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

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Primal Fear Update Tour Schedule

PRIMAL FEAR are gearing up for their 10th Anniversary tour, officially dubbed the "10 Years Of Metal Tour".

The band's itinerary has been updated as follows:

4/25 - Berlin, Germany - K 17
4/26 - Rechenbach, Germany - H2O
4/27 - Pirmasens, Germany - Quasimodo
4/28 - Bruchsal, Germany - Fabrik
4/29 - Augsburg, Germany - Spectrum
4/30 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
5/1 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 **
5/2 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebop
5/3 - Helmond, Holland - Plato
5/10 - Kurim, Czech Republic - Rockfest
5/17 - Cremona, Italy - Motorock
6/5 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
6/21 - Moraro, Italy - Mora Rock Festival
6/27 - Trinec, Czech Republic - Noc Plna Hvezd Festival
6/28 - Porici, Czech Republic - Basinfirefest Festival
7/25 - Lichtervoorde, Holland - Zwarte Cross Festival
8/2 - Nikolcice, Czech Republic - Motonalet Festival **
8/15 - Derbyshire, England - Bloodstock Open Air
8/16 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany - Summer Breeze Festival

** new dates

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Primal Fear Announce More European Tour Dates

German melodic metallers PRIMAL FEAR have scheduled the following dates:

Apr. 25 - Berlin, Germany - K 17
Apr. 26 - Rechenbach, Germany - H2O
Apr. 27 - Pirmasens, Germany - Quasimodo
Apr. 29 - Augsburg, Germany - Spectrum
Apr. 30 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
May 02 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebop
May 03 - Helmond, Holland - Plato
May 10 - Kurim, Czech Republic - Rockfest
May 15 - Cremona, Italy - Motorock
Jun. 04 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 21 - Moraro, Italy - Mora Rock Festival
Jun. 27 - Trinec, Czech Republic - Noc Plna Hvezd Festival
Jun. 28 - Porici, Czech Republic - Basinfirefest Festival
Jul. 25 - Lichtervoorde, Holland - Zwarte Cross Festival
Aug. 15 - Derbyshire, England - Bloodstock Open Air
Aug. 16 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany - Summer Breeze Festival

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Primal Fear Announce More Tour Dates

As previously reported, PRIMAL FEAR are gearing up for their 10th Anniversary tour, officially dubbed the 10 Years Of Metal Tour. MYSTIC PROPHECY has been confirmed as a support act, with a second band due to be announced shortly.

Confirmed dates are now as follows:

April
25 - Berlin, Germany - K 17
26 - Rechenbach, Germany - H2O
27 - Pirmasens, Germany - Quasimodo
29 - Augsburg, Germany - Spectrum
30 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix

May
2 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebop
3 - Helmond, Holland - Plato

June
21 - Moraro, Italy - Mora Rock Festival (only PF)

August
15 - Derbyshire, England - Bloodstock Open Air (only PF)
16 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany - Summer Breeze Festival (only PF)

More dates in Russia and South America to be announced shortly.

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Primal Fear Announce Tour Dates

As previously reported, PRIMAL FEAR are gearing up for their 10th Anniversary tour, officially dubbed the 10 Years Of Metal Tour. MYSTIC PROPHECY has been confirmed as a support act, with a second band due to be announced shortly.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

April
25 - Berlin, Germany - K 17
26 - Rechenbach, Germany - H2O
27 - Pirmasens, Germany - Quasimodo
29 - Augsburg, Germany - Spectrum
30 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix

May
2 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebop
3 - Helmond, Holland - Plato

More dates will be announced soon.

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Kataklysm Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

AT THE GATES
COMMUNIC
DIMMU BORGIR
ELUVEITIE
EVILE
HELLOWEEN
KATAKLYSM
MOONSORROW
OPETH
PRIMAL FEAR
SOILWORK
SWALLOW THE SUN
TÝR

KATAKLYSM will perform at the Rebel Radio "Birthday Bash" alongside TROUBLE on January 27 at The House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. More bands will be announced soon.

KATAKLYSM has recruited producer Jason Suecof (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to mix the band's new album beginning in early February. "Prevail" will feature several guest appearances to be announced at a later date. The album is scheduled for a late spring/early summer release via Nuclear Blast Records.

KATAKLYSM recently decided to "immortalize" the character that was featured on the cover of their most recent album, "In the Arms of Devastation", and have him re-appear as the main character — dubbed "The Heartbeast" — on their next offering, "Prevail".

Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "We had so [much] killer feedback on the artwork but especially on the character that we decided to keep him as the band's fifth band member... kinda like IRON MAIDEN did with 'Eddie.' We have the perfect concept for the next album art... it will be bad-ass!"

