Soundchaser is the 16th studio album by the German heavy metal band Rage, released in 2003 by SPV/Steamhammer.[1]

Soundchaser
Rage - Soundchaser album cover.jpg
Cover art by Joachim Luetke
Studio album by
Released7 October 2003
RecordedApril–May 2003
StudioVPS Studios, Hamm, Germany
GenrePower metal, heavy metal
Length53:20
LabelSPV/Steamhammer
ProducerRage, Charlie Bauerfeind
Rage chronology
Unity
(2002)
Soundchaser
(2003)
Speak of the Dead
(2006)

This is a concept album featuring a science fiction/horror story about the Soundchaser, Rage's mascot. A biomechanoid creature, crafted by the elders to serve as a sentinel, it has turned into a monster, attacking anything that issues a sound.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Orgy of Destruction" Mike Terrana, Victor Smolski1:26
2."War of Worlds"Peter "Peavy" WagnerSmolski6:07
3."Great Old Ones"WagnerWagner4:03
4."Soundchaser"WagnerSmolski5:37
5."Defenders of the Ancient Life"WagnerWagner4:05
6."Secrets in a Weird World"WagnerSmolski5:28
7."Flesh and Blood"WagnerSmolski5:13
8."Human Metal"WagnerSmolski5:27
9."See You in Heaven or Hell"WagnerWagner4:00
10."Falling from Grace, Pt. 1: Wake the Nightmares"WagnerWagner4:59
11."Falling from Grace, Pt. 2: Death Is on Its Way"WagnerWagner6:55
Total length:53:20
Limited edition digi-pack bonus track
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
12."French Bourrée"WagnerJohann Sebastian Bach, arr. Smolski4:11
Japanese edition bonus track
No.TitleMusicLength
12."Fugue No. 5 in D major (from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II)" (Instrumental)Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Smolski3:18

PersonnelEdit

Band members
Additional musicians
  • Andi Deris - vocals on "Wake the Nightmares"
  • Thomas Hackmann - backing vocals
Production
  • Charlie Bauerfeind - producer, mixing, mastering
  • Ingo 'Charly' Czajkowski - engineer
  • Jan Rubach - additional digital editing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rage - Soundchaser". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 23 September 2011.