20 Years Ago: RUNNING WILD release Victory

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20 Years Ago: RUNNING WILD release Victory

I think the entire professional career in all its fifteen years has been one single learning process as far as songwriting, production and self presentation goes. I think there has been a constant development from one stage to the next whereas Death Or Glory was the only exception where we had musically been getting off the track a bit, but with Blazon Stone we'd already got back to a clear definition of the direction. Putting the albums in a rough frame, I would say there have been three periods in the development, the first starting with Gates To Purgatory and ending with Port Royal, the second from Death Or Glory to Pile Of Skulls and the third from Black Hand Inn to where we are now. Whereas each period was based on the respective previous one.

Rolf Kasparek / Running Wild interview, 2000

RUNNING WILD released their eleventh album, Victory, on this day in 2000.

I don't think that the concept of the songs has a simpler structure nowadays, even though it is certainly more consequently and more logically arranged. With Victory we are certainly going back into a more groovy sort of direction, but that was no intellectual decision but the logical consequence that resulted from the song ideas.

Rolf Kasparek / Running Wild interview, 2000