True as Steel (album)

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True as Steel
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Studio album by
Released18 August 1986
RecordedMay-June 1986
StudioCountry Lane Studios, Munich,
Hammerton A Studios, Düsseldorf, Germany
GenreHeavy metal
Length38:57
LabelVertigo (Europe)
Mercury (USA)
ProducerHenry Staroste
Warlock chronology
Hellbound
(1985)
True as Steel
(1986)
Triumph and Agony
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal8/10[2]

True as Steel is the third studio album by German heavy metal band Warlock, released in 1986.

The EP Fight for Rock, which contained many songs from this album, was Warlock's first success outside of Europe, charting on the US Billboard Hot 100; the music video for the song "Fight for Rock" was aired on MTV's Headbangers Ball.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Doro Pesch and René Maué.

Side one
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Mr. Gold"Frank Rittel, Henry Staroste3:33
2."Fight for Rock"Niko Arvanitis, Staroste3:06
3."Love in the Danger Zone"Peter Szigeti, Staroste4:09
4."Speed of Sound"Arvanitis, Staroste3:21
5."Midnite in China"Arvanitis, Staroste4:30
Side two
No.TitleMusicLength
6."Vorwärts, All Right!"Szigeti, Staroste3:45
7."True as Steel"Arvanitis, Staroste3:20
8."Lady in a Rock 'n' Roll Hell"Szigeti, Staroste3:42
9."Love Song"Staroste, Pesch3:45
10."Igloo on the Moon (Reckless)"Szigeti, Staroste3:10
11."T.O.L." (instrumental)Szigeti, Staroste2:20
2011 CD edition bonus tracks
No.TitleMusicLength
12."You Hurt My Soul (On and On)"Pesch, Staroste5:29
13."Turn It On"Rittel, Staroste, Pesch3:40
14."Evil"Rudi Graf2:57

Personnel[edit]

Warlock[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Henry Staroste - producer, mixing
  • Rainer Assmann - engineer
  • Garth Richardson - assistant engineer
  • Michael Wagener - mixing at Amigo Studios, Hollywood, California
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warlock - True as Steel review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  2. ^ 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.