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Rage

Formed: 1986
From: Herne, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Rage News

Below is our complete Rage news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sodom Confirmed For 70000 Tons 2019

German thrash metal legends Sodom are the latest band to be confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Bodyfarm
Coroner
Dark Funeral
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Gloryhammer
Heidevolk
In Vain
Kalmah
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Mayan
Mors Principium Est
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Obituary
Onslaught
Paradise Lost
Persefone
Pestilence
Rage
Riot V
Sodom
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Tristania
Twilight Force
Unleash The Archers
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Bodyfarm Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced that Dutch death metal outfit Bodyfarm is the latest band to be added to the lineup for next year's edition of the floating festival. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Bodyfarm
Coroner
Dark Funeral
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Gloryhammer
Heidevolk
In Vain
Kalmah
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Mayan
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Obituary
Onslaught
Paradise Lost
Persefone
Pestilence
Rage
Riot V
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Tristania
Twilight Force
Unleash The Archers
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Bloodbath And Rage Added To 70000 Tons 2019

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further two bands for the 2019 edition of the event. Joining the lineup will be Swedish death metal supergroup Bloodbath, whose frontman Nick Holmes will also be performing with his main band, Paradise Lost on the ship, as well as German metal veterans Rage, who will be accompanied during both of their sets by the Lingua Mortis Orchestra. The floating festival will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Dark Funeral
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Gloryhammer
Heidevolk
In Vain
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Mayan
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Obituary
Onslaught
Paradise Lost
Persefone
Pestilence
Riot V
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Tristania
Twilight Force
Unleash The Archers
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Refuge (Rage) Debut New Song "From the Ashes"

Refuge, the new band comprised of current and former Rage members Peavy Wagner, Manni Schmidt & Christos Efthimiadis have released "From the Ashes", the first single taken from the forthcoming debut album, "Solitary Men".The album will be released on CD/LP/MP3 on June 8, 2018.

Listen to "From the Ashes" here:

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Rage And Firewind Set Spain Ablaze

Having visited the Garaje Beat Club twice before to see Napalm Death and Ratos de Porao, it's safe to assume that this is one of the best small venues in the South East of Spain, if not Spain itself. It's compact but with room to move, the staff are friendly (even the bouncers!) and there's a great rock and roll vibe about the club. Perfect setting then, to host one of the most exciting tours of early 2018, as Rage and Firewind rolled into town on a metal mission.

Before the big names took place, the crowd were treated to two opening acts, the first of which, Arenia, was the only Spanish group on the bill. As is often the case for the opener, it was a sparse crowd which Arenia played for, but those in attendance were privy to something special. Their brand of power metal with a little symphonic taste is very impressive, as is the vocal talents of frontman Fran Santos, who was in fine form throughout. It's unfair to focus purely on the singer however, as every single member of the group performed with a tremendous passion and skill. If you're a fan of power metal, check out Arenia and their latest release, "El atardecer de los sueños" now because this quintet from Gijón are well on their way to becoming the top metal band from Spain. More...

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Rage Posts Newly Re-Recorded "Adoration"

Germany's Rage posted the newly re-recorded Avenger track "Adoration." The song appears a one of a myriad of re-recorded Avenger tracks on the upcoming new album "Seasons of the Black," which is set to drop on July 28th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Rage was formerly known as Avenger from 1983-1986 and released the classic releases "Prayers of Steel" in 1985 and "Depraved to Black" EP in 1985.

The track listing for "Seasons of the Black" is:

1. Season of the Black
2. Serpents in Disguise
3. Blackened Karma (see music video here)
4. Time Will Tell
5. Septic Bite
6. Walk Among the Dead
7. All We Know Is Not
8. Gaia
9. Justify
10. Bloodshed in Paradise
11. Farewell
12. Adoration (Newly Re-Recorded Avenger Song)
13. South Cross Union (Newly Re-Recorded Avenger Song)
14. Assorted by Satan (Newly Re-Recorded Avenger Song)
15. Faster than Hell (Newly Re-Recorded Avenger Song)
16. Sword Made of Steel (Newly Re-Recorded Avenger Song)
17. Down to the Bone (Newly Re-Recorded Avenger Song)

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Rage Casts "Blackened Khamra" In New Single

German metal pioneers Rage issued the new single "Blackened Kharma" via a new music video, which you can enjoy in the player below. The song is taken from the upcoming new album "Seasons of the Black," coming July 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. More information on the album is expected soon.

Check out the clip here:

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Third Studio Trailer Posted By Rage

German metal veterans Rage issued the third studio trailer for the upcoming new album "Seasons Of The Black." The album drops via Nuclear Blast Records on July 28th.

"Seasons Of The Black" was recorded in February/March 2017 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Its production was handled by Rage, while renowned studio wizard Dan Swanö took care of the mix and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany).

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Rage Issues Video Studio Trailer For New Album

The creativity and productivity of the German heavy metal trio Rage seems to have no limits. Little over a year after the successful "The Devil Strikes Again," Rage is set to deliver the new album "Seasons Of The Black" (the 23rd studio album) on July 28th via Nuclear Blast Records.

