Randy Black left Canadian metal band Annihilator to join the German metal commando's of Primal Fear in August 2003.
Other band Randy played in: Click, Tone, Bif Naked, Gom Jabbar, Schwarz and Rebellion.
In 2005 Randy Black joined German rock outfit Skew Siskin, fronted by charismatic female singer Nina Alice, and played with German thrash metallers Duskmachine, as well as German guitarist Rooky.
Randy Black was born November 17, 1963 in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan in Canada. After a brief stay he moved with his family to Zweibrücken, Germany, and lived there for 5 years before settling back in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Randy Black started playing drums and taking lessons at the age of 11. He played in first professional band The Edge at 17. Did first tour (7 months) across Canada with Kaotics at 19.
1984 - Joined Rush cover band Click at 21. Click played together (no member changes) for 9 years.
1993 - Moved to Vancouver, B.C. Joined Annihilator in the middle of the touring cycle for the “Set The World On Fire” tour. Toured all over the planet and recorded 2 cds: 'King Of The Kill' and 'Refresh The Demon' with Annihilator until 1996 before joining Canadian Bif Naked later that year.
Randy Black also worked with Annette Ducharme (cd 'Bloom' and cross Canada tour), toured and recorded 'I Bificus' with Bif Naked until late 1997, before getting an offer to teach drums in Berlin, Germany, at The Drum Factory which gave Randy Black the opportunity to be with my fiancé Ulrike whom I met in 1995 during the Annihilator K.O.T.K. tour.
In 1998 Randy Black moved to Berlin, Germany. Played with several local bands which included Gom Jabbar, Pool Star and Schwarz.
1999- 2000: Randy Black recorded 'Das Schloss' and toured Europe with Schwarz.
In 2001 Randy Black rejoined Annihilator and toured Europe and Japan. In the same year he joined and recorded Rebellion’s first album 'Macbeth - A Tragedy In Steel'.
2002- Recorded 'Waking The Fury', toured Europe with Annihilator and Rebellion.
2003 - Recorded Annihilator’s 'Double Live Annihliation' and Rebellion’s 'Born A Rebel'. Performed first workshop for Mapex Drums at the Frankfurter Musikmesse.
Later that year Randy Black joined Primal Fear as a steady member after doing the US Gods Of Metal Tour.
2004 - Recorded 'Devil’s Ground' with Primal Fear. Toured extensively in support of the cd which included North and South America plus Europe.
In 2005 Randy Black recorded 'Seven Seals' with Primal Fear and toured throughout Europe in support of the cd. He also recorded DuskMachine’s debut cd 'The Final Fall'. Joined Berlin based rockers Skew Siskin and toured Europe.
2006 saw Randy Black touring with Primal Fear in support of Seven Seals through out Europe, South America, and Japan. Toured with Skew Siskin in Europe. Did first show with Berlin based drum group Drum Connection.
2007 - Recorded Skew Siskin’s 6th cd 'Peace Breaker', followed by a tour supporting Motörhead in France. Randy Black recorded Primal Fear’s 7th CD 'New Religion'. Randy also played shows with Drum Connection.