ACCEPT - Breaker German Heavy / Speed Metal Brain Records 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Breaker" is the third album released by the speed metal band Accept. It was recorded from December 1980 to January 1981 at Delta-Studio, Wilster. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


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Album Description:

The 1981 12" Vinyl LP Album "Breaker" by Accept is a significant release in the history of heavy metal music. Released on 16th March 1981, "Breaker" is the second studio album by the German heavy metal band Accept. It was produced by Dirk Steffens and Accept themselves and was released through the record label Brain Records.

"Breaker" was a vital release for Accept, as it helped establish their place in the heavy metal genre. The album received critical acclaim for its raw and powerful sound and is still regarded as a classic by many metal fans. It was also commercially successful, charting in many European countries, including Germany, where it peaked at number 72.

"Breaker" showcases Accept's unique blend of heavy metal and hard rock. The band's sound is characterized by the distinct vocal delivery of frontman Udo Dirkschneider, who sings in a high-pitched, raspy style. The guitar work, courtesy of Wolf Hoffmann and Jörg Fischer, is melodic and shredding, with plenty of riffing and solos. The rhythm section, consisting of bassist Peter Baltes and drummer Stefan Kaufmann, is tight and powerful, providing a solid foundation for the music.

The lyrics on "Breaker" are mostly typical heavy metal fare, with songs about love, sex, and rock 'n' roll. However, there are also more serious themes explored, such as war and political oppression. "Starlight" is a standout track, with lyrics that describe the beauty of the night sky and the desire to escape the mundane world. "Son of a Bitch" is another standout, with its catchy chorus and tongue-in-cheek lyrics about a cheating lover. The producti

on on "Breaker" is raw and unpolished, which adds to the album's charm. The album has a live feel, with the band's energy and intensity captured on tape. The guitars are loud and distorted, and the drums have a lot of punch. The mix is slightly unbalanced, with the vocals and guitars dominating the sound, but this only adds to the album's rough-edged appeal.

Music Genre:

Heavy Metal ( Germany )

Label & Catalognr:

 Brain Records 0060.390 / LC 3230 / Metronome Music GMBH

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1981 Made in Germany  

Production & Recording Information

Dirk Steffens - Producer

Dirk Steffens is a notable figure in the German music industry as a record producer. He has worked with several prominent bands and artists, particularly in the hard rock and heavy metal genres. Here are some details about Dirk Steffens and the artists and recordings he has produced.

Michael Wagener - Producer, Sound Mix Engineer

Michael Wagener is a renowned music producer, mixer, and engineer hailing from Hamburg, Germany. He is highly recognized for his work with numerous prominent hard rock and heavy metal bands, particularly during the late 1980s, when he achieved considerable success and acclaim for his production contributions.


Before his rise as a producer, Wagener had a musical career of his own. He was a guitarist and part of a German band called "Band X" in the pre-1970 era. Notably, Udo Dirkschneider, known for his involvement with the bands Accept and U.D.O., also performed alongside Wagener in "Band X". This early collaboration between Wagener and Dirkschneider acted as a precursor to the formation of Accept, the influential German heavy metal band.

While Michael Wagener began as a guitarist for Accept , he eventually transitioned into the realm of music production, where he found his true calling. His talent, expertise, and meticulous approach to producing and mixing led him to work with some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal. Wagener became highly sought after for his ability to capture the energy and power of these genres in the studio.

In addition to his work as a music producer, mixer, and engineer, Michael Wagener is also the president of Double Trouble Productions. This production company, headed by Wagener, focuses on providing high-quality production services to various artists and bands in the music industry.

Over the years, Wagener's production credits have included collaborations with iconic bands such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, Dokken, White Lion, and many others. His contributions to the sound and success of these bands have solidified his reputation as a prominent figure in the world of rock and metal production.

Michael Wagener's work is characterized by his meticulous attention to detail, ability to capture powerful performances, and his knack for creating an impactful and polished sound. His contributions to the music industry, particularly in the hard rock and heavy metal genres, have left a lasting imprint and have helped shape the sonic landscape of numerous iconic albums.

Recording Location:

Recorded at Delta-Studio, Welster


Heinz-G. Bieringer - Photography

Stefan Böhle - Photography

  • Udo Dirkschneider - Vocals

    Udo Dirkschneider: a metal icon forged in steel. The legendary voice of Accept, the unstoppable force behind U.D.O. Explore his music, his journey, and the enduring power of true heavy metal.

