It all began on the 7th of May 1983 in Pforzheim (South Germany), when Udo F. "The Bringer of Doom" (lead guitar) and Frank P. "The Voice of Hell" (lead vocals) started OUTRAGE after just a couple of meetings. Their influences were HELLHAMMER, CELTIC FROST, METALLICA, SLAYER and especially VENOM. Udo started writing all the music, making arrangements and he gave the band's lyrics a deeper meaning. He also gave their band its name. Some months later Martin K. created the OUTRAGE logo.
After the band had put an announcement in the local papers, the drummer Andreas E. joined the band in July 1983. In January 1985 Roland S. (bass guitar) came to the band, but left after a year. Unfortunately Roland died in an accident some years later. In February 1987 he was replaced by Reini W.
The rehearsals started in October 1984. It did not take long for OUTRAGE to find their very own sound and their own way of playing and performing. It was especially Frank "The Voice of Hell" who had his personal style of singing which made the band kind of unique from the start. It was also Frank's special performing and masquerade that shaped the band. With their raw and brutal sound OUTRAGE became part of the first wave of Black Metal.
The first concert was played in July 1985. Several gigs followed, including one with POISON ASP and German DEFENDER, then death-thrashers POISON and later on, in July 1986, a very special one with KREATOR and TANKARD. In December 1986 OUTRAGE shared the stage with the Swiss thrash act MESSIAH.
Meanwhile, in September 1985 OUTRAGE recorded their first demo, followed by the second one in December the same year. April 1987 saw the release of the band's third demo tape "From Nightmares And Myths", on which Udo played also bass. After Reini joined the band, the fourth demo titled "The Book Of The Seven Seals" was recorded in July 1987.
In January 1988 OUTRAGE supported DARKNESS and it turned out to be the band's last gig in the '80s.
Then everything changed: Andreas, Frank and Udo were in the army, far away from their hometowns. The band's rehearsals suddenly stopped and there was no chance for them to meet for a long time to come. In July 1988 the band officially split up.
16 years later, in March 2004 OUTRAGE was reborn. Udo "The Bringer of Doom" was approached by a young bass player Kevin L. (member of HEILIGS BLECHLE) and asked if he'd consider reforming the band. He later brought in a drummer, Alex G. and on the 20th of April 2004 Frank "The Voice of Hell" returned to OUTRAGE. The rehearsals and started again.
The first CD "Back For Attack" was released in October 2004. It contained all old songs except for the title track.
Again several concerts followed - gigs with local bands around their hometowns, as well as shows hundreds of kilometers away with bands such as WARHAMMER and GODDESS OF DESIRE.
In June 2005 "A Mute Reminder" was released. It contained some old and some new material. Another full-length, "7 Is 1 Take One" as well as "Tales Of Counted Sorrows" EP, which was a concept album, followed in the year of 2006. Volker "Iron Lung" of WARHAMMER was a guest vocalist on the EP - he sang the song "Killer" together with Frank.
Before the recording of "Tales Of Counted Sorrows", in May 2006 Kevin left the band. Johannes E. entered the band, but was not ready to record the new songs yet, so a studio bassist, Mark B. was hired. Eventually, in December 2006, the bass duties were taken by Stefan L., who had attended all the OUTRAGE concerts and had been a real fan since the reunion in 2004.
2007 was the year with the most concerts played in the history of the band. OUTRAGE shared the stage with WARHAMMER, MINOTAUR, DECISION TO HATE, NEFARIOUS, DELIRIUM TREMENS, NOCTURNAL, HELLISH CROSSFIRE, HATCHERY and others.
OUTRAGE started rehearsing the songs for the next album "Order In The Court" and had the studio booked. Then in January 2008 the biggest shock happened: Frank P. "The Voice of Hell" suddenly left the band. Nobody saw it coming, as it was because of his personal life reasons, not…
No stations playing Outrage now