RUNNING WILD Live at Sweden Rock Festival 2017 (Spotlight Review)

RUNNING WILD Live at Sweden Rock Festival 2017 (Spotlight Review)

One of the reasons for me traveling to Sweden Rock Festival another year in 2017 is that this would be the first time I would see my old childhood heroes Running Wild play live. This is only the second or third time these German pirates play my native country. That is during a career that has spanned almost 40 years and the visits have been few and far between. In recent decades the band rarely…

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RUNNING WILD – Rapid Foray (Album Review)

RUNNING WILD – Rapid Foray (Album Review)

Just when you thought that you had all these metal sub-genres figured out, another one crops up. This time Pirate Metal. What? Seriously? Yes, I’m being serious. Just because I had never previously heard or paid attention to the term doesn’t mean that its a new one. German metal band Running Wild were, perhaps unintentionally, the creators of the genre with their 1987 Under Jolly Roger album. Forming as far back as 1976, Under Jolly Roger…

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Running Wild – Rapid Foray (August 26, 2016)

Running Wild – Rapid Foray (August 26, 2016)

Good things come to those who wait: three years after the release of Resilient (2013), Running Wild have announced the title and release date of their latest album: Rapid Foray will be available from physical and digital retailers from August 26, 2016, as a box set, on Digipak CD, double vinyl LP and for digital download. The band’s mastermind Rolf Kasparek apologises for the long delay: “Due to my broken shoulder, I was totally or at least…

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