German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will enter the studio in early July to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album for a late 2011 release via Frontiers Records. The band states, “The songwriting session was a blast and we’ve never recorded a better pre-production.”
PRIMAL FEAR recently asked fans to submit suggestions for the new CD title and has received more than 500 responses.
The band will take a break from the recording sessions for its new album to play at Germany’s Wacken Open Air and Geiselwind festivals in early August. Also in the works are three shows in Poland in early September.
In other news, PRIMAL FEAR recently extended its deal with Frontiers Records for two more albums after releasing the last two CDs through the label — 2007’s “New Religion” and 2009’s “16.6 (Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead!)”. The band says, “Never change a winning team!”
Guitarist Henny Wolter left PRIMAL FEAR in August 2010 because — in his words — “it just didn’t feel like a band anymore.” Henny, who is also no longer a member of SINNER (led by PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner), is focusing on his new band NITROGODS, also featuring ex-PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and vocalist Oimel Larcher. The group’s self-titled debut album is expected later in the year.
PRIMAL FEAR last year released a live DVD, “16.6 – All Over The World” (recorded in various locations between September and November 2009), and a live CD, aptly titled “Live In The USA”. Frontiers Records issued the two products separately and as a limited-edition combo on June 22, 2010 in the USA. The DVD is filled with an abundance of extra materials, such as an entire bootleg section with funny moments on the road, bootleg footage from various festival appearances and other concerts, all of PRIMAL FEAR‘s most recent promotional videos, plus the making-of footage for “16.6” and a brand new interview section about the past, present and future of PRIMAL FEAR.