The legendary German metallers RAGE have a brand new album out on June 10th titled The Devil Strikes Again and legendary frontman & bassist Peter “Peavyˮ Wagner had a quick chat with Casper to discuss the new album.
It’s rumbling time again! RAGE is back with a vengeance!
The Devil Strikes Again is the name of the new album by the German metal institution RAGE , which will be released on June 10th, 2016 on Nuclear Blast Records.
With this record and a new line-up, consisting of the native Venezuelan, Belgian-by-choice guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and the German-Greek, ex-drum tech and best friend of his predecessor Chris Efthimiadis, Vassilios “Luckyˮ Maniatopoulos on drums, along with mastermind, frontman and bass player Peter “Peavyˮ Wagner, RAGE report back – louder than ever.
Peavy elaborates on the band’s 22nd studio album:
“With our new album, we wanted to deliberately build on the energy and the spirit of our classic albums from the ’90s. We focussed again absolutely to the songs, hard and straight, with awesome melodies. The collaboration with Marcos and Lucky works extremely well, it had been a long time since I was so inspired and felt so liberated during songwriting, and so some of the best tracks that I could ever record with RAGE came about. We are more than proud of this album and we can’t wait to bring »The Devil Strikes Again« to the stage.“
The enormous enthusiasm and energy of the band’s new line-up could clearly be seen live already at the club tour late last year and on the tour with HELLOWEEN this January/February, when RAGE lived up to its name and took the audience by storm.
The Devil Strikes Again is an impressive testimony of what RAGE stands for in 2016 and for what has begun incredible 32 years ago in Herne: metal. Hard, loud, with hard rhythms, soaring melodies, huge choires, stadium choruses, fast and musically at top level.
As in most cases in the history of RAGE, the ten tracks on The Devil Strikes Again were produced by Peavy Wagner. The album was co-produced by guitarist Marcos Rodriguez.
The recordings took place at Megafon Studios in Burscheid and at Soundchaser Studios in Zandhofen, Belgium, whilst the renowned Dan Swanö (OPETH, MARDUK, DISSECTION among others) contributed the mix and the mastering. The ingenious artwork was created by Karim König (photo credit: Ivan K. Maras, director of the ‘My Way’ music video).
For fans of RAGE outputs like Black In Mind or The Missing Link there is no way around The Devil Strikes Again. RAGE are back with full power!