| September 21, 1993|
10 September 1993
| Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
Bruce Fairbairn and Scorpions
Hard rock, Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal
Scorpions albums, Hard rock albums
Face the Heat is the twelfth studio album released by German band Scorpions in 1993.
It was produced by the band and the late Bruce Fairbairn and released on the PolyGram label. This album marked their status as a sort of political band with the song "Alien Nation", which was about the re-unification of Germany . This album had a contemporary touch to it, as the band were then going with the current trends, before later returning to their original style in Unbreakable in 2004. This is last album to feature drummer Herman Rarebell, and the first with Ralph Rieckermann on bass guitar.
The song "Under the Same Sun" was played during the ending credits of the 1994 film On Deadly Ground.
"Alien Nation" was covered by the Italian heavy metal band Mastercastle, recorded by Pier Gonella at MusicArt Studios and released as Japanese bonus track of their album The Phoenix.
ScorpionsKlaus Meine – lead vocals
Matthias Jabs – lead guitar, backing vocals
Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Ralph Rieckermann – bass, backing vocals
Herman Rarebell – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Additional musiciansJohn Webster - keyboards
Luke Herzog - additional keyboards on "Woman" and "Lonely Nights", arrangements with Klaus Meine on "Woman"
Helen Donath - opera voice on "Ship of Fools"
Rhian Gittins - girl's voice on "Nightmare Avenue"
Paul Laine - backing vocals
Mark LaFrance - backing vocals
Bruce Fairbairn - backing vocals
Mark Hudson - backing vocals
ProductionBruce Fairbairn - producer, arrangements with Scorpions
Erwin Musper - engineer, mixing
Mike Plotnikoff - engineer
George Marino - mastering
Hubert Kretzschmar - cover photography
1Alien Nation5:44Face the Heat Wikipedia
2No Pain No Gain3:55
3Someone to Touch4:29