|Triumph and Agony|
|Studio album by|
|Released||29 September 1987|
|Label|| Vertigo (Europe)|
|Singles from Triumph and Agony|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||8/10|
Triumph and Agony is the fourth and final studio album by the German heavy metal band Warlock, released on 29 September 1987.
The album was recorded in the US with producer Joey Balin and a different band line-up in comparison with the previous album True as Steel , which had made the name of Warlock known outside of Europe. Peter Szigeti and Frank Rittel were replaced in 1987 by the American musicians Tommy Bolan and Tommy Henriksen respectively. The album also features British drummer Cozy Powell on some tracks.
The song "All We Are" received some airplay on American metal radio stations and its video clip shot by director Mark Rezyka had good rotation on MTV's Headbangers Ball . Many songs of this album are still performed live by Doro's band.
All tracks are written by Doro Pesch and Joey Balin, except where noted.
|1.||"All We Are"||3:19|
|2.||"Three Minute Warning"||2:30|
|3.||"I Rule the Ruins"||4:03|
|4.||"Kiss of Death" (Pesch, Niko Arvanitis, Balin)||4:08|
|5.||"Make Time for Love"||4:45|
|6.||"East Meets West"||3:34|
|7.||"Touch of Evil"||4:18|
|8.||"Metal Tango" (Pesch, Arvanitis, Balin)||4:24|
|9.||"Cold, Cold World" (Pesch, Arvanitis, Balin)||4:01|
|11.||"East Meets West" (live)||3:45|
|12.||"Angels with Dirty Faces"||3:58|
|13.||"Under the Gun" (Pesch, Jon Levin, Tommy Henriksen, Balin)||3:51|
|14.||"Something Wicked This Way Comes" (Gene Simmons)||5:17|
|1987||German Albums Chart||3|
|Swiss Albums Chart||30|
|UK Albums Chart||54|
|Billboard 200 (North America)||80|
|Germany||BVMI||Gold (+ 250,000)|
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...great people played on the record, like the legendary Cozy Powell. He played on 'Touch Of Evil'.