PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist Magnus Karlsson On New KISKE / SOMERVILLE Album – “Almost A Little NIGHTWISH Vibe…”


PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist Magnus Karlsson recently spoke with Solo Power Metal out of Argentina about his new solo album, Free Fall, and Primal Fear’s next record Delivering The Black. An excerpt is available below:

Q: Besides working on your solo album, you are in the recording process of the next Primal Fear album. Tell us about this new record that you guys are about to release.

Magnus: “We are just done with the album and I’m so proud! I feel like a kid listening to a new IRON MAIDEN album in the ’80s.(laughs). This is what I’m a fan of and it really came out as we wanted. It will come out in February next year I think.”

Q: Several days ago it was confirmed that you are working on a second KISKE / SOMERVILLE album, in which you are not only the guitarist but also the producer. What can we expect from this album and what are the differences from the previous one?

Magnus: “I’m guitarist and songwriter. Mat Sinner is writing with me and he is the producer. We have some great songs already and it’s quite symphonic this time, almost a little Nightwish vibe…”

Click here for the complete interview.

Primal Fear bassist/co-founder Mat Sinner recently contacted BW&BK with the band’s tour schedule for next spring in support of their new album, Delivering The Black. Their schedule is available below:

29 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
30 – New York, NY – Stage 48

1 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
2 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
3 – Toronto, ON – MOD Club
4 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
6 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
7 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
8 – Denver, CA – Bluebird Theater
10 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11 – Vancouver, BC – The Venue
12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
14 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
15 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
16 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
18 – Dallas, TX – Trees
19 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
22 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
24 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

Tickets and more information at

The follow-up to 2012’s Unbreakable was recorded at House Of Music Studios with producer and Primal Fear bassist Mat Sinner and engineered by Achim Koehler. Mixing duties are being handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT) at Hansen Studios in Denmark.

A recent band update stated: “We’ve recorded 12 tracks including two epic songs, one guitar ballad, and nine crushing metal songs with all the trademarks you know and love to hear from Primal Fear.”

Delivering The Black will feature a duet with LEAVES’ EYES singer Liv Kristine. “‘Born With A Broken Heart’ is one of the fresh tracks on Primal Fear’s upcoming album,” says Liv. “You will love it!”

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