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Blazon Stone Limited Gatefold 180gram Vinyl LP

Running Wild

Label: ADA
Release Date: 25 August 2017
Format: LP Vinyl

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Running Wild Blazon Stone Limited Gatefold 180gram Vinyl LP

German heavy metal band Running Wild were formed in 1976 in Hamburg, but shot to fame during the emergence of the German metal scene in the early to mid-1980s. Over the course of their career, they have released sixteen studio albums, three live albums, five compilation albums, and six singles/EPs. Although their earlier releases contained Satanic themes and imagery, they later invented the pirate metal subgenre after the band released their third album in 1987, Under Jolly Roger, which was a switch to pirate-based and historical themes, creating and influencing the later named Pirate metal subgenre of heavy metal in the 2000s in the process. While the historical lyrics were very superficial at first, the lyrics for later albums were intensively researched, by frontman Rolf Kasparek in particular. After this album, from 1988 to 1992 (for the albums Port Royal, Death or Glory, Blazon Stone and Pile of Skulls), Running Wild mainly wrote historically based lyrics. In addition to lyrics about pirates like Calico Jack, Klaus Störtebeker, or the little-known Henry Jennings, the band also addressed subjects like the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Waterloo, or 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.

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’. Singer Rock N’Rolf has been quoted as saying this record was their most successful, racking up some 440,000 sales worldwide.

Featured Tracks:
1.Blazon Stone
4.Fire & Ice
5.Little Big Horn
6.Over the Rainbow
7.White Masque
8.Rolling Wheels
9.Bloody Red Rose
10.Straight to Hell
11.Heads or Tails
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