German Metal Legends RUNNING WILD have released a lyric video for the new song “Black Bart” today. The song is taken from the forthcoming album “Rapid Foray”.
Rock N’ Rolf: “Bartholomew Roberts, called “Black Bart” was not only one of the most flamboyant personalities in the history of piracy, but also the most successful one with more than 200 captured ships.”
“Rapid Foray” will be released worldwide on August 26th 2016 through SPV/Steamhammer!!
=> DigiPak incl. doublesided poster
=> Double gatefold LP with printed innersleevs, 180 g, golden Vinyl and CD in cardboard sleeve
=> Boxset limited to 1.500 units:Digi, 2LP,poster, handsigned photocard, sticker, button, patch and a mousepad
=> Download version
1. Black Skies, Red Flag
3. Stick To Your Guns
4. Rapid Foray
5. By The Blood In Your Heart
6. The Depth Of The Sea – Nautilus (instr.)
7. Black Bart
9. Blood Moon Rising
10. Into The West
11. Last Of The Mohicans
Wacken being sold out is a kind of mystery, for sure. The event is somehow sold out every year, but this year’s sell out wasn’t a surprise as Savatage with Trans Siberian Orchestra and Judas Priest were headliners. Thousands and thousands of metal fans from every corner of the world arrived at Wacken to have fun and enjoy metal. Instead the weather gods didn’t show much support towards the festival and all its visitors. The hard rains literally ruined the ground and soil of the festival area. The whole Wacken village and large area of fields became the ultimate mud war field. The weekend at Wacken was one hell of a surviving camp.
Despite the tremendous problems and brutal field of mud, the people still gathered to witness the return and resurrection of Savatage and the massive show from Trans Siberian Orchestra.
Article and pics by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjala
Metal has very many genres; you got black metal, thrash metal, traditional heavy metal, doom, etc., but only one band has been the reigning champion of their own style…that band…is Running Wild.With the release of their third studio album "Under Jolly Roger", Running Wild created a style that was unique and energetic. Also, it was the first album to introduce their signature "Pirate Metal" image and sound. Taking influences from historic events and literature, Running Wild frontman Rock ‘n’ Rolf Kasparek’s charismatic stage presence, and phenomenal writing prowess made Running Wild the band to see for many years.In 2009, Rolf announced the end of Running Wild. Thankfully, that didn’t last for long.Now, Running Wild is back! and with a new album to boot.Their fifteenth studio album "Shadowmaker" was released last April, and thanks to Metal-Rules, I had the opportunity to chat with one of my all-time heroes about it.
Original German pirate metallers RUNNING WILD are back! To the delight of his countless fans, Captain Rock’n’Rolf has announced the release of the new album, Shadowmaker, seven years after Running Wild’s last studio album, Rogues En Vogue.
“My comments in spring 2009 about the demise of Running Wild were absolutely serious at the time. I really needed time out and, to be honest, couldn’t imagine even in January 2011 that I would ever feel like recording a new album again,” says Rolf. “But when I had the inspiration for a best-of album, to which I wanted to contribute four new numbers, I rediscovered how much I enjoy composing. From then on it was only a small step to record a full new studio album.”
Rock’n’Rolf has written ten new tracks for Shadowmaker, among them are the midtempo opener ‘Piece Of The Action’, the uptempo number ‘Shadowmaker’ (“roughly the same pace as ‘Angel Of Mercy’”) and the monumental eight-minute track ‘Dracula’, based on Bram Stoker’s novel and the Christopher Lee movies. “To me, Shadowmaker is a very special album because there was no pressure, timewise or otherwise. I feel it’s clearly audible that this relaxed attitude helped me to write one of the strongest Running Wild recordings of all time.”
Rock N´Rolf recaps his thoughts about the new album, the past and the future in a video message for the fans:
Shadowmaker will be released worldwide on Steamhammer/SPV in April 2012, a cooperation which the Running Wild captain refers to as “a real stroke of luck and ideal partnership”. Rock’n’Rolf: “SPV/Steamhammer are a long-established label with an experienced team, so I know that Running Wild are in good hands. Besides, my band and the record company are based in the same German city (Hannover), which can’t be a disadvantage for a smooth cooperation.”
Olly Hahn, A&R at Steamhammer/SPV, is equally delighted: “That a style-defining act such as Running Wild signed with us comes close to an accolade. Band leader Rock’n’Rolf is one of the metal scene’s last originals, and we at SPV are unbelievably proud that his choice fell on us.”