Primal Fear is a German power metal/heavy metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers (Vocals/Ex-Gamma Ray), Mat Sinner ( Bass and Vocals/SINNER), Stefan Leibing and Tom Naumann (Guitars). Their style is a heavy power metal sound with the Halford-esque vocals of Ralf Scheepers that give a feeling of Judas Priest's Painkiller era. Scheepers formed the band after he was not hired as Rob Halford's replacement in Judas Priest, a job for which he was a finalist, that went to Tim "Ripper" Owens. Many regard Primal Fear's eponymous debut as the album Judas Priest should have released instead of Jugulator.
The main lyrical themes in Primal Fear's works are science fiction (usual for the German power metal).
*Ralf Scheepers Lead Vocals *Stefan Leibing Guitars *Tom Naumann Guitars *Mat Sinner Bass, Vocals *Randy Black Drums
*Henny Wolter - Guitars *Klaus Sperling- ''Drums
*Primal Fear (1998) *Jaws Of Death (1999) *Nuclear Fire (2001) *Black Sun (2002) *Devil's Ground (2004) *Seven Seals (2005)