  • Wolf Hoffmann: Guitars
  • Jörg Fischer: Guitars
  • Peter Baltes: Bass Guitar & lead vocals on Breaking Up Again , and bridge-vocals on Midnight Highway
  • Stefan Kaufmann - Drums, Guitars (Stefan Kaufmann joined Accept as drummer early enough to appear on the cover photos for their debut album, but too late to record the drums for the album (that was done by Frank Friedrich).)
Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Starlight
  2. Breaker
  3. Run If You Can
  4. Can't Stand The Night
  5. Son Of A Bitch
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Burning
  2. Feelings
  3. Midnight Highway
  4. Breaking Up Again
  5. Down And Out

ACCEPT - Breaker's High Resolution & Quality Photos

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Close up of the "BRAIN" Records label with catalognr: 0060.390 LC 3230
Close up of the "BRAIN" Records label with catalognr: 0060.390 LC 3230

Index of ACCEPT ( BAND ) 1980s VINYL Discography

ACCEPT - Accept ( self-titled )
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BRAIN 0060.188  , 1979 , Germany

"ACCEPT" is the self-titled debut album released by the German heavy metal band Accept. It was recorded in 1978 and released in early 1979 on the German label Brain Records. Drums on the record are played by Frank Friedrich, but he chose not to pursue a professional music career and so his place was taken by Stefan Kaufmann just prior to the album's release 

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ACCEPT - Balls to the Wall
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 RCA PL 70186 / LC 0316 , 1983 , Germany

"Balls To The Walle" is the fifth album by the German metal band Accept. It is the band's best known and highest-selling album, selling about two million copies worldwide

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ACCEPT - Best of Accept Orig Brain
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Brain 811 994 , 1983 , Germany

"Best of Accept" is a compilation album by German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1983. The songs on the album were pulled from Accept's earliest four solo albums, namely Accept, I'm a Rebel, Breaker, and Restless and Wild

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ACCEPT - Breaker
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Brain Records 0060.390 , 1981 , Germany

"Breaker" is the third album released by the speed metal band Accept. It was recorded from December 1980 to January 1981 at Delta-Studio, Wilster.

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ACCEPT - Eat the Heat
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 RCA PL74083 , 1989 , Made in Germany

"Eat the Heat" is the 1989 release by German Heavy metal band Accept. It was recorded at Dierks-Studios, in Cologne, from September 1988 to January 1989. Although Jim Stacey is presented as guitar player in the band on the album cover, the cover text also states that all guitars are by Wolf Hoffmann.

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ACCEPT - Hungry Years Digital Remix UK
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 Metronome Music GmbH 831 077-1 , 1977 , Made in Uk ( United Kingdom )

  This album "Hungry Years Digital Remix"  is a compilation album with digital  remixes  of selected tracks from their 2nd, 3rd and 4th albums

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ACCEPT - I'm a Rebel
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 BRAIN 0060.389 , 1980 , Made in Germany

"I'm a Rebel" is the second album by the heavy metal band Accept, recorded in 1979 and released in 1980 It was the first of three consecutive Accept records to utilize Dirk Steffens as producer.

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ACCEPT - Kaizoku-Ban / Live in Japan
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 RCA NG70941 , 1985 , Made in Germany

Accept's 'Kaizoku-Ban' is a live mini album that unleashes a sonic storm of heavy metal energy. Recorded in Nagoya, Japan in 1985, this genuine 1st issue vinyl LP captures the raw power of a legendary performance. Udo Dirkschneider's commanding vocals, Wolf Hoffmann's scorching guitars, and a relentless rhythm section create an electrifying experience.

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ACCEPT - Metal Heart
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 RCA PL 70638 , 1985 , Made in Germany

"Metal Heart" is the 1985 release by German heavy metal band Accept. Although the group had recorded before at Dierks-Studios, this was the first album produced by Dieter Dierks

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ACCEPT - Metal Masters
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 RCA PL 70638 , 1985 , Made in Germany

  "Metal Masters" is a compilation album of songs by the German Heavy Metal band: ACCEPT. This release was issued as a double LP on the Brain Record label and produced by Frank Marin.

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ACCEPT - Restless and Wild ( France )
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Venus Records / Polydor 810 987 , 1983 , Made in France

This is the French release of "Restless and Wild" by the German Heavy Metal band "ACCEPT" and has been released on the Venus records. The album front cover shows the Accept band live on stage and this front cover is different from other European releases (which show two white "Gibson Flying V" guitars burning into flames )

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ACCEPT - Restless and Wild ( Germany )
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BRAIN 0060.513  , 1982 , Germany

This is the GERMAN release of "Restless and Wild" by the German Heavy Metal band "ACCEPT" and has been released on the Venus records

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ACCEPT - Russian Roulette
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RCA PL 70972 / LC 0316 , 1986 , Made in Germany

"Russian Roulette" is the 1986 release by German heavy metal band Accept. It was again recorded at Dierks-Studios, but the band chose to self-produce rather than bring back Dieter Dierks as producer. It would be the last Accept album to feature Udo Dirkschneider as lead vocalist

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ACCEPT - Staying A Life
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RCA NL74720, BMG Ariola Hamburg , 1990 , Germany

"Staying a Life" is a double live album by Accept. It was recorded in Osaka, Japan in 1985. It was released in 1990, shortly after the band's first breakup. It was mixed by Uli Baronowsky at Dierks Studios  

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