Origin: Germany
Genres: Power Metal
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Primal Fear  


Vocalist Ralf Scheepers was once strongly considered as Rob Halford's replacement in Judas Priest. Based on his performance here, it's easy to see why -- his vocals are not merely similar to Halford's, but practically a clone. Indeed, some tabbed Primal Fear, this band's 1998 debut, as "the album Judas Priest should have recorded instead of Jugulator". And in fact there are similarities to mid-late period Priest here (in addition to the vocals), with perhaps a nod toward Scheeper's old band and, in places, a more American mainstream sound. They have done little to change or expand their sound over the years, but they continue to churn out popular albums.

Current Members

Ralf Scheepers

vocals (Gamma Ray, Tyran Pace)

Alex Beyrodt

guitars (Silent Force, Sinner, Voodoo Circle)

Magnus Karlsson

guitars (Last Tribe, Midnight Sun, Violent Work Of Art)

Mat Sinner (Mattias Lasch)

bass/keyboards (Silent Force, Sinner)

Randy Black

drums (Annihilator, Duskmachine, Rebellion, Skew Siskin)

Former Members/Guests

Tom Naumann

guitars/keyboards (Sinner)

Stefan Leibing

guitars

Henny Wolter

guitars (Sinner, Thunderhead)

Klaus Sperling

drums (Freedom Call, Sinner)


Discography



Primal Fear 
1998 Nuclear Blast
  1. Primal Fear
  2. Chainbreaker
  3. Silver & Gold
  4. Promised Land
  5. Formula One
  6. Dollars
  7. Nine Lives
  8. Tears Of Rage
  9. Speedking
  10. Battalions Of Hate
  11. Running In The Dust
  12. Thunderdome
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Tom Naumann
  • Mat Sinner
  • Klaus Sperling

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility 



Jaws Of Death 
1999 Nuclear Blast
  1. Jaws Of Death
  2. Final Embrace
  3. Save A Prayer
  4. Church Of Blood
  5. Into The Future
  6. Under Your Spell
  7. Play To Kill
  8. Nation In Fear
  9. When The Night Comes
  10. Fight To Survive
  11. Hatred In My Soul
  12. Kill The King
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Tom Naumann
  • Stefan Leibing
  • Mat Sinner
  • Klaus Sperling

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Nuclear Fire 
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Angel In Black
  2. Kiss Of Death
  3. Back From Hell
  4. Now Or NEver
  5. Fight The Fire
  6. Eye Of An Eagle
  7. Bleed For Me
  8. Nuclear Fire
  9. Iron Fist In A Velvet Glove
  10. Fire On The Horizon
  11. Living For Metal
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Stefan Leibing
  • Henny Wolter
  • Alex Beyrodt
  • Mat Sinner
  • Klaus Sperling

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Black Sun 
2002 Nuclear Blast
  1. Countdown To Insanity
  2. Black Sun
  3. Armageddon
  4. Lightyears From Home
  5. Revolution
  6. Fear
  7. Mind Control
  8. Magic Eye
  9. Mind Machine
  10. Silence
  11. We Go Down
  12. Cold Day In Hell
  13. Controlled
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Stefan Leibing
  • Henny Wolter
  • Alex Beyrodt
  • Mat Sinner
  • Klaus Sperling

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The History Of Fear 
2003 Nuclear Blast




Devil's Ground 
2004 Nuclear Blast
  1. Metal Is Forever
  2. Suicide And Mania
  3. Visions Of Fate
  4. Sea Of Flames
  5. The Healer
  6. Sacred Illusion
  7. In Metal
  8. Soulchaser
  9. Colony 13
  10. Wings Of Desire
  11. Heart Of A Brave
  12. Devil's Ground
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Tom Naumann
  • Stefan Leibing
  • Mat Sinner
  • Randy Black

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Seven Seals 
2005 Nuclear Blast
  1. Demons & Angels
  2. Rollercoaster
  3. Seven Seals
  4. Evil Spell
  5. The Immortal Ones
  6. Diabolus
  7. All For One
  8. Carniwar
  9. Question Of Honour
  10. In Memory
  11. The Union
  12. Higher Power
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Tom Naumann
  • Stefan Leibing
  • Mat Sinner
  • Randy Black

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Metal Is Forever  COMPILATION
2006 Nuclear Blast
  1. Metal Is Forever
  2. Chainbreaker
  3. Seven Seals
  4. Nuclear Fire
  5. Final Embrace
  6. The Healer
  7. Rollercoaster
  8. Armageddon
  9. Angel in Black
  10. Under Your Spell
  11. Evil Spell
  12. Running in the Dust
  13. Suicide and Mania
  14. Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove
  15. Fear
  16. Tears of Rage
  17. Out in the Fields (Gary Moore / Philip Lynott)
  18. Kill the King (Rainbow)
  19. Speed King (Deep Purple)
  20. Die Young (Black Sabbath)
  21. Metal Gods (Judas Priest)
  22. Breaker (Accept)
  23. Seek and Destroy (Metallica)
  24. Two Minutes to Midnight (Iron Maiden)
  25. The Rover (Led Zeppelin)

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



New Religion 
2007 Frontiers
  1. Sign Of Fear
  2. Face The Emptiness
  3. Everytime It Rains
  4. New Religion
  5. Fighting The Darkness
  6. Blood On Your Hands
  7. The Curse Of Sharon
  8. Too Much Time
  9. Psycho
  10. World On Fire
  11. The Man (That I Don't Know)
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Stefan Leibing
  • Henny Wolter
  • Mat Sinner
  • Randy Black

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



16.6 (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead) 
2009 Frontiers
  1. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
  2. Riding The Eagle
  3. Six Times Dead (6)
  4. Black Rain
  5. Under The Radar
  6. 0 / Torn
  7. Soar
  8. Killbound
  9. No Smoke Without Fire
  10. Night After Night
  11. Smith & Wesson
  12. The Exorcist
  13. Hands Of Time
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Henny Wolter
  • Magnus Karlsson
  • Mat Sinner
  • Randy Black

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Live In The USA 
2010 Frontiers
  1. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
  2. Under The Radar
  3. Battalions Of Hate
  4. Killbound
  5. Nuclear Fire
  6. Six Times Dead (6)
  7. Angel In Black
  8. Sign Of Fear
  9. Fighting The Darkness
  10. Riding The Eagle
  11. Final Embrace
  12. Metal Is Forever
  13. Hands Of Time
  14. Chainbreaker
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Henny Wolter
  • Magnus Karlsson
  • Mat Sinner
  • Randy Black

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



All Over The World 
2010 Frontiers

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Unbreakable 
2012 Frontiers
  1. Unbreakable (Part 1)
  2. Strike
  3. Give 'Em Hell
  4. Bad Guys Wear Black
  5. And There Was Silence
  6. Metal Nation
  7. Where Angels Die
  8. Unbreakable (Part 2)
  9. Marching Again
  10. Born Again
  11. Blaze of Glory
  12. Conviction
  13. Night of the Jumps
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Alex Beyrodt
  • Magnus Karlsson
  • Mat Sinner
  • Randy Black

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Metal Critic  Angry Metal Guy 



Delivering The Black 
2014 Frontiers
  1. King for a Day
  2. Rebel Faction
  3. When Death Comes Knocking
  4. Alive and on Fire
  5. Delivering the Black
  6. Road to Asylum
  7. One Night in December
  8. Never Pray for Justice
  9. Born with a Broken Heart
  10. Inseminoid
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Alex Beyrodt
  • Magnus Karlsson
  • Mat Sinner
  • Randy Black


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