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  NINE CLASSIC RUNNING WILD ALBUMS TO BE RELEASED ON DELUXE CD AND 180g VINYL
20th July 2017



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Running Wild shot to fame at the beginning of the German Metal scene in the early to mid-1980s after forming in Hamburg 1976 in and have since released sixteen studio albums, three live albums, five compilation albums, and six singles/EPs.

Their earlier releases contained Satanic themes and imagery but they are credited with later inventing the Pirate Metal subgenre after they released their third album in 1987, 'Under Jolly Roger'.

From 1988 to 1992, for the albums 'Port Royal', 'Death Or Glory', 'Blazon Stone' and 'Pile Of Skulls & Mascquerade', Running Wild mainly wrote historically based lyrics about pirates like Calico Jack, Klaus Störtebeker or the little-known Henry Jennings. As well as this the band also addressed subjects like the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Waterloo and the colonization of the New World by the Conquistadors.

They have sold over 1.8 million albums globally making them one of Germany's largest exports.



GATES TO PURGATORY
11th August 2017


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Running Wild's debut album, 'Gates To Purgatory' was released in 1984 and is eight tracks of raw, primitive and powerful Heavy Metal that is lyrically themed with Satanic iconography, with the band adopting the studs, leather and skulls look in their photos and artwork.

Selling over 235,000 copies, 'Gates To Purgatory' catapulted Running Wild to Metal stardom in their native Germany and beyond. The album is fully re-mastered with new booklet, liner notes and interviews with frontman Rock N'Rolf.

Tracklist:
1. Victim Of States Power
2. Black Demon
3. Preacher
4. Soldiers Of Hell
5. Diabolic Force
6. Adrian S.O.S.
7. Genghis Khan
8. Prisoner Of Our Time

Bonus CD Tracks:
9. Chains & Leather
('Rock From Hell - German Metal Attack' version) 10. Adrian
('Rock From Hell - German Metal Attack' version)
11. Walpurgis Night (The Sign Of Women's Fight)
(12" single B-Side)
12. Satan
(12" single B-Side)
13. Iron Heads
(Death Metal version)
14. Bones To Ashes
(Death Metal version)
15. Soldiers Of Hell
(1991 Re-recorded version)
16. Prisoner Of Our Time
(1991 Re-recorded version)

BRANDED AND EXILED
11th August 2017


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Running Wild's sophomore album, 'Branded And Exiled', followed hot on the heels of their debut in 1985 with another eight tracks of raucous Heavy Metal tunes in a similar vein to its predecessor.

With a mixture of Satanic imagery and anti-authoritative anthems, the album has sold in excess of 250,000 copies and further expanded the bands already flourishing fanbase both in their native Germany and the rest of the world. The album is fully re-mastered with new booklet, liner notes and interviews with frontman Rock N'Rolf.

Tracklist:
1. Branded And Exiled
2. Gods Of Iron
3. Realm Of Shades
4. Mordor
5. Fight The Oppression
6. Evil Spirit
7. Marching To Die
8. Chains And Leather

Bonus Tracks:
9. Branded And Exiled
(Re-Recorded Version 1991)
10. Fight The Oppression
(Re-Recorded Version 1991)
11. Marching To Die
(Re-Recorded Version 1991)
12. Branded And Exiled
(Re-Recorded Version 2003)
13. Mordor
(Re-Recorded Version 2003)

UNDER JOLLY ROGER
11th August 2017


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Originally released in 1987, 'Under Jolly Roger' is considered a benchmark in Heavy Metal history and one where a new genre was born – Pirate Metal. The band undertook a complete overhaul of image and lyrical theme on this record to establish a new genre based on the pirate look and lyrics which captured Heavy Metal fans' imagination everywhere, catapulting the band to the Metal hall of fame.

'Under Jolly Roger' went on to sell a quarter of a million copies worldwide. The album is fully re-mastered with new booklet, liner notes and interviews with frontman Rock N’Rolf.

Tracklist:
1. Under Jolly Roger
2. War In The Gutter
3. Raw Ride
4. Beggar's Night
5. Raise Your Fist
6. Land Of Ice
7. Diamonds Of The Black Chest
8. Merciless Game

Bonus Tracks:
9. Under Jolly Roger
(Re-recorded Version 1991)
10. Raw Ride (Re-recorded 1991)
11. Raise Your Fist
(Re-recorded Version 1991)
12. Diamonds Of The Black Chest
(Re-recorded Version 1991)
13. Beggar's Night
('92 Alternative Version)
14. Apocalyptic Horsemen
15. Under Jolly Roger
(Re-recorded Version 2003)
16. Raise Your Fist
(Re-recorded Version 2003)

PORT ROYAL
11th August 2017


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Released in 1988, Running Wild's fourth album and second foray INTO pirate themes, 'Port Royal', saw the band delve deeper into history and explored themes such as the 'Conquistadores' which also became an MTV hit on Headbangers Ball.

The album firmly established them as Pirate Metal in the Metal community and solidified the genre with them as figureheads. 'Port Royal' was a huge hit globally selling almost half a million albums worldwide. The album is fully re-mastered with new booklet, liner notes and interviews with Rock N'Rolf.

