Fans of German metal commandos Primal Fear, listen up – “Code Red” is (almost) here! As the band’s critically lauded studio album is about to be unleashed upon the world tomorrow – Friday, September 1st, 2023 – via Atomic Fire, followed by part 1 of a supporting European tour comprising 8 German/Swiss shows, they have prepared a final appetizer before their listeners can finally dive into the new offering. Accompanied by a captivating lyric video created by Ingo Spörl (Hard Media; https://hard-media.com/), Primal Fear present “Cancel Culture”, a track about a special topic that has been heavily discussed in recent years.
Producer/bassist Mat Sinner says:
“There are countries where you just disappear if you speak your mind. These are intolerable conditions. But I’m not backing down. I’ve always been a rebel; I don’t want to conform. And I don’t have to play in certain countries either. It’s that simple.”
“The way the culture of having discussions with each other has gone down the drain, has become unbearable. People tend to have no more respect for each other and that’s a dangerous development and perspective. It’s the same sad development with all these “keyboard warriors” out there who hide behind a made up user name to release their hate, jealousy or frustration. I will never take this as a “Welcome to the Internet” invitation, it’s simply a NO GO!”,
adds front-man Ralf Scheepers.
The album is available in the following formats:
– Atomic Fire Records mailorder exclusive bundles (cd-digipak, vinyl, t-shirt, lighter)
– 2LP in gatefold (various colours)
|1. Another Hero
2. Bring That Noise
3. Deep In The Night
4. Cancel Culture
5. Play A Song
6. The World Is On Fire
7. Their Gods Have Failed
9. Raged By Pain
The album was produced by bassist/vocalist Mat Sinner and co-produced by vocalist Ralf Scheepers as well as guitarist Tom Naumann before long-time Primal Fear companion Jacob Hansen took care of its mixing and mastering at his own Hansen Studios in Denmark once again after being recorded in Kempten, Germany at Sebastian “Basi” Roeder’s Backyard Studios, with helping hands of Scheepers and Mitch Kunz. Additionally, Stan W. Decker (“Angels Of Mercy – Live In Germany” (2017), “Apocalypse” (2018), and “I Will Be Gone” (2021) by Primal Fear etc.) provided magnificent artwork.
Photo Credit: Alex Kuehr