German metallers PRIMAL FEAR are putting the finishing touches on the material for their next studio album, to be recorded during the summer for an early 2014 release via Frontiers Records. The band states: “After collecting more than 30 song ideas, we will finally strip the list down to 12 tracks and we’re going now into the details. [We are] totally thrilled about the riffs and melodies, plus [we are in the process of] planning the recordings.”
Frontiers and PRIMAL FEAR in January announced that they have renewed their partnership for another multi-album deal, which will include two more studio releases and one live CD and DVD.
PRIMAL FEAR‘s latest album, “Unbreakable”, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
Released on January 24, 2012 in the U.S. via Frontiers Records, “Unbreakable” was tracked in part at House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany with producer/bassist Mat Sinner and engineer Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN).
METALLICA‘s debut album, Kill ‘Em All, is turning 30 years in 2013. Metal Hammer Germany calls for a celebration!
The album, A Tribute To Kill ‘Em All, features all songs of the original Metallica album performed by a different artist. Among them: MOTÖRHEAD, ANTHRAX, CANNIBAL CORPSE and PRIMAL FEAR.
A Tribute To Kill ‘Em All also premieres two exclusive tracks, being ‘(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth’ performed by EISREGEN and THE VISION BLEAK, and ‘Jump In The Fire’ performed by German thrashers DUST BOLT.
‘Hit The Lights’ – BLACK TIDE
‘The Four Horsemen’ – BURDEN OF GRIEF
‘Motorbreath’ (live) – RAGE
‘Jump In The Fire’ – DUST BOLT (exclusive)
‘(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth’ – EISREGEN and THE VISION BLEAK (exclusive)
‘Whiplash’ – MOTÖRHEAD
‘Phantom Lord’ – ANTHRAX
‘No Remorse’ – CANNIBAL CORPSE
‘Seek & Destroy’ – PRIMAL FEAR
‘Metal Militia’ – DEW-SCENTED
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Metal Mania Open Air 2012 is being held from July 19th-21st in Komen na Krasu, Slovenia
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the festival prides itself on pleasant atmosphere in beautiful and idylic landscape of Slovenian Karst, where the main focus is on quality socializing and having fun.
In addition to headliners PRIMAL FEAR and AURA NOIR, the festival features: FLESHCRAWL, OCTOBER TIDE, VIOLATOR, WHITE SKULL, PAGAN ALTAR, NECROMASS, WAR-HEAD, SARCASM, ATER ERA, OVERTURES, SHUTDOWN, DELIRIUM X TREMENS, SUFOSIA, LINTVER, CHAOSSTAR, FEROCIOUS MIND, VOODOO MULE, FALLEN UTOPIA, USE LESS, DOOMED, ARMAROTH, STREET CREEPS, TELEPORT, KOROMA?, LICENCE TO HATE, SHATTERED THOUGHT PATTERNS and VALUK.
For more details visit Metalmaniafest.com.
UK’s Hard Rock Hell Festival have recently announced that PRIMAL FEAR and JETTBLACK are confirmed for Hard Rock Hell VI - Fistful Of Rock as the latest acts. The festival scheduled for November 29th – December 3rd at Hafan y Môr in Pwllheli, North Wales.
Acts confirmed for Hard Rock Hell VI – Fistful Of Rock include:
DAN BAIRD, BAD TOUCH, BLACKFOOT, THE BURNING CROWS, CIRCUS TOWN, DANTE FOX, DIE SO FLUID, THE DOGS D’AMOUR, ELECTRIC BOYS, ELECTRIC MARY, ACE FREHLEY, GRAVEYARD, HAVANA ROCKS, JETTBLACK, LA GUNS, JOHN MCCOY, MOLLY HATCHET, NIGHT BY NIGHT, PRIMAL FEAR, SERPENTINE, SKINNY MOLLY, TEN, VICIOUS RUMORS.
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German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will release their new album, Unbreakable, on January 20th, 2012 via Frontiers. In a new update, the band revealed that the first single from the album, ‘Bad Guys Wear Black’/'Metal Nation’ (single edit) and the new video clip will be released on December 5th in digital format.
Primal Fear recently shot the video for ‘Bad Guys Wear Black’ in Nuremberg, Germany and have updated their photo gallery with screenshots from the shoot. Check it out here.
Songs due to appear on the new record include:
‘And There Was Silence’
‘Night Of The Jumps’
‘Give ‘Em Hell’
‘Where Angels Die’
‘Bad Guys Wear Black’
‘Raise Some Hell’
Primal Fear bassist Mat Sinner discusses Unbreakable with BW&BK scribe Carl Begai at this location.
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ARCH ENEMY, PRIMAL FEAR, THE DEVIL’S BLOOD, ATLANTEAN KODEX, VANDERBUYST and SISTER are the first acts confirmed for next year’s edition of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, which scheduled to take place July 13th – 14th in Balingen, Germany.
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For more details visit Bang-your-head.de.
Norwegian musician and composer Andreas Nergård has spent the past year writing material for a metal musical entitled “Memorial For A Wish”. The musical is currently being recorded at the Trondheim Studio in Trondheim, Norway with producer Conor Patrick for release as two separate albums (“Act 1″ and “Act 2″) during 2011-2012. A promo EP entitled “In The Beginning” will be released on May 30 containing three tracks from the musical, with special guest appearances by Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR, GAMMA RAY), Tony Mills (TNT, SHY), Mike Vescera (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS).
The story of “Memorial For A Wish” is set in Dublin, Ireland, in 1890: A young man by the name of Peter O’Donnell is arrested and wrongfully accused of a burglary which he did not commit. After a short trial, he is sentenced to prison for twenty years. In desperation he is forced to leave his pregnant wife behind and live in solitude behind the prison walls. Twenty long years pass by and Peter is released from jail, only to find out that his beloved wife died many years ago while giving birth to their daughter. The friends he once had turn their backs on him and let him face the grief all alone. This eventually tears him apart. As the sorrow and despair become too much to handle, he ends up committing suicide.
“Memorial For A Wish” recording lineup:
* Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR, GAMMA RAY)
* Tony Mills (TNT, SHY)
* Mike Vescera (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS)
* Åge Sten Nilsen (WIG WAM)
* Göran Edman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOHN NORUM)
* Helge Engelke (FAIR WARNING)
* David Reece (BANGALORE CHOIR, ACCEPT)
More singers will be confirmed during May and June.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/memorialforawish. Source: Blabbermouth.net