German power metal force Primal Fear‘s final stop of the North American leg of the tour brought them to Toronto. The co-headling tour saw them paired with Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody for 28 dates before heading to Japan, Australia and into Europe. Decibel Geek‘s Brian Ronald, Shawn “Animalize” Irwin and Rich “The Meister” Dillon were on hand for the experience. Read our review, including Brian‘s photo gallery (also appears below) here: Primal Fear Invade Toronto
Primal Fear‘s Rulebreaker album, released earlier this year on Frontiers Records is sure to be a contender in a few of the Decibel Geek staff’s “Top Albums of the Year” lists. Shawn “Animalize” Irwin‘s review of the album from January can be found here: Rulebreaker Album Review.
Posted today on Blabbermouth.com is the announcement that the band will be releasing a new concert DVD in 2017. The full post (with slight edits) appears below:
German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are planning to release new concert DVD and CD in 2017. The band’s producer and bassist Mat Sinner told Roppongi Rocks: “We’ve recorded a concert for a DVD and live CD, and this will be the next project. When we stop touring, we will mix it and this will be released next year. Last time we recorded a live album in America, so this time we said we’ll do it in Europe.”
The band’s new album, Rulebreaker, was released on January 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The effort was made available in CD, deluxe CD/DVD and — in collaboration with Soulfood Music in Germany — on vinyl and a special super-limited vinyl edition featuring an eagle sculpture on the vinyl.
PRIMAL FEAR last year parted ways with Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester (HANGAR, ANGRA) and replaced him with Francesco Jovino (U.D.O.). In addition, founding guitarist Tom Naumann — who had been touring with the group for a couple of years — had officially rejoined the band as a full member.
Ralf Scheepers – Vocals
Alex Beyrodt – Guitar
Magnus Karlsson – Guitar, Keyboards
Tom Naumann – Guitar
Francesco Jovino – Drums
Mat Sinner – Bass, Vocals