Legendary metallers ACCEPT have announced that they will be special guests of the also legendary SCORPIONS for a very special show in Helsinki, Finland on 13th November.
It will be the first time the two bands have played together in 30 years, so the fans have a unique experience awaiting them.
For more information on this show and the other ACCEPT tour dates announced, visit the official website at this location.
ACCEPT have already started working on new songs for their next album, as guitarist Wolf Hoffmann informed Metal Shock Finland’s Blackdiamond during their interview at this years Bloodstock Open Air festival.
According to Bravewords.com, The Metal Voice recently conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann from ACCEPT. During the chat Hoffmann talks about the Accept documentary, Wolf Wine and the dates in Finland with metal German legends the SCORPIONS. Hoffmann also showcases his new signature guitar.
Legendary German metallers ACCEPT have added a brand new t-shirt design to their store, which is available now for fans to purchase. It is the very eye-catching “Stalingrad Monument” design and can be found at the official ACCEPT online shop at this location.
ACCEPT‘s thirteenth studio album “Stalingrad” was released in 2012 and the band are currently working on their next album, hoping for a release next year. Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann discussed this with Blackdiamond at Bloodstock Open Air last month. For more details check out the interview here.
The band still have even more shows scheduled until the end of 2013, as announced several days ago. For the full list of shows check out this location.
Legendary German metallers ACCEPT have had an extremely busy last few years, since their explosive comeback to the worldwide metal scene with their highly successful “Blood Of The Nations” album in 2010. Then came the release of another great heavy album in the shape of “Stalingrad” last year, which the band have done extensive touring with and most recently at many summer festivals.
ACCEPT‘s penultimate festival appearance this summer was at Bloodstock Open Air 2013, where Metal Shock Finland‘s Ali Blackdiamond caught up with one of the most friendly metal musicians, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann.
The interview took place before ACCEPT‘s show on the Friday evening, a review of which can be read at this location. You can read some excerpts below and watch the full interview on the video or listen to the audio player below:
Discussing festivals, Wolf expressed his thoughts about them:
“I love them because it’s almost like a party atmosphere. When you do your own headlining shows it’s all on you – you bring your own production and you worry about how the day goes down, but here you get told what to do. (smiles) You show up, do your thing and the rest is just having a good time, not very stressful!“
When asked about the next ACCEPT album, Wolf said:
“Our upcoming album is hopefully going to be out next year. We’ve started working on writing some songs, we haven’t recorded anything yet. But over the winter and maybe early next year we’ll start recording it and try to make it every bit as good as the last one, maybe even better if we succeed, we’ll see. It’s going to be as heavy as the rest!“
On his next solo classical album, Wolf revealed:
“There’s a lot of it done already, but still a lot to do. Whenever I have some free time when I’m not working for ACCEPT, that’s what I work on. I spent the last few days with Andy Sneap working on new material – we’re getting ready to get the first glimpse of these new tracks. It’s gonna be next year before it’s released, I’ll not start recording till January or February.“
ACCEPT legends Wolf Hoffmann (guitar) and Peter Baltes (bass) and recent Framus / Warwick endorsees toured the “state of the art”Warwick GmbH & Co Music Equipment KG in Markneukirchen Germany recently.
Meet the players and check out footage of their tour below:
Quality fan-filmed video footage of reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT performing their classic song “Fast As A Shark” on June 15 at the Copenhell festival at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below.
ACCEPT‘s April 12 concert at Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago, Chile was professionally filmed for the band’s forthcoming DVD.
During a recent interview with Radio Futuro, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann revealed that ACCEPT is planning to enter the studio soon to begin work on the follow-up to 2012′s “Stalingrad”. “We’re currently gathering material,” he said. “We’re writing stuff actively, so give us a few more months, and hopefully, by the end of the year, we ‘ll have enough material to actually start working on a new studio album. But it won’t be long. I can’t guarantee when exactly it’s gonna be happening, but we wanna definitely go back to the studio as soon as we can.”
“Stalingrad” sold around 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Blood Of The Nations”, opened with around 2,900 units back in September 2010 to land at No. 187.
“Stalingrad” was released on April 6, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was once again helmed by British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY), who worked on the band’s critically acclaimed comeback effort, “Blood Of The Nations”
Legendary German metallers ACCEPT have announced via their facebook page that they are to make their first official documentary entitled “ACCEPTology The Documentary.” The band are requesting contributions and material from fans for this exciting project, for more information read their announcement below:
This year, German metal legends ACCEPT are headlining European festivals, preparing a new album as well as working on their first live DVD and CD featuring WOLF HOFFMANN, PETER BALTES, MARK TORNILLO, HERMAN FRANK & STEFAN SCHWARZMANN. The Teutonic Metal band has touched the lives of so many fans and musicians alike along the way in their 30+ year career. Having inspired legions of fans with songs like FAST AS A SHARK and METAL HEART; ACCEPT helped create the Speed Metal genre. This time, however, it is the band that is inspired by the fans. With the making of new music on the horizon and their busy schedule, the band is eager to share even more of themselves with their loyal following by announcing the making of the first official ACCEPT documentary. From their humble beginnings as a garage band in their German home town of Solingen in the late ‘70s, their ‘80s BALLS TO THE WALL ‘glory days,’ and all the way up their most successful re-incarnation with power house vocalist MARK TORNILLO. This is a very proud and important moment for the ‘German Heavy Metal Band’.
