FACT - WITHOUT WARNING - Earthshaker ReCords 12" LP Vinyl Album

The 1985 FACT album "Without Warning" on Earthshaker Records was a powerful debut in rock and metal. With intense guitar riffs, thunderous drumming, and soaring vocals, tracks captivated listeners. FACT's energetic performances and raw talent left a lasting impact, contributing to the thriving metal scene of the 1980s. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


FACT - Without Warning 12" LP Vinyl Album front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

Album Description & Collectors information:

The year 1985 marked the release of the album "Without Warning" by the band FACT, a notable entry in the realm of rock and heavy metal music. Released on the Earthshaker Records label, this 12" LP vinyl album showcased the band's distinct sound and contributed to the music scene of the era.

FACT was a rock band formed in the mid-1980s, known for their energetic performances and powerful music. "Without Warning" served as their debut album, introducing their unique brand of heavy metal to the world. Released under the Earthshaker Records label, the album represented a significant moment in the band's career and contributed to the thriving metal scene of the 1980s.

"Without Warning" epitomizes the metal sound of the 1980s, blending elements of traditional heavy metal and hard rock. The album incorporates fast-paced guitar-driven riffs, thundering basslines, and powerful, soaring vocals. FACT's music captures the essence of the era, combining heavy guitar work with melodic sensibilities and memorable hooks.

"Without Warning" had a notable impact on the rock and metal scene of the 1980s. The album garnered attention from both fans and critics, solidifying FACT as a promising force in the genre. The band's distinctive sound, energetic performances, and well-crafted songs attracted a dedicated following and contributed to the growing popularity of the metal movement during that time.

This album "FACT - Without Warning" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos


Music Genre:

 Heavy Metal 
Production information:

The album: "FACT - Without Warning" was produced by: Ralph Hubert for Y.U.P Music , Axel Thubeauville

Ralph "Ralf" Hubert

In the world of heavy metal history, certain individuals emerge as true architects of the genre's sonic landscape. One such luminary is Ralph "Ralf" Hubert, a versatile talent whose impact on heavy metal, both as a producer and a musician, remains indelible. Known for his pivotal role in shaping the Teutonic Metal sound of the 1980s, Hubert's multifaceted career spans across production, sound engineering, bass playing, and co-founding a record label.


Ralph Hubert's journey into the realm of heavy metal began as a producer, sound engineer, and sound mixer. His adept skills were employed in crafting the albums of numerous iconic bands, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of the metal scene during the genre's golden era. Bands such as Brainfever, Steeler, Fact , Warlock , and Living Death , among others, bear the imprint of Hubert's production prowess. His influence extended to an extensive roster, including Atlain , Stormwind , Darxon, Hunter, Lions Breed, Metal Sword, Overdose, Breaker, Mad Butcher, Carrie , Invader, Holy Moses , Siren, Target, Kreator, and Sacred Chao.

It was during this era that Hubert's touch became synonymous with the Teutonic Metal sound, a subgenre characterized by its raw intensity, powerful riffing, and uncompromising attitude. As a producer and sound engineer, Hubert played a pivotal role in shaping the sonic identity of the 1980s metal scene, leaving an indelible mark that resonates to this day.

Beyond his contributions behind the mixing console, Ralph Hubert also showcased his musical prowess as a bass player. Under the alias "Björn Eklund," he held down the low end with the influential band "Mekong Delta" from 1985 onwards. This collaboration allowed him to express his musicality and contribute to the band's unique sound. His bass-playing finesse further extended to other projects, including Schwarzarbeit and X-Mas Project, showcasing his versatility as a musician.

Not content with merely influencing the musical landscape, Ralph Hubert ventured into the realm of entrepreneurship. In 1986, he co-founded "Aaarrg Records," a label that played a significant role in amplifying the voices of emerging metal acts. This endeavor solidified Hubert's status as not just a contributor to the metal scene but also as a catalyst for its growth and evolution.


Axel Thubeauville is a prominent figure in the world of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music. Born in Essen, Germany, Axel's passion for music and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish himself as a key player in the industry. Since 1983, he has been producing and promoting numerous influential bands, leaving an indelible mark on the genre.

