Running Wild

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About Running Wild

European metal festival mainstays who have sold over five million albums during their three-decade-plus career, German power/speed metal ensemble Running Wild emerged in the mid-'70s with a hard-hitting style that flirted with satanic imagery. The release of their third album, 1987's Under Jolly Roger, saw the group eschew the malevolence of prior outings for a more melodic and rousing, yet no less powerful sonic attack that relied heavily on pirate and nautical themes. Having officially found their identity, Running Wild embraced the pirate metal mantle via standout LPs like Port Royal (1988), Black Hand Inn (1994), Rogues en Vogue (2005), and Rapid Foray (2016).

Hamburg, Germany

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