Twenty-five years of blood, sweat… and Primal Fear! 2022 marks the quarter-century band anniversary of the German metal masters, and to celebrate, the band has unleashed a remastered deluxe edition of their iconic 1998 self-titled debut album today through Atomic Fire!
The record has been remastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Denmark and features three bonus tracks – a cover version of Accept‘s Breaker plus two gloriously raw and energetic live recordings of Chainbreaker and Running In The Dust – as well as extensive liner notes and many pictures from the band’s archives.
The album, which contains guest appearances by Kai Hansen (guitars; Helloween, Gamma Ray) and Frank Rössler (additional keyboards), was originally recorded at House Of Music Studios, produced by founding member Mat Sinner, supported by Tom Naumann and Ralf Scheepers, and engineered by Achim Köhler. The iconic artwork was designed by Stephan Lohrmann who also cooperated with Primal Fear for their latest studio album and other parts of their back catalogue.
Additionally, the band is set to finally return to the stages at Germany’s prestigious Summer Breeze Open Air (Dinkelsbuhl) next month as well as at Metal Hammer Paradise (Weissenhausser Strand/Ostsee) in November! Be there and witness the German metal commandos’ live festivities!
PRIMAL FEAR 1997:
Ralf Scheepers – vocals
Mat Sinner – bass, vocals
Tom Naumann – guitars
Klaus Sperling – drums