"Our fans are getting Rage metal of the very first grade. We've been able to bring the band's typical trademarks into eleven new songs, and we're sticking to the course that we forged on the last album! This means hard and very catchy compositions that also sound thrash, aggressive and epic", tells band leader Peavy.

Today the band released the second studio trailer, which you can check out here: More...

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Rage Announces "Seasons Of The Black"

The creativity and productivity of the German heavy metal trio Rage seems to have no limits. Only 14 months after the successful "The Devil Strikes Again" neckbreaker, Rage delivers the new, 23rd studio album called "Seasons Of The Black," which will be released on July 28th!

"Our fans are getting Rage metal of the very first grade. We've been able to bring the band's typical trademarks into eleven new songs, and we're sticking to the course that we forged on the last album! This means hard and very catchy compositions that also sound thrash, aggressive and epic," tells band leader Peavy.

Since the reorientation of 2015, the three band members have now fully adapted to each other and the lost harmony has been fully restored. "We are even better matched with each other," says Peavy happy. "We offer new ideas to each other like we’ve never done something else before! It also happened that we created a whole new song within just two hours from start to finish, from scratch! Regarding the production we were also able to prevent some complications, which had been an element of the last album due to a lack of experience. This time, everything worked perfectly."

Guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and drummer Vassilios "Lucky" Maniatopoulos have been long-time Rage fans from the very beginning. Their input also leaves its mark on their second album. "Marcos and Lucky well know the "classic" style-creating spirit of Rage so to speak, and on a personal level we all really like each other as well. This contributed to the possibility of continuing to develop and expanding the band’s spirit," the vocalist adds. More...

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Rage Gearing Up For Fall Tour

The German heavy metal trio Rage just announced more dates for "The Devil tour Again" where the band will join forces with several fantastic support acts. Rage comments:

"Rageheads - here's the official poster for The Devil Tours Again 2016! This first leg of the tour will be supported by the amazing bands Monument (UK), Sober (ESP), Darker Half, (AUS) and Messiah's Kiss (USA). Be sure to get your tickets. We are RAGE!!!"

10.11.16 FIN Helsinki - Nosturi
12.11.16 RUS St. Petersbourg - Aurora Hall
13.11.16 RUS Moskow - Volta Club
15.11.16 AU Vienna - Szene
16.11.16 AU Graz - Explosiv
17.11.16 GER München - Backstage
18.11.16 SK Martin - KD Zaturcie
19.11.16 CZ Zlin - Winter Masters of Rock
20.11.16 POL Warsaw - Progresja
03.12.16 GER Oberhausen - Ruhrpott Metal meeting
04.12.16 GER Moerlenbach-Weiher - Live Music Hall
06.12.16 GER Kaiserlautern - Kammgarn
07.12.16 CH Pratteln - Z7
08.12.16 IT Cremona - Midian Live
09.12.16 AU Kufstein - Kulturfabrik
10.12.16 GER Geiselwind - X Mas Bash
11.12.16 GER Markneukirchen - Warwick Music Hall
13.12.16 GER Berlin - Nuke Club
14.12.16 GER Nuernberg - Hirsch
15.12.16 GER Leipzig - Anker
16.12.16 GER Siegburg - Kubana
17.12.16 GER Goslar - Das Kartell
18.12.16 GER Luebeck - Werkhof
27.12.16 GER Crailsheim - Dynamite Night More...

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Refuge Signs To Frontiers Music, New LP In Works

German power metal act Refuge - originally created to celebrate the classic era of Rage material and built around heavy metal icon Peter “Peavy” Wagner - has recently signed a record deal with Frontiers Music Srl.

Refuge, which consists of Manni Schmidt (guitars), Christos Efthimiadis (drums) and frontman/bassplayer Peavy Wagner, is the 1987 – 1994 line up of the German metal institution Rage. The former Rage members got back together at the end of 2014 under the name Refuge to play the old Rage songs from their time in the band. What started out as a fun project with friends, has since evolved into a very special band.

Refuge guitarist Manni Schmidt says: "When we played at a number of festivals last summer, we instantly realized that the chemistry was back. The shows worked out great and very naturally, there were ideas for new songs that we wanted to hold, because we liked them so much. Somehow the guys from Frontiers have heard about this and they offered us a deal. Peavy, Efthi and I are very thrilled to say that there will be a record released full of brand new songs by our band Refuge!”

Frontman Peavy Wagner also points out that releasing a new album with Refuge won’t clash with his other band Rage: “Refuge and Rage are two different bands now. With Refuge, we are able to play songs of the old era that have never found their way to a setlist of a RAGE show. Refuge also consists of different musicians – except me – who have different ideas and a different vibe. Refuge is more like old school. The fans will find out latest when they will hold the new Refuge album in their hands.” More...

