Marching Out

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Marching Out
Studio album by Yngwie Malmsteen
Released 30 September 1985 (1985-09-30)
Recorded Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles; Skyline Studios in Topanga, California
Genre Neoclassical metal, heavy metal
Length 45:22
Label Polydor
Producer Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
Rising Force
(1984)Rising Force1984
Marching Out
Alternative cover
American vinyl edition
American vinyl edition
Singles from Marching Out
  1. "I Am a Viking" / "Don't Let It End"
    Released: 1985[1]

Marching Out is the second studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 30 September 1985 through Polydor Records.[2] The album reached No. 52 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and remained on that chart for 28 weeks,[3] as well as reaching the top 30 in two other countries.[2]

The eighth track, "On the Run Again", is a remake of "Victim of the City", a song written in 1983 by Malmsteen's earlier band Steeler, which was later released on their 2005 compilation album Metal Generation: The Steeler Anthology.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars[5]
Martin Popoff 10/10 stars[6]

Steve Huey at AllMusic gave Marching Out 3.5 stars out of five, calling it a "worthwhile listen" but being somewhat critical of Malmsteen's lyrics and the songs' fantasy-oriented subject matter. Malmsteen's guitar work was described as "slightly more raw and aggressive" than his 1984 debut album Rising Force.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Yngwie Malmsteen.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Prelude" (instrumental) 1:00
2. "I'll See the Light, Tonight" Malmsteen, Jeff Scott Soto 4:27
3. "Don't Let It End" Malmsteen, Soto 4:09
4. "Disciples of Hell" Malmsteen 5:53
5. "I Am a Viking" Malmsteen 6:00
6. "Overture 1383" (instrumental) 2:58
7. "Anguish and Fear" Malmsteen 3:50
8. "On the Run Again" Soto 3:25
9. "Soldier Without Faith" Malmsteen 6:10
10. "Caught in the Middle" Malmsteen, Soto 4:20
11. "Marching Out" (instrumental) 3:10
Total length: 45:22


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1985 Swedish albums chart 9[2]
Dutch albums chart 30[2]
Billboard 200 52[3]


  1. ^ "Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force – I Am A Viking". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
  2. ^ a b c d "Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force - Marching Out (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  3. ^ a b "Yngwie Malmsteen - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
  4. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Marching Out - Yngwie Malmsteen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  5. ^ Simmons, Sylvie (17 October 1985). "Risible Farce?". Kerrang!. 105. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 20. 
  6. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 

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