Walpurgis Night (Valborgsmässoafton in Swedish, Vappu in Finnish, Volbriöö in Estonian, Valpurģu nakts or Valpurģi in Latvian, Walpurgisnacht in German), Čarodějnice in Czech is a holiday celebrated on April 30 or May 1, in Finland, Sweden, Bohemia (Czech Republic), Estonia, Latvia, and Germany.
Today's tune "Walpurgis Night" is taken from the album American and Canadian album version of the first studio album "Gates To Purgatory" by the German heavy metal band RUNNING WILD, formed in 1976 in Hamburg. The album was released in 1984. It predates their piracy themes and has mostly satanically-influenced lyrics but also features songs with anarchic and libertarian (in the sense of European libertarianism) themes. It was in part of Gerald "Preacher" Warnecke's studies in theology. He left the band soon after the album's release to become a vicar. The album has sold over 235,000 copies worldwide. The album was reissued in 2012 by Lemon records, as well as in 2017 by Noise records.
The bonus track "Walpurgis Night" cuts off very close to the end due to the condition of the master tape on most releases.
Have a great Walpurgis Night and burn only things meant to burn and not as the Black Metal folks do.... churches.
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