Veteran German thrash metal band RAGE has announced the release of their upcoming new album, Wings Of Rage. The album will be released in January 2020 via SPV/Steamhammer. Ahead of the album’s release, the band has released the first single, “Let Them Rest In Peace”, which can be seen here.
From The Press Release
Few metal acts can look back at as comprehensive, multi-faceted and varied career as Rage. Founded in spring 1983 in Herne in Germany’s Ruhr region, the band surrounding vocalist/bassist Peavy Wagner has integrated a wide range of stylistic nuances into its musical concept. There have been releases that focused primarily on hard thrash sounds, but also recordings featuring anthemnic power metal as well as albums with a – in the true sense of the word – symphonic orientation. Wings Of Rage, the latest offering by the three-piece, consists of all this and much more. Peavy and his colleagues Marcos Rodriguez (guitar) and Vassilios Maniatopoulos (drums) have succeeded in summarising the diversity and experience of almost 37 years of band history in twelve topical songs, starting a new chapter at the same time.
Thanks to the diversity on Wings Of Rage, Wagner, Rodriguez and Maniatopoulos can be one hundred percent certain that every fan will find something to their very own, personal taste. Friends of earthy thrash tracks with a typical Rage attitude will get their money’s worth mostly on numbers such as the opener ‘True’ with its sinister verse, the lead single ‘Let Them Rest In Peace’, the title track ‘Wings Of Rage’ and the intense ‘Don’t Let Me Down’. Aficionados of atmospherically dense power metal anthems will love ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Chasing The Twilight Zone,’ while elements of classic orchestrations, as featured on Rage’s 1998 album classic XIII, mark the progressive ‘A Nameless Grave’ and the ballad ‘Shine A Light’.
Wings Of Rage presents the band as dynamic as ever, and their next world tour is in the pipeline for 2020. The February dates for the European leg have already been confirmed, more dates will follow soon.
Today will see the arrival of the first single, ‘Let Them Rest In Peace’, including an impressive video clip which Rage shot in a closed-down paper factory.
You can watch the video here:
“Wings Of Rage” will be released January 10th, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set (Europe only), download and stream.
- True 5:01
- Let Them Rest in Peace 4:30
- Chasing The Twilight Zone 4:30
- Tomorrow 5:02
- Wings Of Rage 4:30
- Shadow Over Deadland (The Twilight Transition) 0:35
- A Nameless Grave 5:59
- Don’t Let Me Down 4:56
- Shine A Light 6:43
- HTTS 2.0 3:28
- Blame It on The Truth 3:54
- For Those Who Wish To Die 5:28
RAGE live 2019/2020 :
25.10. CH-Senkel – UrRock Festival
07.12. DE-Balingen – Crazy X-mas
28.12. DE-Annweiler – Trifels Rock Festival
29.12. DE-Andernach – Latscho Festival (JUZ Live Club)
25.01. DE-Wolfsburg – Break Your Neck Festival
05.02. DE-Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
06.02. DE-Hamburg – tba
07.02. DE-Siegburg – Kubana
08.02. UK-London – The Underworld
09.02. FR-Colmar – Le Grillen
11.02. ES-Pamplona – Totem
12.02. ES-Barcelona – Boveda
13.02. FR-Lyon – CCO Villeurbanne
14.02. IT-Milano – Legend Club
15.02. DE-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
16.02. DE-Nürnberg – Hirsch
18.02. CH-Pratteln – Z7
19.02. AT-Vienna – Szene
20.02. SVK-Kosice -Colosseum
21.02. SVK-Zvolen – Dom Kultury ZSR
22.02. CZ-Prague – Nová Chmelnice
23.02. DE-Bochum – Zeche