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  EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: RAGE TALK ABOUT SELF-PRODUCING 'SEASONS OF THE BLACK'
12th July 2017



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The creativity and productivity of the German Heavy Metal trio Rage seems to have no limits. Little over a year after the successful 'The Devil Strikes Again' album, Rage are set to deliver their new, 23rd studio album, 'Seasons Of The Black', which will be released on July 28th.

Now it's time to give their fans another insight via this interview where the band tell why they have gone 'self-produced'.



Rage have given plenty more interviews in the run up to the release of 'Seasons Of The Black' and here's a selection, along with the album trailers released so far.















'Seasons Of The Black' was recorded in February/March 2017 at Megafon Studios, Burscheid, Germany and at Soundchaser Studios, Zandhoven, Belgium.

Its production was handled by Rage, whilst the renowned Dan Swan÷ (Marduk, Opeth, Katatonia) took care of the mix and mastering at Unisound Studios, Grefrath, Germany. The cover artwork was created by Karim K÷nig.

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'Seasons Of The Black' tracklisting:
1. Season Of The Black
2. Serpents In Disguise
3. Blackened Karma
4. Time Will Tell
5. Septic Bite
6. Walk Among The Dead
7. All We Know Is Not
8. The Tragedy Of Man - Gaia
9. The Tragedy Of Man - Justify
10. The Tragedy Of Man - Bloodshed In Paradise
11. The Tragedy Of Man - Farewell

Bonus CD - 'Avenger Revisited'
1. Adoration
2. Southcross Union
3. Assorted By Satan
4. Faster Than Hell
5. Sword Made Of Steel
6. Down To The Bone

The album's bonus tracks originate from the time when Rage was still called Avenger. Peavy comments:

"It was really nice to re-record the songs from my first years of being a musician. I remember quite well how the songs were created. I always thought that it's a pity that most of the people don't know these songs, just because they were released with another band name.

"For me it was always clear that these songs are kind of timeless and when we played them together it was really awesome. Back then, we couldn't realise our ideas as good as today. When you listen to the new recordings you will recognize how fantastic these songs really are!"

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Rage are:
Peter 'Peavy' Wagner: Lead vocals, bass
Marcos Rodriguez: Guitars, vocals
Vassilios 'Lucky' Maniatopoulos: Drums, vocals

'Seasons Of The Black' is out on July 28th and can be pre-ordered here.





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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressg├źng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, S├╝ndenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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