "Live in the USA" and their 2009 studio album titled "16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)."

Primal Fear European tour dates:
Sep. 18 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Sep. 19 - Pardubice , Czech Republic - Zluty Pes Pardubice
Sep. 21 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal
Sep. 23 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
Sep. 25 - Bari, Italy - Demode
Sep. 26 - Rome, Italy - Black Out
Sep. 28 - Woergl, Austria - Komma
Sep. 29 - Nurnberg, Germany - Hirsch
Sep. 30 - Osnabrück, Germany - Lagerhalle
Oct. 01 - Burglengenfeld, Germany - VA Zentrum
Oct. 02 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
Oct. 05 - Stockholm, Sweden - Gotakollare
Oct. 06 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
Oct. 08 - Helsinki, Finland - [to be announced]
Oct. 09 - Tampere, Finland - [to be announced]
Oct. 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Headbangers Ballroom
Oct. 12 - Paris, France - La Scene Bastille
Oct. 13 - Lyon, France - Marche Gare
Oct. 14 - Mulhouse, France - Noumatrouf
Oct. 15 - Speyer, Germany - Halle 101

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Primal Fear Performance Footage Available

Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Germany's Primal Fear performing at the 2010 edition of France's Hellfest, which can be viewed below.

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Primal Fear Announces More Tour Dates

Primal Fear is set to release a new live CD "Live in the USA" and DVD "All Over The World" on June 22nd in North America. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/20 2010 USA - New York NY New York, NY, US
5/21 2010 USA - Springfield, VA USA - Springfield VA, US
5/22 2010 USA - Allston, MA USA - Allston, MA, US
5/23 2010 CAN - Quebec City, QC CAN - Quebec City, QC, CA
5/24 2010 CAN - Toronto, ON CAN Toronto, ON, CA
5/26 2010 USA - Cleveland, OH USA - Cleveland, OH, US
5/27 2010 USA - Detroit, MI USA - Detroit, MI, US
5/28 2010 USA - Louisville, KY USA - Louisville, KY, US
5/29 2010 USA - Milwaukee, WI USA - Milwaukee, WI, US
5/30 2010 USA - St Paul, MN USA - St Paul, MN, US
6/1 2010 USA - Denver, CO USA - Denver, CO, US
6/3 2010 USA - Seattle, WA USA - Seattle, WA, US
6/4 2010 USA - Portland, OR USA - Portland, OR, US
6/5 2010 USA - San Francisco, CA USA - San Francisco, CA, US
6/6 2010 USA - Santa Ana, Ca USA - Santa Ana, Ca, US
6/8 2010 USA - LA / West Hollywood, CA USA - LA / West Hollywood, CA, US
6/9 2010 USA - Mesa, AZ USA - Meza, AZ, US
6/10 2010 USA - Tucson, AZ USA - Tucson, AZ, US
6/12 2010 USA - Houston, TX USA - Houston, TX, US
6/13 2010 USA - Austin, TX USA - Austin, TX, US
6/20 2010 F - Hellfest Open Air France F - Clisson, FR
7/17 2010 CZ - Masters Of Rock Festival CZ - Vicovice, CZ
7/25 2010 BUl - Kavarna Rock Fest BUL - Kavarna, BG
9/25 2010 IT - Bari -Demode IT - Bari, ITALY
9/26 2010 IT - Rome - Black Out Rome, ITALY

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Redemption Announces New Shows With Primal Fear

Los Angeles metal act Redemption recently canceled all of their previously scheduled European tour dates due to time constrains of vocalist Ray Alder. The band has now checked in with the following brief update about booking two new shows in California with Primal Fear: "Hello friends! We will be playing two shows in Southern California with Primal Fear -- June 6th in Santa Ana and June 8th in Hollywood. Check our page for more details. Hope to see you there!" You can also check out sample Redemption tracks via the band's official MySpace page.

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Primal Fear To Release Live DVD And CD

Germany's Primal Fear has completed work on a brand new live DVD named “16.6- All Over The World,” recorded in various locations between September and November 2009, and on a live CD titled "Live in the USA." Frontiers Records will release the two products separately and in a limited edition combo version on June 2nd in Europe and June 22nd in the USA.

“The main part of the DVD was recorded in Switzerland at the Z7, but there is more footage from a headlining show held at the ProgPower festival in Atlanta, USA plus footage from Brazil/Sao Paulo, Tokyo & Osaka/Japan and more places” explains bassist and producer Mat Sinner. “That's why the DVD is named '16.6 - All Over The World,' while the Live CD is titled 'Live In The USA' because the Live CD was recorded in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles during the last tour that the we did across the ocean."

The concert track listing (available on the CD and on the DVD) is: Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead; Under The Radar; Battalions Of Hate; Killbound; Nuclear Fire; Six Times Dead (16.6); Angel In Black; Sign Of Fear; Fighting The Darkness (a. Fighting The Darkness; b. The Darkness; c. Reprise); Riding The Eagle; Final Embrace; Metal Is Forever; Hands Of Time; Seven Seals (DVD only); Chainbreaker.

DVD bonus materials include
- Videoclips: Killbound; Sign Of Fear; Fighting The Darkness; Six Times Dead (16.6); Metal Is Forever.
- The Making Of 16.6 – Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
- Bootleg Section: episodes & scenes from festivals & tours in Asia, South America, North America, Europe and more!
- Famous last words. More...

