Port Royal (album)

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Port Royal
Studio album by Running Wild
Released 26 September 1988
Recorded 1988
Genre Heavy metal, power metal
Label Noise
Producer Running Wild
Running Wild chronology
Ready for Boarding
(1988)
Port Royal
(1988)
Death or Glory
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rock Hard 7.5/10 stars[2]

Port Royal is the fourth album by Running Wild. This release expanded on the pirate theme introduced on Under Jolly Roger and established them as "pirate metal" in the metal community. The album has sold nearly 1.8 million records worldwide.

The song Conquistadores had some air play on MTVs Headbangers Ball. The music video is also the first recorded use of a 5 string bass in a metal context.

Uaschitschun is song written singer and guitarist Rolf Kasparek which tells about the pollution of nature through an Native American's perspective. "Uaschitschun" is a word that the Native Americans used for white males, the nearest translation is "ghost." This was probably just because of the pale appearance of the conquerors and not for their deeds, since ghosts weren't considered evil by Native Americans. The ending words were originally spoken by Chief Seattle in a famous speech he made to the whites when they came to buy the lands of Seattle.

Track Listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" (Rolf Kasparek) – 0:49
  2. "Port Royal" (Rolf Kasparek / Jens Becker / Majk Moti) – 4:12
  3. "Raging Fire" (Rolf Kasparek - Rolf Kasparek / Stefan Schwarzmann / Majk Moti) – 3:28
  4. "Into the Arena" (Majk Moti) – 3:59
  5. "Uaschitschun" (Rolf Kasparek) – 4:53
  6. "Final Gates" (Jens Becker) – 2:59
  7. "Conquistadores" (Rolf Kasparek) – 4:49
  8. "Blown to Kingdom Come" (Majk Moti) – 3:19
  9. "Warchild" (Rolf Kasparek - Rolf Kasparek / Stefan Schwarzmann) – 3:00
  10. "Mutiny" (Rolf Kasparek - Rolf Kasparek / Stefan Schwarzmann) – 4:27
  11. "Calico Jack" (Rolf Kasparek / Majk Moti - Rolf Kasparek / Stefan Schwarzmann / Majk Moti) – 8:14

Personnel[edit]

  • Rolf Kasparek - vocals, guitars
  • Majk Moti - guitars
  • Jens Becker - bass
  • Stefan Schwarzmann - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Port Royal (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Thomas Kupfer. (1988). "Running Wild 'Port Royal'". Rock Hard (29). Retrieved 25 December 2012.