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PEAVY WAGNER – Refuge and Rage

June 28th, 2015

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Peavy Wagner

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJALA

Peavy Wagner is a German heavy metal musician who is best known as the lead singer and bassist of the band Rage which he founded in 1984. The band is an important part of the German metal / power metal scene along with names such as Helloween, Running Wild and Blind Guardian. Rage enjoyed great success in the years 1988-1993 when the band released their best-known albums: SECRETS IN WEIRD WORLD, TRAPPED! and THE MISSING LINK. The line-up of this classic era Rage consisted of Peavy, guitarist Manni Schmidt, and drummer Chris Efthimiadis. Schmidt left the Rage in 1994, and Efthimiadis left in 1999, but that did not stop the band from continuing. The guitarist Victor Smolski joined the band in 1999 and drummer Andre Hilgers replaced Mike Terrana in 2007. This lineup released four studio albums until Smolski and Hilgers left the band in February 2015. Around the same time, Peavy contacted Schmidt and Efthimiadis and they decided to start playing together once again under the name of Refuge. Wagner also announced that despite the dissolution of Rage in February, the band would continue with new members that will be announced in late June. Sounds more than a bit complicated, does not it? I met Peavy at the Sweden Rock Festival in early June, and we discussed Refuge, the recent line-up changes in Rage and the future of the two bands.

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AXEL RUDI PELL

August 7th, 2012

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AXEL RUDI PELL

INTERVIEW AND PICS BY MARKO SYRJALA
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AND PICS BY PATRICK CLEMENT

Axel Rudi Pell is a German melodic metal guitarist. Axel started off with the band Steeler in 1984 before leaving to start his solo career in 1989. During the years his band has included many well- known musicians like vocalists Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen Talisman, Journey), Rob Rock (Driver, Impellitteri) and drummer Jorg Michael (Stratovarius, Running Wild).  However, today the band consists of Pell, vocalist Johnny Gioeli, bassist Volker Krawzak, keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg and drummer Mike Terrana. This line up has been stabile since 1998. The band has released altogether fifteen studio albums and the latest CIRCLE OF THE OATH came out on the 23rd, March 2012. In June 2012, Pell returned once again in Swedenrock; this was the third time here since 2004. This time we finally had a pleasure to sit down with the man himself and discuss various topics including the past, the future, the Steeler years, as well as other interesting topics ….. Read on!

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