February 15, 2004

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have been confirmed to headline this year's Wacken Roadshow beginning in mid-April. Joining them on the tour will be FREEDOM CALL, METALIUM and DARK AGE. The tour dates are as follows:

Apr. 20 - Gothenburg, SWE - Musikens Hus
Apr. 21 - Stockholm, SWE - Klubben
Apr. 22 - Malmö, SWE - KB
Apr. 23 - Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
Apr. 24 - Wesseling, GER - Lessinghalle
Apr. 25 - Nordenham, GER - Jahnhalle
Apr. 27 - Bergamo, ITA - Motion
Apr. 28 - Innsbruck, AUT - Hafen
Apr. 29 - Frankenthal, GER - Music Club
Apr. 30 - TBA
May 01 - TBA
May 02 - Kassel, GER - Musiktheater
May 03 - Bochum, GER - Zeche
May 04 - Pratteln, SWI - Z 7
May 06 - Granada, SPA - Ind. Copera
May 07 - Madrid, SPA Aqualung
May 08 - Barcelona, SPA - Razzmatazz
May 09 - Bergara, SPA - Sala Jam
May 11 - FRA - TBA
May 12 - GER - TBA

PRIMAL FEAR's new album, "Devil's Ground", is scheduled for release on February 23 through Nuclear Blast Records. Audio samples from the album have also been posted online at the Nuclear Blast web site: Metal Is Forever (Real Audio),Visions Of Fate (Real Audio),and The Healer (Real Audio).

As previously reported, "Devil's Ground" (view cover art here),was produced by bassist Mat Sinner and co-produced by PRIMAL FEAR and Achim Köhler at the House of Music in Winterbach, Germany. All songs were written by Sinner, guitarist Stefan Leibing, guitarist Tom Naumann, and vocalist Ralf Scheepers, except "Sacred Illusion", which was written by PRIMAL FEAR and Vinder. A cover version of BLACK SABBATH's "Die Young" will appear on the limited European digipak version and the Japanese version. The limited European digipak version will also include two 5.1 mixes of "Metal Is Forever" and "The Healer".

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