Timebomb (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 13, 1991
RecordedDierks Studios, Cologne, Germany, November 1990 - February 1991
GenreSpeed metal, Heavy metal
ProducerStefan Kaufmann
U.D.O. chronology
Faceless World
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Timebomb is U.D.O.'s fourth album. It was recorded and mixed at Dierks Studios in Cologne from November 1990 to February 1991. This album is the band's most brutal, following a light approach on Faceless World.

The band was aided by Deaffy on lyrics. Deaffy was also the author of the English lyrics on the Accept albums, and is a pseudonym for Gaby Hoffmann (maiden name Hauke), manager of Accept and later married to the guitarist Wolf Hoffmann.

This was the band's last release with Mathias Dieth and Thomas Smuszynski (who went on to join Running Wild in 1992). It was also their last release until 1997's Solid; in the time between, Udo Dirkschneider took part in the Accept reunion which resulted in three albums.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Udo Dirkschneider and Deaffy; all music composed by Dirkschneider and Mathias Dieth except where noted.

1."The Gutter"Dieth, Stefan Schwarzmann, Thomas Smuszynski1:04
2."Metal Eater" 3:42
3."Thunderforce"Dirkschneider, Schwarzmann3:40
5."Burning Heat"Dirkschneider, Stefan Kaufmann3:14
6."Back in Pain" 3:46
7."Timebomb"Dirkschneider, Dieth, Schwarzmann, Smuszynski3:57
8."Powersquad" 4:13
9."Kick in the Face"Dirkschneider, Dieth, Kaufmann3:47
10."Soldiers of Darkness"Dirkschneider, Kaufmann4:12
11."Metal Maniac Master Mind"Dirkschneider, Smuszynski5:41
Total length:38:21



  • Stefan Kaufmann: Producer
  • Uli Baronowsky: Engineering, Mixing
  • Tim Eckhorst: Design (Anniversary edition)
  • Andreas Marschall: Cover art