Rapid Foray is the sixteenth studio album by German heavy metal band Running Wild. It was released by Steamhammer Records on 26 August 2016.[5] The album was delayed due to Rolf Kasparek's shoulder injury, and their subsequent show at Wacken in 2015. A lyric video was made for "Black Bart",

Rapid Foray
Rapid Foray cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released26 August 2016
GenreHeavy metal, power metal
LabelSteamhammer Records
ProducerRolf Kasparek
Running Wild chronology
Rapid Foray
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rock Hard8.0/10[3]
Metal Hammer5/7[4]


According to Kasparek, he recorded the vocals and guitars at his personal studio while Peter Jordan recorded guitar solos, drums and choruses. A total of three studios were involved in total for the recording process. He also gave mention that only three musicians took part on the album


An enhanced limited edition digipak edition includes a double-sided poster and an exclusive Running Wild compass; available only on the EMP.de website

Track listingEdit

1."Black Skies, Red Flag"4:44
3."Stick to Your Guns"5:08
4."Rapid Foray"4:47
5."By the Blood in Your Heart"5:27
6."The Depth of the Sea (Nautilus)" (Instrumental)3:53
7."Black Bart"5:06
9."Blood Moon Rising"4:20
10."Into the West"4:34
11."Last of the Mohicans"11:11
Total length:58:01

Critical receptionEdit

New Noise magazine called it a "full length full of sweet speed metal riffs, German rhythms, and fun righteous anthems, and that "the band really does feel as true to the vintage sounds off of their classic material." attributing a rating of Five stars.[6]


Additional Musicians
  • Ole Hempelmann – bass
  • Michael Wolpers – drums


Chart (2016) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7]
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 43
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 30


  1. ^ Ray Van Horn, Jr. (2017-01-01). "Rapid Foray – RUNNING WILD". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  2. ^ Gromen, Mark (2016-09-14). "RUNNING WILD – Rapid Foray review". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  3. ^ Kaiser, Boris (2016). "Review Album: Running Wild – Rapid Foray review". Rock Hard (in German). No. 352. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  4. ^ Halupczok, Marc (2016-08-26). "Review Album: Running Wild – Rapid Foray review". Metal Hammer (in German). Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  5. ^ "RUNNING WILD: 'Rapid Foray' Album Details Revealed". blabbermouth.net. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Album Review: Running Wild – 'Rapid Foray' – New Noise Magazine". 25 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Running Wild – Rapid Foray" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  8. ^ http://oe3.orf.at/charts/stories/2602614/
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Running Wild – Rapid Foray" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2 September 2016. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Running Wild – Rapid Foray". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 September 2016.

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