Triumph and Agony

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Triumph and Agony
Warlock - Triumph and Agony.jpg
Cover art by Geoffrey Gillespie
Studio album by
Released29 September 1987
Studio
Genre Heavy metal
Length39:14
Label Vertigo (Europe)
Mercury (US)
Producer Joey Balin
Warlock chronology
True as Steel
(1986)
Triumph and Agony
(1987)
Rare Diamonds
(1991)
Singles from Triumph and Agony
  1. "All We Are" / "Three Minutes Warning"
    Released: 1 September 1987
  2. "East Meets West" / "I Rule the Ruins"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Für immer" / "Metal Tango"
    Released: 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Blogcritics Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10 [3]
Rock RealmsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [4]

Triumph and Agony is the fourth and final studio album by the German heavy metal band Warlock, released on 29 September 1987.

Contents

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.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Doro Pesch and Joey Balin, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleLength
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
Side two
No.TitleLength
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
10."Für Immer"4:12
2011 CD edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
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

Personnel

Band members

Additional musicians

Production

Charts

YearChartPosition
1987German Albums Chart [6] 3
Swiss Albums Chart [7] 30
UK Albums Chart [8] 54
Billboard 200 (North America) [9] 80

Certifications

CountryOrganizationSales
Germany BVMI Gold (+ 250,000) [10]

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