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.
Scar of the Sun has issued the following announcement about heading out on a European tour with Rage:
"Hello everybody! We're very pleased to announce our first European tour in order to support our debut album 'A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies,' out last May/June trough Scarlet Records.
"The band will be the opening act for the 'Metal Firestorm 2012' tour of the German metal legends Rage. Special guests also involve the legendary Viking metal band TYR, hailing from Faroe Islands and the modern/progressive metal heroes Communic from Norway. The tour will involve 14 concerts within 16 days, covering Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain. The exact dates are the following:
23.03.12 Fri DE Speyer @ Halle 101
24.03.12 Sat DE Andernach @ JUZ
25.03.12 Sun DE Braunschweig @ Meier Music Hall
27.03.12 Tue DE Hamburg @ Markthalle
28.03.12 Wed DE Nürnberg @ Hirsch
29.03.12 Thu DE Bochum @ Zeche
30.03.12 Fri DE Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
31.03.12 Sat DE Mauerstetten @ Sonnenhof
01.04.12 Sun CH Pratteln @ Z7
02.04.12 Mon IT Milan @ Bitte Club
03.04.12 Tue FR Montpellier @ Secret Place
05.04.12 Thu ES Madrid @ Sala Caracol
06.04.12 Fri ES Valencia @ Sala Rock City
07.04.12 Sat ES Pamplona @ Sala Totem More...
German power metal legends Rage unveiled the album artwork for the forthcoming release "21" (shown below). The album is set for release on February 24, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. Some of the tracks on the release will be "Psycho Terror", "Forever Dead", "Twenty One", "Serial Killer", "Concrete Wall" and "Death Romantic". Descriptions for those songs appear here and in this location.
The band is also set to headline the "Metal Firestorm 2012" tour with Tyr and Communic in March od 2012.
Check out the artwork for "21" here:
German power metal band Rage has posted additional song updates on the band's Official Website as the group records a new LP, tentatively entitled "Twenty One." Vocalist/bassist Peavy Wagner gives the following descriptions of "Psycho Terror," "Forever Dead" and "Twenty One:"
Music: André Hilgers / Victor Smolski
Lyrics: Peavy Wagner
"This song shows André together with Victor first time as a composer. It has super heavy riffing and a well-fitting hymn like chorus. Here, Victor is able to work out a real fat basis with halting midtempo killer grooves and droptunig. The arrangement developes up to a short drum solo at the end.
The words are about bad experiences in relationships..." More...
German power metal legends Rage are currently working with producer Charlie Bauerfeind at Twilight Hall Studio to record the next album. The CD will include ten new songs, two of which are entitled "Twenty One" and "Serial Killer."
Frontman Peavy Wagner commented: "We [are] also thinking about taking '21' as the album title.
"Probably you've heard that our new album will be pretty heavy. We've sparkled in creativity and it was great fun to work out these songs; it was real teamwork.
"It's so great to work together with such fantastic musicians like Victor (Smolski) and André (Hilgers)."
Peavy explains more about the song "Serial Killer": "This, almost 6 minutes long song is one of the most unusual songs we're done since long. On one hand on the musical side, here I'm singing some parts with brutal Death Metal grunts for the first time. The complex guitar and drum arrangements are also to mention, here are very interesting changes of rhythm from straight grooves with fast sixteenth to triplet parts. Also the fantastic guitar solo with classic touch which bring over a similar atmosphere as Victors solo at 'Set This World On Fire'."
The release is due in the beginning of March 2012, shortly before the band begins touring.
German power metal act Rage has announced that the band has begun the writing process for a follow up to "Strings To A Web." The band will enter Twilight Hall Studios in Germany with famed producer Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Saxon) in October 2011. The new album is expected in 2012.
The band also stated that orchestra related albums will continue under the separate project name Lingua Mortis Orchestra, the first of which is also expected in 2012. More...
Vocalist Peter "Peavy" Wagner of Rage has checked in with the following blog about the band's appearance at the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise:
"After a quite relaxing flight and a surprisingly unannoying entry into the US, we arrive at our hotel which is located directly at Miami Beach. So that is the territory of Crockett & Tubbs. After getting some food at the beach restaurant we indulge in the happy hour at our hotel bar, having diverse free drinks. Later on, we continue at diverse other bars, savoring a few buckets of barley sherbet. At some point I'm fagged out and go for sleep while André is considering getting a new tattoo and Victor is carrying on his pub tour with some coincidental acquaintances, a few fellow Russians.
