RAGE Guitarist Recovering, Planning Return To Concert Stage

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"First, I would like to say thanks a lot to all, who visited me in hospital during my illness. Also all the inquiries of friends and fans, who were worried about my health, helped me, to get better quicker. My blind gut was bursted and infected other organs. After 2 operations (one during dangerous situation to life) and loss of 15 kg weight in 2 weeks, I often thought about the fate of Jason Becker, what a horror thought...

"After 1 1/2 months in hospital it's a great feeling, being home again. After 1 1/2 months in hospital it's a great feeling, being home again. A first present was coming to know that the song 'Straight To Hell' out of the RAGE album 'Welcome To The Other Side' and composed by myself was also used as soundtrack for the second Bully Herbig film 'Traumschiff Surprise'. I'm also happy, that I finished my parts for the RAGE DVD including history and recorded my solo CD before the break out of my illness. It's a pity, that some guests couldn't manage it to co-operate with their solo parts on my solo CD due to time problems. (Steve Smyth, Vinnie Moore...) Nevertheless I'm realy happy and satisfied with the result and I would like to say thanks to all the participants. 'Majesty & Passion' is the biggest project I set on foot.

"Now I do sports every day to get fit again. Next week I already fly to Korea again to play a concert together with BLACK HOLE at the International Busan Rock Festival, where also Steve Vai & Band is one of the participating bands."

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