RAGE To Release 'The Devil Strikes Again' Album In June

German metallers RAGE will release their brand new studio album called "The Devil Strikes Again" on June 10 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). The production was handled by Marcos Rodriguez and Peavy Wagner, while Dan Swanö (MARDUK, OPETH, DISSECTION, KATATONIA) took care of the mixing and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany). The cover artwork was created by Karim König (photo credit: Ivan K. Maras, director of the "My Way" music video).

Commented RAGE bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner: "Here comes RAGE's hardest record in years! The title says it all, and we have captured the band's unique spirit of our classic works. The cover reflects the music — hard and straight!"

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"The Devil Strikes Again" will be made available as a 3CD digipack (limited to 1,000 copies; Nuclear Blast mailorder exclusive), 2CD digipack, and 2LP (black, white). All editions contain six bonus tracks (including three cover versions: "Bravado" by RUSH, "Slave To The Grind" by SKID ROW and "Open Fire" by Y&T). The 3CD digipack also features a bonus live CD from the latest European tour with HELLOWEEN.

"The Devil Strikes Again" track listing:

3CD digipack

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CD1

01. The Devil Strikes Again
02. My Way
03. Back On Track
04. The Final Curtain
05. War
06. Ocean Full Of Tears
07. Deaf, Dumb And Blind
08. Spirits Of The Night
09. Times Of Darkness
10. The Dark Side Of The Sun

Bonus CD

01. Bring Me Down
02. Into The Fire
03. Requiem
04. Bravado (RUSH cover)
05. Slave To The Grind (SKID ROW cover)
06. Open Fire (Y&T cover)

Bonus Live CD

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[to be announced]

2CD digipack

CD1

01. The Devil Strikes Again
02. My Way
03. Back On Track
04. The Final Curtain
05. War
06. Ocean Full Of Tears
07. Deaf, Dumb And Blind
08. Spirits Of The Night
09. Times Of Darkness
10. The Dark Side Of The Sun

Bonus CD

01. Bring Me Down
02. Into The Fire
03. Requiem
04. Bravado (RUSH cover)
05. Slave To The Grind (SKID ROW cover)
06. Open Fire (Y&T cover)

2LP (Bonus Vinyl 45 RPM!)

Side A

01. The Devil Strikes Again
02. My Way
03. Back On Track
04. The Final Curtain
05. War

Side B

01. Ocean Full Of Tears
02. Deaf, Dumb And Blind
03. Spirits Of The Night
04. Times Of Darkness
05. The Dark Side Of The Sun

Side C (Bonus)

01. Bring Me Down
02. Into The Fire
03. Requiem

Side D (Bonus)

01. Bravado (RUSH cover)
02. Slave To The Grind (SKID ROW cover)
03. Open Fire (Y&T cover)

RAGE released a four-track EP on January 22 to coincide with the band's tour with HELLOWEEN.

"My Way" contained four tracks, including two re-recorded versions of songs from RAGE's 1995 album "Black In Mind" and a brand-new song in both English and Spanish.

"My Way" was the first RAGE release to feature the band's latest additions, Marcos Rodriguez (guitar) and Vassilios Maniatopoulos (drums)

Marcos Rodriguez was born in Venezuela and currently resides in Antwerpen, Belgium. The guitarist is a die-hard fan of RAGE who met Peavy on RAGE's 30th-anniversary tour when his band SOUNDCHASER provided support on parts of the trek.

Vassilios "Lucky" Maniatopoulos has so far primarily made an appearance as the vocalist of the band TRI STATE CORNER. However, the former drum student and drum technician of former RAGE and current TRI STATE CORNER/REFUGE drummer Christos Efthimiadis is also longtime friend of Peavy's.