|If you're talking about today's European top metal acts, the discussion is heading straight towards Primal Fear. If you don't think so, here are the facts: the debut album "Primal Fear", "Jaws Of Death", "Nuclear Fire", "Black Sun", "Devil's Ground" and their latest album "Seven Seals" all entered the Germnan album charts on Top 60 positions, plus chart entries in a lot of other European countries and in Japan. Their worldwide shows & tours became a huge success! Sold out locations everywhere and aside of their homecounty Germany, especially in places like Brazil, Spain and Japan! Packed venues and astonished, surprised Metalheads which could not understand what kind of thunder was raging above them.
At the peak of their career, Primal Fear ended up the longtime partnership with Nuclear Blast & JVC Records iun 2006 and signed a worldwide multi album deal with Frontiers Records. Both Nuclear Blast and JVC released a final BEST OF album Metal Is Forever, which was a huge success in Japan and stayed for three months in the Burrn Album Charts.
Primal Fear started the songwriting for their seventh studio album, this time for Frontiers Records in October 2006 and the recordings started shortly later, again at the House Of Music studio with engineer & co-producer Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Saxon, Hammerfall) and longtime producer and bandmember Mat Sinner. Randy Black proved again that he is one of the world class drummers at the moment and singer Ralf Scheepers delivered his most exciting and outstanding vocal performance. Most of the guitars were played by Stefan Leibing. Starbreaker and Allen/Lande producer/guitarist Magnus Karlsson helped out with two stunning guitar solos, before Henny Wolter rejoined the band and played some more lead & rhythm guitars on the album. Epica's lead singer Simone Simons was invited to studio to sing the first duet in Primal Fear recording history, the song Everytime It Rains which seems to be the next hit in Fear's recording career. For the first time, the band moved to the Galaxy Studio in Belgium, to work with award-winning engineer Ronald Prent (Rammstein, Iron Maiden, Manowar) on the mix of the album.
New Religion is the most competent and powerful Primal Fear album. The band improved their sound with a lot of new ideas and a lot of courage. The album was released worldwide on September 21st 2007 by Frontiers Records and their partners. The Primal Fear New Religion World Tour starts on Oct 6th in Atlanta/USA, followed by a European Tour in October/November. A Japan Tour is already booked in December plus more European Dates on Xmas. Another visit to the US & South America is planned for early 2008.
Primal Fear is all fired up and totally dedicated to bring their new songs to the stages of the world!