Rage is back from isolation with their always dependable blend of thrash and melodic metal. Their new album “Resurrection Day” was released last Friday, September 17th, and features a revamped lineup, with two guitar players.
After last year’s departure of guitarrist 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 of course drummer Vassilios “Lucky” Maniatopoulos, who has been with Rage since 2015. This lineup was introduced to the public for the first time on the song “The Price Of War 2.0”, a re-recording of the same-named song from their album “Black in Mind”, from 1995.
On “Resurrection Day”, the band’s first full-length effort with the new members, Rage continues their victorious path, and rewards the long-time followers with a very inspired collection of songs. From the thrashy vibes of “Virginity” and “Extinction Overkill”, to the melodic overtones of the title track and “Mind Control”, there’s something here for fans of every era of the band. Much like its predecessor “Wings of Rage”, there are definitively nods to their past, but they relentlessly forge ahead with a renewed sense of energy and excitement.
Sonic Perspectives interviewer Rodrigo Altaf sat down with Rage’s main-man Peavy Wagner to discuss how the new lineup was put together, the writing process of the new album, touring plans and much more. Listen to their conversation below and remember that for more interviews and other daily content, make sure to follow Sonic Perspectives on Facebook, Flipboard and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified about new content we publish on a daily basis.