​Rage to release "Seasons Of The Black" album in July

Only 14 months after the release of "The Devil Strikes Again" disc, the German power metal trio Rage announced the release of its 23rd studio album called "Seasons Of The Black" on July 28 via Nuclear Blast.

"Our fans are getting Rage metal of the very first grade," says Rage leader Peter 'Peavy' Wagner. "We've been able to bring the band's typical trademarks into eleven new songs, and we're sticking to the course that we forged on the last album! This means hard and very catchy compositions that also sound thrash, aggressive and epic."

In 2015, Victor Smolski and André Hilgers left the band and were replaced by the guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and the drummer Vassilios Maniatopoulos — the longtime fans of the band, for whom the upcoming "Seasons Of The Black" will be the first full-length release as Rage’s musicians.