Primal Fear is a German power metal/heavy metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers (Vocals/Ex-Gamma Ray), Mat Sinner ( Bass and Vocals/Sinner), Stefan Leibing and Tom Naumann (Guitars). Their style is a heavy power metal sound with the Halford type vocals of Ralf Scheepers. Scheepers formed the band after he was not hired as Rob Halford's replacement in Judas Priest, a job for which he was a finalist, that went to Tim "Ripper" Owens. Their new album is due to be released sometime in 2007.
The main lyrical themes in Primal Fear's works are science fiction. An example would be Black Sun. It can be considered a concept album about a space exploration mission. They visit a new, before unseen, planet (Black Sun), have a crew member who can see the future (Magic Eye), and end up blowing up when re-entering the Earth's Atmosphere (Armageddon). The Person or thing they are speaking to in Armageddon is considered by fans to be the Falcon on the covers of their albums.
Track listing: IntroductionAngel in BlackBattalions of HateNuclear FireChainbreakerEye of an EagleFight the FireRunning in the DustSilver and GoldFinal EmbraceAngel in Black (reprise) http://www.primalfear.de/
Track listing: Angel in BlackKiss of DeathBack From HellNow or NeverFight the FireEye of an EagleBleed for MeNuclear FireRed RainIron Fist in a Velvet GloveFire on the HorizonLiving for Metal http://www.primalfear.de/
Track listing: Jaws of DeathChurch of BloodInto the FutureUnder Your SpellPlay to KillNation in FearFight to SurviveHatred in My SoulFinal EmbraceSave a PrayerWhen the Night ComesKill the King http://www.primalfear.de/