Gates to Purgatory

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Gates to Purgatory
Studio album by Running Wild
Released 26 December 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Heavy metal, speed metal
Label Noise
Producer Running Wild
Running Wild chronology
Gates to Purgatory
Branded and Exiled

Gates to Purgatory is the first studio album by Running Wild. It predates their piracy themes and has mostly satanically-influenced lyrics but also features songs with anarchic and libertarian (in the sense of European libertarianism) themes. The album has sold over 235,000 copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were composed and written by Gerald "Preacher" Warnecke and Rolf Kasparek.

  1. "Victim of States Power" – 3:36
  2. "Black Demon" – 4:25
  3. "Preacher" – 4:22
  4. "Soldiers of Hell" – 3:23
  5. "Diabolic Force" – 4:58
  6. "Adrian S.O.S." – 2:49
  7. "Genghis Khan" – 4:11
  8. "Prisoner of Our Time" – 5:22

The following tracks appeared on the CD release, the US and Canadian editions of the LP, as well as on the Victim of States Power EP:

  1. "Walpurgis Night" – 4:09 (This track is cut off very close to the end due to the condition of the master tape on most releases)
  2. "Satan" – 5:00