"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 himself. This album was a cautious attempt to crack the lucrative American market with more accessible songcraft and emphasis on hooks and melodies. Although critically panned at the time, today Metal Heart is often considered by fans as one of the band's best records.


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Essentials of: ACCEPT - Metal Heart

Music Genre:

Heavy Metal ( Germany )

Label & Catalognr:

 RCA PL 70638

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Germany

Production & Recording Information

Album Packaging

This album includes a light-blue custom inner sleeve with lyrics of all the songs of this album


Dieter Dierks for Breeze Music GMBH

  Dieter Dierks from Stommeln, Germany is a musician, sound engineer, producer, music publisher and studio owner. During the 1970s responsible for the recordings of many so called "Krautrock" bands like: "Ihre Kinder", "Ash Ra Tempel", "Tangerine Dream", "Witthüser & Westrupp", Hoelderlin, Wallenstein, "Birth Control", "Guru Guru", Embryo, "Popol Vuh", Bröselmaschine, "Amon Düül" and "Floh de Cologne". As of the late 1970s he has been responsible for the recordings of the "Scorpions", "Accept", "Twisted Sister" and many many other bands. Dieter Dierks was also founder of "Dierks Studios" and "Breeze Music"

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Gerd Rautenbach - Sound Engineer

Mike Kashnitz - Assistent Sound Engineer

Peter Brandt - Assistent Sound Engineer

Bob Ludwig - Mastering Engineer

  Bob Ludwig is an experienced and well-known mastering engineer, he has mastered thousands of music records. He has been vice-president of Sterling Sound, vice-president and chief engineer at Masterdisk and in 1993 owned his own mastering


Recording Location:

Recorded at Dierks Studios

  Dierks Studios , a Sound recording studio and media company, founded and owned by Dieter Dierks in Stommeln, Cologne, Germany.


Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Deaffy - Album Cover Idea and Concept

 Deaffy's real-name is Gaby Hoffman

  • Udo Dirkschneider: Vocals (Udo Dirkschneider is a German heavy metal singer who rose to fame with German heavy metal band Accept. After leaving Accept in 1987, he formed U.D.O., with whom he has enjoyed commercial success as well.During the 1980s he also produced albums for the Heavy Metal bands: Faithful Breath, Raven and Street Fighter.)
  • Wolf Hoffmann: Guitars
  • Jörg Fischer: Guitars
  • Peter Baltes: Bass Guitar
  • Stefan Kaufmann - Drums (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. Metal Heart
  2. Midnight Mover
  3. Up to the Limit
  4. Wrong is Right
  5. Screaming for a Love Bite
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Too High to Get It Right
  2. Dogs on Leads
  3. Teach us to Survive
  4. Living for Tonite
  5. Bound to Fail

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