IRON ANGEL - Winds Of War 12" Vinyl LP Album

This album "Winds Of War " is the second official full-length album released by the German Speed/Thrash Metal band "Iron Angel".
This album "Winds of War was recorded in April 1986 at Karo Music Studio, Munster, Germany. It was produced by Kalle Trap (Kalle Trap being producer for many of the leading German Thrash Metal bands during he 1980s) and engineered by Uwe Ziegler. Artwork was done by Edda & Uwe Karczewski , best known for the album covers of "Helloween".
Transcript of the text block on the album's back cover:
When the swords rise, as written, sinister power and forces will try to take posession of the human race and their faith, pleasure and fear. They will be restless as long as they are victorious. The human race is told lies till it thinks it is in safety but then the power of evil will show them his true face and destroy the human race by the winds of war.

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Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

There is NO barcode on the album cover.

Rights Society: GEMA (boxed)

LC 9007

The copyright text on the rim of label is printed in German.

Album Fact Sheet: IRON ANGEL Winds Of War

Music Genre:

 Teutonic Speed/Thrash Metal 

Album Production Information:

 

The album: "IRON ANGEL Winds Of War " was produced by: Kalle "Schoene Schicht" Trapp

Kalle Trapp is a highly skilled and accomplished musician, sound engineer, and music producer hailing from Germany. With a deep passion for music and a relentless pursuit of sonic perfection, Trapp has made significant contributions to the industry throughout his career.

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Trapp's musical journey began in his formative years, where he developed a profound love for various instruments and an insatiable curiosity for sound production techniques. His talent and dedication led him to join Karo Musikstudio, a renowned recording studio located in Germany, where he would embark on an impressive professional trajectory.

At Karo Musikstudio, Trapp's expertise as a sound engineer and producer flourished. He worked closely with a multitude of bands and artists, lending his technical prowess and artistic vision to their projects. His keen ear for detail and commitment to excellence earned him a reputation for delivering exceptional audio quality and innovative production techniques.

Throughout his career, Trapp had the privilege of collaborating with several esteemed bands, infusing their music with his unique creative perspective. He has been working for albums of "Angel Dust", "Blind Guardian", "Destruction", "Iron Angel", "Mad Max", Paganini, Paradox, Pestilence, Samain, Saxon, Sortilege and many others bands he has worked with include:

1. Rammstein: Trapp's technical proficiency and inventive approach to sound engineering contributed to the distinctive sonic identity of the German industrial metal band Rammstein. His collaborations helped shape the band's powerful and captivating sound.

2. Scorpions: Trapp's skills as a sound engineer and music producer were instrumental in his collaborations with the iconic German rock band Scorpions. He worked closely with the band to capture their energetic performances and enhance the impact of their music.

3. Tokio Hotel: Trapp's collaboration with the German pop-rock band Tokio Hotel showcased his ability to capture their unique sound and bring it to life in the studio. His contributions as a producer played a crucial role in the band's success.

4. Silbermond: Trapp's technical expertise and meticulous attention to detail were in high demand during his work with the German rock/pop band Silbermond. He played a vital role in shaping their sound and ensuring a polished and captivating sonic experience for their listeners.

5. Wir Sind Helden: Trapp's collaborations with the German indie rock band Wir Sind Helden highlighted his versatility as a producer. He skillfully captured the band's alternative rock sensibilities, contributing to their distinctive and engaging sound.

Kalle Trapp's extensive work as a musician, sound engineer, and music producer at Karo Musikstudio has solidified his position as a respected figure in the industry. His dedication, technical expertise, and ability to adapt to different musical genres have made him a sought-after professional in the German music scene and beyond.

Beyond his collaborations with renowned bands, Trapp has also pursued solo projects, where he showcases his own musical compositions and production work. His solo endeavors reflect his diverse influences, innovative production techniques, and a passion for pushing the boundaries of conventional music.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Uwe "ouuhh" Ziegler

This album was recorded at: April 1986 at Karo Music Studio, Munster, West-Germany

Album Cover Design: Odeon Zwo

Album Cover Artwork: Edda and Uwe Karczweski

Uwe Karczewski a German graphics artist known for the 1980's album covers for Heavy Metal bands like: Helloween , Iron Angel .

