PRIMAL FEAR Adds New Drummer

Tuesday, 9th September 2014

German power metal troupe PRIMAL FEAR have announced the addition of former ANGRA drummer Aquiles Priester to the fold. Priester replaces Randy Black, who left the group last month.

Says the band: “We’re proud that such an amazing artist is joining our band.”

Aquiles will make his live debut with PRIMAL FEAR at the Knock Out Festival on December 20 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The Canadian-born Black announced his departure from PRIMAL FEAR effective August 16, one day after the band’s performance at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany. His exit from the group was attributed to “irreconcilable differences” between the drummer and PRIMAL FEAR vocalist Ralf Scheepers, but no further details were given.

Black joined PRIMAL FEAR in 2003 and played on the band’s last six studio albums beginning with 2004’s Devil’s Ground.