SNOWY SHAW To Lay Down Drums On RALF SCHEEPERS' Debut Solo Album

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) will lay down the drum tracks on the first solo album from PRIMAL FEAR frontman Ralf Scheepers.

After Ralf and his collaborators spent the last three years writing material for the effort, the recording sessions for the CD will finally begin this coming weekend with PRIMAL FEAR's Mat Sinner playing bass on the entire LP and producing. An "impressive list of some very prominent guests" will appear on the as-yet-untitled album, which will feature "a killer concept and strong songs," according to Scheepers.

In a June 2010 interview with Metal Assault, Scheepers stated about the musical direction of his forthcoming solo CD, "It's more diverse [than PRIMAL FEAR], you can say."

He added, "In the beginning I had those ballads that we couldn't use for PRIMAL FEAR because they might be too mellow, but now we've started to write together on it. Basically, it's my ideas on it, but I have a great team, with Mat and Magnus [Karlsson; PRIMAL FEAR, STARBREAKER, LAST TRIBE] and some other members — Sander [Gommans], the ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist, helped me a lot.

"It's a good variety — from the hardest to the softest tones."

A photo shoot with Alex Kühr for the CD's cover will take place on Tuesday in Germany.

PRIMAL FEAR has just released a new live DVD, "16.6 - All Over The World" (recorded in various locations between September and November 2009), and a live CD, aptly titled "Live In The USA". Frontiers Records issued the two products separately and as a limited-edition combo on June 22 in the USA.

Photo below courtesy of PrimalFear.de

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