RAGE Comments On Upcoming WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival Appearance

German power metallers RAGE have commented on their upcoming appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. "We will play a German-wide exclusive show together with an orchestra [for] the first time [in] 10 years," the group writes on its web site. "The setlist will include both old 'Lingua Mortis'/'XIII' material and new material from our last album and songs from Victor's [Smolski, guitar] last solo release that were performed with the RAGE musicians. The show will probably be on the Thursday or Friday of the Wacken weekend, with RAGE in the headliner position (to be announced), so don't miss it..."

RAGE filmed its show in St. Petersburg, Russia earlier in the year in front of 15,000 fans for an upcoming live DVD, tentatively due in early 2007 via Nuclear Blast. According to a posting on the band's official web site, the band used a "specially designed laser and light show" during the concert and performed highlights from their latest CD, "Speak of the Dead", along with selections from their earlier albums which were not covered on their previous DVD.

"Speak of the Dead" entered the German national chart at position No. 58 back in early April. The follow-up to 2003's "Soundchaser" (SPV) was recorded at the VPS studios in Hamm, Germany and is available on Nuclear Blast Records.

RAGE shot a video for the track "No Fear" off "Speak of the Dead". The song is featured on the soundtrack to the independent psycho thriller "Ludgers Fall" and the clip includes scenes from the original film as well as a band performance. The video was shot on the island of Föhr, located in the North Sea.


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