Death or Glory (album)

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This article is about Running Wild's album. For Roy Harper's album, see Death or Glory? For the song by The Clash, see Death or Glory.
For other uses, see Death or Glory (disambiguation).
Death or Glory
Studio album by Running Wild
Released 8 November 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Heavy metal, power metal
Length 54:07
72:26 including "Wild Animal" EP
Label Noise
Producer Running Wild
Running Wild chronology
Port Royal
Death or Glory
Blazon Stone
Singles from Death or Glory
  1. "Bad to the Bone"
    Released: 1989

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.

The track "Bad to the Bone" was recorded by a cappella band van Canto and was released on their fourth studio album Break the Silence.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard (de) 8[2] /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.[3]

Death or Glory Tour[edit]

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).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Riding the Storm" Rolf Kasparek Kasparek 6:27
2. "Renegade" Iain Finlay Kasparek 4:29
3. "Evilution" Finlay Kasparek, Jens Becker 4:43
4. "Running Blood" Kasparek Kasparek 4:29
5. "Highland Glory (The Eternal Fight)" (instrumental)   Becker, Finlay 4:51
6. "Marooned" Kasparek, Finlay Kasparek 5:12
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
11. "March on" Moti Moti 4:08



Chart Peak position
German Album Charts[4] 45


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. Death or Glory review Retrieved on 2011-10-22.
  2. ^ Kupfer, Thomas. "Rock Hard review". issue 35. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  3. ^ [...], 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. 
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