Due to "irreconcilable differences" between singer Ralf Scheepers and drummer Randy Black, Randy will leave German/Swedish/Canadian power metallers PRIMAL FEAR effective August 16, one day after the band's performance at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany. Summer Breeze will mark Randy's final show with the group.
PRIMAL FEAR will announce their new drummer in September. The band states: "We wish Randy all the best in his future career."
PRIMAL FEAR's tenth studio album, "Delivering The Black", was released on January 24 in Europe and January 28 in North America via Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2012's "Unbreakable" landed at position No. 16 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
After some very intense songwriting sessions and pre-production schedule, the band started to record "Delivering The Black" in the summer of 2013 at the House Of Music studios in Germany, with Mat Sinner and engineer Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN). The band then moved to Denmark in September 2013 to finish the album, with acclaimed producer/engineer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRETTY MAIDS, AMARANTHE) handling the mix at his Hansen studio in Ribe.
"Delivering The Black", which can be ordered at Amazon.com, combines the strongest PRIMAL FEAR moments ever, with crushing songs and some very ambitious musical journeys. The centerpiece of the album are the two epic tracks "When Death Comes Knocking" and the 10-minute opus "One Night In December".