Listen To New RUNNING WILD Song 'Ride On The Wild Side'

November 22, 2019

German metallers RUNNING WILD have released a new digital single titled "Ride On The Wild Side". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming EP, "Crossing The Blades", featuring three brand-new studio recordings and one cover version.

"Ride On The Wild Side" is a song, which — thanks to its powerful pace and high compositional quality — would almost have made the shortlist for the upcoming album. Now it enhances the "Crossing The Blades" EP, particularly because Rolf "Rock N' Rolf" Kasparek recorded the guitar solo on a Fender Stratocaster — instead of his tried and tested Gibson Explorer — to do justice to the track's rocking flair.

You can listen to the song below.

It's been three years since RUNNING WILD wowed its fans with its latest album, "Rapid Foray". Three years in which a lot of water has passed under the metal galleys of time and the fans' requests for new songs have become more and more vociferous. To ease the wait so that his supporters won't have to hold out until early summer 2020, RUNNING WILD captain Rock 'N' Rolf has come up with a real masterstroke: on December 6 2019 — Saint Nicholas Day! — the band will release the EP "Crossing The Blades", featuring four brand-new tracks, including an exciting cover of the KISS classic "Strutter".

First of all, the focus is on the EP's opener, "Crossing The Blades", the official lyric video for which can be seen below. What's so special about this song is the fact that it's a harbinger of the next regular album, scheduled for release in summer, but will remain unique in its present incarnation. As Kasparek explains: "This version will only be available on the 'Crossing The Blades' EP. The album will feature a different version, completely re-recorded and with a number of little changes." The EP's second track is called "Stargazed" and should be familiar to a lot of Wacken Open Air attendees; after all, RUNNING WILD had presented the song exclusively at the 2018 edition of the festival, to an enthusiastic response. Number three is "Strutter", an homage to Rolf's first idols, of course in typical RUNNING WILD style and with a little more steam than the original.

Thanks to its first-rate production and a number of exclusive features, these four songs are more than likely to make up the long wait until summer 2020 and the arrival of the next full album. At the same time, they will heighten the anticipation of RUNNING WILD's new material and their upcoming festival appearances.

"Crossing The Blades" track listing:

01. Crossing The Blades
02. Stargazed
03. Strutter
04. Ride On The Wild Side


Rock 'N' Rolf - guitar, vocals
Peter Jordan - guitars
Ole Hempelmann - bass
Michael Wolpers - drums

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