German power metallers RAGE filmed their show in St. Petersburg, Russia earlier in the year in front of 15,000 fans for an upcoming live DVD, tentatively due on February 23, 2007 via Nuclear Blast. According to a posting on the band's official web site, RAGE 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.Commented RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski: "This DVD will surpass by far our last DVD 'From the Cradle to the Stage'." In related news, Smolski has "started to work on another new big project — a compilation CD for the 20th anniversary of Nuclear Blast," Victor writes on his web site. "It will be an album with about 10 songs of various metal bands of Nuclear Blast history, including a new RAGE song, which will be completely composed, recorded and produced by me. The organisation is big stress, as it's not so easy to get musicians from all over the world with different tour and studio timetables together for one schedule." Regarding RAGE's upcoming touring schedule, Smolski said, "I'm really looking forward, to start the festival tour in 2007 (including Wacken). This will be another huge note-work for me. Beside the 'Suite Lingua Mortis', composed by myself for the last RAGE CD, we also perform and play many songs from the 'Lingua Mortis' and '13' album of RAGE together with an orchestra! For these shows I will write even more orchester arrangements for rage-songs. As we are in the lucky position of being headliner at the Wacken festival, our fans can expect a great show with real long setlist."
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