Running Wild - Shadowmaker


6.3 | 105 votes |
Release date: 20 April 2012
Style: Heavy metal

Owners:

63 have it
12 want it


Disc I [CD]
01. Piece Of The Action
02. Riding On The Tide
03. I Am Who I Am
04. Black Shadow
05. Locomotive
06. Me & The Boys
07. Shadowmaker
08. Sailing Fire
09. Into The Black
10. Dracula

Disc II [DVD]
01. Making of "Shadowmaker"
02. Track by track commentary by Rock N' Rolf

LP version:
Disc I
[Side 1]
01. Piece Of The Action
02. Riding On The Tide
03. I Am Who I Am
[Side 2]
01. Black Shadow
02. Locomotive
03. Me & The Boys
Disc I
[Side 1]
01. Shadowmaker
02. Sailing Fire
03. Into The Black
[Side 2]
01. Dracula

Additional info
The CD will be released as a limited first edition in a black jewel case with silver printing and slipcase plus a 40-minute bonus DVD with a "making-of" documentary and a track-by-track commentary by Rock 'N' Rolf. The double gatefold LP will come with printed innersleeves and clear vinyl. There also will be a boxset limited to 1000 copies worldwide. It contains 2 LPs, the black jewel case with the DVD, a poster, a sticker, a postcard and a 30-page book in LP size about the history of the band.

The artwork was created by Rock 'N' Rolf and Jens Reinhold.

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Comments: 23   Visited by: 314 users
21.10.2011 - 22:17
DragonSavior X10

Posts: 111
From: USA

Huh? Are they getting back together?
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22.10.2011 - 18:51
Rating: 8
Bizzaremifo

Posts: 123
From: Slovak Republic

What the hell?? They r back or what?
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09.01.2012 - 05:36
mikeprado30

Posts: 714
From: Costa Rica
Yes, they are back. I hope this time they will cross the ocean (as pirates in a ship, because Rolf hates flying)
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24.01.2012 - 22:15
Rating: 6
Chris Steele

Posts: 123
From: Denmark

This is the ugliest album cover, i have ever seen.. I hope the music is better
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28.01.2012 - 15:47
Vengeance Time

Posts: 45
From: Australia

Can't Wait Rock'n'Rolf Rulz !!! Die Hard Running Wild fan here !!
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04.04.2012 - 20:17
Rating: 4
strade

Posts: 674
From: USA

I've heard terrible, terrible things abut this release... but we'll hope for the best.
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13.04.2012 - 03:38
Rating: 3
Rulatore

Posts: 868
From: Brazil

Wtf, couldnt pass the track nº 5
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13.04.2012 - 13:44
Charly546

Posts: 314
Don't get your hopes up people - this album sounds like "Crusader"-era Saxon.
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20.04.2012 - 00:11
Metal Invader

Posts: 322
From: Croatia

I didnt listened to them for a long time .. I hope the album is good
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20.04.2012 - 14:55
Svetopolk

Posts: 25
From: Bulgaria

Written by Metal Invader on 20.04.2012 at 00:11

I didnt listened to them for a long time .. I hope the album is good

I wouldn't count on it. The promo track was pretty disappointing.
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20.04.2012 - 15:40
Rating: 4
R'Vannith
ghedengi

Posts: 3099
From: Australia

My face after hearing this:


They came back to deliver this? Was that really necessary, sounds like an album full of filler that plagued their last few efforts.
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20.04.2012 - 21:07
Metal Invader

Posts: 322
From: Croatia

Written by Svetopolk on 20.04.2012 at 14:55

Written by Metal Invader on 20.04.2012 at 00:11

I didnt listened to them for a long time .. I hope the album is good

I wouldn't count on it. The promo track was pretty disappointing.

yea i see what you mean..the song is just bad
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22.04.2012 - 02:29
sashike

Posts: 9
From: Germany

Was this album really necessary?
Rolf is just shitting on his legend...
Oh, the need of money can force you to do terrible things.
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22.04.2012 - 16:29
maiden00

