Triumph and Agony

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Triumph and Agony
Cover art by Geoffrey Gillespie
Studio album by Warlock
Released September 05, 1987
Recorded Power Station, New York, Kajem Recording Studio, Philadelphia, USA
Genre Heavy metal
Speed metal
Glam metal
Length 39:14
Label Vertigo (Europe)
Mercury (USA)
Producer Joey Balin
Warlock chronology
True as Steel
(1986)
Triumph and Agony
(1987)
Rare Diamonds
(1991)
Singles from Triumph and Agony
  1. "All We Are / Three Minutes Warning"
    Released: September 01, 1987
  2. "East Meets West / I Rule the Ruins"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Für Immer / Metal Tango"
    Released: 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Blogcritics 5/5 stars[2]
Rock Realms 4/7 stars[3]

Triumph and Agony is the fourth and final studio album by the German heavy metal band Warlock, released on 5 September 1987.

The album was recorded in the US with producer Joey Balin and a different band line-up in comparison with the previous album True as Steel, which had made the name of Warlock known outside of Europe. Peter Szigeti and Frank Rittel were replaced in 1987 by the American musicians Tommy Bolan and Tommy Henriksen respectively. The album also features British drummer Cozy Powell on some tracks.

The song "All We Are" received some airplay on American metal radio stations and its video clip shot by director Mark Rezyka had good rotation on MTV's Headbangers Ball. Many songs of this album are still performed live by Doro's band.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Doro Pesch and Joey Balin, unless stated otherwise

No. Title Length
1. "All We Are"   3:19
2. "Three Minute Warning"   2:30
3. "I Rule the Ruins"   4:03
4. "Kiss of Death" (D. Pesch, Niko Arvanitis, J. Balin) 4:08
5. "Make Time for Love"   4:45
6. "East Meets West"   3:34
7. "Touch of Evil"   4:18
8. "Metal Tango" (D. Pesch, N. Arvanitis, J. Balin) 4:24
9. "Cold, Cold World" (D. Pesch, N. Arvanitis, J. Balin) 4:01
10. "Für Immer"   4:12
11. "East Meets West (Live) (Bonus Track 2011)"   3:45
12. "Angels With Dirty Faces (Bonus Track 2011)"   3:58
13. "Under The Gun (Bonus Track 2011)"   3:51
14. "Something Wicked This Way Comes (Bonus Track 2011)"   5:17

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Joey Balin - producer, arrangements
  • Steve Rinkoff, Larry Alexander - engineers
  • Roy Hendrickson - assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi - mastering at Sterling Sound

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1987 Billboard 200 (North America)[4] 80
UK Albums Chart[5] 54
German Albums Chart[6] 23
Swiss Albums Chart[7] 30

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Sales
Germany BVMI Gold (+ 250,000)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warlock Trumph and Agony review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  2. ^ Dionne, George (18 January 2006). "CD Review Flashback: Warlock - Triumph & Agony". Blogcritics. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ Wilde, Jon. "Album Review: Triumph And Agony (1992)". Rock Realms.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  4. ^ "Triumph and Agony Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Warlock – Triumph and Agony Chart Stats". Chart Archive.org. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  6. ^ "Album – Warlock, Triumph and Agony". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  7. ^ "Warlock – Triumph and Agony". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  8. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank, search for Warlock" (in German). IFPI.de. Retrieved 20 November 2010.