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Rage Posts Song Updates For New LP "Twenty One"

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:"

"Psycho Terror"

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..."

"Forever Dead"

Music: Victor Smolski
Lyrics: Peavy Wagner

"This song fits perfectly to 'Twenty one', the grooves are a bit more jungle-like, Sepultura - inspired I'd say. Mean riffs with real heavy vocals, you've never heard me like this! For sure, that doesn't sounds old, even we still kept our trademarks. The guitar riffs of Victor are full of energy, the guitar solo is arranged elaboratingly, characterized by the catchy chorus melody at the end.

The lyrics are my personal bill with my difficult childhood where I had big problems with my dead father."

"Twenty One"

Music: Victor Smolski
Lyrics: Peavy Wagner

"Musically it's one of the heaviest pieces we have done since a long time. A real wide range of arrangements from very slow parts with dark atmosphere up to super low tuned massacre riffs combined with super fast and unusual but catchy melodies... evil! Victor put a lot of emphasis on the guitar sound, so everything sounds more fat and wide. All songs will be recorded with his new signature model of Engl which is even the most aggressive one of all Engl amps. Partially, riffs were doubbled 3 times. Twenty one starts with a unique intro played with traditional Belarusian instruments e.g.chopping board (Zymbaly)! The casino noises Victor recorded in New York (many thanks to the Skyline Records Studios for the support). Special thanks also to croupier Heather for the winner hand -'21'.

"The song is about gambling. The poor guy in the words is an addict and looses all he has in the game Black Jack. (U.S.: '21')."

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