Band Photo: Primal Fear (?)
From: Esslingen, Germany
Last Known Status: Active
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Nuclear Blast Records has uploaded a couple of short video clips of German power metallers Primal Fear performing at the Bloodstock festival the weekend of September 3-4, 2004 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, England. Check them out: Clip#1, Clip#2 (Real Media).
In other news, the band have posted the following message on their official web site: "The Metal Camp in Slovenija was a blast. Killer day! Last weekend, we played at the Biebob in Belgium again, no oxygen, 70 degrees heat and a packed venue. Our compliments to the fans, but they gave us a hard time ..... we played nearly 120 minutes with 4 encores - hell! The two shows in France were great too. The Raismesfest was great and we met a lot of friends there and even it rains like hell, the fans gave us 100% support. The show in the La Loc in Paris was a great finalizer.
"Aside of this, we are planning now the next Primal Fear album. We're talking to some famous mixing engineers and we start to schedule the songwriting etc. We have great plans and some cool visions! We have to say, that the band was never ever in a better shape and mood than today and that's exactly, what we want to show on our next recordings!"
Bloodstock has shuffled their set times, so take note if you are planning to attend. This means bands will start earlier in the day on both days. Nearly all stage 2 bands will be playing during changeovers of stage 1 so you should all get to see all the bands on the bill if you want to. The festival takes place 2 weeks from today in The UK.
Here are the new set times: More...
Primal Fear vocalist Ralf Scheepers and bassist Mat Sinner will soon start recording their parts for Renato Tribuzy's new album, "Execution."
The musicians met up in Rio de Janeiro, during Primal Fear’s recent Brazilian date in support of their "Devil’s Ground" album, where they talked about the final recording details.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickenson recorded his parts for the album in April in Los Angeles with producer/guitarist Roy Z, who is also performing on the record.
Execution also features the following list of performers: Michael Kiske (Supared, ex-Helloween), Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), Magnus Rosén (Hammerfall), Kiko Loureiro (Angra) and Marco Barzo (Thoten).
Long-running Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have set a May 24 European release date through Germany's AFM Records for their new album, "All For You". A five-song EP, entitled "The One", will surface on April 26, and will include two bonus video clips.
"All For You" marks the recording debut with the group of new singer Dave Padden, who replaced previous vocalist Joe Comeau last June. The album also features a return appearance by drummer Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai) following the departure of Randy Black (Primal Fear) in early October.
Commented mainman Jeff Waters in a recent online posting: "[The song 'Weapon X'] is probably the most brutal ANNIHILATOR song ever written. I honestly would compare it to 'Battery' by Metallica — and I would never ever try to compare something I did with a classic tune like that unless I could back I up. Dave, Mike and I can!
The song 'All For You' will probably be the single as it is one of those darn tootin' tunes that you will hear once and not be able to forget the chorus!"
With regards to the songwriting process for the new album, Waters said, "I demoed 18 songs [using a drum machine]. Weeded out the weakest ones and then got Dave/Mike to do their stuff over the 11 I picked. It was [actually] 12, but one was noticeably weak — could [have] made it on any other CD, but not this one."
"All For You" tracklisting: More...
STEEL PROPHET are the latest confirmations for the 2004 edition of LA's Gates Of Metal Festival which is slated for June 6th, 2004 at the Ibiza Theater in Whittier, CA.
Headlined by PRIMAL FEAR (their first southern California performance), other acts on the bill include AGENT STEEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, DREAMS OF DAMNATION, INTO ETERNITY, PROTOTYPE, RESISTANCE, SCARRED, WATCH THEM DIE.
More bands will be announced soon.
PRIMAL FEAR are the latest confirmed band for Bloodstock 04. Primal Fear recently pulled their own tour in favour of supporting Iced Earth in March 2004.
The Primal Fear Tour with Brainstorm and Rob Rock has been cancelled, as Primal Fear have decided to Join the Iced Earth European Tour with Thunderstone.
"Sometimes a band has to make decisions — a lot of people could be happy, some not," PRIMAL FEAR write in an official statement announcing their addition to the tour. "After days of negotiations, discussions and talkings between our live-management, record company, promoters and of course the band, we have to make a final decision and we accepted ICED EARTH's management's offer to join the metal tour of the year!More...
German power metallers Primal Fear have posted several photos from the video shoot for their new track, "Metal Is Forever", at this location. The filming, which took place earlier this month in Stockholm, Sweden, was completed under the direction of Baranga Films.
"Metal Is Forever" comes off Primal Fear's new album, "Devil's Ground" (view cover art here), due on February 23 through Nuclear Blast Records.
The follow-up to 2002's "Black Sun" was produced by bassist Mat Sinner and co-produced by Primal Fear and Achim Köhler at the House of Music in Winterbach, Germany. All songs were written by Sinner, guitarist Stefan Leibing, guitarist Tom Naumann, and vocalist Ralf Scheepers, except "Sacred Illusion", which was written by Primal Fear and Vinder. A cover version of Black Sabbath's "Die Young" will appear on the limited European digipak version and the Japanese version. The limited European digipak version will also include two 5.1 mixes of "Metal Is Forever" and "The Healer".