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[ Style ]
Rage is a Heavy metal band from Germany, formed in 1984. They've also been exploring other genres though, such as:
Progressive metal More info on style can be found below, in the [ Band ] part
They are extremely good at what they do.
[ Band ]
Rage began in 1984 under the previous band name, Avenger. After releasing their debut album, Prayers of Steel and their Depraved to Black EP, in 1985, Avenger changed their name to Rage because there was another band in England that also carried the moniker of Avenger. Originally the new name was to be Furious Rage but it was eventually shortened to Rage. The first album released under the new name was Reign of Fear in 1986.
Rage's albums came out in regular, continuous intervals, and the band began touring with the likes of Running Wild, U.D.O., Motörhead and Saxon in the early 1990s. Their 1992 album Trapped marked their international breakthrough, a short highlight being Rage's tour in Japan. Their success was repeated again in 1993 with the release of The Missing Link. After change in their lineup, Rage went on to record Lingua Mortis, the first classical album by a German metal act, in 1996. Their material was performed live for the first time in late summer 1996 in Kufstein, Austria. Subsequently, Rage, and the orchestra used, embarked on a celebrated Christmas tour and played several European festivals.
Their thirteenth album XIII saw the light of day in March 1998. The next album Ghosts was followed by a major line-up change, featuring Peavy Wagner, Victor Smolski and Mike Terrana. The trio performed at Wacken Open Air in August 1999, revealing their newest album Welcome to the Other Side. The following releases Unity and Soundchaser were met with enthusiastic response from critics and fans alike. Rage toured with Primal Fear in 2002 and Helloween in 2003 and proved to be successful outings. Rage recently celebrated their 20th anniversary with both a live CD and DVD entitled From the Cradle to the Stage, documenting new and old material and showing their strongest material.
On December 6, 2006 the split with drummer Mike Terrana was officially announced, due to personal and musical differences. On January 1, 2007 it was announced that their new drummer would be André Hilgers.
On September 4, 2007 Rage announced that they will start to work on their New Album which will be called Carved in Stone, and is due to be out by February 22, 2008.
[ Bandmembers ]
* Peter "Peavy" Wagner – vocals, Bass (1984-present)
* Victor Smolski – Guitar (1999-present)
* André Hilgers – drums (2007-present)
[ Albums In This Torrent ] Before you get confused: AVENGER = RAGE, read the part below [ Band ] !!
1985 AVENGER Prayers of steel
1986 RAGE Reign of fear
1987 RAGE Execution Guaranteed
1988 RAGE Perfect Man
1989 RAGE Secrets in a Weird World
1990 RAGE Reflections of a Shadow
1991 RAGE Extended power
1992 RAGE Beyond The Wall
1992 RAGE Trapped!
1993 RAGE The missing link
1993 RAGE The power of metal
1994 RAGE Refuge
1994 Ten years in RAGE
1995 RAGE Black in Mind
1996 RAGE End of all days
1996 RAGE Higher Than The Sky
1996 RAGE Lingua Mortis
1998 RAGE IN ACOUSTIC In vain
1998 RAGE In Vain I-III
1998 RAGE XIII
1999 RAGE Ghosts
2001 RAGE Metal meets classic
2001 RAGE Welcome to the other side
2002 RAGE Unity
2003 RAGE Soundchaser
2004 RAGE From the cradle to the stage [2CD]
2006 Speak of the dead
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