German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR were forced to cancel tonight's (Wednesday, November 4) concert in Bergen, Norway after their bus crashed (see photo below) while the band was making its way to the city from Oslo. According to a statement released by International Touring and Management GmbH & Co, "nobody got injured, and after a few hours stop/work, the travel party could continue their journey but had to cancel the show tonight."
"16.6 (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead)", the new album from PRIMAL FEAR, was released in Europe on May 22 and was made available in the U.S. in early June via Frontiers Records. The CD was recorded at House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany with Dennis Ward and Achim Köhler.
"16.6 (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead)" marks the group's first release with Magnus Karlsson (ALLEN/LANDE, STARBREAKER),who replaced Stefan Leibing last year. Returning guitarist Henny Wolter and Karlsson participated in the songwriting and pre-production, which took place at Karlsson's Stuntguitar Studio in Sweden. The band spent four weeks at House Of Music recording the effort, which was mastered by Ted Jensen at the Sterling Sound in New York City.
Several audio samples from "16.6: (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead)" are available for download at Frontiers.it.