XIII (Rage album)

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Studio album by
Released23 March 1998
GenreSymphonic metal, heavy metal, power metal
LabelGUN Records
ProducerChristian Wolff, Peter Wagner
Rage chronology
End of All Days
The Best from the Noise Years
Singles from XIII

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
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.

1."Overture"Christian Wolf1:55
2."From the Cradle to the Grave"Wagner, Spiros Efthimiadis4:51
3."Days of December"Wagner4:35
4."Sign of Heaven"Wagner4:17
5."Incomplete"Wagner, Wolf5:10
6."Turn the Page"Wagner5:03
7."Heartblood"Wagner, Chris Ephthimiadis, S. Efthimiadis6:21
8."Over and Over"Wagner, S. Efthimiadis, Sven Fischer3:48
9."In Vain (I Won't Go Down)"Wagner, Wolf5:19
10."Immortal Sin"Wagner5:28
11."Paint It Black" (The Rolling Stones cover) 4:34
12."Just Alone"Wagner, S. Efthimiadis, Fischer6:24
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.