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Rage Posts New Music Video

After releasing the "My Way" live video last week, iconic German metal trio Rage will unleash upcoming studio album "The Devil Strikes Again" on Friday, June 10th via Nuclear Blast.

A music video for title track "The Devil Strikes Again" also comes online today. The clip was directed and edited by Ivan K. Maras and can be seen below. You can also pre-order the album over at this location.

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Rage Posts "My Way" Video

Iconic German metal trio Rage will release upcoming studio album "The Devil Strikes Again" next week via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band is promoting a fan-made live clip for "My Way," which is featured on the live bonus disc of Rage's upcoming release.

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Rage Posts "The Devil Strikes Again" Trailer

Iconic German metal trio Rage is set to release an upcoming studio album called "The Devil Strikes Again" on June 10th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has launched a fourth album trailer in support of this upcoming release. Check it out below.

"The Devil Strikes Again" was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Production was handled by Marcos Rodriguez and Peavy Wagner, while the renowned Dan Swanö took care of the mix and mastering at Unisound Studios.

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Rage Posts "Spirit Of The Night" Lyric Clip

Iconic German metal trio Rage is set to release a brand new studio album titled "The Devil Strikes Again" on June 10th via Nuclear Blast. Today, Rage release a new digital single & lyric video for the title "Spirit Of The Night." Check it out below.

"The Devil Strikes Again" was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Production was handled by Marcos Rodriguez and Peavy Wagner, whilst renowned Dan Swanö took care of the mix and mastering at Unisound Studios.

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Rage Posts New Album Studio Trailer

Iconic German metal trio Rage is set to release brand-new studio album "The Devil Strikes Again" on June 10th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band reveals a second studio making-of trailer, giving an insight into the development of this upcoming new record.

"The Devil Strikes Again" was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). production was handled by Marcos Rodriguez and Peavy Wagner, while the renowned Dan Swanö took care of the mix and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany).

Stunning cover artwork was created by Karim König and the full track listing for "The Devil Strikes Again" will be as follows:

1. The Devil Strikes Again (4:25)
2. My Way (4:23) (see video clip here)
3. Back on Track (4:23)
4. The Final Curtain (4:13)
5. War (4:24)
6. Ocean Full Of Tears (04:04)
7. Deaf, Dumb And Blind (04:18)
8. Spirits Of The Night (4:52)
9. Times Of Darkness (5:21)
10. The Dark Side Of The Sun (5:56) More...

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Rage Announces "The Devil Strikes Again"

German metal pioneers Rage will release the new full length album "The Devil Strikes Again" on June 10th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location. The album marks the first full length release with the new members Marcos Rodriguez (guitars) and Vassilios Maniatopoulous (drums) flanking founder/bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner.

"The Devil Strikes Again" will be released in the following formats: CD, Digibook (2CD), Deluxe Digibook (3CD) and vinyl LP.

The track list is as follows:

CD/LP:

1. The Devil Strikes Again (4:25)
2. My Way (4:23) (see video clip here)
3. Back on Track (4:23)
4. The Final Curtain (4:13)
5. War (4:24)
6. Ocean Full Of Tears (04:04)
7. Deaf, Dumb And Blind (04:18)
8. Spirits Of The Night (4:52)
9. Times Of Darkness (5:21)
10. The Dark Side Of The Sun (5:56) More...

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Rage Releases "My Way" Video Clip

Germany's Rage issued a new music video for the track "My Way." The song is the title track of the new single/EP from the band, the first release following the split with Victor Smolski and Andre Hilgers. It is also the debut studio performance with the new lineup, which features Marcos Rodriguez (guitars) and Vassilios Maniatopoulous (drums) backing up founding member Peavy Wagner (bass/vocals).

"My Way" drops today via Nuclear Blast as a MCD and a 7"-vinyl exclusively. Order "My Way" at this location.

The track list is:

1. My Way (New Song)
2. Black In Mind (2015 Re-Recorded)
3. Sent By The Devil (2015 Re-Recorded)
4. Apuesto A Ganar (Spanish version of 'My Way')

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Rage Announces New EP, First Tour With New Lineup

Germany's Rage, reborn following the split with Victor Smolski and Andre Hilgers with the new lineup of Marcos Rodriguez (guitars) and Vassilios Maniatopoulous (drums) backing founder Peavy Wagner (bass/vocals), have announced a new EP "My Way" and the first live dates for the revised lineup. The 4-track EP will be issued via Nuclear Blast on January 22nd as a MCD and a 7"-vinyl exclusively. Pre-order "My Way" at this location.

Peavy stated: "This EP will shorten your waiting time until the release of our new album – the first one since 2012 – which will be in the shops next May…," reveals Peavy.

The EP contains four tracks, two re-recorded ones from the splendid album "Black In Mind" and a brand-new song in an English and Spanish. The track list is:

1. My Way (New Song)
2. Black In Mind (2015 Re-Recorded)
3. Sent By The Devil (2015 Re-Recorded)
4. Apuesto A Ganar (Spanish version of 'My Way') More...

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