"Ratman" by Risk is a gripping and atmospheric 12" EP vinyl that combines alternative rock, post-punk, and grunge influences with thought-provoking lyrics, providing a captivating and immersive listening experience. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


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Album Description & Collectors information:

"Ratman" is a gripping and intense 12" EP vinyl by the band Risk. Released with an inclusion of lyrics sleeve, this EP showcases Risk's unique sound and their ability to deliver hard-hitting and thought-provoking music.

With "Ratman", Risk takes listeners on a sonic journey through dark and atmospheric landscapes. The band's music blends elements of alternative rock, post-punk, and grunge, creating a distinctive and captivating sound. The EP's lyrics delve into themes of inner struggles, societal issues, and personal introspection, resonating with listeners on an emotional level.

With their skillful musicianship and atmospheric soundscapes, Risk creates a captivating sonic landscape that draws listeners in and keeps them engaged throughout the EP's duration. The band's attention to detail and thoughtful songwriting are evident in every track, creating an immersive and compelling listening experience.

The inclusion of a lyrics sleeve adds an extra layer of connection between the listener and the music. It allows for a deeper understanding and appreciation of the EP's lyrical content, enabling listeners to delve into the band's messages and themes.

"Ratman" is a testament to Risk's talent and creativity, showcasing their ability to push boundaries and create music that is both sonically captivating and lyrically meaningful. The EP stands as a testament to the band's dedication to their craft and their desire to connect with their audience on a profound level

This album "RISK - Ratman" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos.

Music Genre:

  Thrash Metal 

Album Production Information:

The album: "RISK - Ratman" was produced by: Heinz Mikus

This album was recorded at: Mohrmann, Record Plant during October 1989

Sebastian Krüger - Album Artwork

Sebastian Krüger a German Illustrator who has (during the 1980s) drawn around two dozen of album covers for bands like: Destruction, Risk, Sodom, Tankard, Running Wild.

Record Label Information:

  Steam Hammer SPV 60-7607
Record Format:
12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country 
1989 Made in West-Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: RISK - Ratman
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Heinrich "Heinz" Mikus - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Sound Engineer
  • Jurgen Dusterloh (1960-2014) - Drums
  • Peter Dell - Bass, Moog Pedal, Layout, Cover Art
  • Roman "Romme" Keymer - Guitars
  • Thilo Hermann - Guitars
Track Listing of: "RISK - Ratman"

The Songs/tracks on "RISK - Ratman" are

  1. Ratman
  2. Germans
  3. Violent Science
  4. Skid Row Kid
Album cover photos of : RISK - Ratman
Front Cover Photo of "RISK - Ratman" Album
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 Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Back Cover  Photo of "RISK - Ratman" Album
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Inner Cover   of "RISK - Ratman" Album
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Photo of "RISK - Ratman" Album's Inner Cover  
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Close-up Photo of "RISK - Ratman" Record Label 
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