Ralf Scheepers of German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR has finished laying down vocals for the band’s new album, “Unbreakable”, which is scheduled for a January 20, 2012 release via Frontiers Records. he states, “I know that every musician will always praise his new work as his best so far, but what the whole team have created here is simply outstanding! I am sure you guys will love what you hear.”
“Unbreakable” is being recorded at House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany. The CD, which is being produced by Sinner and engineered by Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN), will feature the following songs:
* Blaze Of Glory
* Marching Again
* And There Was Silence
* Night Of The Jumps
* Give ‘Em Hell
* Born Again
* Where Angels Die
* Bad Guys Wear Black
* Metal Nation
* Raise Some Hell
Regarding the musical direction of the new PRIMAL FEAR album, Scheepers told Greece’s Rock Overdose, “You can really expect an album which is somehow skipping back again to the very basics of PRIMAL FEAR, with very rough metal riffs and screaming vocals and good melodies on it. So people can really expect a pure PRIMAL FEAR album with melody and beating drums and very harsh guitars.”
He added, “Of course, every musician will somehow advertise his own album, but I’m really convinced that people will like this one, because it’s got very catchy hooklines and it’s a really ‘bang-your-head’ metal album.
“When you look back on the [PRIMAL FEAR] back catalog, from the very first album to this album now, I think there were quite some changes — on ‘Seven Seals’, for instance, and also when we came [out with] ‘New Religion’. We somehow now have a combination in between a good, bombastic sound with more back-to-the-basics guitar riffing stuff. Also we have two ballads on it, which are not [really] ballads. There’s one mid-tempo song with some acoustic guitars in it and one song which has a little bit more keyboards. It’s still not an acoustic-guitar ballad— it’s still with drums and stuff — so I think it’s a pretty tough album [overall].”
Rock Overdose interview (audio):
PRIMAL FEAR has extended its 13-year partnership with Warner/Chappell Publishing for another three albums. The group states, “[It’s] a good sign in these days that you can work with a company for over 13 years now and still be creative and friendly!”
PRIMAL FEAR recently asked fans to submit suggestions for the new CD title and received more than 500 responses.
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.