XIII (Rage album)

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Studio album by Rage & the Lingua Mortis Orchestra
Released March 23, 1998
Genre Symphonic metal, heavy metal, power metal
Length 57:51
Label GUN Records
Producer Christian Wolff, Peter Wagner
Rage chronology
End of All Days
Singles from XIII
  1. "From the Cradle to the Grave"
    Released: 1998

XIII is the 12th full-length album by the German heavy metal band Rage, and the second collaboration with the Lingua Mortis Orchestra. It was released in 1998.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rock Hard (de) 9.5/10[1]

In 2005, XIII was ranked number 272 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Peter "Peavy" Wagner, except where noted. 

No. Title Music Length
1. "Overture"   Christian Wolf 1:55
2. "From the Cradle to the Grave"   Wagner, Spiros Efthimiadis 4:51
3. "Days of December"   Wagner 4:35
4. "Sign of Heaven"   Wagner 4:17
5. "Incomplete"   Wagner, Wolf 5:10
6. "Turn the Page"   Wagner 5:03
7. "Heartblood"   Wagner, Chris Ephthimiadis, S. Efthimiadis 6:21
8. "Over and Over"   Wagner, S. Efthimiadis, Sven Fischer 3:48
9. "In Vain (I Won't Go Down)"   Wagner, Wolf 5:19
10. "Immortal Sin"   Wagner 5:28
11. "Paint It, Black" (The Rolling Stones cover)   4:34
12. "Just Alone"   Wagner, S. Efthimiadis, Fischer 6:24
13. "XIII"     0:05

Limited edition bonus tracks[edit]


Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Christian Wolff - piano
  • Lingua Mortis Orchestra


  • Christian Wolff - producer
  • Ronald Prent - mixing, mastering
  • Sander Van Der Heide - mastering


  1. ^ Kühnemund, Götz. "Rock Hard review". issue 131. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  2. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 105. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.