With eight studio albums released, two live products and a best of Primal Fear are certainly one of nowadays most beloved and respected European Heavy Metal bands. Their last studio album “16.6 – Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead” became their second highest chart entry in Germany on Pos. 46. The following world tour incl. two headlining tours in the US and Canada with a headlining appearance at the prestigious ProgPower festival in Atlanta.
After a sensational tour through South America in spring 2011, more dates in Europe plus an outstanding appearance on the 2011 edition of the Wacken Open Air, the band was fired up to enter the recording studio to start tracking their ninth album “UNBREAKABLE”. The target was crystal clear - producer & bassist Mat Sinner: “After touring for two years without breaks, the guys realized the fan favourites very well and we wrote an untamed, powerful and crushing album together”.
“Unbreakable” combines the skills of the strongest Primal Fear line-up ever, with a well-balanced “back to the roots” vibe and an ambitious learning process during their longest tour so far. Classic and ultra-fresh Primal Fear riff-rockers like “Strike”, “Give Em Hell” or the high speed track “And There Was Silence” will hit the bulls-eye, like the rhythm paced metal anthem, first single and new video clip “Bad Guys Wear Black”. Less experiments, more rock! But there will be a nine-minute epic journey with a lot prog approach named “Where Angels Die”, a classic wonderful ballad “Born Again” and the melodic power bomb “Metal Nation”. Singer Ralf Scheepers adds: 'The plan was to record an album for the fans with rough metal riffs, screaming vocals and good melodies ...... and finally it became a monster – a tough 'bang-your-head' metal album called “Unbreakable."'
Magnus Karlsson and Alex Beyrodt are worldwide respected guitarists – together they are unbeatable! Ralf Scheepers vocal performance shines bright on a new level on all new songs. And what can go wrong if you’re backed by one of the best rhythm sections in metal with Randy Black and Mat Sinner? Plus backing vocals by the “Fantastic Four”: Ralf Scheepers, Mat Sinner, Erik Martensson and Oliver Hartmann.
Don’t miss the German Metal Commando when they’re coming to your town!
Alex Beyrodt – Guitars
Magnus Karlsson – Guitar, Keyboards
Randy Black – Guitars
Mat Sinner – Bass & Vocals
SET TO RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA IN 2012
IN TORONTO, AND WRAP MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 IN SAN FRANCISCO
THE SPRING OF 2012
THE DARKNESS L-R: Ed Graham, Frankie Poullain, Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins. Photo credit: Marianne Harris.
St. Andrew’s Hall
House of Blues
House of Blues
Daniel Andersson is a singer/guitarist from Umeå/Sweden. Together with bass player Peter Starefeldt, he released the Westcoast EP "Strange Ways" under the acronym DP. While an exchange student in L.A. he had the chance to meet David Foster and Jay Graydon as well as do some recordings with, among others, Jason Scheff (CHICAGO) and Jimmy Haslip (YELLOWJACKETS).
Stefan Olofsson is a keyboardist/bass player from Umeå/Sweden. He was a session player on "Strange Ways" and "Days in L.A." and released a solo album in 2003 entitled "Story of a Woman" combining elements of jazz, classical, progressive and Swedish folk music.
A.D. Adams - Drums
Ricky Serrano - Guitars
Deuce - Bass, Vocals