Death or Glory (album)
|Death or Glory|
|Studio album by Running Wild|
|Released||8 November 1989|
|Genre||Heavy metal, power metal|
72:26 including "Wild Animal" EP
|Running Wild chronology|
Death or Glory is the fifth studio album by German heavy metal band Running Wild, released November 8, 1989 through Noise Records. It is their last album with both guitarist Majk Moti and drummer Ian Finlay. Being one of their most successfeul 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 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.
|Rock Hard (de)||8 /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.
Death or Glory Tour
A live VHS tape of the band playing a live concert at Düsseldorf during the Death or Glory Tour was released by Fotodisk and later by Bonsai Music.
The videotape features 11 tracks including a live version of three songs from Death or Glory (Riding The Storm, Bad To The Bone and Tortuga Bay).
|1.||"Riding the Storm"||Rolf Kasparek||Kasparek||6:27|
|3.||"Evilution"||Finlay||Kasparek, Jens Becker||4:43|
|5.||"Highland Glory (The Eternal Fight)" (instrumental)||Becker, Finlay||4:51|
|7.||"Bad to the Bone"||Kasparek, Finlay||Kasparek||4:46|
|8.||"Tortuga Bay"||Kasparek, Finlay||Kasparek||3:16|
|9.||"Death or Glory"||Majk Moti, Finlay||Moti||3:56|
|10.||"Battle of Waterloo"||Kasparek||Kasparek||7:50|
|"Wild Animal" EP|
|13.||"Chains & Leather"||Moti||Moti||5:46|
|14.||"Tear Down the Walls"||Moti||Kasparek||4:17|
|German Album Charts||45|
- Huey, Steve. Death or Glory review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-22.
- Kupfer, Thomas. "Rock Hard review". issue 35. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
- [...], 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.