[[caption-width-right:284:Soundchaser, their mascot.]]

->''Don't you fear the winter,\\
I will keep you safe and warm\\
Don't you fear the winter,\\
Nothing's gonna do you harm''
-->-- '''"Don't Fear the Winter"'''

'''Rage''' is a Heavy/Speed/Power Metal band from Germany. Initially started out as Avenger in 1983, they released an album and EP under that name before changing it to Rage due to a British band Avenger. They have steadily released studio material and toured and they are very popular in Europe and Japan.

Not to be confused with the Australian music show of the same name, Music/RageAgainstTheMachine or the [[VideoGame/{{Rage}} video game.]]

Current line-up:

* Peter "Peavy" Wagner - Vocals, Bass
* Marcos Rodriguez - Guitars
* Vassilios Maniatopoulos - Drums


Full-length releases:

* ''Prayers of Steel'' (1984, as Avenger)
* ''Reign of Fear'' (1986)
* ''Execution Guaranteed'' (1987)
* ''Perfect Man'' (1988)
* ''Secrets in a Weird World'' (1989)
* ''Reflections of a Shadow'' (1990)
* ''Trapped!'' (1992)
* ''The Missing Link'' (1993)
* ''10 Years in Rage'' (1994)
* ''Black in Mind'' (1995)
* ''Lingua Mortis'' (1996)
* ''End of All Days'' (1996)
* ''XIII'' (1998)
* ''Ghosts'' (1999)
* ''Welcome to Other Side'' (2001)
* ''Unity'' (2002)
* ''Soundchaser'' (2003)
* ''Speak of the Dead'' (2006)
* ''Carved in Stone'' (2008)
* ''Strings to a Web'' (2010)
* ''21'' (2012)
* ''The Devil Strikes Again'' (2016)

Extended plays:

* ''Depraved to Black'' (1985, as Avenger)
* ''Extended Power'' (1991)
* ''Beyond the Wall'' (1992)
* ''Refuge'' (1993)
* ''The Missing Link'' (1993)
* ''Higher Than the Sky'' (1997)
* ''In Vain'' (1998)
* ''Full Moon'' (2006)
* ''Gib Dich Nie Auf'' (2009)
* ''My Way'' (2016)

!!Associated Tropes:

* AndIMustScream: "Frozen Fire" from ''End of All Days'' is a song from point of view of [[HumanPopsicle cryogenically frozen man]] who is still conscious.
* AtomicHate: "Symbols of Our Fear" from ''Perfect Man''.
* {{Callback}}: "Overture" on ''XIII'' uses same theme ("Opus 32 Nr. 3" by Sergej Prokofiew) as the intro of ''Secrets in a Weird World''.
* ChainedByFashion: Band's [[ old logo.]]
* ConceptAlbum: ''Ghosts'', based on death the afterlife, and ''Soundchaser'', based on their mascot.
* CorruptChurch: "Echoes of Evil" from ''Reign of Fear'' and "Sinister Thinking" from ''Perfect Man''.
* CoverVersion: They have covered [[Music/{{Accept}} "Fast as a Shark"]], [[Music/IronMaiden "The Trooper"]], [[Music/JudasPriest "Jawbreaker"]], [[Music/BlackSabbath "Paranoid"]], [[Music/TheRollingStones "Paint it Black"]], [[{{Rush}} "Tom Sawyer"]], [[Music/TheBeatles "Yesterday"]], "Truth Hits Everybody" by The Police, "I Can't Control Myself" by The Troggs and "Beyond the Pale" by The Mission.
* DeadPersonConversation: "Talk to Grandpa" from ''Secrets in a Weird World" and "Talking to the Dead" from ''End of All Days''.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: When they changed their name from Avenger, their first choice for a new name was Furious Rage.
* DrinkingContest: "Bottlefield" from ''Extended Power'', a remake of "Battlefield" from the first Avenger release.
* DrivenToSuicide: "Suicide" from ''Reign of Fear''.
* EpicRocking: "Scaffold", "Execution Guaranteed", "Without a Trace", "Flowers That Fade in My Hand", "Enough is Enough", "Lost in the Ice", "No Sign of Life", "Blow in a Row", "In a Nameless Time", "Tomorrow's Yesterday", "Unity" and "Death is on It's Way (Falling from Grace Pt. 2)".
* EvilHand: "Hand of Glory" from ''Reign of Fear''.
* FilkSong: "She" from ''Secrets in a Weird World'' is based on Creator/StephenKing's ''Christine''.
** "The Pit and the Pendulum" from ''The Missing Link'' is based on short story by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe.
** "Shadow Out of Time" and "In a Nameless Time" from ''Black in Mind'' are based on short story by Creator/HPLovecraft.
** "Talking to the Dead" from ''End of All Days" is based on Brian Lumley's Literature/{{Necroscope}} series.
* FlyingSaucer: Handled in "Without a Trace" , along with {{Atlantis}} and TheBermudaTriangle.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: They have two: ''The Best of the Noise Years'' ([[NoExportForYou only released in Japan]]) and ''Best of Rage: All G.U.N. Years''.
* InTheStyleOf: ''Lingua Mortis'' features symphonic compositions from ''Black in Mind''.
* {{Infomercial}}: "Supersonic Hydromatic" is a critique of these and consumerism.
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Grapes of Wrath", "What's Up?", "Unity"
* JerkAss: Mike Terrana. It's what got him thrown out.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Chaste Flesh" from ''Reign of Fear''.
* MadeOfExplodium: "Ashes" from ''Extended Power'', which is about {{spontaneous combustion}}.
* {{Mascot}}: Soundchaser, a robotic creature.
* MeaningfulName: ''21'' is their 21st full-length album, if you include their first album as Avenger.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Tends to fluctuate between 7 and 8.
* NightmareDreams: "Reign of Fear" from it's namesake album.
* NonAppearingTitle: ''Secrets in a Weird World''. Some time later it appeared on ''Soundchaser''.
* TheNothingAfterDeath: "Just Alone" from ''XIII''.
* NumberOfTheBeast: Mentioned in "Beginning of the End", from ''Ghosts''.
* PowerTrio: Currently.
* ProfessionalKiller: "Execution Guaranteed" from it's namesake album.
* StartMyOwn: Current guitarist Victor Smolski has released a couple of solo albums. So has their ex-drummer Mike Terrana.
* SternChase: ''Execution Guaranteed'''s opening number "Down by Law" is about a man running away from law.
* TakeThat: "Make My Day" from ''Secrets In A Weird World'' is hinted at being this towards Jochen Schröder, Rudy Graf, and [[Music/{{Stratovarius}} Jörg Michael]], who all left the band following the release of ''Execution Guaranteed''. Similarly, "No Lies" from ''Welcome To The Other Side'' is also hinted to be a TakeThat towards Chris and Spiros Efthimiadis and Sven Fischer, who did the same thing just before the release of ''Ghosts''
* TitleOfTheDead: ''Speak of the Dead''.
* TitleOnlyChorus: "Talk to Grandpa" from ''Secrets in Weird World''.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: "Perfect Man" from it's namesake album. A plot point in ''Soundchaser''.
* VideoFullOfFilmClips: The video for "No Fear" uses clips from an underground movie ''Speak of the Dead''.
* WalkingTheEarth: "A Pilgrim's Path" from ''Perect Man''.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: "Animal Instinct" from ''Perfect Man''.
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