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Primal Fear Bassist Reflects On 2007

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

"It's the end of 2007 and we [PRIMAL FEAR] were on tour until Xmas.

"To be compared with 2006, the year 2007 will enter the books as a great one! The only early downer (the boot for Tom [Neumann, guitar] in PRIMAL FEAR) was re-energized with the wonderful comeback of Henny [Wolter].

"'New Religion' was a monster of a production and I've learnt a lot new things again, not only on the musical part!

"It was great to hit the road again with SINNER and play a little tour including a gig with THIN LIZZY and a furious show at the Headbangers Open Air. The new deal with AFM Records was the final goal of a nice comeback.

"The most exciting moment of the year was the release of the new PRIMAL FEAR album. With new partners all over the world, it was very unsure if we can match the numbers of our final Nuclear Blast album, 'Seven Seals'. Fair enough, we did! Well, the fans are very self-willed, especially in the metal scene. This is one of the main factors why this scene is much alive and well against all odds. It was a huge satisfaction, as our former (strange to say) A&R Andy, told me that we've charted on position 60 in Germany, followed some days later by more chart entries. And the album will be still released in the U.S. on January 29th, 2008 — another important day!

"The show at the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta was an unforgettable event, including the circumstances and the signing session. It was great to play the new songs on stage and Henny gave the band a new positive vibe. Even as Stefan [Leibing, guitar] couldn't play with us Part 1+2 of the shows in Europe, we stuck together and Alex Beyrodt executed a fantastic performance every night!

"One of the most electrifying moments was the show in Bordeaux, as Henny had to fly home, because his baby was born at the night of the Barcelona show, we decided to play as a four-piece for the first time in our history and the show [was] unbelievably good!

"Japan was exciting, as always, with a unique organization, the best catering in the world and insane fans!

"The final nine concerts took place in Germany, and first of all, we have to say, we're proud of the German fans for their loyalty and support. Every venue was packed!

"My personal highlights were the shows in Helsinki, Bergara, Bordeaux, Antwerp and Tokyo!

"The plans for some more concerts next year are in full swing and aside of all foreign concerts, we plan another handful of very special shows, regarding our 10-year anniversary."

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Tyr Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Faroe Islands based metallers TÝR have been announced as the latest act to perform at the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.

Other bands scheduled to play at the event will are: DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, OPETH, PRIMAL FEAR, MOONSORROW, SOILWORK, SWALLOW THE SUN, TÝR, COMMUNIC, EVILE and ELUVEITIE.

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Primal Fear Issue Holiday Thank You

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have issued the following holiday message:

"It’s strange to come home two days before Xmas, after nearly three months of touring. So many impressions and feelings are still new and inside us. Yes, it’s already Xmas, the second night without an vibrating and shaking bus, but a good moment to thank you all for your endless support, help when we needed you and be with us on the road, in the studio and even in the pubs. We will add here no picture of Santa, glitter balls or snow. Our No. 1 tour entertainer Jack Bauer would say 'we have a situation' – 40 shows, 15 countries and 3 continents – thanks for your help to make our album New Religion and the tour such a success and a wonderful experience! We see us again in 2008 with more music, chaos, insanity and touring!"

"Have a merry Xmas - peace, health and love may be with you in 2008!"

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Korpiklaani Added To Summer Breeze Festival

The following bands have been confirmed for next year’s installment of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 14th to 16th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany:

ALL ENDS
ASP
BEHEMOTH
BORN FROM PAIN
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
ENDSTILLE
ENSIFERUM
EXODUS
KATAKLYSM
KORPIKLAANI
PRIMAL FEAR
PRIMORDIAL
SONIC SYNDICATE
THE VISION BLEAK

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Primal Fear Unveil “New Religion” Album

Locomotive Records will release PRIMAL FEAR’s next effort, New Religion, on January 29th. Now with lead vocalist Ralf Scheepers (ex-Gamma Ray), guitarists Stefan Leibing and Henny Wolter and drummer Randy Black, this will be the band’s eighth album.

New Religion, recorded in Germany at the House of Music with engineer/co-producer Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Saxon, Hammerfall) and producer/bassist/vocalist Mat Sinner, was mixed in Belgium at Galaxy Studio by Ron Prent (Rammstein, Iron Maiden, Manowar) and features EPICA vocalist Simone Simons on one track.

PRIMAL FEAR, having completed an October stateside tour, and a November European tour, is now in Japan and will hit the America’s in 2008.