"Here we go. We try to get to the harbor by taxi which is quite difficult as half of Miami is closed because of obsequies for 2 policemen (Crockett & Tubbs ??) who were killed in a shootout 2 days before. After a number of detours our taxi driver finds a way, dropping us off at our shuttle. The Majesty of the Seas is a gigantic floating tower, having everything on board one could wish for. Pure luxury - in comparison, the 'Traumschiff' (from a popular German TV series) is a bleak nutshell. In fact, all the black, long-haired masses which were populating every spot aboard didn’t really fit the ambience. Just imagine Wacken on sea. We move into comfortable cabins with sea view, being door to door with diverse buddies from all the other bands. A real alumni reunion.
"There are 3 stages, with the main stage being located in a theater (decks 5-7), one deck across a smaller stage in a lounge, and the pool stage upstairs on deck 12. Every band, 40 in numbers, was expected to play at about the same time. Our departure is being delayed for some time because a crane which is to heave the stage elements for the pool stage on board was late due to the jam in the city. Although the departure will be just 1 hour later, it costs the organizer an extra 100,000 dollars as he has to get a new leaving out permission. More...
German metal trio Rage was one of the many bands to appear on the first ever 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise in January, as dozens of groups and over 2100 fans rocked the Gulf Of Mexico on a massive cruise ship for three days.
"The 70,000 Tons Of Metal Boat cruise was one of the coolest experiences in Rage's career," says Rage bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner. "All on board witnessed a making of history in the metal world. We are proud about the fantastic reactions to our live sets! Let's go do it again."
Check out footage of the band playing "Highway To Hell" on the 70,000 Tons cruise with special guest Steve Smyth of Forbidden in the video clip below.
German progressive power metallers Rage have announced their participation in the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal festival. 70000 Tons of Metal is the floating cruise ship metal festival that sets sail on January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, Florida.
70000 Tons of Metal confirmed line-up:
Uli Jon Roth
The new Rage album, "Strings To A Web," was released in Europe on February 5th via Nuclear Blast Records, and entered the German pop charts at number 27. The album will now see official North American release and distribution via Canada's Sonic Unyon Metal on June 22nd, 2010. The North American version of the album will be released in a special two-disc set that includes a bonus DVD bearing 15 live RageE clips and more.
The main part is the "Best Of" show Rage played at the Wacken Open Air festival 2009, including guest performances by Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Schmier (Destruction) and Jen Majura (Black Thunder Ladies). The DVD also includes four more live clips taken from Masters Of Rock 2009 Festival and a 2009 concert in Sofia, Hungary. The track listing is as follows: More...
The new RAGE album, "Strings To A Web," was released in Europe on February 5th via Nuclear Blast Records, immediately entering the German pop charts at number 27. The brilliant album will now see official North American release and distribution via Canada's Sonic Unyon Metal on June 22nd, 2010.
The North American version of the album will be released in a special two-disc set that includes a high quality bonus DVD bearing 15 live RAGE clips and more. The main part is the "Best Of" show RAGE played at the Wacken Open Air festival 2009, including guest performances by Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Schmier (Destruction) and Jen Majura (Black Thunder Ladies). The DVD also includes four more live clips taken from Masters Of Rock 2009 Festival and a 2009 concert in Sofia, Hungary. More...
Germany's Rage has issued the following update about streaming a new song online from their upcoming album:
"Only few days left till the release of the new RAGE album 'Strings To A Web' – on February, 5th, this new masterpiece of the legendary formation will be in stores. Don’t miss to get a copy of the limited edition digibook, which includes along the regular album, a special 15 track Live DVD with their Wacken show 2009 featuring guests like Hansi (Blind Guardian) and Schmier (Destruction). Another new track is on the band’s MySpace page – enjoy the orchestral hymn 'Empty Hollow,' click here."
A teaser trailer for "Strings To A Web" can also be viewed below.
