Peavy Wagner, Manni Schmidt & Christos Efthimiadis released five critically acclaimed albums as one of the most successful line0ups of the German metal band RAGE and have now reunited under the name REFUGE to carry on the sonic assault they started back in ’87.
German band Rage celebrating their 1988-1993 line-up
German thrashers Rage have been an iconic pioneer of the scene since the early 80s. The band is often symbolized by their classic line-up of Chris Efthimiadis, Manni Schmidt and Peter "Peavy" Wagner, the trio that made up the 1988-1993 era of the band. While Rage is still active with other members, Peavy was able to reunite the old band again for this celebration record/band called 'Refuge'. This debut release is very similar to the 90s Rage with tons of melodic chorus parts and faster riffs and drums. While this sound is a hybrid of thrash and power, like Running Wild and Grave Digger, the overall sound is probably traditional metal. Kudos to producer Dan Swanö for capturing that 90s sound and mix. Great stuff here.
Recommended for fans of: Rage, Running Wild, Grave Digger