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Kick Axe - Rock the World

Format: LP
Label: Columbia PEC 80118
Year: 1986
Origin: Regina, Saskatchewan
Genre: rock hard, metal
Value of Original Title: $30.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Rock Room, Saskatchewan, 1980's


Side 1

Track Name
Rock the World
The Chain
Red Line

Side 2

Track Name
We Still Remember
Great Escape
The Dark Crusade
Magic Man



Kick Axe - Rock the World

Kick axe rock the world front

Rock the World


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Rock the World is the third studio album by Canadian heavy metal band Kick Axe. The album was released at the end of 1986 in the format of vinyl and cassette album on Epic Records, distributed through CBS in the band's native Canada.

In 1987, the Roadrunner Records released it on vinyl in the Netherlands and the smaller label Mercenary Records released it on vinyl, cassette and compact disc in the USA later the same year. That CD was a much sought-after collectible, going for as much as over $150 on eBay.

In 2005, the band remastered and reissued the album on CD (albeit with different cover artwork), on their own label. Included is a bonus track "Piece of the Rock", a leftover from the Vices recording session in early 1984.

In 2016, a UK label Rock Candy remastered and reissued the album on CD in a 'De Luxe' version comprising a comprehensive booklet, loaded with vintage photos and a very detailed band history by Malcolm Dome.

Recorded and mixed at the Inside Trak Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and produced at the Emil's Studio, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada by Kick Axe's guitarist Larry Gillstrom on a very limited budget. Similarly as on the Welcome to the Club album, Rock the World includes one covered track, "The Chain", originally from the Fleetwood Mac. The album combines the rawness of the debut with the commercial touch of their follow up, but this album is going harder and never captures as easily as its predecessors. It is considered to be the weakest of the band's 1980's era albums.

This album has never made it into the Billboard 200 album chart.

George Criston: lead vocals
Larry Gillstrom: guitars, vocals
Victor Langen: bass, symphonic fuzz bass, keyboards
Brian Gillstrom: drums, percussion

Produced by Larry Gillstrom
Recorded and mixed by Dave Slagter at Inside Trak Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia
Engineering assisted by Gary Tole and Lisa Barton

Cover artwork by Sandy Flett
Sleeve design by Mystique Studios


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