RUNNING WILD mainman Rock'n'Rolf has posted the following message on the group's official web site at www.running-wild.de:
"Because I have completed the very successful 'Brotherhood' phase (most successful studio album since 'Masquerade', already in the first phase 15.000 units more issued than from the predecessor 'Victory', very well visited tour) now with the release of the Live-2CD, DVD [plus] and DVD, it is time for new activities.
"My old record company Sanctuary (known before as Noise Records) plans to release a Double History CD, which will contain old unpublished tracks as new recordings as well as new recorded tracks of some albums and various remixes. One of the two CDs will also have a DVD-side which contains the old clips of 'Bad to the Bone' as well as 'Conquistadores' as well as further clips with not used material so far and recorded tracks from previous tours. Further it will contain various backstage material of our previous tours and things which I recorded on video myself during our previous record productions.
"A lot of work which waits for me. The release is planned before summer 2003 already, so that I will begin with the concrete work on the next album directly after the promotion phase for the Double History CD. The next regular album will be released presumably in spring 2004 already.
"Therefore there will be no live activites in 2003 but with one exception perhaps (Wacken Open Air 2003). But according to this I won't express myself at today's point yet.
"I wish all you RUNNING WILD fans a metallic Christmas and a happy new year and I would like to thank you again here for your support during the last years, because without you, the fans, a release like the current Live-2CD etc. would have been not possible."