PRIMAL FEAR have announced, via their Official Facebook Page, the new line-up and new album to be released in January 2016, via Frontiers Music:
Francesco Jovino is the new Primal Fear drummer! After 10 years behind the drums for U.D.O., Francesco is back! Primal Fear founding member Tom Naumann joins the band as an official member! After two years touring with Primal Fear, Tom is now back as a full member. Magnus Karlsson will remain a member of the band and will co-write the new album of the band. The recordings of the new Primal Fear album will start in Mid-July @ Hansen Studio in Denmark with producer Mat Sinner & engineer Jacob Hansen. 12 songs are already written, in pre production. The new album will be released worldwide in January 2016 via Frontiers Music.
To all Primal Fear and Aquiles Priester FANS around the world! We knew it would be a hard mission for us, but we’ve given it a try and unfortunately, to combine our present obligations and our future endeavors, it has become impossible to have a cohesive band together. Due to our schedules and the distance between the continents we have decided to part ways. From both sides we do not have any regrets at all and we are very happy that we have tried our best to make it happen. We are all still good friends and we wish all the best for each other in the future.
Mat, Ralf, Aquiles, Tom and Alex.
All star metal project EMPIRES OF EDEN led by producer / guitarist Stu “The Hammer” Marshall (DEATH DEALER / DUNGEON) have revealed their 2nd extended track video preview, as well as the official lyric video for the title track featuring PRIMAL FEAR vocalist Ralf Scheepers from the new upcoming album “Architect of Hope”, check them out below.
Architect of Hope – 2nd extended track video preview
“Architect of Hope” album title track lyric video
New cd pre-order information HERE. For the latest Empires of Eden visit the band’s official Facebook page.
German hard rock institution SINNER, which is fronted by PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner, are heading to the 30th Anniversary “Sinfest” mini-tour, playing 3 shows in Germany with VOODOO CIRCLE, THE NEW BLACK and THE BULLETMONKS, kicking off tomorrow night in Mannheim. Check out the dates below.
26.12.14 GER – Mannheim – Alte Seilerei (w/Voodoo Circle & The New Black)
27.12.14 GER – Burglengenfeld – VAZ (w/The New Black & The Bulletmonks)
28.12.14 GER – Memmingen – Kaminwerk (w/Voodoo Circle & The New Black)
More information at
The Norwegian Melodic Metal project NERGARD is currently working on their follow-up to 2013’s Memorial for a Wish. The new album is called “A Bit Closer To Heaven” and will include a string of well known names from the industry. A new name has been added to the line-up and this is none other than one of the power metal godfathers, Ralf Scheepers of PRIMAL FEAR.
“Im thrilled to work with Ralf once again” says Andreas. “He delivered an amazing performance on my debutalbum and always deliver quick and awesome results. He’s the definition of german effectiveness.”
The release of “A Bit Closer To Heaven” is set for an early 2015 release and so far does the line-up include: Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Nils K. Rue (Pagan’s Mind), Andi Kravljaca (Aeon Zen) ++ more names will be announced throughout the coming months.
More information at https://www.facebook.com/nergardmusic
PRIMAL FEAR have revealed the identity of their new drummer, following the previously announced departure of Randy Black:
“Yes it’s true – ladies & gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to the new Primal Fear drummer – Mr. Aquilles Priester!
We’re proud that such an amazing artist is joining our band and Aquiles will make his live debut with the band @ Knock Out Festival on Dec 20, 2014 in Karlsruhe, Germany.”
For more information check out this location.
Metallers PRIMAL FEAR have announced via their official Facebook page that drummer Randy Black is leaving the band. His last performance was at the Summer Breeze Festival in Germany. Check out the band’s statement below:
Due to irreconcilable differences between singer Ralf Scheepers and drummer Randy Black, Primal Fear announce that Randy will leave the band effective August 16th, 2014 – one day after the band’s performance @ the Summer Breeze Festival, Randy’s final show with the band. Primal Fear will announce their new drummer in September. We wish Randy all the best in his future career!
Notice: If you decide to comment on this subject on our board, be sure we don’t have to delete it!”
PRIMAL FEAR have announced via their official Facebook pagethat they are confirmed to play next year’s 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. the band stated:
“Breaking News: Primal Fear is confirmed for the next 70000tons of metal cruise – Miami-Jamaica-Miami – we’re really looking forward to this special event! Jan 22 – Jan 26, 2015″
The cruise describe the experience as follows:
“There are many oceans and many ships, but 70000TONS OF METAL is different: We spare no expense to remove seats in the theater, or do you like seated Heavy Metal shows? On 70000TONS OF METAL you get unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board, not just one show per band with assigned seating based on which cabin category you booked. On 70000TONS OF METAL everyone is a VIP and you can come and go to any and all events as you please. With 60 Bands on board, this means you get access to 120 shows, our Metal Karaoke until sunrise, the All Star Jam, Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians on board, our infamous Belly Flop Contest, Bars that never close, yes, you heard right: Bars that never close! Two full days at Sea and the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with your favorite artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!”
For more information and to find out the lineup so far, check the 70000 Tons Of Metal website here.