ACCEPT Russian Roulette 12" LP VINYL

   "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.


Large Hires Photo of Front Cover of "Russian Roulette" by Accept 

Hires Photo of Front Cover of "Russian Roulette" by Accept 

Hires Photo of Front Cover of "Russian Roulette" by Accept 

Hires photo of album back cover of Accept's Russian Roulette

Hires photo of album back cover of Accept's Russian Roulette

Lyrics custom inner sleeve of Russian Roulette by Accept Side One 

Lyrics custom inner sleeve of Russian Roulette by Accept Side One 

Lyrics custom inner sleeve of Russian Roulette by Accept Side Two   

Lyrics custom inner sleeve of Russian Roulette by Accept Side Two   

Close-up photo of the "RCA" Record Label of "Russian Roulette" with Catalognr PL70972 and BIEM/GEMA Right Societies 

Close-up photo of the "RCA" Record Label of "Russian Roulette" with Catalognr PL70972 and BIEM/GEMA Right Societies 

 Note: The photos on this page are of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Collector's info: 


This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Accept


Music Genre:

German Heavy/Speed Metal Music  

Album Production information:

Produced and arranged by Accept for Breeze Music GMBH. (Breeze Music Gmbh is a record company founded and owned by Dieter Dierks, located in Stommeln, Germany.)

Recorded at Dierks Studios

Dieter Dierks Studios is a renowned recording studio located in Stommeln, Germany. It was established by Dieter Dierks, a highly respected German record producer and sound engineer, during the 1970s. The studio has played a significant role in shaping the sound of numerous prominent artists, particularly in the rock and metal genres.

Dieter Dierks Studios gained widespread recognition due to its commitment to utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. This dedication to innovation allowed the studio to consistently deliver high-quality recordings with exceptional sound quality. Many musicians and bands sought out the studio for its advanced facilities and expertise in capturing and enhancing the distinct characteristics of rock and metal music.


Several notable artists have recorded at Dieter Dierks Studios. One of the most famous bands associated with the studio is the Scorpions. The studio played a pivotal role in the Scorpions' success and helped them achieve international acclaim with albums like "Lovedrive" (1979), "Animal Magnetism" (1980), and "Blackout" (1982).

Additionally, Accept, another influential German heavy metal band, worked extensively with Dieter Dierks Studios. Their albums "Breaker" (1981), "Restless and Wild" (1982), and "Balls to the Wall" (1983) were recorded at the studio, further solidifying its reputation within the metal community.

Furthermore, the renowned German rock musician Udo Lindenberg also utilized Dieter Dierks Studios for his recordings. Lindenberg's collaboration with the studio resulted in successful albums such as "Panische Nächte" (1976) and "Odyssee" (1983).

Throughout its history, Dieter Dierks Studios has fostered a creative and productive environment, attracting numerous musicians seeking to achieve exceptional sound quality and capture the essence of rock and metal music. The studio's legacy remains intertwined with the success of the artists who have recorded there, and its contributions to the music industry have solidified its status as a respected recording facility.

Gaby "Deaffy" Hoffmann - Lyrics, Cover Design

Michael Wagener - 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.

Mark Dodson - Sound Engineer

  Mark Dodson is a British record producer and sound engineer, who mostly works with artists in the heavy metal genre. He is best known for producing albums by Anthrax and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as working with dozens of other bands.

Bob Ludwig - Mastering Engineer

  Bob Ludwig Bob Ludwig is an American mastering engineer and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the best mastering engineers in the music industry, and has worked with a diverse range of artists across various genres, including classical, rock, pop, and jazz.

Ludwig has been active in the music industry since the 1970s and has worked on numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, including records by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and many others. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the industry and has won several Grammy Awards for his work.

Throughout his career, Ludwig has been known for his technical expertise, attention to detail, and his ability to bring out the best in recordings. He has also been a strong advocate for the preservation of audio quality and has worked to promote the use of high-quality analog and digital technologies in the recording and mastering process.

Overall, Bob Ludwig is a highly respected and accomplished mastering engineer who has made a significant impact on the music industry through his work with many of the biggest and most influential artists of our time.

Didi Zill - Photography


Record Label Information:

RCA PL 70972 / LC 0316

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Gramophone  

Year & Country:

1986 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Accept Russian Roulette
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Udo Dirkschneider - Vocals

    Udo Dirkschneider a German heavy metal singer, best known as the former lead vocalist of the German heavy metal band Accept. He was born on 7 April 1952 in Wuppertal, Germany.

    Dirkschneider joined Accept in 1976 and was the lead singer for the band until 1987. During his time with the band, he was known for his powerful and distinctive voice, which helped to establish Accept's sound and cement their place as one of the leading bands of the German heavy metal scene.


    After leaving Accept, Dirkschneider formed his own band, U.D.O., which he has fronted ever since. U.D.O. has released several albums and toured extensively, and Dirkschneider continues to be an active and respected figure in the heavy metal community.

    Throughout his career, Dirkschneider has been widely regarded as one of the greatest heavy metal singers of all time, and his contributions to the genre are widely celebrated. He is considered a true legend of the heavy metal world and continues to inspire and influence musicians and fans around the world.

    Dirkschneider has also worked as a producer. In addition to his work as a singer and performer, Dirkschneider has produced several albums for both Accept and U.D.O., his current band. As a producer, he has been involved in the recording, mixing, and mastering of many of the albums he has appeared on, and his contributions to these albums have been widely praised.

  • Jörg Fischer: Guitars
  • Peter Baltes: Bass Guitar
  • 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).)
  • Wolf Hoffmann: Guitars
Track Listing of: Accept Russian Roulette

The Song/tracks on "Accept Russian Roulette " are

    Side One:
  • T.V. War
  • Monsterman
  • Russian Roulette
  • It's a Hard to Find a Way
  • Aiming High
    Side Two:
  • Heaven is Hell
  • Another Second to Be
  • Walking in the Shadow
  • Man Enough to Cry
  • Stand Tight