Primal Fear are ready to release now-pre-orderable deluxe edition of their self-titled debut album in celebration of 25th band anniversary on July 15th, 2022. Besides that, a lyric video for classic track 'Chainbreaker' has been unveiled.

Press Release

Founded by bassist Mat Sinner and vocalist Ralf Scheepers, and completed by guitarist Tom Naumann and drummer Klaus Sperling shortly after, German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR started to pave their way to the top as one of the most consistent acts of the scene in 1997: 13 strong studio albums, countless shows around the globe and last but not least neverending passion influenced their now 25-year way to success, peaking in the form of hitting #7 of the German album charts (PRIMAL FEAR's highest entry in their home country so far) and more top positions in other countries with their latest offering »Metal Commando« (2020). And there's still no end in sight as the band is already working on material for their next album...

...but before the group enter the studio once again and to celebrate the aforementioned anniversary, PRIMAL FEAR will release a deluxe version of their highly-praised self-titled debut album from 1998 -- remastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Denmark and including three bonus tracks as well as an extended booklet featuring liner notes and many photos from the band archives -- on July 15th, 2022 via Atomic Fire. As first glimpse of the record's refreshed sound, watch a brand new lyric video for hit song 'Chainbreaker' off »Primal Fear,« which was crafted by Gabriel Management (

Stream & download the track now, here:

Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube & listen to 'Chainbreaker' in the »AFR New Releases« playlist:

Pre-order the album in the physical format of your choice [CD-digipak, various coloured vinyls], pre-save it on your favorite streaming platform or pre-order it digitally to receive 'Chainbreaker' instantly now, here:

»Primal Fear« (Deluxe Edition; Remastered) - Track Listing:

01. Primal Fear
02. Chainbreaker
03. Silver & Gold
04. Promised Land
05. Formula One
06. Dollars
07. Nine Lives
08. Tears Of Rage
09. Speedking
10. Battalions Of Hate
11. Running In The Dust
12. Thunderdome
Bonus Tracks
13. Breaker (ACCEPT Cover)
14. Chainbreaker (live)
15. Running In The Dust (live)

The album that contains guest appearances by Kai Hansen (guitars; HELLOWEEN, GAMMY RAY etc.) and Frank Rössler (additional keyboards) was originally recorded at House Of Music Studios, produced by founding member Mat Sinner, supported by Tom Naumann and Ralf Scheepers, and engineered by Achim Köhler. The iconic artwork was designed by Stephan Lohrmann who also cooperated with PRIMAL FEAR for their latest studio album and other parts of their back catalogue.

Ralf Scheepers | vocals
Mat Sinner | bass, vocals
Tom Naumann | guitars
Alexander Beyrodt | guitars
Magnus Karlsson | guitars
Michael Ehré | drums


Finland's melodic metal heroes Altaria will release their sixth studio album "Wisdom" on July 8, 2022 via Reaper Entertainment. Produced by the band themselves and recorded in their own studio, "Wisdom" convinces with catchy melodies, driving riffs and distinctive vocals. The band has just released the first digital single, the title track "Wisdom". The song is available on every major streaming platform now. 

The band states:
"13 years have gone by since Altaria last released new music. Now it's finally time for the first single from the coming album! The obvious choice was the title track and album opener Wisdom. A catchy, straight forward Altaria type of song, with a lot of room for melodies and themes. The story features thoughts around the theme that there are no rules or rights and wrongs in rock'n roll. Everybody around you seems to have all kinds of opinions these days, but as long as you trust yourself and your vision, the sky's the limit! Go!"

In addition, the band today re-releases the two classic albums "Invitation" and "The Fallen Empire" in a completely remastered version including bonus material on all digital platforms. 

The classic albums "Divinity", "Invitation" and "The Fallen Empire" are also available in a strictly limited box set to accompany the new album "Wisdom". Pre-order the album and the box set in the labels online store:

The track list for "Wisdom" reads as follows:

1. Wisdom
2. Diablo rojo
3. Without warning
4. Kissed by the flames
5. Power to heal
6. Sometimes
7. Victory of winter
8. History of times to come (2022)
9. Lost in time
10. Crimson rain


Greek thrash metal outfit Amken is going to release its new album "Passive Aggression" on August 26, 2022 via Massacre Records. People can already pre-save the album here »

Compared to previous releases, the album features vocals that are darker and more in-your-face, and a guitar sound that is more melodic but still relentless at the same time. The album's cover artwork - available below - was designed by Adam Burke. "Passive Aggression" was mixed by Fotis Benardo, and mastered by George Neratzis. Amken - consisting of vocalist/guitarist Giannis Karakoulias, guitarist/back vocalist Vanias Apostolopoulos, bassist Dionisis Kiamos and drummer Harris Zampoukos - delivers blood-pumping thrash metal that fills the gap between old-school and new-era thrash.



Sinner are ready to release their new album, "Brotherhood", which is already available for pre-order. The German heavy metallers have just offered us the upcoming album' s first single, "Bulletproof" and below you can enjoy the lyric video of this new song.

Press Release

German hard rockers Sinner are pleased to present 'Bulletproof,' the powerful first single off their forthcoming new full-length, »Brotherhood«. Scheduled for release on July 15th, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records, 'Bulletproof' serves as the album's opening track and sets the perfect tone for the 12-track journey while lyrically underlining the many trials, tribulations, and obstacles of the last two years.

Guitarist/co-producer Tom Naumann says, "This first single is in no way inferior to heavier tracks from »Judgement Day« or »Nature Of Evil«. Fans of these albums won't only have fun with 'Bulletproof' but also definitely with the complete record."

Pre-order the album in the physical format of your choice [CD-digipak, various coloured vinyls, limited edition box set (incl. coloured 2LP in gatefold, CD-digipak, pendant, patch, slip mat and poster flag)], pre-save it on your favorite streaming platform or pre-order it digitally to receive 'Bulletproof' instantly now, here:

»Brotherhood« - Track Listing:

01. Bulletproof
02. We Came To Rock
03. Reach Out
04. Brotherhood
05. Refuse To Surrender
06. The Last Generation
07. Gravity
08. The Man They Couldn't Hang
09. The Rocker Rides Away
10. My Scars
11. 40 Days 40 Nights
Bonus Track (physical only!)
12. When You Were Young (THE KILLERS Cover)

In addition, a variety of special guests have expanded Sinner's »Brotherhood« and contributed in different roles to the album:

Dave Ingram
Erik Martensson
Giorgia Colleluori
Lisa Müller
Mark Basile
Neil Witchard
Oliver Palotai
Ralf Scheepers
Ronnie Romero
Sascha Krebs
Stef E.
Tom Englund

The album was produced by frontman Mat Sinner and co-produced by guitarist Tom Naumann, and recorded by Basi Roeder at Backyard Studios as well as Mitch Kunz at Apollo 13 Audio, before Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT etc.) mixed and mastered it at Hansen Studios, Denmark.

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Mat Sinner | vocals, bass
Tom Naumann | guitars
Alex Scholpp | guitars
Markus Kullmann | drums