16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)

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16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)
Primal Fear - 16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead) cover.jpg
Studio album by Primal Fear
Released 22 May 2009 (2009-05-22)
Recorded November 2008 – January 2009 at House of Music Studios, Winterbach, Germany
Genre Power metal, speed metal
Label Frontiers
Producer Mat Sinner
Primal Fear chronology
New Religion
16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Dangerdog4.5/5 stars[1]
Hard Rock Hideout(8.0/10)[2]
Lords of Metal(8.5/10)[3]

16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead) is the eighth studio album by the German heavy metal band Primal Fear. It is the first album by the band not featuring long-time guitarist Stefan Leibing and the first album featuring new guitarist Magnus Karlsson. The band says of the album that it "includes a lot of the vibe of our very first albums" and also "a lot of fresh and new elements".

A music video was made for "Six Times Dead (16.6)".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mat Sinner, Henry Wolter, Magnus Karlsson and Ralf Scheepers

1."Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (Intro)0:49
2."Riding the Eagle"4:58
3."Six Times Dead (16.6)"4:00
4."Black Rain"6:07
5."Under the Radar"5:25
6."5.0 / Torn"7:13
9."No Smoke Without Fire"4:54
10."Night after Night"5:03
11."Smith & Wesson"4:47
12."The Exorcist"4:49
13."Hands of Time"4:23
Total length:1:00:44


  • An enhanced edition release contains the "Six Times Dead (16.6)" music video


Additional Musicians


  • Ted Jensen – Mastering
  • Jack Breyer – Mixing (additional)
  • Mat Sinner – Producer
  • Sonja Müller – Mixing (additional)
  • Katja Piolka – Cover art, Photography
  • Achim "Akeem" Köhler – Mixing
  • Dennis Ward – Producer (additional), Engineering