German heavy metallers Running Wild have announced that they will release a new album entitled Shadowmaker, seven years after Rogues En Vogue, which is set for a worldwide release via Steamhammer/SPV in April 2012.

The band released this official statement: "It's finally official: Running Wild are back! To the delight of his countless fans, Captain Rock'n'Rolf has announced the release of the new album, Shadowmaker, seven years after Running Wild's last studio album, Rogues En Vogue. 'My comments in spring 2009 about the demise of Running Wild were absolutely serious at the time. I really needed time out and, to be honest, couldn't imagine even in January 2011 that I would ever feel like recording a new album again.', says Rolf. 'But when I had the inspiration for a best-of album, to which I wanted to contribute four new numbers, I rediscovered how much I enjoy composing. From then on it was only a small step to record a full new studio album.'

"Rock'n'Rolf has written ten new tracks for Shadowmaker, among them are the midtempo opener "Piece Of The Action", the uptempo number "Shadowmaker" (roughly the same pace as "Angel Of Mercy") and the monumental eight-minute track "Dracula", based on Bram Stoker's novel and the Christopher Lee movies. 'To me, Shadowmaker is a very special album because there was no pressure, timewise or otherwise. I feel it's clearly audible that this relaxed attitude helped me to write one of the strongest Running Wild recordings of all time.'

"Shadowmaker will be released worldwide on Steamhammer/SPV in April 2012, a cooperation which the Running Wild captain refers to as 'a real stroke of luck and ideal partnership'. Rock'n'Rolf: 'SPV/Steamhammer are a long-established label with an experienced team, so I know that Running Wild are in good hands. Besides, my band and the record company are based in the same German city (Hannover), which can't be a disadvantage for a smooth cooperation.'

"Olly Hahn, A&R at Steamhammer/SPV, is equally delighted: 'That a style-defining act such as Running Wild signed with us comes close to an accolade. Band leader Rock'n'Rolf is one of the metal scene's last originals, and we at SPV are unbelievably proud that his choice fell on us.'


Source: running-wild.de
Band profile: Running Wild
 
Posted: 22.10.2011 by Flower Metal



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jijibu - 22.10.2011 at 11:51  
Wow! This is best surprise for me!!!
qlacs - 22.10.2011 at 12:03  
Wow. Last time I've heard about them they were about to disband.
quirin - 22.10.2011 at 12:42  
Solid german heavy coming up, that's good news!
Baz Anderson - 22.10.2011 at 13:11  
Surprising, I really thought that was going to be their last show in 2009.
Yugosaki - 22.10.2011 at 15:16  
Valentin B - 22.10.2011 at 16:21  
Written by Baz Anderson on 22.10.2011 at 13:11

Surprising, I really thought that was going to be their last show in 2009.

as far as sound and technically being spot on, it was a worthy last show, but imo the appaling weather that set in about halfway through and the sea of people sitting around with arms crossed didn't do it enough justice. i hope circumstances will be better in 2012 (i'm pretty sure Wacken will get them to play there next year)
immortal78 - 22.10.2011 at 16:33  
Hurray !!! I thought they would't come back. great news !
Doc Godin - 22.10.2011 at 16:42  
You call that a retirement? Pretty decent news I guess. Hopefully it's good.
Baz Anderson - 22.10.2011 at 17:34  
Written by Valentin B on 22.10.2011 at 16:21

as far as sound and technically being spot on, it was a worthy last show, but imo the appaling weather that set in about halfway through and the sea of people sitting around with arms crossed didn't do it enough justice. i hope circumstances will be better in 2012 (i'm pretty sure Wacken will get them to play there next year)

I didn't mind the weather too much. My complaint was that they didn't play "Treasure Island".
Mugthulhu - 22.10.2011 at 17:35  
Made my day.
Fitness2k - 22.10.2011 at 18:12  
I'm hoping that they will do a tour outside Germany, but i think those chances are pretty slim :p
Valentin B - 22.10.2011 at 18:18  
Written by Baz Anderson on 22.10.2011 at 17:34

Written by Valentin B on 22.10.2011 at 16:21

as far as sound and technically being spot on, it was a worthy last show, but imo the appaling weather that set in about halfway through and the sea of people sitting around with arms crossed didn't do it enough justice. i hope circumstances will be better in 2012 (i'm pretty sure Wacken will get them to play there next year)

I didn't mind the weather too much. My complaint was that they didn't play "Treasure Island".

yeah it would have been a nice addition, also considering the slightly-filler material they went through in the middle of the show (i swear everything started to go to shit at that point, at least the crowd somewhat dispersed so i got a bit closer to the stage)

i'm a bit sad now that i maybe won't have any kvlt status anymore as pretty much the only guy in all Bucharest that has seen RW live

amid so many shit albums and sore disappointments this year, this is pretty much the best news in ages.
Truemetaljope - 22.10.2011 at 20:31  
YEAH my favourite band

I've come here to listen new RW album and drink rum and I won't be out of rum this time:beer:
RavenKing - 22.10.2011 at 20:36  
Written by Valentin B on 22.10.2011 at 18:18

amid so many shit albums and sore disappointments this year, this is pretty much the best news in ages.


What has been so shitty and disappointing this year?
I think 2011 has been a good year for me.
Pestilence - 22.10.2011 at 22:46  
WOOOO!
Sostoa - 22.10.2011 at 22:49  
Great news. One of my favourite bands ever...
Dark Seraphim - 23.10.2011 at 00:50  
Great news. Was gutted when I heard they had split. This had made my day.
Prowler84 - 26.10.2011 at 15:42  
I wanna scream!! What a great day!
Jujitsu-man - 26.10.2011 at 17:40  
GREAT NEWS AHOY!

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