ACCEPT invites everybody who has ever crossed paths with the band to head over to their official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/accepttheband): To submit pictures, letters, recordings, videos, films, memorabilia, stories, simply anything and everything ACCEPT. We invite producers, music industry professionals, promoters, writers, photographers, families, friends, and other musicians whether you’ve stayed connected with or only passed through the doors to participate – including a special invitation to (our former frontman) Udo and all the musicians who have been performing ACCEPT songs for more than 30 years.
If you were deeply touched by whatever ACCEPT was and is, you are invited to contribute to the archives which will be used for the long awaited and forthcoming ACCEPT documentary. Many have had their lives influenced and changed and enriched by ACCEPT including Lasse in Sweden for instance, who owns the largest ACCEPT memorabilia collection on the planet. “These are our heroes and we owe them the recognition and a place in ACCEPT’s documented history,” says guitarist Wolf Hoffmann.
Helming the project, will be STEFAN KAUFMANN. Under his command (as an expert of ACCEPT’s history) and along side the band, he will whip the project into shape in order to capture the legacy for all. PETER BALTES adds, “This is not the story of one musician or their ‘personal success’; it is ultimately about a band from Germany who defined and inspired more than one music genre.”
Fans can submit their material via the ACCEPT Facebook page www.facebook.com/accepttheband including posting on the ACCEPT Facebook wall all or by sending a Facebook Message or by emailing the band at: email@example.com. Remember ACCEPT is looking for: Live photos, stories of meeting the band, fan gatherings, tattoos, ticket stubs, ads (print/audio/video), artwork, collectibles, various merchandise, t-shirts, denim jackets, magazine covers, magazine articles and so much more.
ACCEPT and Wolf Hoffmann are on top of a high mountain now. Releasing two successful albums and selling out many shows during their last worldwide tour are good examples of this claim. However they still have a shining career in their background. That’s why we call them legends. Blackdiamond recently conducted an interview with Wolf, some excerpts of which can be read below.
Whilst discussing Ronnie James Dio, Wolf expressed the following thoughts:
“Not only was he an awesome singer, everybody worshipped him, he was also a very nice person to be around; gentleman like.
We toured with him in 1986, did a whole North American run, opening up for him. He was always very generous and let us use the stage, gave us sound checks and all that kind of stuff. I remember it was a very pleasant tour.
He wasn’t a guy who would hang around all the time – he would do his thing and keep to himself. Then we’d exchange pleasantries and say hi, then we had a beer together. That’s the extent of what we do when we open up for other bands, but he was very nice.“
Wolf revealed his opinion on the classic DIO album Holy Diver:
“Oh man, classic riffs and classic songs, it doesn’t get much better than that! From the ultra heavy metal era that I know, this is one of the classic albums. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Probably Holy Diver is my favourite track.“
Wolf explains the highlights in his and ACCEPT‘s career:
“Coming back after this long break with Mark Tornillo, that was to me the highlight of our career. It was such a crazy story, nobody thought it was going to work, everybody said ‘who needs ACCEPT with a new singer?’ Nobody’s expectations were high, everybody had written it off before it had started.
Then when the album came out and everyone saw us on stage and how on fire we were and how much alive we were, everything turned around and that was a crazy experience. That’s really a story that doesn’t happen very often.
Monsters Of Rock, Castle Donington, that was another highlight of my musical career, back in ’86. It was an amazing bill: AC/DC, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Accept, Motley Crue, imagine that bill!“
You can listen to the whole of the interview on the audio player below:
On Tuesday 14th May from 10am GMT, Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem on http://www.bloodstockradio.com will be presenting a tribute to the legendary Ronnie JamesDio: a Holy Diver special show.
The whole two hour show from 10am – 12pm will be dedicated to Ronnie: the Holy Diver album will be played in full, as well as interviews with drummer Simon Wright, who worked with Ronnie and guitarist Wolf Hoffmann from the legendary ACCEPT. They will be sharing their thoughts about Ronnie and his work.
It will bethree years on 16th May since Ronnie tragically lost his life after battling stomach cancer. We lost an amazing person and arguably the best metal voice ever.
Tune in for this special celebration of the life of Ronnie James Dio.