KINGDOM COME - Self-Titled 12" Vinyl LP Album


"Kingdom Come," the eponymous debut album by the German hard rock band, is etched into the world of music history as their quintessential work. Presented on a 12" Vinyl LP Album, this release marked the inception of Kingdom Come's powerful presence in the hard rock scene. Widely regarded as their best album, it showcases the band's distinctive sound and solidifies their standing among hard rock enthusiasts. A testament to their musical prowess, this self-titled album remains a cornerstone in Kingdom Come's legacy.

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"Kingdom Come" Album Description:

The year was 1988, and the hard rock scene was hungry for a new champion. Enter Kingdom Come, a German band poised to take the genre by storm with their self-titled debut album, released on 12" vinyl LP in West Germany. This record, forever etched in the annals of hard rock history, marked the beginning of a powerful legacy for the band.

Kingdom Come's debut album is widely considered their finest work. It's a showcase of their distinct sound, a blend of classic hard rock influences with a fresh, energetic approach. This LP solidified their place among hard rock enthusiasts and established them as a band to be reckoned with.

The album is a testament to the band's musical prowess. Each track is a demonstration of their tight musicianship and songwriting skills. From the electrifying opener "Living Out of Touch" to the soaring ballad "Now Forever After," the album is a journey through a spectrum of hard rock emotions.

Here's a glimpse into some of the album's highlights:

"Living Out of Touch": This high-octane track sets the tone for the album, showcasing the band's driving rhythm section and Lenny Wolf's powerful vocals.

"What Love Can Be": A powerful ballad that showcases the band's softer side, featuring a guest songwriting credit from B. Gowdy.

"The Shuffle": This track features a scorching guitar solo from Danny Stag, a glimpse into the band's lead guitar prowess.

"Get It On": A return to the album's hard-driving energy, sure to get any head banging.

Production and Recording Information

The album: "KINGDOM COME" was produced by:

Bob Rock and Lenny Wolf

Bob Rock is a renowned music producer and sound engineer hailing from Winnipeg, Canada. Born on 19 April 1954, Rock's passion for music began at a young age, and he developed a strong interest in rock and heavy metal genres. Over the years, he has made an indelible mark on the music industry, working with numerous iconic bands and shaping the sound of some of the most influential albums in rock history.


Rock's career took off in the 1980s when he started collaborating with various artists and bands. His reputation as a skilled producer and engineer quickly grew, and he became known for his ability to capture the raw energy and power of heavy metal music. One of his earliest notable collaborations was with the Swiss hard rock band Krokus, for whom he produced their successful album "Headhunter" in 1983.

However, it was his work with the legendary band Metallica that truly catapulted Rock to international fame. In the early 1990s, Rock collaborated with Metallica as the producer on their self-titled fifth studio album, commonly known as "The Black Album". Released in 1991, the album was a massive success, selling millions of copies worldwide and propelling Metallica to new heights of mainstream popularity. Rock's production on the album was praised for its polished yet heavy sound, and it remains one of the best-selling rock albums of all time.

Following the success of "The Black Album", Rock continued to work with Metallica on their subsequent albums, including "Load" (1996) and "Reload" (1997). His collaboration with the band played a significant role in shaping their evolving sound and experimenting with new musical directions. Rock's ability to adapt to different artistic visions while maintaining a high level of production quality became one of his trademarks.

In addition to his work with Metallica, Rock has produced and engineered albums for several other major heavy metal bands. He worked with Mötley Crüe on their highly successful album " Dr. Feelgood " (1989), which showcased his knack for capturing the band's sleazy and aggressive sound. Rock also collaborated with Aerosmith on their comeback album "Permanent Vacation" (1987), which marked a resurgence in the band's popularity and featured several hit singles.

Throughout his career, Bob Rock has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the music industry. He has received Grammy Awards for his work with Metallica and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Rock's talent and expertise as a producer and engineer have made him one of the most sought-after figures in the industry, and he continues to work with a diverse range of artists and bands, leaving his mark on the music world with every project he takes on.

Bob Rock's passion for music, his innate understanding of rock and heavy metal, and his unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch production quality have cemented his status as one of the most influential music producers and sound engineers of his time. His contributions to the genre have left an indelible impact and have shaped the sound of countless iconic albums, making him a true legend in the world of rock music.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s):

Bob Rock, Tim Crich (Note: TIm Crich also worked on the 1988 Rolling Stones album: "Dirty Work")

This album was recorded at:

Little Mountain Studios, Vancouver

Mixed by

Bob Rock and Ken Steiger at Electric Lady Studios, New York City (Note: Ken Steiger has also worked for Kiss on the album "Asylum")

Mastered by

George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York City

George Marino: legendary mastering engineer behind iconic albums by Metallica, AC/DC, and more. Explore his life and groundbreaking career in music.

Album cover design: Hugh Syme

Hugh Syme is a Canadian Juno Award-winning graphic artist and member of the Premier Artists Collection (PAC) who is best known for his artwork and cover concepts for rock and metal bands. He is also a musician and has appeared in some Rush songs as a keyboard player. Syme is notably responsible for all of Rush's album cover art since 1975's Caress of Steel as well as creating Rush's famous Starman logo.

 Iron Maiden fans remember him best as the designer of The X Factor cover, which shows the band's mascot Eddie the Head dissected. It is remembered for its gritty realism. Whereas all previous Maiden albums were oil paintings, the X Factor Eddie was a puppet with some digital touch-ups to enhance its look. In some countries the cover was considered so gruesome that a less gory alternative was offered (the alternative cover is actually the back of the original CD booklet)

Collectors may wish to collect his complete oeuvre of album covers.

Album cover photography: Jay Buchbaum

Music Genre:

Hard Rock, Glam Metal

Label & Catalognr:

Polydor 835 368-1, Polydor KCLP 1

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1988 Made in West-Germany for European Distribution

  • Lenny Wolf - lead vocals
  • Danny Stag - lead guitar
  • Rick Steier - rhythm guitar
  • Johnny B. Frank - bass
  • James Kottak - drums
  1. Living Out of Touch 4:17
  2. Pushin' Hard 4:47
  3. What Love Can Be (Wolf, B. Gowdy , Wolff) 5:14
  4. 17 5:26
  5. The Shuffle (Wolf, Danny Stag, Wolff) 3:40
  6. Get It On 4:21
  7. Now Forever After (Wolf, James Kottak, Wolff) 5:36
  8. Hideaway (Wolf, Johnny B. Frank, Wolff) 5:38
  9. Loving You (Wolf, Stag, Wolff) 4:46
  10. Shout It Out 3:37
80s hard rock out of touch? Not Kingdom Come! Dive into ",Living Out of Touch", & crank it up!:

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Polydor 835 368-1 Record Label Details: Biem / Stemra

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