RAGE: 'Strings To A Web' Cracks German Top 30

"Strings To A Web", the new album from German metallers RAGE, entered the Media Control chart in the band's home country at position No. 27.

Commented guitarist Victor Smolski: "Thanks to all former and new RAGE fans who showed interest and enabled to get 'Strings To A Web' in the charts! It's a great reward to us as a band, the label and all participants who have worked hard for the album. We're grateful for your support and pretty excited to present you the new material live."

"Strings To A Web" was released on February 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Twilight Hall Studio and was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HAMMERFALL). The cover artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard (AVANTASIA, THERION), and it shows the soundchaser as a spider, caught in a web.

The special two-track single, "Into The Light / Purified", was released on January 15.

The limited-edition digibook version of "Strings To A Web" includes a high-quality DVD including 15 live clips. The main portion of the DVD consists of the "best-of" show RAGE played at the Wacken Open Air festival in 2009, including guest appearances by Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Schmier (DESTRUCTION) and Jen Majura (BLACK THUNDER LADIES).

The track listing for the DVD is as follows:

01. Carved In Stone
02. Higher Than The Sky
03. Set This World On Fire (featuring Hansi Kürsch)
04. All I Want (featuring Hansi Kürsch)
05. Invisible Horizons (featuring Hansi Kürsch)
06. Lord Of The Flies (featuring Jen Majura)
07. From The Cradle To The Grave (featuring Jen Majura)
08. Prayers Of Steel (featuring Schmier)
09. Suicide (featuring Schmier)
10. Down (featuring Schmier)
11. Soundchaser

In addition there are four more live clips:

12. Set This World On Fire (Live at the "Masters of Rock 2009")
13. All I Want (Live at the "Masters of Rock 2009")
14. Carved In Stone (Live in Sofia 2009)
15. Never Give Up (Rage Race Special)

"Strings To A Web" includes melodic and anthemic tracks such as "Into The Light" and "The Beggar's Last Dime", as well as powerful thrashers like "Purified" and "Tomorrow Never Comes". But the heart of the record comes in the shape of the 16-minute masterpiece "Empty Hollow", a progressive fairytale that unites everything RAGE is about.

Metalzone.gr recently conducted an interview with RAGE bassist/vocalist Peter "Peavy" Wagner. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. A text version of the interview can be found here.

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).