Vocalist Ralf Scheepers and bassist Mat Sinner were interviewed by the “Metal Eye” show on Z1 TV when they performed at Boogaloo in Zagreb, Croatia on April 5 (Note: The show was originally scheduled to take place at the Tvornica club, but was moved to Boogaloo after the original venue was closed.) You can now watch the chat below.
As previously reported, Swedish guitarist Magnus Karlsson, who has been a member of PRIMAL FEAR since early 2008, is sitting out the group’s current live shows “due to family obligations.” The band says, “This is serious and very private” before adding, “it’s tough for us to replace Magnus on the next shows as a guitarist, but it’s even harder to replace his wonderful character. We’ve searched for the last couple of days for the best possible substitute and decided to recruit Constantine (MYSTIC PROPHECY, NIGHTFALL) — a 24-year-old phenomenal talent from Greece. After the [recent] rehearsals, we’re sure he will NOT disappoint!”
Constantine made his live debut with PRIMAL FEAR at the opening show of the band’s “Metal Nation Tour”, which kicked off on March 30 in Leipzig, Germany.
PRIMAL FEAR‘s new 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).