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Rage Complete New Album

RAGE have completed work on their new album, Carved In Stone. Guitarist Victor Smolski has issued the following update:

"Hi friends, Victor here. The studiojob for the new Rage album Carved In Stone is completed now, and finally I can listen to all tracks of the new CD by my HiFi rack with a quiet conscience, and I can say it has exactly become what we figured out before: STRAIGHT ON THE KISSER! (maybe you have to stop after 2 - 3 songs, getting a cold beer for a rest period...)."

"From the beginning we decided to compose the songs for this CD more straight, concentrating on cool riffs and catchy melodies. Actually, with our new line-up it was easy to realize everything, as we pulled together with André perfectly! All the recordings with our co-producer, sound-engineer and almost fourth bandmember Charly Czajkowski runs perfectly, as well as the final mix with Charlie Bauerfeind. From my point of view I promise you brutal guitar riffs with fancy soli. In one song, I've hidden a modification of a real famous melody - the one who will first recognize this melody will get a present! At 'Open My Grave', my sitar-guitar came into operation, at 'Lord Of The Flies', I've contributed a phat keyboard-arrangement."

Go to this location for the complete studio diary.

Rage's tour schedule is as follows:

November
3 - Heule, Belgium at Metalnight
6 - Moscow, Russia at Apelsin-Club
7 - Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia at Matritsa Club
8 - Vladimir, Russia at Tochmash Culture Palace Sat.
10 - Ryazan, Russia at Planetariy Club
11 - Tula, Russia at Mashzavod Culture Palace
12 - Bryansk, Russia at Druzhba Concert Hall
14 - St. Petersburg, Russia at Roks-Club

December
28 - Bonn, Germany at Heavy New Year Festival - Brückenforum
29 - Osnabrück, Germany at After X-Mas Metalblast - Halle Gartlage

March
27 - Copenhagen, Denmark at The Rock
28 - Mariestat, Sweden at Klubb Kaliber, Folketspark
29 - Västeras, Sweden at Sigurdsgatan 25
31 - Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle

April
1 - Bochum, Germany at Zeche
2 - Paris, France at Nouveau Casino
4 - Madrid, Spain at Caracol
5 - Bergara, Spain at Sala Jam
6 - Barcelona, Spain at Razzmatazz 2
8 - Montpellier, France at Rockstore
9 - Piacenza, Italy at Fillmore
0 - Conegliano (Treviso), Italy at Zion Rock Club
11 - Wien, Austria at Szene
12 - Plzen, Switzerland at KD Serikovka
13 - Budapest, Hungary at Wigwam
15 - Würzburg, Germany at AKW
16 - Nürnberg, Germany at Hirsch
17 - Hannover, Germany at Musikzentrum
18 - Bad Salzungen, Germany at Kulturzentrum KW 70
19 - Memmingen, Germany at Kaminwerk
20 - Ludwigsburg, Germany at Rockfabrik
22 - Pratteln, Switzerland at Z7
24 - Colmar, France at Grillen
25 - Speyer, Germany at Halle 101
26 - Brüssels, Belgium at Ten Weyngaerdt
27 - London, England at Underworld
29 - Fulda, Germany at Alte Piesel
30 - Osnabrück, Germany at Hyde Park

May
1 - Pirmasens, Germany at Quasimodo
2 - Aschaffenburg, Germany at Colos-Saal
3 - Andernach, Germany at JUZ Live Club

Source: BWBK

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