Axel's journey began with the founding of Metallian Music, a record label dedicated to showcasing Hard Rock and Heavy Metal talent. Under his guidance, Metallian Music became a breeding ground for aspiring musicians, allowing them to express their creativity and gain recognition in the fiercely competitive music scene. Some of the notable bands that Axel worked with through Metallian Music include Brainfever, Living Death, Fact, Steeler, Warlock, Atlain, Breaker, Overdose, Mad Butcher, Carrie, Chainsaw, and many others. The label's roster was a testament to Axel's discerning taste and his ability to spot emerging talent.


Not content with just one record label, Axel Thubeauville went on to found Earthshaker Records, which further solidified his position as a visionary in the industry. Earthshaker Records became renowned for its commitment to nurturing groundbreaking acts and providing a platform for them to release their music. Bands such as Carrie , Steeler, Living Death, Steeltower , Atlain , and Fact found a home on the Earthshaker Records label, gaining exposure and amassing loyal fan bases.

Axel's partnership with Ralph "Ralf" Hubert, another influential figure in the metal scene, was instrumental in shaping his career. Together, they co-founded Aaarrg Records, a label that showcased some of the most prominent German metal acts of the time. This collaboration further strengthened Axel's network and reputation within the music industry.

Following his successful tenure with Earthshaker Records and Aaarrg Records, Axel decided to embark on a new venture by establishing his own label, Shark Records. This endeavor allowed him to continue his passion for promoting Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands, while also granting him the freedom to explore new musical avenues.

In recent years, Axel Thubeauville has expanded his musical endeavors with Rusty Diamond, his newest label. Rusty Diamond focuses on re-releasing classic Earthshaker records, ensuring that the legacy of these influential bands lives on for new generations of listeners to enjoy.

Throughout his career, Axel Thubeauville has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal community. His contributions as a producer and label owner have not only launched the careers of numerous bands but also played a significant role in shaping the sound and direction of the genre. Axel's keen ear for talent, his dedication to preserving the integrity of the music, and his collaborative spirit with industry peers like Ralf Hubert have solidified his status as a true icon in the world of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Ralph Hubert

Recorded and mixed at Y.U.P.-Studio One, Bochum-West, Germany, October 1985 (Y.U.P. stands for Young Urban Professionals)

Mastering: Günther Pauler

Cover painting: Meyer

Album cover photography: Hucky Heppke

Husky Heppke a photographer who has during the 1980s taken photos of a half a dozen Heavy Metal bands for their album covers, these bands include: Atlain, Darxon, Fact Faithfull Breath and Living Death.

Layout: Ellen Olsfelder

Record Label & Catalognr:

Earthshaker ES 4014

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

 1985 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: FACT - Without Warning
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Reent Froehlich - Lead Vocals

    Reent Froehlich - Lead Vocals, has sung in the bands Fact, Crossroads and "X-Mas Project".

  • Michael "Metal Micky" Otto - Guitars
  • Michael Peer Würfel - Drums
  • Patricia Huth - Guitars
  • Thorsten Kath - Bass
Complete Track-listing of the album "FACT - Without Warning"

The detailed tracklist of this record "FACT - Without Warning" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. Intro 00:35
  2. Burning for Action 03:25
  3. Without Warning 03:45
  4. Hotter Than Hell 04:34
  5. Mysterious King 04:26
  6. Rock You to the Ground 03:29
  7. Intro 01:00
  8. 2001 02:34
  9. Get Ready to Win 03:30
  10. Hear the Devil Crying 04:08
  11. 1 Dressed to Kill 03:59
  12. Fight for the Metal 04:22


Front Cover Photo Of FACT - Without Warning 12" LP Vinyl Album


FACT - Without Warning 12" LP Vinyl Album front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

 Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. 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 ).

Photo Of The Back Cover FACT - Without Warning 12" LP Vinyl Album


FACT - Without Warning 12" LP Vinyl Album back cover

First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve FACT - Without Warning 12" LP Vinyl Album


FACT - Without Warning 12" LP Vinyl Album custom inner sleeve

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FACT - Without Warning 12" LP Vinyl Album custom inner sleeve

Close up of Side One record's label FACT - Without Warning 12" LP Vinyl Album

"Without Warning" Record Label Details: Earthshaker ES 4014

"Without Warning" Record Label Details: Earthshaker ES 4014