Origin: Germany
Genres: Power Metal
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Rage  


Remarkably, the veteran German power metal band Rage soldiers on, becoming one of the most prolific metal bands ever as they continue to record steadily, as they have ever since their inception as Avenger in the mid-eighties (they changed name after two albums to avoid a conflict with a British band of the same name). Led as always by bassist/singer Peavey, the basic style of Rage, distinctive despite staying within the basic power metal ethic, really hasn't changed a lot over the years (save some orchestral experimentation on albums such as Lingua Mortis and XIII), yet they have consistently released solid albums and remain a popular band in Europe and Japan.

Current Members

Peter "Peavey" Wagner

vocals/bass

Victor Smolski

guitars

André Hilgers

drums (Axxis, Silent Force, Sinner)

Former Members/Guests

Jochen Schroeder

guitars

Alf Meyerratken

guitars

Thomas Gruning

guitars

Rudy Graf

guitars (Warlock)

Manni Schmidt

guitars (Grave Digger)

Spiros Ephthimiades

guitars

Sven Fischer

guitars (Pyracanda)

Jörg Michael

drums (Grave Digger, Headhunter, House Of Spirits, Mekong Delta, Axel Rudi Pell, Running Wild, Saxon, Schwarzarbeit, Stratovarius, Unleashed Power)

Chris Ephthimiades

drums (Atlain)

Mike Terrana

drums (Artension, Yngwie Malmsteen, Masterplan, Metalium, Axel Rudi Pell, Savage Circus, Squealer)


Discography



Prayer Of Steel 
1985 Wishbone
  1. Battlefield
  2. South Cross Union
  3. Prayers Of Steel
  4. Halloween
  5. Faster Than Hell
  6. Adoration
  7. Rise Of The Creature
  8. Sword Made Of Steel
  9. Bloodlust
  10. Assorted By Satan
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Jochen Schroeder
  • Alf Meyerratken
  • Jörg Michael




(EP) Depraved To Black 
1985 Wishbone
  1. Down To The Bone
  2. Depraved To Black
  3. Prayers Of Steel (live)
  4. Faster Than Hell (live)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Jochen Schroeder
  • Thomas Gruning
  • Jörg Michael




Reign Of Fear 
1986 Noise
  1. Scared To Death
  2. Deceiver
  3. Reign Of Fear
  4. Hand Of Glory
  5. Raw Energy
  6. Echoes Of Evil
  7. Chaste Flesh
  8. Suicide
  9. Machinery
  10. Scaffold
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Jochen Schroeder
  • Thomas Gruning
  • Jörg Michael

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Execution Guaranteed 
1987 Noise
  1. Down By Law
  2. Execution Guaranteed
  3. Before The Storm
  4. Streetwolf
  5. Deadly Error
  6. Hatred
  7. Grapes Of Wrath
  8. Mental Decay
  9. When You're Dead
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Jochen Schroeder
  • Rudy Graf
  • Jörg Michael

Reviews:   Metal Forces 



Perfect Man 
1988 Noise
  1. Wasteland
  2. In The Darkest Hour
  3. Animal Instinct
  4. Perfect Man
  5. Sinister Thinking
  6. Supersonic Hydromatic
  7. Don't Fear The Winter
  8. Death In The Afternoon
  9. A Pilgrim's Path
  10. Time And Place
  11. Round Trip
  12. Between The Lines
  13. Symbols Of Our Fear
  14. Neurotic
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Manni Schmidt
  • Chris Ephthimiades




(EP) Invisible Horizons 
1989 Noise
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Manni Schmidt
  • Chris Ephthimiades




Secrets In A Weird World 
1989 Noise
  1. Intro (Serge Prokofiev)
  2. Time Waits For Noone
  3. Make My Day
  4. The Inner Search
  5. Invisible Horizons
  6. She
  7. Light Into The Darkness
  8. Talk To Grandpa
  9. Distant Voices
  10. Without A Trace
  11. Lost Side Of The World (bonus track)
  12. Law And Order (bonus track)
  13. Mirror (bonus track)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Manni Schmidt
  • Chris Ephthimiades
1989 BNR Top Ten album




Reflections Of A Shadow 
1990 Noise
  1. Introduction (A Bit More Of Green)
  2. That's Human Bondage
  3. True Face In Everyone
  4. Flowers That Fade In My Hand
  5. Reflection Of A Shadow
  6. Can't Get Out
  7. Waiting For The Moon
  8. Faith
  9. Saddle The Wind
  10. Dust
  11. Nobody Knows
  12. Wild Seed
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Manni Schmidt
  • Chris Ephthimiades

