Rage (German metal band)

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Rage were known as Avenger before 1986.

The Disc ID vfzV3oHnrX.ynlEfa1WRelLXltE- matches both the original and the remaster release of Lingua Mortis. They are different releases, do not merge. See edit #7658905 for more info.

The PUID 545701b3-9ece-51b6-4279-ab0ae085bc01 matches to all but the English version of the song Full Moon (i.e. Vollmond, La luna reine, Полнолуние and 満ちし月).

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Rage is a German heavy metal band, formed in 1984 founded by Peter "Peavy" Wagner. They were part of the German heavy/speed/power metal scene to emerge in the early to mid-1980s, along with bands such as Helloween, Running Wild, Blind Guardian and Grave Digger.

Rage is a part of the German heavy metal scene that emerged in the mid-1980s. Formed in 1984 under the name, Avenger. After releasing their debut album Prayers of Steel and their Depraved to Black EP in 1985, the band changed their name to Rage because there was another band in England that also had the same name. Originally the new name was meant to be Furious Rage but it was eventually shortened to "Rage".

Thirteen musicians have been part of Rage over the years, been the most successful line up the one knows nowadays as the Refuge Years, with Manni Schmidt and Chris Efthimiadis. The second notable line-up was the one formed with Mike Terrana and Victor Smolski.

Through the years, Rage established themselves as a notable successful band and as pioneers of the Power Metal scene, including in their music elements of Progressive Metal and Classical Music. in 1996 Rage was really the first Metal Band to write and record an album with a full symphonic orchestra Lingua Mortis followed by the album XIII, considered one of the greatest Rock & Metal Albums of all times.

Rage released 22 Albums (23 if counting the "Avenger era") in 30 years (in total more than 50 releases counting DVDs, EPs, Japan Editions, VHS (in the early years), a remarkable international success with more than five million records sold and been in more than 40 chart entries.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Reign of Fear Rage 5 4
1987 Execution Guaranteed Rage 4 3
1988 Perfect Man Rage 4 5
1989 Secrets in a Weird World Rage 4.5 6
1990 Reflections of a Shadow Rage 4 5
1992 Trapped! Rage 5 5
1993 The Missing Link Rage 5 7
1994 10 Years in Rage Rage 4 6
1995 Black in Mind Rage 3 3
1996 Lingua Mortis Rage 4.65 3
1996 End of All Days Rage 5 4
1998 XIII Rage 4.5 3
1999 Ghosts Rage 3
2001 Welcome to the Other Side Rage 2
2002 Unity Rage 4 3
2002 The Lingua Mortis Trilogy Rage 4 4
2003 Soundchaser Rage 4 3
2006 Speak of the Dead Rage 4.65 9
2008 Carved in Stone Rage 4.35 7
2010 Strings to a Web Rage 4.5 4
2012 21 Rage 3
2013 LMO Lingua Mortis Orchestra feat. Rage 3
2016 The Devil Strikes Again Rage 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 The Best From the Noise Years Rage 1
2001 Best of All G.U.N. Years Rage 1
2001 G.U.N. Bonustracks Rage 1
2002 The Dark Side Rage 1
2009 The Missing Tracks Rage 1
2014 The Soundchaser Archives Rage 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Live From the Vault Rage 1
2003 The Video Link Rage 1
2004 From the Cradle to the Stage Rage 2
2007 Full Moon in St. Petersburg Rage 10
2008 Live in Wacken 2007 Rage 5 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Refuge Rage 1
1998 In Vain Rage 3
1998 From The Cradle To The Grave Rage 1
2006 Full Moon Rage 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Extended Power Rage 1
1992 Beyond the Wall Rage 2
1993 The Missing Link Rage 1
1996 Higher Than the Sky Rage 1
1998 In Vain: Rage in Acoustic Rage 1
2009 Gib dich nie auf Rage 4
My Way Rage 0

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