PRIMAL FEAR BIOGRAPHY
Primal Fear is a German power metal/heavy metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers (Vocals/Ex-Gamma Ray, ex-Tyran' Pace), Mat Sinner ( Bass and Vocals/Sinner), Stefan Leibing and Tom Naumann (Guitars). Their style is a heavy power metal sound with the Halford-esque vocals of Ralf Scheepers that give a feeling of Judas Priest's Painkiller era. Scheepers formed the band after he was not hired as Halford's replacement in Judas Priest, a job for which he was a finalist, that went to Tim "Ripper" Owens. Many regard Primal Fear's eponymous debut as the album Judas Priest should have released instead of Jugulator.PRIMAL FEAR GENRES
Primal Fear left Nuclear Blast in 2006 after Mat Sinner left his job as a label rep with the company in January.
Primal Fear appears on:
"A Tribute To The Priest" album, playing the song "Metal Gods"
"The Four Horsemen - A Tribute To Metallica" album, playing the song "Seek And Destroy"
PRIMAL FEAR LYRICAL THEMES
Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Metal
PRIMAL FEAR ORIGIN
Germany (Esslingen/Baden-Württemberg), formed in 1997
PRIMAL FEAR CURRENT RECORD LABEL
PRIMAL FEAR STATUS
PRIMAL FEAR CURRENT LINE-UP
Ralf Scheepers - Vocals (ex-Gamma Ray, ex-Tyran' Pace, F.B.I.)
Stefan Leibing - Guitars/Keyboards (Comedy Club, Wasteland (Ger), Insanity (Ger))
Hendrik ``Henny`` Wolter - Guitars (Sinner (Ger), Thunderhead, Viva (Ger), Talon (Ger), Donnerkopf, Sweethard)
Mat Sinner - Bass/Vocals (Sinner (Ger), Cans, Rick Renstrom, Goddess Shiva)
Randy Black - Drums (Deception (Ger), Annihilator, ex-Rebellion (Ger), Skew Siskin)
PRIMAL FEAR PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Klaus Sperling - Drums (Donnerkopf, My Darkest Hate, Wasteland (Ger), Insanity (Ger), MP, Sinner (Ger), Mystic Prophecy (tour member), Saidian)
Tom Naumann - Guitars (Sinner (Ger), Mat Sinner)
Alex Beyrodt - Guitars on Jaws of Death tour (Silent Force, Sinner (Ger), Mat Sinner, The Sygnet, Missa Mercuria, Code of Perfection, guest)