Rage is a German heavy metal band, currently consisting of Peter "Peavy" Wagner (Bass, Vocals), Victor Smolski (Guitar, Keyboards) and André Hilgers (Drums).RAGE GENRES
The band started in 1984 under the name Avenger. After an album and EP, the band changed their name to Rage, releasing their debut album Reign of Fear.
The band have since released numerous albums and EPs, the most recent being the 2006 album titled Speak of the Dead.
In late 2006, long-time drummer Mike Terrana left the band, citing "private and musical disagreement." Terrana was soon replaced by Silent Force drummer André Hilgers.
Rage was also the name of an early 1990's dance act known for their cover of "Run to You" by Bryan Adams.
RAGE LYRICAL THEMES
Human Issues, Archaeology
Germany (Herne, Nordrhein-Westfalen), formed in 1983
RAGE CURRENT RECORD LABEL
RAGE CURRENT LINE-UP
Peter "Peavy" Wagner - Vocals & Bass (ex-Mekong Delta, Victor Smolski, Avenger (Ger), Der Riß)
Victor Smolski - Guitars & Keyboards (Mind Odyssey, Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex- Kipelov)
Andre Hilgers - Drums (Empire (Ger), Asmodina, Axxis, Mendacious Messiah, Ninja (Ger), The Sygnet, Vanize, Razorback, Silent Force, Noisehunter, Nuclear Blast Allstars)
RAGE PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Jochen Schröder (1986-1987) (Mekong Delta)
Thomas Gröning (1986-1987) (Avenger (Ger))
Rudi Graf (1987) (Beast (Ger), Warlock (Ger))
Manni Schmidt (1987-1993) (Grave Digger)
Sven Fischer (1993-1999) (Pyracanda)
Spiros Efthimiadis (1994-1999)
Jörg "Muzilak" Michael (1986-1987) (Avenger (Ger), Axel Rudi Pell, Beto Vázquez Infinity (Guest), Der Riß, Grave Digger, Headhunter (Ger), House Of Spirits, Mekong Delta, Running Wild, Saxon, Stratovarius, Tom Angelripper, Unleashed Power, Laos, Schwarz Arbeit)
Chris Efthimiadis (1987-1999) (Atlain, Running Wild)
Mike Terrana - Drums (Savage Circus, Artension, Axel Rudi Pell, Roland Grapow, Squealer (Ger), Victor Smolski, Metalium (Ger), Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Kiko Loureiro, John West, Gamma Ray, Masterplan, Hanover Fist, ex session for Not Fragile, Empire (Ger))
Ulli Köllner - keyboards (on Reflections of a Shadow)
Christian Wolff - keyboards/piano (on Lingua Mortis, XIII, In Vain and Ghosts) (ex-Axel Rudi Pell)
Christian Sumser - guitar on tour 1991 (later in Risk)