Charade is the band formely known as Bonfire. A self-titled album was recorded in 1993 before the name change. When Claus Lessmann left the band, Michael Bormann joined and recorded this album. It was shelved by the band’s record company and the group went their separate ways. After Claus Lessmann and Hans Ziller purchased the rights to the name of Bonfire and music from 1986–1991, Michael Bormann and Angel Schleifer decided to give the previously shelved album a chance. It was picked up by a Japanese record company and under a new name it was released. Jörg Deisinger and Edgar Patrik provide the bass and drums to the album but declined to be included in the line-up.