Album cover photography: Charly Rinne

Charly Rinne is a prominent figure in the world of German heavy metal as a producer, photographer, and former Chief Editor of the esteemed magazine "Metal Hammer." Born and raised in Germany, Rinne's passion for music and visual arts played a significant role in shaping his illustrious career.

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Born in the early 1960s, Charly Rinne developed a deep appreciation for music from an early age. He was captivated by the raw energy and rebellious nature of heavy metal, which led him to immerse himself in the music scene that emerged during the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was during this time that Rinne's passion for heavy metal began to flourish, and he discovered his true calling.

In 1984, Rinne embarked on a groundbreaking journey when he assumed the role of the first Chief Editor of the renowned German heavy metal magazine, "Metal Hammer." His keen editorial sense, extensive knowledge of the genre, and exceptional writing skills made him the perfect candidate for this influential position. Rinne's visionary approach to journalism helped elevate "Metal Hammer" to new heights, solidifying its reputation as a premier source for heavy metal news, reviews, and interviews.

While serving as Chief Editor, Rinne also made significant contributions to the German heavy metal industry as an executive producer, producer, and photographer. He played a pivotal role in nurturing the careers of several up-and-coming German heavy metal bands during the late 1980s. His expertise in capturing the essence of a band's performance through photography, combined with his acute understanding of the genre's sound, allowed him to create iconic album covers and promotional images that defined the visual aesthetic of German heavy metal at the time.

Rinne's collaborations with numerous German heavy metal bands were met with critical acclaim and commercial success. His meticulous attention to detail and uncompromising dedication to capturing the essence of each band's unique identity resulted in the creation of visually stunning album artworks that resonated with fans worldwide. Some of the notable bands that benefited from Rinne's artistic vision include Scorpions, Accept, Helloween, Kreator, and Running Wild, among others.

Beyond his achievements in the music industry, Rinne's work as a photographer extended beyond heavy metal. His striking visual compositions and ability to capture the essence of his subjects earned him recognition in various artistic circles. His photographs have been showcased in renowned galleries and exhibitions, further solidifying his reputation as a multifaceted artist.

Charly Rinne's impact on the German heavy metal scene during the late 1980s cannot be overstated. His contributions as a producer, photographer, and Chief Editor of "Metal Hammer" helped shape the genre's visual and editorial landscape. Rinne's commitment to showcasing the power and intensity of heavy metal through his work continues to inspire musicians, artists, and fans alike. His legacy remains a testament to the enduring influence of German heavy metal and its profound impact on the global music community.

Record Label Information:

 SteamHammer SH 0047

Record Format:

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

Year & Country:

 1988 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: IRON ANGEL Winds Of War
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Peter Wittke - Guitars
  • Sven Struven - Guitars
  • Thorsten Lohmann - Bass
  • Dirk Schröder - Vocals
  • Mike Matthes - Drums
Complete Track-listing of the album "IRON ANGEL Winds Of War "

The detailed tracklist of this record "IRON ANGEL Winds Of War " is:

    Track-listing:
  1. Winds Of War 02:13
  2. Metalstorm 03:27
  3. Son Of A Bitch 03:29
  4. Vicious 04:18
  5. Born To Rock 03:57
  6. Fight For Your Life 04:32
  7. Stronger Than Steel 05:54
  8. Sea Of Flames 05:18
  9. Creatures Of Destruction 04:14
  10. Back To The Silence 01:53

 

Front Cover Photo Of IRON ANGEL - Winds Of War 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

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Photo Of The Back Cover IRON ANGEL - Winds Of War 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

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Close up of Side One record's label IRON ANGEL - Winds Of War 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Winds of War by Iron Angel" Record Label Details:  SteamHammer SH 0047 © & ℗ 1986 SteamHammer Sound Copyright

"Winds of War by Iron Angel" Record Label Details:  SteamHammer SH 0047 © & ℗ 1986 SteamHammer Sound Copyright

Side Two Close up of record's label IRON ANGEL - Winds Of War 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

Side Two Close up of record's label IRON ANGEL - Winds Of War 12" Vinyl LP Album
 
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