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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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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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