Posts: 1
From: Spain
Shit
This is not Running Wild
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22.04.2012 - 23:33
Rating: 4
strade

Posts: 674
From: USA

Written by R'Vannith on 20.04.2012 at 15:40

My face after hearing this:



Haha, you and me both. I expected no less, really. Total crap. I'll just listen to Death or Glory and pretend this never happened.
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23.04.2012 - 11:47
Rating: 4
R'Vannith
ghedengi

Posts: 3099
From: Australia

Written by strade on 22.04.2012 at 23:33

Haha, you and me both. I expected no less, really. Total crap. I'll just listen to Death or Glory and pretend this never happened.


Yeah that's true, they've long long past their prime. I had a little hope (I mean perhaps some miraculous discovery of some great material came the band's way giving them reason to regroup?) but this is beyond bland.
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24.04.2012 - 03:39
Rating: 4
TrueMetalJope

Posts: 1284
From: Finland

Yeah, it's a bad album alright, but what can you expect after Rogues en Vogue, The Brotherhood and Victory (I think The Rivalry was fairly decent). Although the album fails miserably at being anything near good, Piece Of The Action, Riding On The Tide and Sailing Fire are kinda good and catchy songs and RW fans should give a chance to those songs. I'm not trying to defend the album by any means, but I think that if Rolf had put more time on the songwriting (and the lyrics) and used more suitable production this album could have been something worth remembering.

RIP Running Wild.
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24.04.2012 - 19:42
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Masterchief

Posts: 44945
From: Sweden

I give a try when I start O yeah old dgood reock n roll, old good Running Wild but after 2-3 songs I understand it sucks, not week, but not such powerfull how band was , cant stop piracy but they live in old glory
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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25.04.2012 - 04:00
Rating: 8
Pelcu

Posts: 45
From: Poland

Please c'mon guys! It's maybe not the best RW album but for sure it's not worth 4! Nice clear sound, almost no additional effects - just pure guitar rock'n'roll (my son just said it's not heavy metal, it's r'n'r . I believe Rolf just did some tests on us mixing this album in that way - no chorus, backround effects, no sound's distorsion - only very clear and just pure raw music like on a concert. When I listen to it by the first time I thought it's a demo...
Personaly I prefer RW from pre-pirate age with songs like Mordor, Chains and Leather, Branded and Exiled or Victim of States Power but still this very pirates Shadowmaker sounds quite good with some very catchy riffs (shadowmaker, dracula, Riding on a tide) and at least 2 "almost Top 10" hits: Piece Of The Action and Me & the Boys. It's lighter than other albums (Light Metal?) and more roc'n'roll but still very Running Wild in style. Some songs sits in back part of mind makes me to hum all day long. In my opinion this album is worth 7-8 and I give 8 to show my "love" to RW and appreciate raw/pure sound on that album. Cause Metal should be always raw and pure
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03.06.2012 - 03:15
Baz Anderson

Posts: 13156
From: UK

I wanted this to be great, but it just sounds pretty uninspired and unnecessary after the great send-off the band got at Wacken 2009.
A few nice parts, but mainly quite poor.
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21.06.2012 - 08:17
Rating: 3
Josh Gottret

Posts: 37
From: Bolivia

WTF is this??? Running Wild don't sounds like this!
Why they decided release a new album??? WHY???
Beginning with the cover art, it's a bullshit, and the music...no words!
Maybe it's better think that Running Wild died many years ago!
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12.07.2012 - 01:08
qlacs
"The Quaker"

Posts: 1038
From: Hungary

Rolf mate should gather the Black Hand Inn lineup for the next one.
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26.09.2015 - 17:43
Rating: 7
indexqwest

Posts: 85
From: Mexico

Written by Chris Steele on 24.01.2012 at 22:15

This is the ugliest album cover, i have ever seen.. I hope the music is better


+1 Seems like an 80's demo-tape
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