On February 17, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Peter "Peavy" Wagner of German metallers RAGE. The chat can now be streamed using the audio player below.
RAGE's new album, "Strings To A Web", was released in February 2010 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 limited-edition digibook version of "Strings To A Web" included 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).
"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.