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Primal Fear Cancels Wacken Appearance

Germany's Primal Fear has issued the following statement about pulling out of the 2010 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival:

"Dear Metalheads, we are very sorry having to announce that Primal Fear will not play at this years Wacken Open Air festival. Due to an important private appointment, it is impossible for the band to appear. But both Primal Fear and The W:O:A Team will try to make up for Wacken Open Air 2011. Your W:O:A Team & Primal Fear."

Primal Fear still has the following upcoming tour dates:

3/26 2010 Luxemburg - Moulfort Luxemburg - Moulfort
4/7 2010 SWE - Gävle SWE - Gävle
4/8 2010 SWE - Sweden Rock Cruise SWE - Stockholm
5/20 2010 USA - New York NY New York, NY
5/21 2010 USA - Springfield, VA USA - Springfield VA
5/22 2010 USA - Allston, MA USA - Allston, MA
5/23 2010 CAN - Quebec City, QC CAN - Quebec City, QC
5/24 2010 CAN - Toronto, ON CAN Toronto, ON
5/26 2010 USA - Cleveland, OH USA - Cleveland, OH
5/27 2010 USA - Detroit, MI USA - Detroit, MI
5/28 2010 USA - Louisville, KY USA - Louisville, KY
5/29 2010 USA - Milwaukee, WI USA - Milwaukee, WI
5/30 2010 USA - St Paul, MN USA - St Paul, MN
6/1 2010 USA - Denver, CO USA - Denver, CO
6/3 2010 USA - Seattle, WA USA - Seattle, WA
6/4 2010 USA - Portland, OR USA - Portland, OR
6/5 2010 USA - San Francisco, CA USA - San Francisco, CA
6/6 2010 USA - Santa Ana, Ca USA - Santa Ana, Ca
6/8 2010 USA - LA / West Hollywood, CA USA - LA / West Hollywood, CA
6/9 2010 USA - Mesa, AZ USA - Meza, AZ
6/10 2010 USA - Tucson, AZ USA - Tucson, AZ
6/12 2010 USA - Houston, TX USA - Houston, TX
6/13 2010 USA - Austin, TX USA - Austin, TX
6/20 2010 F - Hellfest Open Air France F - Clisson
7/17 2010 CZ - Masters Of Rock Festival CZ - Vicovice

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Primal Fear Updates Tour Schedule

PRIMAL FEAR has updated their world tour dates. Here are the latest dtes:

06.03.2010 GER - Esslingen - Komma / Rock For One World
26.03.2010 LUX - Moutfort - Kulturzentrum
07.04.2010 SWE - Gävle - Maxim
08.04.2010 SWE - Sweden Rock Cruise
20.05.2010 USA - New York, NY @ Gramercy
21.05.2010 USA - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
22.05.2010 USA - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
23.05.2010 CAN - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
24.05.2010 CAN - Toronto @ Opera House
26.05.2010 USA - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
27.05.2010 USA - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
28.05.2010 USA - Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
29.05.2010 USA - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
30.05.2010 USA - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
01.06.2010 USA - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
03.06.2010 USA - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04.06.2010 USA - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
05.06.2010 USA - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
06.06.2010 USA - Santa Ana, Ca @ Galaxy Theatre
08.06.2010 USA - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
09.06.2010 USA - Mesa, AZ @ U.B.'s
10.06.2010 USA - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
12.06.2010 USA - Houston, TX @ Meridian
13.06.2010 USA - Austin, TX @ Emo's
19.06.2010 F - Clisson - Hellfest Open Air
16.07.2009 t.b.a.
17.07.2010 CZ - Vizovice - Masters Of Rock
06/07.08.2010 GER - Wacken - Open Air

US dates will feature Pamela Moore (QUEENSRYCHE's "Operation Mindcrime" singer) as special guest.

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Ravage Discusses Members' Side Projects

Boston thrash metal band Ravage has issued the following update:

"As for us, we will be playing a couple of more local shows including a hometown show to benefit the homeless at My Honey Fitz in Malden MA on March 20th. It will be the first time we have played inside the actual Malden city limits in many years. I think it will be our first Malden show since the infamous shows at TJ's Roadhouse back in 2000. We are also playing special April Fools Metal Thursdays show at Ralph's Diner in Worcester MA on April 1st."

"We also hope to make up some of the southwest shows we missed during last fall's US tour. We'll be appearing at Thrashmagedon 2 in Albuquerue NM on May 1st and details on any other shows will be announced soon."

"We are working on new material and hope to begin recording some time in the summer."

"In other news..."

"Check out the forthcoming album from STEEL MAID - featuring members of RAVAGE, RITUAL STEEL, and IVORY TOWER. It was recorded over the last 2 years and will finally be released on CD and Vinyl by Karthago Records in April. You can now hear clips from all the tracks at www.steel-maid.de in the soundcheck section."

"Ravage bassist Rich Berte is recording a demo with his thrash band Rich Berte's LETHAL DESIGN - which should be available soon."

"Former Ravage bassist Mike Gignac's band RIPFENCE recently finished recording and should have an album coming out soon."

"Ravage drummer Pete Webber has joined Colorado thrashers HAVOK and will be playing on tour with them this spring. We wish him the best of luck as he heads out on an extensive stint opening for Primal Fear and Hammerfall."

"Drummer Dan Kowal (of Rich Berte's LETHAL DESIGN) has been named as a fill-in at the drum position. Check out his other band SKULLHAMMER who also have an album coming soon."

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