Death or Glory (album)

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This article is about Running Wild's album. For Roy Harper's album, see Death or Glory?. For the song by The Clash, see Death or Glory.
For other uses, see Death or Glory (disambiguation).
Death or Glory
Studio album by Running Wild
Released November 8, 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Heavy metal, power metal
Length 54:07
72:26 including "Wild Animal" EP
Label Noise
Producer Running Wild
Running Wild chronology
Port Royal
(1988)
Death or Glory
(1989)
Blazon Stone
(1991)

Death or Glory is the fifth studio album by German heavy metal band Running Wild, released November 8, 1989 through Noise Records. Being one of their most successful releases, it contains the concert favourites "Riding the Storm" and "Bad to the Bone". The final track, "March On", was not included on the vinyl release due to space constraints.

The CD version (both the original and remastered) of the album contains 1991's "Wild Animal" EP, albeit with a different running order than that of the original. However, despite the presence of "Wild Animal" EP on the original pressing CD, neither the booklet nor back insert tray mention these songs. But the CD non-playing side (of the original pressing), however, does list the 4 songs from this EP. The booklet on the remastered version has the full info on including of the EP.

Running Wild filmed a live video to the song "Bad to the Bone", recorded in Düsseldorf. The song had some airtime at MTVs Headbangers Ball. "Riding the Storm" also had a live video that was also shot in Düsseldorf with a crowd of nearly 9,000 attendees.

The track "Bad to the Bone" was recorded by a cappella band van Canto and was released on their fourth studio album Break the Silence.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard (de) 8[2] /10

In 2005, Death or Glory was ranked number 285 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Riding the Storm"   6:27
2. "Renegade"   4:29
3. "Evilution"   4:43
4. "Running Blood"   4:29
5. "Highland Glory (The Eternal Fight)" (instrumental) 4:51
6. "Marooned"   5:12
7. "Bad to the Bone"   4:46
8. "Tortuga Bay"   3:16
9. "Death or Glory"   3:56
10. "Battle of Waterloo"   7:50
11. "March on"   4:08

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak position
German Album Charts[4] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. Death or Glory review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-22.
  2. ^ Kupfer, Thomas. "Rock Hard review". issue 35. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  3. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 98. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 
  4. ^ "charts.de".