Tracklist:
1. Intro
2. Port Royal
3. Raging Fire
4. Into the Arena
5. Uaschitschun
6. Final Gates
7. Conquistadores
8. Blown to Kingdom Come
9. Warchild
10. Mutiny
11. Calico Jack

Bonus Tracks:
12.Uaschitschun
(Re-recorded Version 1992)
13.Port Royal
(Re-recorded Version 1992)
14.Conquistadores
(Re-recorded Version 1992)

DEATH OR GLORY
11th August 2017


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Fifth album 'Death Or Glory' was released in 1989 and proved to be their most successful to date with heavy MTV rotation of the track 'Bad To The Bone' which was recorded live in Dusseldorf in front of 9,000 crazy fans.

This version has been expanded to include the previously unreleased track 'March On' and 1991s 'Wild Animal' EP. The album is fully re-mastered with new booklet, liner notes and interviews with Rock N'Rolf.

Tracklist:
1. Riding The Storm
2. Renegade
3. Evilution
4. Running Blood
5. Highland Glory (The Eternal Fight)
6. Marooned
7. Bad To The Bone
8. Tortuga Bay
9. Death Or Glory
10. Battle Of Waterloo
11. March On

Bonus Tracks:
1. Wild Animal
2. Tear Down The Walls
3. Störtebeker
4. Chains And Leather
5. Riding The Storm
6. Bad To The Bone

BLAZON STONE
25th August 2017


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Running Wild's sixth album was released in 1991 and proved to be their most ambitious to date. This thirteen track epic is a huge masterpiece which sees the band delve into the textbooks of history, this time around drawing inspiration from the Wild West with songs like 'Billy The Kid' and 'Little Big Horn'.

Rock N'Rolf has been quoted as saying this record was their most successful, racking up some 440,000 sales worldwide. The album is fully re-mastered with new booklet, liner notes and interviews with Rolf.

Tracklist:
1. Intro
2. Port Royal
3. Raging Fire
4. Into The Arena
5. Uaschitschun
6. Final Gates
7. Conquistadores
8. Blown To Kingdom Come
9. Warchild
10. Mutiny
11. Calico Jack

Bonus Tracks:
1. Billy The Kid
2. Genocide
3. Blazon Stone (Reworked Version)
4. Little Big Horn
(Reworked Version)

PILE OF SKULLS
25th August 2017


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On 1992s 'Pile Of Skulls' album, Running Wild returned to their trademark theme of pirate subject matter but it also had a unifying concept about corruption and abuse of power throughout history.

There are songs based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' and the exploits of infamous pirate Henry Jennings on 'Jennings Revenge'. Another hit, 'Pile Of Skulls', went on to sell 350,000 copies worldwide. The album is fully re-mastered with new booklet, liner notes and interviews with Rock N'Rolf.

Tracklist:
1. Chamber Of Lies
2. Whirlwind
3. Sinister Eyes
4. Black Wings Of Death
5. Fistful Of Dynamite
6. Roaring Thunder
7. Pile Of Skulls
8. Lead Or Gold
9. White Buffalo
10. Jennings' Revenge
11. Treasure Island

Bonus Tracks:
1. Dancing On A Minefield
2. Poisoned Blood

BLACK HAND INN
25th August 2017


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German Heavy Metal quartet Running Wild's eight studio album, released in 1994 was a loose concept album about a resurrected man, against a backdrop of piracy, foreseeing Armageddon.

With eleven tracks, clocking in at over an hour, 'Black Hand Inn' is an elaborate, epic tale of good versus evil through predictions of the future in Running Wild's trademarked, Pirate Metal style. The album has sold over 200,000 copies to date and is fully re-mastered with new booklet, liner notes and interviews with Rolf.

Tracklist:
1. The Curse
2. Black Hand Inn
3. Mr Deadhead
4. Soulless
5. The Privateer
6. Fight The Fire Of Hate
7. The Phantom Of Black Hand Hill
8. Freewind Rider
9. Powder And Iron
10. Dragonmen
11. Genesis (The Making And The Fall Of Man)

Bonus Tracks:
1. Dancing On A Minefield
2. Poisoned Blood

MASQUERADE
25th August 2017


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Running Wild's ninth album, 'Masquerade', was released in 1995 and was their most ambitious to date. The first instalment in a trio of concept albums, this marked episode one in a tale of good versus evil that continued across the following two albums, 'The Rivalry' and 'Victory'.

The thirteen tracks on 'Masquerade' were Running Wild's signature, classic Heavy Metal storytelling at its finest as the tale unfolds through songs like 'Lions Of The Sea' and 'Soleil Royal'. The album is fully re-mastered with new booklet, liner notes and interviews with Rock N'Rolf.

Tracklist:
1. The Contract/The Crypts Of Hades
2. Masquerade
3. Demonized
4. Black Soul
5. Lions Of The Sea
6. Rebel At Heart
7. Wheel Of Doom
8. Metalhead
9. Soleil Royal
10. Men In Black
11. Underworld

Bonus CD tracks:
1.Lions Of The Sea
2.Black Soul







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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


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