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Extended Power 
1991 Noise
  1. Woman
  2. Ashes
  3. Bottlefield
  4. Waiting For The Moon
  5. What's Up
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Manni Schmidt
  • Chris Ephthimiades




Trapped! 
1992 Noise
  1. Shame On You
  2. Solitary Man
  3. Enough Is Enough
  4. Medicine
  5. Questions
  6. Take Me To The Water
  7. Power And Greed
  8. The Body Talks
  9. Not Forever
  10. Beyound The Wall Of Sleep
  11. Baby, I'm Your Nightmare
  12. Fast As A Shark
  13. Difference
  14. Innocent Guilty (bonus track)
  15. Marching Heroes (bonus track)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Manni Schmidt
  • Chris Ephthimiades




(EP) Beyond The Wall 
1992 Noise
  1. Bury All Life
  2. On The Edge
  3. I Want You
  4. Nothing To Lose
  5. Last Goodby
  6. Light Into The Darkness (accoustic vers.)
  7. Dust (bonus track / accoustic vers.)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Manni Schmidt
  • Chris Ephthimiades




The Missing Link 
1993 Noise
  1. Firestorm
  2. Nevermore
  3. Refuge
  4. The Pit And The Pendulum
  5. From The Underworld
  6. Certain Days
  7. Who Dares
  8. Wake Me When I'm Dead
  9. Lost In The Ice
  10. Her Diary's Black Pages
  11. The Missing Link
  12. Raw Caress
  13. Another Kind Of Madness (bonus track)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Manni Schmidt
  • Chris Ephthimiades




(EP) Refuge 
1994 Noise
  1. Refuge
  2. Truth Hits Everybody
  3. I Can't Control Myself
  4. Beyond The Pale
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Manni Schmidt
  • Chris Ephthimiades




Power Of Metal 
1994
  1. Shame On You
  2. Don't Fear The Winter
  3. Certain Days
  4. Suicide
  5. Refuge
  6. Baby I'm Your Nightmare
  7. Down By Law
  8. Nevermore
  9. Firestorm
  10. Solitary Man
  11. Enough Is Enough
  12. Invisible Horizons
  13. On The Edge (bonus track)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Manni Schmidt
  • Chris Ephthimiades




Ten Years In Rage  COMPILATION
1994 Noise
  1. Vertigo
  2. She Killed And Smiled
  3. Destination Day
  4. Take My Blood
  5. No Sign Of Life
  6. Submission
  7. The Unknown
  8. Dangerous Heritage
  9. Prayers Of Steel`94
  10. The Blow In A Row
  11. Brainsucker (bonus track)




Black In Mind 
1995 Gun
  1. Black In Mind
  2. The Crawling Chaos
  3. Alive But Dead
  4. Sent By The Devil
  5. Shadow Out Of Time
  6. A Spider's Web
  7. In A Nameless Time
  8. The Icecold Hand Of Destiny
  9. Forever
  10. Until I Die
  11. My Rage
  12. The Price Of War
  13. Start
  14. All This Time
  15. Forgive But Don't Forget (bonus track)
  16. Tie The Rope (bonus track)
  17. Chase (bonus track)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Spiros Ephthimiades
  • Sven Fischer
  • Chris Ephthimiades




Lingua Mortis 
1996 Gun
  1. In A Nameless Time
  2. Alive But Dead
  3. Medley
  4. All This Time
  5. Alive But Dead (Orchestra Version)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Spiros Ephthimiades
  • Sven Fischer
  • Chris Ephthimiades




End Of All Days 
1997 Gun
  1. Under Control
  2. Higher Than The Sky
  3. Deep In The Blackest Hole
  4. End Of All Days
  5. Visions
  6. Desperation
  7. Voice From The Vault
  8. Let The Night Begin
  9. Fortress
  10. Frozen Fire
  11. Talking To The Dead
  12. Face Behind The Mask
  13. Silent Victory
  14. Fading Hours
  15. How We Treat Each Other (bonus track)
  16. The Sleep (bonus track)
  17. The Trooper (bonus track)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Spiros Ephthimiades
  • Sven Fischer
  • Chris Ephthimiades




