Eat the Heat

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Eat the Heat
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Studio album by Accept
Released 11 May 1989 (1989-05-11)
Recorded Dierks Studios, Stommeln, Cologne, Germany, September 1988–January 1989
Genre Heavy metal, glam metal
Length 62:22 (including bonus tracks)
Label RCA/BMG Ariola (Europe)
Epic (US)
Producer Dieter Dierks
Accept chronology
Russian Roulette
Eat the Heat
Staying a Life
Singles from Eat the Heat
  1. "Generation Clash / D-Train"
    Released: July 1989 (1989-07)
European edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 4/10 stars[2]

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".

Supporting tour[edit]

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 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. They 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 looked 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 listings[edit]

All lyrics and music written by Accept and Deaffy.

European version[edit]

Side one
  1. "X-T-C" – 4:26
  2. "Generation Clash" – 6:26
  3. "Chain Reaction" – 4:42
  4. "Love Sensation" – 4:43
  5. "Turn the Wheel" – 5:24
Side two
  1. "Prisoner" – 4:50
  2. "Mistreated" – 8:51
  3. "Stand 4 What U R" – 4:05
  4. "Hellhammer" – 5:30
  5. "D-Train" – 4:27

US version[edit]

Side one
  1. "X-T-C" – 4:26
  2. "Prisoner" – 4:50
  3. "Love Sensation" – 4:43
  4. "Chain Reaction" – 4:42
  5. "Stand 4 What U R" – 4:05
  6. "D-Train" – 4:27
Side two
  1. "Generation Clash" – 6:26
  2. "Turn the Wheel" – 5:24
  3. "Hellhammer" – 5:30
  4. "Mistreated" – 8:51

Japanese edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "I Can't Believe in You" – 4:50
  2. "Break the Ice" – 4:14


Band members
  • 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 (Official Top 100)[3] 15
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[4] 19
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 26
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[6] 87
US Billboard 200[7] 139


  1. ^ Jeffries, Vincent. "Accept Eat the Heat review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  3. ^ "Accept – Eat The Heat". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  4. ^ "Accept – Eat The Heat". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  5. ^ "Accept – Eat The Heat". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  6. ^ 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 2014-06-10. 
  7. ^ "Accept – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Accept. Retrieved 2014-06-10.