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Eat the Heat is the eighth studio album by German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1989. It was recorded at Dierks-Studios, in Cologne, from September 1988 to January 1989. Although Jim Stacey is presented as rhythm guitar player in the album line-up, the album credits also state that all guitar work on the album was played by Wolf Hoffmann. Jim Stacey did perform second guitar live with the band. Until 2010's Blood of the Nations, this was Accept's only album without Udo Dirkschneider as lead vocalist. U.D.O. contributes with crowd vocals on "Turn the Wheel". U.D.O. has also covered the song "X-T-C" on the 2001 compilation A Tribute to Accept II. Accept later recorded "Generation Clash II" based on "Generation Clash" with Udo Dirkschneider on vocals for their 1994 album Death Row. U.D.O. will still regularly perform tracks from this album, including "X-T-C".
Eat the Heat
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 11, 1989
RecordedSeptember 1988–January 1989
StudioDierks Studios, Stommeln, Cologne, Germany
GenreHeavy metal, glam metal[1]
LabelRCA/BMG Ariola (Europe)
Epic (US)
ProducerDieter Dierks
Accept chronology
Russian Roulette
Eat the Heat
Staying a Life
Singles from Eat the Heat
  1. "Generation Clash" / "D-Train"
    Released: July 1989
European edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[3]


Supporting tourEdit

The Eat the Heat tour consisted of David Reece on vocals, Wolf Hoffmann on lead guitar, Peter Baltes on bass, Stefan Kaufmann on drums, and Jim Stacey (ex-Break Point) on rhythm guitar. The first leg of the tour consisted of the band headlining at small clubs around the U.S. for about two months. Kaufmann sustained a back injury during this period, and was replaced by House of Lords drummer Ken Mary. Accept then began a North American act with W.A.S.P. and Metal Church. The tour overall was a disappointment, plagued with poor attendance numbers and a failure to draw the American crowds that the band had hoped to appeal to with this new lineup. A rumored behind-stage fight at the Vic Theater in Chicago between Reece and Baltes led to the band splitting up, and the tour was subsequently cancelled.

Track listingsEdit

All lyrics and music written by Accept and Deaffy.

European version

Side one
2."Generation Clash"6:22
3."Chain Reaction"4:38
4."Love Sensation"4:42
5."Turn the Wheel"5:24
Side two
8."Stand 4 What U R"4:05
Total length:53:11

U.S. version

Side one
3."Love Sensation"4:42
4."Chain Reaction"4:38
5."Stand 4 What U R"4:05
Side two
7."Generation Clash"6:22
8."Turn the Wheel"5:24
Total length:53:11

2014 remastered version

2."Generation Clash"6:22
3."Chain Reaction"4:38
4."Love Sensation"4:42
5."Turn the Wheel"5:24
8."I Can't Believe in You"4:48
10."Stand 4 What U R"4:05
11."Break the Ice"4:12
Total length:1:02:14


Band members

Additional Musicians

  • Jacky Virgil - backing vocals on "Chain Reaction"
  • Mark Dodson - crowd vocals on "Turn the Wheel"
  • Dieter Dierks – producer, engineer, mixing, arrangements with Accept
  • Topo – mixing, assistant engineer
  • Norbert Gutzmann – technician
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering at Masterdisk, New York
  • Gaby "Deaffy" Hauke – management, cover idea
  • George Chin – cover photo
  • Ashley Kramer – back photo
  • Hentschel Grafic Service – cover design


Chart Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 15
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[5] 19
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 26
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[7] 87
US Billboard 200[8] 139


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  2. ^ Jeffries, Vincent. "Accept Eat the Heat review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 9. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  4. ^ " – Accept – Eat The Heat". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ " – Accept – Eat The Heat". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  6. ^ " – Accept – Eat The Heat". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  7. ^ アクセプト - アクセプトのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Accept Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 June 2014.