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RAGE

- 1984
COUNTRY:
GERMANY
GENRE(S):
-, HEAVY METAL, MELODIC METAL
SIMILAR BANDS:
IRON MAIDEN, SABATON, GRAVE DIGGER, HEADHUNTER, HELLOWEEN, RUNNING WILD, BLIND GUARDIAN, HERMAN FRANK, GAMMA RAY
Rage are a German heavy metal band who made their mark in the 2000s with the classical and symphonic touches they added to their main influences.
TORPEDO - 11.01.2024
Rage was formed in 1984 by bassist and vocalist Peter "Peavy" Wagner, guitarist Jochen Schroeder and drummer Alf Meyerratken in Herne, Germany. Inspired by the young speed metal movement, the band quickly made a name for themselves with their energetic live performances. In 1986, they released their first album, "Reign of Fear", which laid the foundations for their aggressive, fast-paced musical style.

In 1987, Rage changed their line-up, adding guitarist Manni Schmidt and drummer Chris Efthimiadis. This proved to be a turning point for the band. The 1987 album 'Execution Guaranteed' marked the beginning of Rage's evolution towards a more refined sound, incorporating elements of thrash and power metal. Subsequent albums, including "Perfect Man" (1988) and "Secrets in a Weird World" (1989), cemented the band's status as a major force in European metal. The album "Reflections of a Shadow", released in 1990, testified to their musical maturity and the diversity of their influences.

Rage then began to change personnel on a regular basis, leading to a period of uncertainty for the band. Undeterred, Peavy Wagner continued to experiment and explore with albums such as "Black in Mind" (1995) and "End of All Days" (1996) reflecting a more melodic and diverse approach to their music.

Rage continued to evolve in the 2000s, incorporating symphonic and orchestral elements.  Albums such as "Ghosts" (1999) and "Unity" (2002), which saw the arrival of multi-instrumentalist Victor Smolski, enabled Rage to return to the forefront of the music scene after a few difficult years.

Thereafter, Rage released a steady stream of fairly classic albums, firmly rooted in the band's preferred style, abandoning the symphonic aspects in favour of more direct heavy metal. "Resurrection Day" is their last album to date.

More informations on https://www.facebook.com/rageofficialband
DID YOU KNOW?

The band was originally called Avenger, but soon changed its name to Rage.

Peavy Wagner set up a parallel band in 2014, called Refuge, with two former members of Rage, Manni Schmidt, and Christos Efthimiadis.

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5 LAST LINKED REVIEWS
RAGE_Resurrection-Day
Resurrection Day (2021)
3/5
3.5/5
SPV STEAMHAMMER / HEAVY METAL
RAGE_Wings-Of-Rage
Wings Of Rage (2020)
4/5
5/5
SPV STEAMHAMMER / HEAVY METAL
RAGE_Seasons-Of-The-Black
Seasons Of The Black (2017)
4/5
4.5/5
NUCLEAR BLAST / HEAVY METAL
RAGE_Soundchaser
Soundchaser (2003)
5/5
5/5
SPV STEAMHAMMER / HEAVY METAL
RAGE_Unity
Unity (2002)
5/5
4/5
SPV STEAMHAMMER / HEAVY METAL
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