Primal Fear (band)


Primal Fear (band)

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Primal Fear


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Origin = Germany
Genre = Power metal
Speed metal
Years_active = 1997–present
Label = Frontiers Records
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URL = [http://www.primalfear.de Primal Fear]
Current_members = Ralf Scheepers
Henny Wolter
Magnus Karlsson
Mat Sinner
Randy Black
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Primal Fear is a German power metal/heavy metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers (Vocals/Ex-Gamma Ray), Mat Sinner (Bass and Vocals/Sinner), Stefan Leibing and Tom Naumann (Guitars). Their style is a heavy power metal sound with the Halford type vocals of Ralf Scheepers. Scheepers formed the band after he was not hired as Rob Halford's replacement in Judas Priest, a job for which he was a finalist, that went to Tim "Ripper" Owens. Their latest album called New Religion has been released in 2007 and was supported with a double-headlining European tour with U.D.O..

On March 4th, 2008 Primal Fear announced that Leibing decided to take a time out from the music business for some time to stay with his family and will be substituted by Magnus Karlsson.

Lyrical themes

The main lyrical themes in Primal Fear's works are science fiction. An example would be Black Sun. It can be considered a concept album about a space exploration mission. They visit a new, before unseen, planet (Black Sun), have a crew member who can see the future (Magic Eye), and end up blowing up when re-entering the Earth's atmosphere (Armageddon). The person or thing they are speaking to in Armageddon is considered by fans to be the birds of prey on the covers of their albums.

Band members

*Ralf Scheepers, lead vocals (1997-)
*Magnus Karlsson, guitars (2008-)
*Henny Wolter, guitars (2000-2003, 2007-)
*Mat Sinner, bass, vocals (1997)
*Randy Black, drums (2003-)

Former members

*Tom Naumann, guitars (1997-2000, 2003-2007)
*Klaus Sperling, drums (1997-2003)
*Stefan Leibing, guitars, keyboards (1998-2008)

Discography

*"Primal Fear" (1998)
*"Jaws of Death" (1999)
*"Nuclear Fire" (2001)
*"Black Sun" (2002)
*"The History of Fear" (DVD + CD Bonus) (2003)
*"Devil's Ground" (2004)
*"Seven Seals" (2005)
*"Metal Is Forever - The Very Best of Primal Fear" (2006)
*"New Religion" (2007)

External links

* [http://www.primalfear.de/ Official homepage ]
* [http://www.rocksomething.com/features/featurePrimalFear.html Primal Fear Interview at RockSomething]


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