GOJIRA has announced that its only show in the United Kingdom will be its act on the Bloodstock Open Air Festival bill. Although GOJIRA has stated it will be playing more shows in the US, no new tour dates have been released as of yet. The current Bloodstock Open Air Festival lineup is as follows:
OBITUARY, ROSS THE BOSS, RAGE, ANDROMEDA, BEHEMOTH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, DORO, LEAVES EYES, SUFFOCATION, DREAM EVIL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, KORPIKLAANI, GWAR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, FEAR FACTORY, AMORPHIS, GOJIRA
The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is currently scheduled for August 13th, 14th, and 15th.
Germany's Rage have announced that their new album "Strings to a Web" will be released on February 5th, 2010. A two track single containing the songs "Into the Light" and "Purified" will also be released on January 15th, 2010. The song "Purified" is also currently available for streaming online via Rage's MySpace page.
The track listing for "Strings to a Web" will be as follows:
1. The Edge Of Darkness
2. Hunter And Prey
3. Into The Light
4. The Beggar..s Last Dime
5. Empty Hollow
6. Strings To A Web
7. Fatal Grace
9. Empty Hollow (Reprise)
10. Saviour Of The Dead
13. Through Ages
14. Tomorrow Never Comes
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom and industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be headlining the 2010 edition of the event.
Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho comments: "I'm really glad we're playing Bloodstock next year – it's the only UK show for us in 2010, and the crowd over there has been awesome for us lately!"
The lineup is now as follows:
Children Of Bodom
Ross The Boss
German hard rockers Jaded Heart have announced they will be supporting Rage on a European tour in March 2010. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
3/03 - München, Germany - Backstage
3/04 - Budapest, Hungary - Diesel
3/05 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Masters of Rock Cafe
3/06 - Prague, Czech Republic - Abaton
3/07 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum
3/09 - Berlin, Germany - K17
3/10 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
3/12 - Speyer, Germany - Halle 101
3/13 - Andernach, Germany - JUZ Live Club
3/14 - Colmar, France - Grillen
3/15 - Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch
3/16 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
3/17 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
3/19 - Barcelona, Spain - Razz 2
3/20 - Bilbao, Spain - Rockstar Liv
American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced that they will be performing at next years edition of England's Bloodstock Open Air festival. Fans will want to be attending this event as it will be the bands only show in the United Kingdom in 2010. The festival will be taking place between August 13th and August 15th at the Catton Hall in Derbyshire.
Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz stated: "We are extremely excited to be playing Bloodstock! It will be our first ever festival appearance in the UK and we can't wait to tear it up for the masses!"
The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...
German metal band, Rage, has issued the following update:
“From 20th of August 2009, RAGE will record a new CD at the Twilight Hall Studios in Grefrath, there, where the Unity album came up from. In tried and tested way, the man at the buttons will be Charlie Bauerfeind again. Release date will be approx. in February 2010. (Nuclear Blast) At the time, the band is working intensively at the new songs. Among others, there will be an orchestrated song. Victor has been in Minsk already, to record the orchestra parts together with the Lingua Mortis Orchestra.”
Reunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH have completed tracking the much anticipated "Unborn Again" full-length album at Mozart Studio with world-renowned engineer / producer Harris Johns (Sodom, Kreator, Helloween, Sepultura, etc) and are set to fly to Berlin on April 13, 2009 where the mixing and mastering process will take place at Spiderhouse Studio.
The album artwork and final tracklisting will be announced shortly.
In other news, WHIPLASH has been confirmed for this year's Jalometalli Metal music festival, set to take place August 14-15, 2009 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...
The 2009 Dong Open Air festival will take place from July 17 - 18 in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany. The official website for the festival has been updated with the following announcement that all tickets have already been sold out:
"Many, many thanks for that great reception of yours! The Dong Open Air 2009 is sold out after exactly 4 hours of pre-sales. We never thought of such a fast thing! We all are happily looking forward to seeing you all in best party-mood in front of our beloved stage on the Dong hill on the 17th and 18th of July!"
The line-up for the show will be as follows: More...
German power metal band Mind Odyssey has announced that their new upcoming album will be titled "Time to Change It." The album was recorded at Yellow Prison studio in Berlin and features Rage guitarist Victor Smolski. "Time to Change It" will be released through Napalm Records on February 27, 2009.