RUNNING WILD Collector's Album Gallery & Information

"Running Wild" were a popular and influential German heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Hamburg. They were part of the German heavy/speed/power metal scene to emerge in the early to mid 1980s. The band has carved its niche in the metal world as the first "pirate metal" band, a theme which took off with the release of "Under Jolly Roger" in 1987 (thus abandoning the Satanic imagery of their earlier work). Although the earlier releases contained Satanic themes and imagery, the guitar player of the band was then a Preacher (aka Gerald Warnecke) who is now a vicar in Cologne. On April 17, 2009 Rolf announced that "Running Wild" had split-up.

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On the discography listing below you will find RUNNING WILD vinyl records released during the 1970s and 1980s. For each record you will have the record company's catalognr, album title, year and country of release. Complete information for each record can be viewed by selecting the corresponding links. Albums have been ordered in ascending alphabetical order of the album titles.

Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title

Noise N 0030
Running Wild - Branded and Exiled . "Branded and Exiled" was the first "Running Wild" album to feature Majk Moti on guitar.

RUNNING WILD - Branded and Exiled (1985, Germany)

"Branded and Exiled" was the first "RUNNING WILD" album to feature Majk Moti on guitar.

Noise International 1C 067-7 93324
Running Wild - Death or Glory

RUNNING WILD - Death or Glory . (1989, Germany)

"Death or Glory" is a Pirate Power metal album by German band RUNNING WILD. One of their most successful releases, it contains the concert favourites "Riding the Storm" and "Bad to the Bone"

Noise 0012
Running Wild - Gates To Purgatory

RUNNING WILD - Gates To Purgatory (1982, Germany)

"Gates to Purgatory " is the first album by "Running Wild". It predates their piracy themes and mostly has satanically influenced lyrics.

Noise International N 122
RUNNING WILD - Port Royal

Price 27.99€  

RUNNING WILD - Port Royal (1988, Germany) For Sale  

"Port Royal" is the fourth album by the German Power / Heavy Metal band "Running Wild" and established them as the Pirate Metal band.

Red Noise N 0108-1 / SPV 08-4472
Running Wild - Ready For Boarding

RUNNING WILD - Ready For Boarding (1988, Germany)

"Ready For Boarding" is a live album by heavy metal band Running Wild. It was recorded at a concert in Munich, Germany. The song "Purgatory" has never been recorded for a studio album and is dedicated to the PMRC.

Cobra Records CL 1025

RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger . (1987, Canada)

"RUNNING WILD" is one of the German power metal bands to emerge in the early/mid 1980s (along with Helloween, Gamma Ray, Rage, Blind Guardian, Grave Digger, EdGuy, etc). The band has carved its niche in the metal world as the first "pirate metal" band, a theme which took off with the release of this album "Under Jolly Roger"

Noise N 0062 / SPV 08-4425 

RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger (1987, Germany) New Entry

 

This is world's first Pirate Metal album.

"Running Wild" is one of the German power metal bands to emerge in the early/mid 1980s (along with Helloween, Gamma Ray, Rage, Blind Guardian, Grave Digger, EdGuy, etc). The band has carved its niche in the metal world as the first "pirate metal" band, a theme which took off with the release of this album "Under Jolly Roger"