German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have posted the following message on their official web site:
"Most of the recordings for the new PRIMAL FEAR album are done! Yesterday, we spent our final day at the House Of Music Studio and finished our work there. We worked 15 hours a day during last couple of weeks and a personal tough period for the band. But the result is so satisfying that it was worth to drive the engine to the limit. Huge compliments to our engineer Charlie Bauerfeind, who co-produced the album again together with Mat Sinner. It was a pleasure to work with Charlie again. Thanks to the House Of Music team for a great time! We will have to record some more lead guitars in the coming weeks and some additional vocal lines. Watch out for some surprises coming up! Matthias Ulmer is finishing the keyboard and orchestra files together with Mat next week. We will start mixing the album in early April at the Galaxy Studio in Belgium, together with Ronald Prent. We will reveal the album title and the finalized song titles on this page soon!"
Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2005's "Seven Seals" include "Save Me", "Fighting the Darkness", "Every Time It Rains" (featuring a guest appearance by EPICA singer Simone Simons) and "Torn". A summer release via Frontiers Records is expected.
Check out pictures from the recording studio 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 will be issued in North America on April 2.