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Artist: Kick Axe

Title: Rock the World

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Kick Axe Rock the World Album Cover Kick Axe Rock the World Album Cover


Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1987

Label: Mercenary Records

Catalog Number: MER 2103


George Criston vocals
Brian Gillstrom drums, percussion
Larry Gillstrom guitars, keyboards
Victor Langen bass, keyboards


1.  Rock the World  4:10
2.  The Chain  4:38
3.  Red Line  3:08
4.  Devachan  5:06
5.  Warrior  4:49
6.  We Still Remember  5:53
7.  Great Escape  3:20
8.  Medusa  4:32
9.  The Dark Crusade  4:44
10.  Magic Man  5:25
Total Running Time:  45:45

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Shoemaker Date: August 26, 2001 at 11:39
This is the best Kick Axe CD. Great Melodic Metal from Canada.

From: Friday 13th Date: May 23, 2002 at 5:19
Great version of 'The Chain' by Fleetwood Mac, this is a must for any Priest fan out there - Rock on Ian!!

From: Steve Date: August 1, 2002 at 4:12
I have to say this, but in all my years of listening to metal from all over the world, this has to be one of the biggest piles of shite I've ever had the misfortune to shell out for. AVOID!

From: TIM Date: November 21, 2002 at 17:07
I agree with Steve. This is highly overrated.

From: BRUCE Date: December 24, 2002 at 22:00
This recording rules! Kick Axe do not try to sound like everyone else. They have their own special sound. I wish this was more readily available on CD than it is.

From: syl from france Date: February 8, 2003 at 19:32
goooood so good and forever good I have the LP but help me I'm looking for the cd everywhere...pleaz help me

From: wolfsram Date: May 19, 2003 at 6:09
Extremely good CD, if you can find it. Not on the level of Vices, but very, very close.

From: nor-viking Date: June 29, 2003 at 2:42
hello people.... does anybody know where i can buy this cd?????????

From: Scandinavia Date: September 14, 2003 at 13:15
Yes...It's at www.hangloose-records.com as far as I remember...A bit cheaper than the ebay average too...

From: syl Date: December 9, 2003 at 14:38
I searched this cd all around the world, and I just find it in my own country (France).

From: Axelinger Date: December 11, 2003 at 13:32
I'm not familiar with the content of the entire album, but We Still Remember is a damned fine track...

From: infinity Date: December 22, 2003 at 8:54
another great album of a great band...BUY!!!

From: JP Date: June 13, 2004 at 10:35
Where can a person buy this CD? I've been searching the web and haven't been able to find it. All I have is an incomplete download of it and I would like the entire CD.

From: danthecdman Date: June 28, 2004 at 20:16
The cd is being reissued and released Sept 6, 2004 along with the new Kick Axe cd IV.

From: Date: June 29, 2004 at 14:15
danthecdman, thanks for the info. Do you have any information as to who is releasing it i.e. web page?

From: JP Date: June 29, 2004 at 19:16
I guess more specifically, where a person will be able to buy it (Canada/US).

From: danthecdman Date: July 5, 2004 at 21:08
JP, go to the official Kick Axe site for info on where to purchase, etc.... (www.amberinteractive.com/kickaxe.htm)

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 17:05
Tasty! Nice ear candy.

From: JP Date: January 20, 2005 at 9:32
Still no luck getting Rock the World. From either the Kick Axe site or on Ebay (I'm not paying $100 for a CD). Any help would be appreciated.

From: Chad Date: February 4, 2005 at 23:53
JP- email me at erdmannchad@hotmail.com I can hook you up with a trade.

From: JP Date: February 14, 2005 at 10:37
Chad, I emailed you but haven't heard anything.

From: Chad Date: February 14, 2005 at 17:32
JP- Never got your email. Try it again. Remember two n's in erdmann!! erdmannchad@hotmail.com Please include Kick Axe in the subject line.

From: JP Date: February 15, 2005 at 12:39
Chad, I emailed you again "To: erdmannchad@hotmail.com". Let me know if you don't get it.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 15, 2005 at 11:58
Otro disco que me decepciono, muy mediocre, pense que al tener una joya como Hunger el grupo hiba en ese sentido de Hard AOR demoledor pero solo encontre musica para el olvido, cancion que rescato Red Line(un gran tema a lo hunger el unico) y otra vez vuelvo a ver lo de siempre, los muchachos de habla inglesa no tiene nada de gusto, ni para escoger las canciones ni al decir que este es su mejor album, por favor, no es el tipo de hard rock que me llena quiza a ti si, te aburrira.

From: jtsnake Date: May 26, 2005 at 16:19
i picked this up in a used bin the other day for $3.00, why is it so expensive on ebay ??

From: ninjapeter Date: July 27, 2005 at 2:24
Hello jtsnake, you should consider yourself very lucky to get it for $3 because I have seen this album go for $200 on ebay. The band just released a remaster version of this album with a new cover and an unreleased bonus track but the original version is extremely rare, that is why it soooo expensive on ebay. So hang onto it and don't sell it for cheap. It is a great album also. I would rate it at 8/10.

From: Mudhawk Date: September 15, 2005 at 12:18
The original release was massacred in the studio. The new edition shows just how much good production can add to a record. Originally their 1st release was my favorite, but Rock the World sparks and blazes with excellent guitar work and great singing. I think this was rerecorded? I'm going to buy a legit version of this to show my support of this band (I have it on mp3s). Buy this CD.

From: Mudhawk Date: September 15, 2005 at 12:30
LOL, I just googled their website and they Have a video of Rock the World on it. I had forgotten about that one! The video has George Criston barefoot! I kinda rememember from old Hit Parade mag that this was his thing- singing barefoot. The band's guitarist Larry Gillstrom has super glammed up bleach blonde hair. The drum kit (see in the last parts of the song) is a monster that would probably make Alex Van Halen's mouth water. So much damn talent in one band.

From: edwithmj Date: March 20, 2009 at 19:12
I have the latest release of this and it has an excellent bonus track called "Piece of the Rock". Anyway, good album with a couple of filler songs. The lyrics seem to be about medieval fantasy but are good nonetheless.

From: CMGio Date: April 10, 2010 at 18:32
I could never decide if I liked "Rock the World" or "Vices" better, but regardless, this is a killer disc! Kick Axe should have been all over MTV back in the day, when being on MTV was actually an honor. Stand outs: "Rock the World," "The Chain," "Red Line," "We Still Remember," and "Piece of the Rock" (which they originally wrote for Black Sabbath and was eventually given to King Kobra for their "Ready To Strike" release).

From: hair metal again Date: April 14, 2020 at 12:24
very good release for KICK AXE back in 87 offering some fine pomp-epic hard rock music with remarkable skill ,but on the other hand no such big songs as needed to make some impact ,as the competition was way too high at the moment!"devachan","piece of the rock","medusa" and "red line" are the highlights!good stuff

From: X-Rocketer Date: March 15, 2021 at 8:32
Not far as good as the two records before. Well the Sound is also very Bad on my Version but the Songs are the problem. Buy one of the other two they are must haves this here not

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