Timebomb (album)

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Studio album by
Released13 April 1991
RecordedNovember 1990 – February 1991
StudioDierks Studios, Cologne, Germany
Genre Speed metal, heavy metal
Label RCA
Producer Stefan Kaufmann
U.D.O. chronology
Faceless World
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10 [2]
Rock Hard 7.5/10 [3]

Timebomb is the fourth studio album by German heavy metal band U.D.O. It was recorded and mixed at Dierks Studios in Cologne from November 1990 to February 1991. The album is considered the band's heaviest following a light approach on Faceless World . [2]


The band was aided by Gaby "Deaffy" Hawke on lyrics. Deaffy was also the author of the English lyrics on the Accept albums, and is a pseudonym for Gaby Hoffmann (maiden name Hauke), manager of Accept and later married to the guitarist Wolf Hoffmann.

Timebomb was the band's last release with Mathias Dieth and Thomas Smuszynski, who went on to join Running Wild in 1992. It was also their last release until 1997's Solid ; in the time between, Udo Dirkschneider took part in the Accept reunion which resulted in three albums.

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Udo Dirkschneider and Deaffy.

1."The Gutter"Mathias Dieth, Stefan Schwarzmann, Thomas Smuszynski1:04
2."Metal Eater"Dirkschneider, Dieth3:42
3."Thunderforce"Dirkschneider, Schwarzmann3:40
5."Burning Heat"Dirkschneider, Stefan Kaufmann 3:14
6."Back in Pain"Dirkschneider, Dieth3:46
7."Timebomb"Dirkschneider, Dieth, Schwarzmann, Smuszynski3:57
8."Powersquad"Dirkschneider, Dieth4:13
9."Kick in the Face"Dirkschneider, Dieth, Kaufmann3:47
10."Soldiers of Darkness"Dirkschneider, Kaufmann4:12
11."Metal Maniac Master Mind"Dirkschneider, Smuszynski5:41
2013 anniversary edition bonus tracks
1."Metal Eater" (live)4:15
2."Album-EPK" (Video) 



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