The metal commandos are all fired up on their stunning new album 'New Religion' which has already taken its place in the bandâ€™s outstanding catalogue of metal masterpieces and is their highest charting release since â€˜Black Sunâ€™ in 2002. Primal Fear have a long history with Bloodstock, having helped launch the festival with a bristling performance back in 2001, before returning in 2004 and again in 2006 for the indoor event. Each time theyâ€™ve played Bloodstock, Primal Fear have given 110% in the name of metal and Bloodstock Open Air 2008 will be no exception.
The band were formed in 1997 by former Gamma Ray vocalist Ralf Scheepers and bassist/vocalist Mat Sinner and soon signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who issued their self-titled debut in 1998 to widespread critical acclaim. After touring with Running Wild and HammerFall, they released â€˜Jaws Of Deathâ€™ which continued their rise through the ranks of the metal elite. Third album â€˜Nuclear Fireâ€™ was a major step up in terms of song writing, production and performance and saw the band mount a highly-successful co-headline tour with Children Of Bodom, visit the USA for the first time and release their first live DVD. By the time â€˜Black Sunâ€™ and later â€˜Devilâ€™s Groundâ€™ emerged, Primal Fear had become one of the most popular concert draws on the European scene and the ensuing world tours consolidated their incredible achievements and swelling fan base. 2005â€™s â€˜Seven Sealsâ€™ re-booted the bandâ€™s signature sound, adding bombastic orchestration and a fresh approach to their craft which earned them album of the year in Metal Hammer Germany and a huge European tour with Helloween.
At the peak of their career, the band signed a new deal with Frontiers Records for the release of â€˜New Religionâ€™ which builds on the adventurous sound of â€˜Seven Sealsâ€™ and includes a cameo from Epica vocalist Simone Simons on the track â€˜Everytime It Rainsâ€™. The band are already on tour in support of â€˜New Religionâ€™ and will trek throughout the USA, Europe, Japan and South America before finally mounting their assault on the Bloodstock faithful.
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PRIMAL FEAR â€“ Back With A Vengeance - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.