Jens Pohl, the webmaster for German metal legends Running Wild, has issued the following update: "it's been already almost four years since "the revivalry - a tribute to Running Wild" hit the light. Soon after that, its success began to grow progressively and it significantly led to the idea that a tribute album brought to a different level should come out, especially by bringing cover songs from the newer albums by Running Wild. And this time it is going to be like this!".
The second, yet-untitled tribute album will contain exclusively cover songs from "The Rivalry" (1998), "Victory" (2000), "The Brotherhood" (2002) and "Rogues En Yogue" (2005) and is scheduled to be released tentatively in fall this year. The artwork will be done by romanian graphic artist Costin Chioreanu, who worked for bands like Absu, Centinex, Demonical, Negură Bunget, Thunderstorm and many others. One of the first confirmed bands, who will be part of this album is Crystal Viper, who will record its own version of the "Libertalia" song."
Veteran Heavy Metallers Running Wild have announced that they will be releasing a best-of compilation album. The album will be callled 'Best Of Adrian' and will be released on the 24th November. The compilation will have songs from Running Wild's last nine years, which is while the band has been with G.U.N. Records.
Running Wild have put the album up at amazon.de for pre-order. You can pre-order it here.
The new album ROGUES EN VOGUE will be released on February 28, 2005 due through G.U.N./BMG Ariola.
ROGUES EN VOGUE will include the following songs:
01. Draw the Line
02. Angel of Mercy
03. Skeleton Dance
04. Skulls & Bones (a 7-minutes epic pirate-song)
05. Born Dead, Dying Worse
06. Black Gold
07. Soul Vampires
08. Rogues en Vogue
09. Winged & Feathered
10. Dead Man's Road
11. The War
The strictly limited edition will contain two bonus-tracks: CANNONBALL TONGUE and LIBERTALIA (LIBERTALIA was far more than just a haven for pirates. It was a utopia. Ours is a brave, a just, an innocent, and a noble cause; the cause of liberty.)
Read comments about every song here
Stratovarius will replace Running Wild at the Gates of Metal festival.
Late last night it was confirmed that the Finnish power metal band will come to Hultsfred in the end of July.
- Stratovarius is a very good band, it feels nice to have a replacement act of this size confirmed with so short notice. This is an exclusive appearance in more than one way. It's Stratovarius only show in Sweden this year and it might be their last show in Sweden ever. Nobody knows the future of Stratovarius.
RUNNING WILD bassist Peter Pichl gave a lengthy interview to the band's official web site in which he briefly discussed the group's upcoming studio album.
"I can't tell you anything yet besides that it's going to be out summer," Peter said. "Rolf is still writing songs. He wasn't able to start his work on the album as early as scheduled, because it took a bit longer to build up his own studio. But he keeps on writing songs and about 20 or so are ready for recording. I'm also really looking forward to them (as much as all of you!). Rolf is really open-minded concerning ideas of the other band-members. If I should have some good ideas (which is sometimes the case), I am going to share them with Rolf, maybe he likes them as well. But I will not be disappointed if he doesn't." Read the rest of the interview here.