Peter "Peavy" Wagner and Victor Smolski of Rage declared the end of their musical collaboration at the beginning of February 2015. Since André Hilgers also had to leave his place behind the drums, rumors were running high and there was even talk about Rage would call it quits. Though Peavy made it clear that the new line-up of the band was already positioned, the names of his new band mates remained untold. Now the wait has come to an end - the new line-up of Rage has been revealed. The new studio album is about to be finalized and will be released in spring 2016.
The melodeath group Nightrage are currently streaming their latest work, The Puritan. Recorded in their new home of Gothenburg, Sweden and featuring a member named "Anders," this is a case where stereotypes won't lead you far from what sound to expect. A little bit of thrash, a lot of melodic riffs, death metal vocals. Check it out for yourself at this location. What do you think? Does Nightrage breathe new life into the genre with this new album?
As the release date for The Puritan approaches, Nightrage are getting more generous and have debuted two new songs recently in quick succession. The first of which was "Desperate Vows" and you can listen to that song through the lyric video made by Crystal Light Productions below. But the melodic death metallers have also shared a video clip for the tune "Stare Into Infinity". Despite a few years without releasing a new album, now you have plenty of new tunes to revel in.
UPDATE: Earlier this week, Nuclear Blast Records announced the end of Rage and later changed it to "end of the current line-up of Rage" leaving a bit of doubt in the air about what was happening after all. Now, the bassist/vocalist Peter "Peavy" Wagner has clarified the band situation and confirms that the band is not over, that it's just the end of an era. He says Rage will continue with a new line-up and that you can expect more news about that soon.
Today is a good day for Nightrage fans as the band just debuted a video for a new song and revealed all about their new album. Firstly, their new opus will be called The Puritan and drops on the 24th of April through Despotz Records. You can hear the first song below. What do you think of the new single "Kiss Of A Sycophant"?
Vocalist/bassist Peavy Wagner, guitarist Manni Schmidt and drummer Christos Efthimiadis, who released five albums in one of the most successful lineups of Rage, have reunited in the band called Refuge. Since 1994, the three musicians have played with different bands and continued to follow their own paths: Peavy with Rage, Manni with Grave Digger and Christos with Tri State Corner. Refuge are already confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2015.
Recently, Nightrage have signed an album deal with Despotz Records. Yes, the melodic death metal band will finally release the follow-up to Insidious (2011). In fact, the group is entering the Dugout Studio (in Uppsala, Sweden) with Daniel Bergstrand on September 15th to record the new opus. A new single/video will be out this fall and the yet untitled album will surface in February 2015. Ronnie Nyman will lend his voice to the new release.
The melodic death metallers Nightrage have been working on their new album since 2012, the follow-up to Insidious. Now the band has finally updated on what they are up to. Nightrage has been searching for a new label as well and soon will begin recording the album. What are your expectations for the new album?
Italian metalcore band Destrage has released a new video for one song of their new Are You Kidding Me? No. album. The song is "Destroy Create Transform Sublimate" and the video was directed by Matteo Di Gioia with live footage taken from the first 3 shows of their Italian tour. You can check the video here below.
Canadian extreme metallers Rage Nucléaire, the band of ex-Cryptopsy vocalist Dan "Lord Worm" Greening, are now unleashing the first new track taken from their brand new full-length Black Storm Of Violence. The band released their debut Unrelenting Fucking Hatred in 2012 and this is their first new material since then. The song entitled "Ritual Murder (And Its Attendant Blessings)" can be heard on the Soundcloud player below.
Rage are currently celebrating their 30th band anniversary and are about to release The Soundchaser Archives, a 30 track compilation (plus bonus DVD), which will be out on May 23rd, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Apart from that release, now the heavy metal band also announced their 30 Years Of Rage Anniversary Tour 2014 for September and October 2014. See the dates below to check if they are playing anywhere near you.
Heavy metallers Rage are preparing to celebrate their 30th band anniversary with the release of a unique collection of songs from their back catalogue. The Soundchaser Archives will contain 30 tracks on two CDs, covering everything from previously unreleased material or versions, demo recordings to fractions of ideas that finally went to find clear sonic ground. Additionally, it will contain a bonus DVD including the Rage performance of last year's Masters Of Rock festival.
Italian metalcore band Destrage has released a new song from their upcoming album Are You Kidding Me? No. You can listen to the song "Host, Rifles And Coke" on the Soundcloud player below right this minute. The album is planned to be released on March 4th in North America and February 28th/March 3rd in Europe/UK through Metal Blade Records. Do you like this song?
"Purania", the new official music video from Italian alternative metallers Destrage, is now available for your eyes and ears below. Track for this video clip is taken off the group's forthcoming new product Are You Kidding Me? No., to be relased worldwide via Metal Blade Records on March 4th in North America and February 28th/March 3rd in Europe/UK.
Ulterium Records has announced the release of a limited 12" vinyl edition of the classic Rob Rock album Rage Of Creation. The edition includes an insert with lyrics as well as brand new liner notes and album history written by Rob Rock. The edition is strictly limited to 300 copies and features new artwork by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire, Theocracy). The release date is set for December 20th.