"Don't Touch the Light" was the first full-length album released with the band-name "Bonfire", "Bonfire" was previously called "Cacumen"


BONFIRE - Dont Touch The Light (Cacumen) 12" Vinyl LP Album front cover

Description & Collectors Information:


Bonfire's "Don't Touch the Light" album, originally released as "Cacumen", is a remarkable 12" vinyl LP that showcases the early years of this influential German hard rock band. With its energetic sound and powerful performances, the album lays the foundation for Bonfire's later success.

The album was initially released in 1985 under the band's former name, Cacumen, before they adopted the name Bonfire. It represents a crucial transitional period for the band, as they honed their musical style and paved the way for their future success in the hard rock scene.

"Don't Touch the Light" exhibits Bonfire's ability to blend melodic hooks with powerful guitar riffs and anthemic choruses. The band's infectious energy and charismatic performances shine through each track, capturing the essence of classic hard rock with a touch of glam and arena rock influences.

The album's songwriting reflects Bonfire's lyrical depth and their ability to craft memorable compositions. From introspective ballads to fist-pumping rockers, the album covers a range of themes including love, desire, personal struggles, and the pursuit of dreams, resonating with listeners on an emotional level.

"Don't Touch the Light" marked the beginning of Bonfire's rise in the hard rock genre. The album's strong reception paved the way for their subsequent releases and established them as a prominent force in the German rock scene. It remains a fan favorite, cherished for its timeless sound and the band's ability to create memorable and captivating music.


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

Music Genre:

 80s German Rock
Band infornation Bonfire (originally Cacumen) is a German heavy metal band, founded in Ingolstadt, Germany in 1972. Bonfire started 1986 from Cacumen where the members just changed the name into Bonfire because of the advice of the Record Company and the Management. The original founders Hans Ziller and Claus Lessmann are still with the Band Bonfire and are the only ones who have the rights on the name Bonfire.

Album Production Information:

 The album: "Bonfire Dont Touch the Light" was produced by: Dave Hutchins and Bonfire at Dieter Dierks Studios, Stommeln, West-Germany.

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.

Record Label Information:

 MSA ZL71046 Miau Musik, Bla-Bla Musikverlag

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1986 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Bonfire Dont Touch the Light (Cacumen)
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Dominic
  • Hans
  • Claus
  • Joerg
  • Horst
Track Listing of: "Bonfire Dont Touch the Light"

The Songs/tracks on "Bonfire Dont Touch the Light" are

    Side One:
  • Intro
  • Starin' Eyes
  • Hot to Rock
  • You Make me Feel
  • Longing for You
    Side Two:
  • Dont Touch the Light
  • SDI
  • No More
  • L.A


Front Cover Photo Of BONFIRE - Dont Touch The Light (Cacumen) 12" Vinyl LP Album


BONFIRE - Dont Touch The Light (Cacumen) 12" Vinyl LP Album front cover

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Photo Of The Back Cover BONFIRE - Dont Touch The Light (Cacumen) 12" Vinyl LP Album


BONFIRE - Dont Touch The Light (Cacumen) 12" Vinyl LP Album back cover

Close up of Side One record's label BONFIRE - Dont Touch The Light (Cacumen) 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Dont Touch The Light by BONFIRE" Record Label Details: MSA ZL71046 Miau Musik, Bla-Bla Musikverlag ℗ 1986 MSA Rec GMBH Sound Copyright

"Dont Touch The Light by BONFIRE" Record Label Details: MSA ZL71046 Miau Musik, Bla-Bla Musikverlag ℗ 1986 MSA Rec GMBH Sound Copyright