- Product Code: NOISECD028
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Remastered re-release of the fourth full-length studio album by legendary German Heavy/Power/Speed Metal band.
"Port Royal" expanded on the pirate theme introduced in their previous album, "Under Jolly Roger", and established band's style as "Pirate Metal" in the Metal community. The album takes its name from the location of Calico Jack’s (English pirate of the 18th century) death. He designed the skull-and-bones pirate flag that was later named the Jolly Roger, which gave the title to the previous album.
"Port Royal" saw the band delve deeper into history and explored themes such as the conquistadors. A music video was made for "Conquistadores", which had some air play on MTV's Headbangers Ball.
The album is very fine overall, with excellent songs and fantastic arrangements. Even though the second half of the album fails in comparison with the first, "Port Royal" is absolutely the most steady of Running Wild's albums. Highlights such as the title track, "Blown to Kingdom Come", and "Mutiny" help ensure that "Port Royal" is a great choice for anyone into Speed Metal and its spin-offs!
It is the first album to use a 5-string bass in a Metal context.
"Warchild" is not the same song that appeared in the band's early demos.
"Port Royal" was a huge hit, selling almost half a million albums worldwide.
In 2017, Loudwire ranked "Port Royal" as the 23rd best Power Metal album of all time.
Deluxe Expanded Edition includes three bonus tracks and 12-page booklet.
Noise Records/Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company, 1988/2017 (NOISECD028). Made in EU. Pressed in Austria.
1. Intro 0:49
2. Port Royal 4:11
3. Raging Fire 3:28
4. Into The Arena 3:59
5. Uaschitschun 4:53
6. Final Gates 2:59
7. Conquistadores 4:49
8. Blown To Kingdom Come 3:19
9. Warchild 3:01
10. Mutiny 4:27
11. Calico Jack 8:16
12. Uaschitschun ('92 Alternative Version) 5:03
13. Port Royal (Re-Recorded Version 2003) 4:13
14. Conquistadores (Re-Recorded Version 2003) 4:48
Total playing time: 58:15 min.