Triumph and Agony

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Triumph and Agony
Warlock - Triumph and Agony.jpg
Cover art by Geoffrey Gillespie
Studio album by Warlock
Released 5 September 1987
Studio Power Station, New York City,
Kajem Recording Studio, Philadelphia, USA
Genre Heavy metal, power metal
Length 39:14
Label Vertigo (Europe)
Mercury (USA)
Producer Joey Balin
Warlock chronology
True as Steel
(1986)True as Steel1986
Triumph and Agony
Rare Diamonds
(1991)Rare Diamonds1991
Singles from Triumph and Agony
  1. "All We Are" / "Three Minutes Warning"
    Released: 1 September 1987
  2. "East Meets West" / "I Rule the Ruins"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Für Immer" / "Metal Tango"
    Released: 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Blogcritics 5/5 stars[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10[3]
Rock Realms 4/7 stars[4]

Triumph and Agony is the fourth and final studio album by the German heavy metal band Warlock, released on 5 September 1987.

The album was recorded in the US with producer Joey Balin and a different band line-up in comparison with the previous album True as Steel, which had made the name of Warlock known outside of Europe. Peter Szigeti and Frank Rittel were replaced in 1987 by the American musicians Tommy Bolan and Tommy Henriksen respectively. The album also features British drummer Cozy Powell on some tracks.

The song "All We Are" received some airplay on American metal radio stations and its video clip shot by director Mark Rezyka had good rotation on MTV's Headbangers Ball. Many songs of this album are still performed live by Doro's band.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Doro Pesch and Joey Balin, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "All We Are" 3:19
2. "Three Minute Warning" 2:30
3. "I Rule the Ruins" 4:03
4. "Kiss of Death" (Pesch, Niko Arvanitis, Balin) 4:08
5. "Make Time for Love" 4:45
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "East Meets West" 3:34
7. "Touch of Evil" 4:18
8. "Metal Tango" (Pesch, Arvanitis, Balin) 4:24
9. "Cold, Cold World" (Pesch, Arvanitis, Balin) 4:01
10. "Für Immer" 4:12
2011 CD edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "East Meets West" (live) 3:45
12. "Angels with Dirty Faces" 3:58
13. "Under the Gun" (Pesch, Jon Levin, Tommy Henriksen, Balin) 3:51
14. "Something Wicked This Way Comes" (Gene Simmons) 5:17


Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Joey Balin - producer, arrangements
  • Steve Rinkoff, Larry Alexander - engineers
  • Roy Hendrickson - assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi - mastering at Sterling Sound


Year Chart Position
1987 German Albums Chart[5] 3
Swiss Albums Chart[6] 30
UK Albums Chart[7] 54
Billboard 200 (North America)[8] 80


Country Organization Sales
Germany BVMI Gold (+ 250,000)[9]


  1. ^ "Warlock Trumph and Agony review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Dionne, George (18 January 2006). "CD Review Flashback: Warlock - Triumph & Agony". Blogcritics. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 404. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  4. ^ Wilde, Jon. "Album Review: Triumph And Agony (1992)". Rock Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Album – Warlock, Triumph and Agony". (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Warlock – Triumph and Agony". (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Warlock – Triumph and Agony Chart Stats". Chart Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Triumph and Agony Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank, search for Warlock" (in German). Retrieved 20 November 2010.