EAT THE HEAT is the 8th studio full-length published by Accept in 1989. It was recorded at well-known Dierks-Studios, in Cologne (Germany) between September 1988 and January 1989.
The album credits state that all guitar work on the album was played by Wolf Hoffmann.
Jim Stacey played rhythm guitar only live.
Until Blood of the Nations with MARK TORNILLO, this was the only album without Udo Dirkschneider as vocalist.
U.D.O.contributes with crowd vocals on "Turn the Wheel". UDO 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 band live for this 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 an injury during these times and was replaced by Ken Mary.
Accept then began a North American tour with W.A.S.P. and Metal Church.
The tour wasn't one of the best and next the band splitted up, and the tour was subsequently cancelled.