German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR played their first show with guitarist Henny Wolter back in the band on June 30 at the Rock Am Haertsfeldsee in Dischingen, Germany. "4,000 maniacs rocked with us to the limit and gave Henny a warm welcome," the group writes on its web site.
PRIMAL FEAR's setlist was as follows:
04. Nuclear Fire
05. Seven Seals
06. Angel In Black
07. Iron Fist In A Velvet Glove
08. Demons And Angels
09. Eye Of An Eagle
11. Final Embrace
12. Metal Is Forever
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.