(EP) Higher Than The Sky 
1997 Gun
  1. Higher than the Sky
  2. The Trooper
  3. Jawbreaker
  4. Forgive but Don't Forget
  5. Tie the Rope
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Spiros Ephthimiades
  • Sven Fischer
  • Chris Ephthimiades




Live From The Vault 
1997 Gun
  1. Introduction
  2. Sent By The Devil
  3. Visions
  4. The Price Of War
  5. Higher Than The Sky
  6. Shadow Out Of Time
  7. Motorbreath
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Spiros Ephthimiades
  • Sven Fischer
  • Chris Ephthimiades




XIII 
1998 Gun
  1. Overture
  2. From The Cradle To The Grave
  3. Days Of December
  4. Sign Of Heaven
  5. Incomplete
  6. Turn The Page
  7. Heartblood
  8. Over And Over
  9. In Vain (I Won't Go Down)
  10. Immortal Sin
  11. Paint It Black
  12. Just Alone
  13. Another Wasted Day (bonus Track)
  14. Tom Sawyer (bonus Track)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Spiros Ephthimiades
  • Sven Fischer
  • Chris Ephthimiades




The Best From The Noise Years  COMPILATION
1998 Gun
  1. Suicide
  2. Down By Law
  3. Don't Fear The Winter
  4. Ashes
  5. Invisible Horizons
  6. Light Into The Darkness
  7. Time Waits For Noone
  8. Saddle The Wind
  9. Solitary Man
  10. Enough Is Enough
  11. Medicine
  12. Firestorm
  13. Refuge
  14. Raw Caress
  15. Vertigo




In Vain "Rage In Acoustic" 
1998 Gun
  1. In Vain (I Won't Go Down) (Radio Mix)
  2. Turn The Page (Acoustic Version)
  3. Incomplete (Acoustic Version)
  4. Immortal Sin (Acoustic Version)
  5. Yesterday
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Spiros Ephthimiades
  • Sven Fischer
  • Chris Ephthimiades




In Vain I - III 
1998 Gun
  1. In Vain (I Won't Go Down)
  2. Turn The Page
  3. Incomplete
  4. Yesterday
  5. In Vain (I Won't Go Down)
  6. From The Cradle To The Grave
  7. Alive But Dead
  8. Paint It Black
  9. In Vain (I Won't Go Down)
  10. Sent By The Devil
  11. Higher Than The Sky
  12. Motorbreath
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Spiros Ephthimiades
  • Sven Fischer
  • Chris Ephthimiades




Ghosts 
1999 Gun
  1. Beginning Of The End
  2. Back In Time
  3. Ghosts
  4. Wash My Sins Away
  5. Fear
  6. Love And Fear Unite
  7. Vanished In Haze
  8. Spiritual Awakening
  9. Love After Death
  10. More Than A Lifetime
  11. Tomorrow's Yesterday
  12. End Of Eternity (bonus track)
  13. Six Feet Under Ground (bonus track)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Spiros Ephthimiades
  • Sven Fischer
  • Victor Smolski
  • Chris Ephthimiades




Welcome To The Other Side 
2001 Gun
  1. Trauma
  2. Paint The Devil On The Wall
  3. The Mirror In Your Eyes
  4. R.I.P.
  5. One More Time
  6. Requiem
  7. I'm Crucified
  8. No Lies
  9. Point Of No Return
  10. Leave It All Behind
  11. Deep In The Night
  12. Welcome To The Other Side
  13. Lunatic
  14. Riders On The Moonlight
  15. Straight To Hell
  16. After The End
  17. Sister Demon
  18. Don't Fear The Winter (bonus track)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Victor Smolski
  • Mike Terrana

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Best Of - All G.U.N. Years  COMPILATION
2001 Gun
  1. Straight To Hell
  2. Days Of December
  3. Back In Time
  4. Alive But Dead
  5. Deep In The Blackest Hole
  6. The Mirror in Your Eyes
  7. Black In Mind
  8. Higher Than The Sky
  9. Spiritual Awakening
  10. The Crawling Chaos
  11. Six Feet Under Ground (bonus track)
  12. Another Wasted Day (bonus track)
  13. From The Cradle To The Grave
  14. Medley




Unity 
2002 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. All I Want
  2. Insanity
  3. Down
  4. Set This World On Fire
  5. Dies Irae
  6. World Of Pain
  7. Shadows
  8. Living My Dream
  9. Seven Deadly Sins
  10. You Want It, You'll Get It
  11. Unity
  12. Mystery Trip (digi-pack bonus)
  13. Darkness Turns To Light (Japanese bonus track)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Victor Smolski
  • Mike Terrana

