PRIMAL FEAR – to release new studio album »Code Red« on September 1st, 2023;
cover artwork & first supporting tour dates w/ THE UNITY unveiled!

Cover Artwork by Stan W. Decker (

German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR celebrated their 25th band anniversary with select events last year, including live shows and re-issuing their iconic self-titled debut album. The time was also spent preparing a huge sonic assault named »Code Red« that will be unleashed on September 1st, 2023 through Atomic Fire! Produced by bass player Mat Sinner and co-produced by vocalist Ralf Scheepers as well as guitarist Tom Naumann, it will be mixed and mastered by long-time PRIMAL FEAR companion Jacob Hansen at his own Hansen Studios in Denmark once again. To give fans a first impression of the album, which is still in its recording stages, the group have unveiled its cover artwork which was designed by Stan W. Decker (»Angels Of Mercy – Live In Germany« (2017), »Apocalypse« (2018), and »I Will Be Gone« (2021) etc.) today, and PRIMAL FEAR wouldn’t be PRIMAL FEAR if they didn’t announce the first leg of their upcoming European tour (see below!) as well. Kicking off with a hometown show at Stuttgart‘s Im Wizemann venue, the run will also lead the “eagles” to many other countries besides Germany and Switzerland. Special guests on this run will be no less than German power metallers THE UNITY (feat. members of GAMMA RAY, EDGUY, PRIMAL FEAR etc.) with further dates to be announced at a later point. Don’t ignore the warning signals and get your tickets from before they’re gone!

Mat Sinner states, “The world is in a state of emergency, one catastrophe follows another. »Code Red« is our statement about the present and the title of our upcoming 14th studio album, which will be released directly at the tour start on September 1st. According to its title, it will be a heavy, powerful and uncompromising record – 110% PRIMAL FEAR!”

»Code Red« European Tour – Part 1
Presented by Radio Bob!, Metal Hammer, Rock It!, Metaltix,
musix, Level10Music, Break Out, ITM & Atomic Fire

01.09.2023 DE Stuttgart – Im Wizemann (Halle)
02.09.2023 DE Memmingen – Kaminwerk
03.09.2023 DE Naila – Frankenhalle
05.09.2023 DE Munich – Backstage (Werk)
06.09.2023 DE Bochum – Zeche
07.09.2023 DE Frankfurt – Batschkapp
09.09.2023 CH Sion – Le Port Franc
10.09.2023 CH Pratteln – Z7

To be continued…!

More upcoming live dates:

24.06.2023 ES Abadiño – Koba Live

Order/listen to the band’s re-issued debut album, »Primal Fear« [Deluxe Edition; Remastered] (released on July 15th, 2022) here:

More on »Primal Fear« [Deluxe Edition; Remastered]:

More from PRIMAL FEAR:
‘I Will Be Gone’ [feat. Tarja Turunen] OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:
‘The Lost & The Forgotten’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:
‘Along Came The Devil’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: