Official press release:

The band’s fans were overjoyed when in the Summer of 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.

Looking abck on a highly creative production phase and commenting on RAGE’s latest offering, Wagner says:

“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. 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 single and video), “The Age Of Reason” and “Extinction Overkill” through mid-tempo 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’ and epic moments. He explains:

“The song is inspired by Renaissance composer Giorgio Mainerio. 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.” 

Resurrection Day will be released on Septembe 17th, 2021 through SPV/Steamhammer in the following configurations:

DigiPak including poster
2LP Gatefold, 140 g, orange vinyl, printed inner sleeves

These options can be found at this location.

Limited box set (666 units) and 2LP Gatefold exclusive colored editions only at the Napalm Shop.

Exclusive CD/LP bundle with a shirt only at the Steamhammer shop.

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!

Resurrection Day track listing:

  1. “Memento Vitae (Overture)”
  2. “Resurrection Day”
  3. “Virginity”
  4. “A New Land”
  5. “Arrogance And Ignorance”
  6. “Man In Chains”
  7. “The Age Of Reason”
  8. “Monetary Gods”
  9. “Mind Control”
  10. “Traveling Through Time”
  11. “Black Room”
  12. “Extinction Overkill”

Tour dates:

7/31 Ostrava, CZ – Ostrava V Plamenech
8/13 Sandstedt/Offenwarden, DE – Rock For Animal Rights
8/14 Hünfeld, DE – Rhön Rock Open Air
10/17 Romanshorn/Bodensee, CH – Swiss Rock Cruise
11/12 Sarnen, CH – UrRock Musik Festival
11/13 Paderno, IT – Slaughter Club
11/16 Colmar, FR – Le Grillen
11/18 Valladolid, ES – Sala Porta Caeli
11/19 Granada, ES – Sala El Tren
11/20 Vitoria, ES – Urban Rock Concept
11/21 Barcelona, ES – Sala Boveda
11/23 Munich, DE – Backstage
11/25 Bilzen, BE – South Of Heaven
11/27 Rostock, DE – Zwischenbau
11/28 Berlin, DE – Nuke Club
11/30 Bratislava, SK – Randal Club
12/01 Budapest, HU – Analog Music Hall
12/03 Mannheim, DE – 7er Club
12/04 Prag, CZ – Club Chmelnice
12/05 Zlin, CZ – Masters Of Rock Cafe
12/06 Regensburg, DE – Airport Eventhalle
12/08 Stuttgart, DE – Universum
12/09 Siegburg, DE – Kubana
12/10 Nürnberg, DE – Z-Bau
12/11 Oss, NL – Groene Engel Cafe
12/12 Essen, DE – Turock
3/16 Vilnius, LT – Club Vakaris
3/17 Riga, LV – MP Club
3/18 Tallinn, EE – Tapper
3/19 St. Petersburg, RU – Opera Concert Club
3/20 Moscow, RU – Arbat Hall
3/22 Nizhnij Novgorod, RU – Premio Centre
3/23 Kazan, RU – Big Twin Bar
5/02-5/06 Plzen, CZ – Metalfest Open Air
6/08-6/11 Sölvesborg, SE – Sweden Rock Festival