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 band on the album cover, the album credits also state that all guitars were played on the album 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.
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 on rhythm guitar. The tour with W.A.S.P. and Metal Church was overall a disappointment, with poor attendance numbers, and small club concerts. After touring the U.S., Accept traveled to Europe for a short tour, where Kaufmann was replaced by House of Lords drummer Ken Mary, because of an injury to the back. The tour was cancelled after a rumored fight between Reece and Baltes.