Although they can trace their origins back to the late 60's, these German heavy metal pioneers didnt release an album until 1979's self-titled debut. Four year later they finally found a place on the international stage and major label success with 1983's controversial Balls To The Wall, which was followed up by the more radio-friendly Metal Heart in 1985. Both are available as HNE expanded editions. Originally led by the seemingly irreplaceable Udo Dirkschneider, the singer left for a solo career as UDO following 1986's Russian Roulette. Replacing Udo with the previously unknown David Reece, lead guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, bassist Peter Baltes and drummer Stefan Kaufmann produced Eat The Heat in 1989, their first LP without Udo. Now presented with a 16 page booklet featuring an in-depth essay about the album from Classic Rock and Metal Hammers Malcolm Dome, based on new interviews with the band, this remastered CD also includes the non-album 12 single remix of Generation Clash as a bonus track.