After the success of Warlock’s album Triumph and Agony, which gained Gold status in Germany and reached the top 100 chart in the USA, Doro Pesch remained the only original member of the band. Some legal issues about the use of the name Warlock were raised by the former band manager and Doro settled the dispute, renouncing to issue any new album with the band’s name, but using her name instead for any new releases. However, the first print of the LP was issued with a sticker on the cover near Doro’s name with "+ Warlock" written on and for some fans Force Majeure should still be considered as the last album by Warlock.
Trying to follow the positive American feedback of the previous Warlock album, the songs of Force Majeure are even more oriented to radio-friendly pop metal than to the European power metal of Doro’s earlier works and include for the first time a cover, the famous Procol Harum’s "A Whiter Shade of Pale". The album sold quite well in Europe but had a limited success in the USA, reaching only the top 200 chart.