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Soundchaser 
2003 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Orgy Of Destruction (Intro)
  2. War Of Worlds
  3. Great Old Ones
  4. Soundchaser
  5. Defenders Of The Ancient Life
  6. Secrets In A Weird World
  7. Flesh And Blood
  8. Human Metal
  9. See You In Heaven Or Hell
  10. Wake The Nightmares (Falling from Grace: Pt.1)
  11. Death Is On It's Way (Falling from Grace: Pt.2)
  12. French Bourree (Bonustrack Digi-Pack)
  13. Fuga (Bonustrack Japan Version)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Victor Smolski
  • Mike Terrana

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



From The Cradle To The Stage  LIVE
2004 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Orgy Of Destruction (Intro)
  2. War Of Worlds
  3. Great Old Ones
  4. Paint The Devil On The Wall
  5. Sent By The Devil
  6. Firestorm
  7. Down
  8. Prayers Of Steel
  9. Suicide
  10. Days Of December
  11. Unity
  12. Anarchy (Drum solo)
  13. Enough Is Enough
  14. Invisible Horizons
  15. Set This World On Fire
  16. Flesh And Blood
  17. Rocket Science (Guitar solo)
  18. Soundchaser
  19. Straight To Hell
  20. Back In Time
  21. Refuge
  22. From The Cradle To The Grave
  23. Black In Mind
  24. Solitary Man
  25. Don't Fear The Winter
  26. All I Want
  27. Higher Than The Sky
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Victor Smolski
  • Mike Terrana

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Speak Of The Dead 
2006 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Morituri Te Salutant
  2. Prelude Of Souls
  3. Innocent
  4. Depression
  5. No Regrets
  6. Confusion
  7. Black
  8. Beauty
  9. No Fear
  10. Soul Survivor
  11. Full Moon
  12. Kill Your Gods
  13. Turn My World Around
  14. Be With Me Or Be Gone
  15. Speak Of The Dead
  16. La Luna Reine (Bonustrack Digi-Pack + America Version)
  17. Vollmond (Bonustrack Digi-Pack)
  18. (Bonustrack Russian Version)
  19. Michi-shi Tsuki (Bonustrack Japan Version)
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Victor Smolski
  • Mike Terrana

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Full Moon In St. Petersburg  LIVE
2007 Nuclear Blast
  1. Speak Of The Dead
  2. No Fear
  3. Sent By The Devil
  4. Soul Survivor
  5. Enough Is Enough
  6. Baby, I'm Your Nightmare
  7. Morituri Te Salutant
  8. Prelude Of Souls
  9. Innocent
  10. Depression
  11. No Regrets
  12. Confusion
  13. Black
  14. Beauty
  15. Don't Fear The Winter
  16. Full Moon
  17. Higher Than The Sky
  • Peter "Peavey" Wagner
  • Victor Smolski
  • André Hilgers




Carved In Stone 
2008 Nuclear Blast
  1. Carved In Stone
  2. Drop Dead!
  3. Gentle Murders
  4. Open My Grave
  5. Without You
  6. Long Hard Road
  7. One Step Ahead
  8. Lost In The Void
  9. Mouth Of Greed
  10. Lord Of The Flies

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



(EP) Gib Dich Nie Auf 
2009 Nuclear Blast
  1. Gib Dich nie auf (German version of "Never Give Up")
  2. Vollmond (German version of "Full Moon")
  3. Never Give Up
  4. Terrified
  5. Lord Of The Flies (Orchestral Version)
  6. Home




Strings To A Web 
2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Edge Of Darkness
  2. Hunter And Prey
  3. Into The Light
  4. The Beggar's Last Dime
  5. Empty Hollow
  6. Strings To A Web
  7. Fatal Grace
  8. Connected
  9. Empty Hollow (Reprise)
  10. Saviour Of The Dead
  11. Hellgirl
  12. Purified
  13. Through Ages
  14. Tomorrow Never Comes

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer  Angry Metal Guy 



21 
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. House Wins
  2. Twenty One
  3. Forever Dead
  4. Feel My Pain
  5. Serial Killer
  6. Psycho Terror
  7. Destiny
  8. Death Romantic
  9. Black And White
  10. Concrete Wall
  11. Eternally

Reviews:   Angry Metal Guy 



The Soundchaser Archives  COMPILATION
2014 Nuclear Blast


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