Blazon Stone

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Blazon Stone
1991-Blazon Stone.jpg
Studio album by Running Wild
Released 4 April 1991
Recorded December 1990 - January 1991
Genre Heavy metal, power metal
Label Noise
Producer Rolf Kasparek
Running Wild chronology
Death or Glory
(1989)
Blazon Stone
(1991)
The First Years of Piracy
(1991)
Singles from Blazon Stone
  1. "Little Big Horn"
    Released: 28 February 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Rock Hard 9/10 stars[2]

Blazon Stone is the sixth album by German band Running Wild, released in 1991. The album has sold over 440,000 records worldwide. According to Rolf Kasparek in an interview to a Brazilian heavy metal/hard rock magazine (Roadie Crew, ed. #41, June 2002), Blazon Stone is the best-selling album by the band, in the 1990s. It is also their first album with both guitarist Axel Morgan and drummer AC.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rolf Kasparek except where noted

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Blazon Stone"   6:30
2. "Lonewolf"   4:49
3. "Slavery"   5:15
4. "Fire & Ice" AC 4:09
5. "Little Big Horn"   5:00
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "White Masque"   4:17
7. "Rolling Wheels" Becker 5:33
8. "Bloody Red Rose"   5:06
9. "Straight to Hell" Becker 3:50
10. "Heads or Tails"   4:58
Total length: 49:27

Notes[edit]

  • 1st press CD release and Polish pressings features the three bonus tracks "Over the Rainbow", "Billy the Kid" and a cover version of the Thin Lizzy song "Genocide". Later CD releases feature one or two bonus tracks
  • The 1995 re-release includes the song "Dancing on a Minefield", which is also featured as a bonus track on the 1994 album Black Hand Inn
  • The 2017 remastered release features all bonus tracks (excluding "Dancing on a Minefield"), plus the 2003 re-recorded versions of "Blazon Stone" and "Little Big Horn"

Personnel[edit]

Additional Musicians
  • Kalle Bösel – backing vocals
  • Jan Olav, Martina Wiegendt, Sven Pöschmann, Michael Herwig, Jens Butterwick, Raymond Kana, Oliver Losshagen and Ladislav Křížek – backing vocals on "Little Big Horn" and "Heads or Tails"
Production
  • Jan Němec – Engineering, Mixing
  • Karl-U. Walterbach – Executive producer
  • Thorsten Herbig – Photography
  • Rock 'n' Rolf – Producer
  • Andreas Marschall – Cover art (front and back covers)
  • Horst Herrndorff – Cover art (back cover)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blazon Stone at AllMusic
  2. ^ Götz Kühnemund. (1991). "Running Wild 'Blazon Stone'". Rock Hard (50). Retrieved 3 June 2013.