RAGE announced new studio album “Resurrection Day”

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Release Date: September 17th, 2021
Format: – CD Digipak + poster
– 2LP Gatefold, 140 g orange vinyl, printed inner sleeves

 

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The band’s fans were overjoyed when in summer 2020 Rage frontman Peavy Wagner presented the group’s new line-up featuring two guitarists, announcing a return to the constellation that had recorded classics such as “Black In Mind” and “End Of All Days”. After last year’s departure of Marcos Rodriguez, Stefan Weber (ex-Axxis) was enlisted, followed just a few weeks later by Jean Bormann (Angel Inc, Rage & Ruins). The fourth band member is drummer Vassilios “Lucky” Maniatopoulos, who has been with Rage since 2015. The current line-up could be seen and heard for the first time on the ´The Price Of War 2.0` video clip, a new edition of the same-named song from Black In Mind, which has been available on all major online channels since June 2020. Immediately afterward, the quartet commenced work on its brand-new album “Resurrection Day”, available on Steamhammer/SPV on 17 September 2021 as a CD digipack, vinyl double album,
premium box-set, and for digital download. “I`m surprised how quickly the new line-up has gelled into a homogeneous team and how positively the talents of each band member have come into effect,” says Wagner, looking back on a highly creative production phase and commenting on Rage’s latest offering: “I feel that our music is still typical Rage on the one hand while sounding so much fresher on the other.”

Rage have recorded twelve new songs covering a stylistic range that could hardly be more characteristic of the band, from raw thrash metal tracks like ´Virginity` (also the first video), ´The Age Of Reason’ and ´Extinction Overkill` through midtempo pieces such as ´Arrogance And Ignorance` and ´Monetary Gods` to the straightforward ballad ´Black Room` which balances things out. “Rage fans get exactly what they want on “Resurrection Day”, plus a surprise or two,” promises Peavy, mentioning in particular ´Travelling Through Time`, a number that explores the extremes between bludgeoning “shoot-em-up grooves” (quote Peavy) and epic moments. “The song is inspired by Renaissance composer Giorgio Mainerio,” he explains. “There`s a piece by Mainerio called ´Schiarazula Marazula`, with a wonderful theme that I often play at home on acoustic guitar. Jean and I have adapted it to suit the Rage format and given the song a different rhythmic perspective, which has added intensity. We’ve never done a number like ´Travelling Through Time` before.” While we`re on the subject: “Resurrection Day” features another Rage cooperation
with Pepe Herrero from Spain, who contributed atmospheric orchestral arrangements to four songs (´Resurrection Day`, ´The Age Of Reason`, ´Traveling Through Time`, ´Black Room`). “As before, the maestro’s orchestration adds a whole new dimension, more depth, and even more expressiveness to a number of our songs,” Peavy praises Rage’s thoroughly successful “Spanish connection”. Speaking of which: “Resurrection Day” was mixed by Herrero`s compatriot Dani González Suárez, who has been the band`s live mixer for years. And last but not least: Lyrically, Peavy once again proves that he likes to think beyond pure metal clichés. Although “Resurrection Day” is no concept album in the traditional sense, a common thread runs through all the numbers: “It’s about the history of mankind from a philosophical and psychological point of view, two aspects that have always interested me very much. And that’s exactly what I found so irresistible about making this album – to take a closer look at things that I’ve been thinking about for a long time.”

So we can look forward to a very special Rage album, and of course eventually also to live shows. Provided that the situation allows it, Peavy and his men are set to embark on a major European tour in November 2021. With “Resurrection Day” on their setlist, the shows are guaranteed to turn into highly explosive events!


Tracklisting:
01. Memento Vitae (Overture) 1:14
02. Resurrection Day 4:18
03. Virginity 3:41
04. A New Land 3:49
05. Arrogance And Ignorance 5:00
06. Man In Chains 4:36
07. The Age Of Reason 4:22
08. Monetary Gods 3:54
09. Mind Control 4:14
10. Traveling Through Time 4:13
11. Black Room 4:49
12. Extinction Overkill 5:52

 

Line-Up:
Peavy Wagner (vocals, bass)
Vassilios Maniatopoulos (drums)
Stefan Weber (guitars)
Jean Borman (guitars)

 

Tourdates:
2021
31.07. CZ-Ostrava – Ostava V Plamenech
13.08. DE-Sandstedt/Offenwarden – Rock For Animal Rights
14.08. DE-Hünfeld – Rhön Rock Open Air
12.11. CH-Sarnen – UrRock Musik Festival
13.11. IT-Paderno – Slaughter Club
16.11. FR-Colmar – Le Grillen
18.11. ES-Valladolid – Sala Porta Caeli
19.11. ES-Granada – Sala El Tren
20.11. ES-Vitoria – Urban Rock Concept
21.11. ES-Barcelona – Sala Boveda
23.11. DE-Munich – Backstage
25.11. BE-Bilzen – South Of Heaven
26.11. DE-Hamburg – Markthalle
27.11. DE-Rostock – Zwischenbau
30.11. HU-Budapest – Analog Music Hall
01.12. SVK-Bratislava – Randal Club
03.12. DE-Mannheim – 7er Club
04.12. CZ-Prag – Club Chmelnice
05.12. CZ-Zlin – Masters Of Rock Cafe
06.12. DE-Regensburg – Airport Eventhalle
08.12. DE-Stuttgart – Universum
09.12. DE-Siegburg – Kubana
10.12. DE-Nürnberg – Z-Bau
11.12. NL-Oss – Groene Engel Cafe
12.12. DE-Essen – Turock
2022
16.03. LT-Vilnius – Club Vakaris
17.03. LV-Riga – MP Club
18.03. EST-Tallinn – Tapper
19.03. RU-St. Petersburg – Opera Concert Club
20.03. RU-Moscow – Arbat Hall
22.03. RU- Nizhnij Novgorod – Premio Centre
23.03. RU-Kazan – Big Twin Bar
02.-05.06. CZ-Plzen – Metalfest Open Air
08.-11.06. SE-Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival

 

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