PRIMAL FEAR and U.D.O. will team up for a European co-headlining tour this fall. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Oct. 13 - Geleen, Netherlands - Hanenhof
Oct. 15 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
Oct. 16 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus
Oct. 18 - Sevilla, Spain - Sala Q
Oct. 19 - Madrid, Spain - Macumba
Oct. 20 - Bergara, Spain - Sala Jam
Oct. 21 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo
Oct. 23 - Bordeaux, France - Théatre Barbey
Nov. 09 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof ter Lo
Dec. 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Dec. 12 - Fulda, Germany - Kreuz
Dec. 13 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA
Dec. 14 - Memmingen, Germany - Kaminwerk
Dec. 15 - Duesseldorf, Germany - Phillipshalle
Dec. 16 - Braunschweig, Germany - Meier Music Hall
Dec. 18 - Nuernberg, Germany - Hirsch
Dec. 19 - Tuttlingen, Germany - Alte Festhalle
Dec. 20 - Muenchen, Germany - Metropolis
PRIMAL FEAR's new album, "New Religion", is due in Europe on September 21 via Frontiers Records. A U.S. release date has not yet been announced. Guest musicians on the album include Magnus Karlsson (STARBREAKER, ALLEN/LANDE), Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, ex-HELLOWEEN) and Simone Simons (EPICA). Check out audio samples at this location.
PRIMAL FEAR recently extended its ten-year partnership with Warner/Chappell Publishing for a minimum of three more albums and five years.
PRIMAL FEAR released a "best of" collection, entitled "Metal is Forever - The Very Best of Primal Fear", in Europe on September 29 via the band's previous label, Nuclear Blast Records (with whom they parted ways earlier in the year). The album's artwork was created by Stephan Lohrmann, who was also responsible for the cover of PRIMAL FEAR's "Black Sun" album. The 16-track compilation also includes a special bonus CD of "classic metal tracks." The CD was issued in North America on April 2.