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 (ex-Gamma Ray, ex-Tyran Pace)

Tom Naumann

guitars/keyboards (Sinner)

Alex Beyrodt

guitars (Jorn, Silent Force, ex-Sinner, Voodoo Circle)

Magnus Karlsson

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

Mat Sinner (Mattias Lasch)

bass/keyboards (Jorn, Silent Force, Sinner, Voodoo Circle)

Michael Ehre

drums (Gamma Ray, Metalium)

Former Members/Guests

Stefan Leibing

guitars

Henny Wolter

guitars (ex-Sinner, ex-Thunderhead)

Klaus Sperling

drums (ex-Freedom Call, ex-Sinner)

Randy Black

drums (ex-Annihilator, Destruction, Duskmachine, ex-Rebellion, ex-Skew Siskin)

Francesco Jovino

drums (ex-Sinner, ex-U.D.O., Voodoo Circle)



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



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
1999 Readers' Album #35




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



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
2002 Readers' Album #49




The History Of Fear  VIDEO
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
2004 Readers' Album #81




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
2005 Readers' Album #61




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)



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
2007 Readers' Album #61




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
2009 Readers' Album #36




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



All Over The World  VIDEO
2010 Frontiers



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
2012 Readers' Album #41




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
2014 Readers' Album #16




Rulebreaker  
2016 Frontiers
  1. Angels Of Mercy
  2. The End Is Near
  3. Bullets & Tears
  4. Rulebreaker
  5. In Metal We Trust
  6. We Walk Without Fear
  7. At War With The World
  8. The Devil In Me
  9. Constant Heart
  10. The Sky Is Burning
  11. Raving Mad
  12. Final Call (bonus track; deluxe edition only)
  13. Don't Say You've Never Been Warned (bonus track; deluxe edition only)
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Tom Naumann
  • Alex Beyrodt
  • Magnus Karlsson
  • Mat Sinner
  • Francesco Jovino
2016 Readers' Album #39




Angels Of Mercy  LIVE
2017 Frontiers
  1. Countdown To Insanity
  2. Final Embrace
  3. In Metal We Trust
  4. Angel In Black
  5. Rulebreaker
  6. Sign Of Fear
  7. Seven Seals
  8. Angels Of Mercy
  9. The End Is Near
  10. Rollercoaster
  11. The Sky Is Burning
  12. Nuclear Fire
  13. When Death Comes Knocking
  14. Metal Is Forever
  15. Fighting The Darkness
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Tom Naumann
  • Alex Beyrodt
  • Mat Sinner
  • Francesco Jovino



Best Of Fear  COMPILATION
2017 Frontiers
  1. Area 16
  2. Predator
  3. If Looks Could Kill (Heart cover)
  4. Thrill of Speed
  5. The End Is Near
  6. Strike
  7. Sign of Fear
  8. In Metal We Trust
  9. When Death Comes Knocking
  10. Six Times Dead (6)
  11. Angels of Mercy
  12. Unbreakable (Part 2)
  13. Riding the Eagle
  14. Rulebreaker
  15. King for a Day
  16. Bad Guys Wear Black
  17. Everytime It Rains
  18. We Walk Without Fear
  19. Fighting the Darkness
  20. Hands of Time
  21. One Night in December
  22. The Sky Is Burning
  23. Where Angels Die
  24. Black Rain
  25. Born with a Broken Heart
  26. Born Again
  27. The Man (That I Don't Know)



Apocalypse  
2018 Frontiers
  1. Apocalypse
  2. New Rise
  3. The Ritual
  4. King Of Madness
  5. Blood, Sweat, & Fear
  6. Supernova
  7. Hail To The Fear
  8. Hounds Of Justice
  9. The Beast
  10. Eye Of The Storm
  11. Cannonball
  12. Fight Against Evil (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)
  13. Into The Fire (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)
  14. My War Is Over (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)
  • Ralf Scheepers
  • Tom Naumann
  • Alex Beyrodt
  • Magnus Karlsson
  • Mat Sinner
  • Francesco Jovino




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