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Running Wild

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Band Running Wild

Overview

History

Running Wild is one band from a wave of German Heavy metal bands to emerge in the early/mid 1980s (along with Helloween, Rage, Blind Guardian, Grave Digger, etc). The music they play is a mixture of heavy and speed metal. 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. The band played their farewell show at the Wacken Open Air 2009, for which setlist fans voted for. In October 2011 Rolf officially announced the comeback including a new studio album called "Shadowmaker". It was released April 2012.
In 1976 a new school band called Granite Heart was established in Hamburg, Germany under the command of Rolf Kasparek alias Rock'n'Rolf. Granite Heart consisted of: Rock'n'Rolf (lead vocals, guitar), Uwe Bendig (guitar), Michael Hoffmann (drums) and Jörg Schwarz (bass), who was replaced by Carsten David (bass) shortly after.
Around 1979 the band was renamed as Running Wild and in 1983 they released their first demo-tape with the following line-up: Rock'n'Rolf (lead vocals, guitar), Uwe Bendig (guitar), Matthias Kaufmann (bass) and Hasche (drums).

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Members

Peter Pichl
Present
Rolf Kasparek
Present
Jörg Michael
1993 - 1998
Axel Kohlmorgen
1990 - 1993
Jens Becker
1987 - 1992
Majk Moti (guitar)
1985 - 1990
Iain Finlay
1988 - 1989
Stefan Schwarzmann
1987 - 1988

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Discography

Studio Album

1984
Album has 4 releases
1991
Album has 4 releases
1994
Album has 4 releases
1999
Album has 4 releases
2002
Album has 2 releases
2012
Album has 2 releases
2013
Album has 2 releases
2016
Album has 1 releases
2017
Album has 1 releases
2017
Album has 1 releases

Single

1989
Album has 1 releases
1991
Album has 1 releases
1992
Album has 1 releases
1994
Album has 1 releases

EP

1984
Album has 1 releases
1990
Album has 1 releases