It's heavy, fast, extreme – but at the same time virtuosic and melodic: the new Rage album '21' will be released on 24th Feburary 2012). Once again the CD was produced in the Twilight Hall Studios in Krefeld, Germany by Victor Smolski and Charlie Bauerfeind.
Peavy, vocalist and founder of the band, explains: "It may have already got about that our new album will come off pretty heavy. We've been bubbling over with creativity and it was huge fun to work on the songs – as always, it was real teamwork. Working with such fantastic musicians like Victor and André is great."
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At the past weekend, the CD was presented to an international group of journalists who were gobsmacked and delighted at the same time.
"'21' sounds harsher and more virtuosic. The waiting time will be darn hard", states Tobias Blum of Rock Hard Germany. Andrea Vignati of Italian Metal Hammer is even more enthusiastic: "This is a milestone for Rage's future".
The artwork for '21' was created by Felipe Machado (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire) and represents the power Rage are radiating in the year 2012.
The following tracks can be found on the CD:
01. House Wins
02. Twenty One
03. Forever Dead
04. Feel My Pain
05. Serial Killer
06. Psycho Terror
08. Death Romantic
09. Black And White
10. Concrete Wall
From March on, Rage will be on tour under the slogan 'Metal Firestorm' together with their label mates Communic as well as Tyr.
23.03. D Speyer - Halle 101
24.03. D Andernach - JUZ
25.03. D Braunschweig - Meier Music Hall
27.03. D Hamburg - Markthalle
28.03. D Nürnberg - Hirsch
29.03. D Bochum - Zeche
30.03. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
31.03. D Mauerstetten - Sonnenhof
01.04. CH Pratteln - Z7