Rock the World (Kick Axe album)

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Rock the World
Kick Axe World.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1986
RecordedInside Trak Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1986
GenreGlam metal, hard rock
LabelEpic Records, Mercenary Records, Roadrunner Records
ProducerLarry Gillstrom
Kick Axe chronology
Welcome to the Club
Rock the World
Kick Axe IV
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars link
Kerrang!3/5 stars[1]
Metal Hammer3/7 stars[2]

Rock the World is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Kick Axe. The album was released in 1986.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rock the World" (G.Criston/B.Gillstrom/L.Gillstrom/V.Langen) – 4:06
  2. "The Chain" (L.Buckingham/M.Fleetwood/Ch.McVie/J.McVie/S.Nicks) – 4:33
  3. "Red Line" (G.Criston/B.Gillstrom/L.Gillstrom/V.Langen) – 3:04
  4. "Devachan" (G.Criston/B.Gillstrom/L.Gillstrom/V.Langen) – 5:08
  5. "Warrior" (G.Criston/B.Gillstrom/L.Gillstrom/V.Langen) – 4:44
  6. "We Still Remember" (G.Criston/B.Gillstrom/L.Gillstrom/V.Langen) – 5:46
  7. "The Great Escape" (G.Criston/B.Gillstrom/L.Gillstrom/V.Langen) – 3:14
  8. "Medusa" (G.Criston/B.Gillstrom/L.Gillstrom/V.Langen) – 4:26
  9. "The Dark Crusade" (G.Criston/B.Gillstrom/L.Gillstrom/V.Langen) – 4:42
  10. "Magic Man" (G.Criston/B.Gillstrom/L.Gillstrom/V.Langen) – 5:25

This album was released on Epic Records, through CBS in the band's native Canada. In 1987, the Roadrunner Records released it on LP in the Netherlands and the smaller label Mercenary released it on LP/Cassette/CD in the U.S. later the same year. That CD was a much sought-after collectible, going for as much as over $150 on eBay. The band reissued the album (albeit with different cover artwork) in 2004, on their own label.


  • George Criston – lead vocals
  • Larry Gillstrom – lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Victor Langen – bass, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Brian Gillstrom – drums, backing vocals


  • Larry Gillstrom – producer
  • Dave Slagter - recording & mixing engineer
  • Gary Tole, Lisa Barton - engineering assistants
  • Sandy Flett - cover art
  • Mystique Studios - sleeve design


  1. ^ Oliver, Derek (19 March 1987). "Kick Axe 'Rock the World'". Kerrang!. 142. London, UK: United Magazines Ltd. p. 19. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ Ling, Dave (7 July 1987). "Kick Axe 'Rock the World'". Metal Hammer. 7. London, UK: Future Publishing. p. 41. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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