|Fans of German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR, listen up. Code Red is almost here! In advance of the record’s officially unveiling tomorrow, Friday, September 1st via Atomic Fire, the band offers up a final appetizer with “Cancel Culture.” Accompanied by a captivating lyric video created by Ingo Spörl of Hard Media, the track is themed around a topic that has been heavily discussed in recent years.
Producer/bassist Mat Sinner comments, “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.”
Adds frontman Ralf Scheepers, “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!”
Watch PRIMAL FEAR’s “Cancel Culture” video at THIS LOCATION. (Ralf Scheepers will join the live chat at 10:00am ET / 7:00am PT.) Stream/purchase the track HERE.
Watch PRIMAL FEAR’s previously released video for “Another Hero” HERE and “Deep In The Night” HERE.
Code Red will be available in digipak CD, 2xLP in multiple color variants, and digitally.
Preorder Code Red in the physical format of your choice, presave it on your favorite DSP, or preorder it digitally at THIS LOCATION.
Recorded in Germany at Sebastian “Basi” Roeder’s Backyard Studios, with the helping hands of vocalist Ralf Scheepers as well as Mitch Kunz, Code Red was produced by bassist Mat Sinner and co-produced by Scheepers and guitarist Tom Naumann. Long-time PRIMAL FEAR companion Jacob Hansen took care of mixing and mastering at his own Hansen Studios in Denmark once again. Additionally, Stan W. Decker, who created previous works for the band including 2017’s Angels Of Mercy – Live In Germany, 2018’s Apocalypse, and 2021’s I Will Be Gone, provided the record’s magnificent artwork.
Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube HERE. Listen to “Cancel Culture” as well as other new tracks in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify HERE.
PRIMAL FEAR will begin part one of their Code Red European tour this Friday. Find info and tickets at: primalfear.de/tour.
PRIMAL FEAR w/ The Unity – Code Red European Tour – Part 1:
9/01/2023 Im Wizemann (Halle) – Stuttgart, DE
9/02/2023 Kaminwerk – Memmingen, DE
9/03/2023 Frankenhalle – Naila, DE
9/05/2023 Backstage (Werk) – Munich, DE
9/06/2023 Zeche – Bochum, DE
9/07/2023 Batschkapp – Frankfurt, DE
9/09/2023 Le Port Franc – Sion, CH
9/10/2023 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
Code Red Latin American Tour 2023:
10/21/2023 Maranhão Open Air – São Luís, BR
10/22/2023 Toinha Brasil Show – Brasília, BR
10/26/2023 Tork ‘N’ Roll – Curitiba, BR
10/28/2023 Eventos – Limeira, BR
10/31/2023 Arena Sur – Buenos Aires, AR
11/01/2023 Blondie Club – Santiagom CL
11/04/2023 Pepper Club – San José, CR
11/05/2023 Ace Of Spades-Club – Bogotá, CO
11/07/2023 CC Festiva – Lima, PE
11/10/2023 Monterrey – Monterrey, MX
More dates to be added soon.
“PRIMAL FEAR never lets you down and Code Red is another quality entry in the band’s catalog.” — KNAC
“…a prime PRIMAL FEAR album which surpasses Metal Commando and is about of the same quality as their great debut – eagle promise!” — Stormbringer
“PRIMAL FEAR has a fearsome back catalog, and this is equal to anything else they have released. The sounds are huge, and the performances are world-class, especially from Scheepers who shows right here why he is regarded so highly. Want metal? Here it is in all its glory.” — My Global Mind
Ralf Scheepers – vocals
Mat Sinner – bass, vocals
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alexander Beyrodt – guitars
Magnus Karlsson – guitars
Michael Ehré – drums
Cover artwork by Stan W. Decker