PRIMAL FEAR: North American Tour Dates Announced

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have scheduled the following U.S. dates:

Sep. 07 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Sep. 08 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
Sep. 09 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Sep. 12 - New York, NY @ The Blender Theater at Grammercy (w/ SWASHBUCKLE)
Sep. 13 - Montreal, QUE @ FouFounes Electriques (w/ SWASHBUCKLE)

Tickets go on sale today exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until May 2 at which point they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems.

PRIMAL FEAR will return to Atlanta, Georgia to co-headline this year's ProgPower USA showcase on September 10 alongside VANDEN PLAS.

PRIMAL FEAR's new album, "16.6: (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead)", will be released in Europe on May 22 and in the U.S. on June 7 via Frontiers Records.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
02. Riding The Eagle
03. Six Times Dead (16.6)
04. Black Rain
05. Under The Radar
06. 5.0 / Torn
07. Soar
08. Killbound
09. No Smoke Without Fire
10. Night After Night
11. Smith & Wesson
12. The Exorcist
13. Hands Of Time

Limited edition bonus tracks:

14. Cry Havoc
15. Scream
16. Six Times Dead (16.6) (video)

Japanese bonus track:

17. No Smoke Without Fire (remix)

Check out the cover artwork below.

"16.6: (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead)" was recorded at House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany with Dennis Ward and Achim Köhler. The CD marks the group's first release with guitarist 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.

PRIMAL FEAR's last album, "New Religion", in 2007 landed on the Swedish chart at No. 67. It also entered the German chart at No. 60. The CD was released in the U.S. on January 29, 2008 via Locomotive/Ryko. Guest musicians on the album include Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, ex-HELLOWEEN) and Simone Simons (EPICA).

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