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Primal Fear Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are the latest acts confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival which is scheduled for August 14th - 14th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts on the bill now include: ASP, BORN FROM PAIN, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, ENSIFERUM, ENDSTILLE, EXODUS, KATAKLYSM, PRIMAL FEAR, PRIMORDIAL, SONIC SYNDICATE, THE VISION BLEAK.

Organizers are announcing a new band each day in December via their Adventskalender!

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Soilwork Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Swedish melodic death metallers SOILWORK are the latest act confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.

Acts on the bill include: DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, OPETH, PRIMAL FEAR, MOONSORROW, SOILWORK, SWALLOW THE SUN, COMMUNIC, EVILE and ELUVEITIE.

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Primal Fear To Take Break From Touring

PRIMAL FEAR check in with the following update:

"Another three weeks on the road have passed by and we've played in places we're never been before. A lot of more positive reports, than little problems and great performances.

Thanks to U.D.O. and their crew for a great time and intense concerts with classic highlights like Helsinki, Brezolupy, Antwerp or Haugesund.

A very special thank to Alex Beyrodt, who did an impressive job and being more than a replacement!

We're preparing for Japan now and will start the German tour on December 11th. Plans for more toruing in 2008 are already shaping up and we will get back with some more news soon!"

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Eluveitie Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air 2008

Swiss folk metal band ELUVEITIE has been confirmed for next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

AT THE GATES
COMMUNIC
DIMMU BORGIR
ELUVEITIE
EVILE
MOONSORROW
OPETH
PRIMAL FEAR
SWALLOW THE SUN

ELUVEITIE recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's new full-length record, "Slania", is scheduled for release on February 15, 2008.

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Bands Confirmed For Heavy Christmas Meeting

DORO, SAXON,W.A.S.P., U.D.O., PRIMAL FEAR, IRON FIRE and HIGH´N DRY are confirmed for the Heavy Christmas Meeting which will be taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany at Philipshalle on December 12th.

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Evile Confirmed For Bloodstock Open AIr 2008

British thrashers EVILE are the latest act confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Acts on the bill now include: DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, PRIMAL FEAR, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN, COMMUNIC, EVILE.

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Primal Fear Vocalist Ink Deal w/ Frontiers Records

Frontiers Records has announced the signing of Ralf Scheepers for the release of his first solo album.

Best known as the singer of German power metal legends PRIMAL FEAR, Ralf cut his teeth with TYRAN PACE and GAMMA RAY, the latter of which he formed alongside former HELLOWEEN guitar player Kai Hansen.

World renowned for his amazing range and high-pitched singing voice, sometimes reminiscent of JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford, Scheepers finally decided to work on a solo album.

"It is definitely going to be a metal album, but I will surely explore some different sounds and ways to exploit my voice," satted Scheepers.

"I will call a few friends and guests, which will make this record a very special one, but all details will be revealed at a later stage."

The CD will be recorded during the winter 2008 under the direction of Scheepers' PRIMAL FEAR bandmate Mat Sinner, with additional input by Scheepers himself, Achim Koehler and Charlie Bauerfeind. A summer 2008 release us expected.

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Primal Fear Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

German power metal heroes PRIMAL FEAR are the latest act confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Acts on the bill now include: DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN and COMMUNIC.

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Watch Primal Fear Perform As Four-Piece

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have issued the following update:

"The first part of the European tour [with U.D.O.] is over and we had an unbelievable great time with a fantastic team. Thanks to the fans for giving us such a loud support!"

"In other news, we welcome a new member to the PRIMAL FEAR family! Shortly after the show in Barcelona, Henny [Wolter, guitar] became father for the first time and flew back immediately to Hannover. Congrats to Henny and his girlfriend Nina. That's why Alex Beyrodt had to play as a single guitar player (for the first time in PRIMAL FEAR's history) in Bordeaux [France on October 23, 2007]. Alex executed an awesome job and it was overall a night and party to remember!"

"We're looking forward to the next leg of the tour, starting on November 9th in Antwerp, Belgium!" More...

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Primal Fear Announce U.S. Release Date

The US release date for PRIMAL FEAR's new album, New Religion, has been announced. Locomotive/Ryko will release it on January 29th, 2008. As previously reported, the album recently entered the official German album charts at #60 - the highest chart entry since the band's Black Sun album in 2002. The album also charted in Sweden at the #67 position.

New Religion features the following tracklist: 'Sign Of Fear', 'Face The Emptiness', 'Everytime It Rains', 'New Religion', 'Fighting The Darkness: a) Fighting The Darkness b) The Darkness c) Reprise', 'Blood On Your Hands', 'The Curse Of Sharon', 'Too Much Time', 'Psycho', 'World On Fire', 'The Man (That I Don’t Know)'.

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