Today, German heavy metal powerhouse, ACCEPT, announce the addition of Martin Motnik on bass and Ava-Rebekah Rahman on violin as the band prepares to launch the Symhonic Terror Tour on April 20th in Wuppertal, Germany.
Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Motnik has been playing music since he was seven years old and has been a member of several bands both in Germany and the United States. He was asked by Uli Jon Roth to join him for his 2008 U.S. tour and again in 2009 and 2012. in addition to his musical talent, Motnik also has a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Mannheim. Read more about Martin Motnik, here.
“We are overwhelme and honored by the musicians who auditioned for the open position. The level of talent we saw was unprecedented, and we believe Martin Motnik is a perfect fit as he’ll be joining us for the Symphonic Terror Tour and upcoming ACCEPT shows“, said Wolf Hoffmann, founding member of the band.
Also joining the Symphonic Terror Tour is Ava-Rebekah Rahman, a descendant of Bengali Royalty and highly esteemed violinist. Born and raised in England, Rahman is a renowned solo violinist, poet and music educator. She made her solo concert debut at the age of ten at the National Orchestra and has had an ilustrious career ever since, having played internationally with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic and many more. Read more about Ava-Rebekah Rahman, here.
“For the orchestra shows, we decided to pair an electric guitar with a violin, making for an interesting duet, and Ava-Rebekah Rahman takes it to a whole other level. The show is still very METAL, but with a classical touch,” comments Hoffmann.
See the band live on the following dates:
20.04. D Wuppertal – Stadthalle
21.04. D Leipzig – Haus Auensee
22.04. D Hamburg – Mehr! Theater
23.04. D Fürth – Stadthalle
25.04. UA Kiev – Palace Ukraine
27.04. RUS St. Petersburg – DK Lensoveta
28.04. RUS Moscow – Crocus City Hall
15.05. CZ Prague – Kongresové centrum
18.05. BG Plovdiv – Ancient Theatre
19.05. BG Plovdiv – Ancient Theatre
25.05. D Saarbrücken – Congresshalle
27.05. D Munich – Circus Krone
26.06. N Oslo – Kork at the Opera House
Get your tickets for the »Symphonic Terror« Tour in 2019 here.
To celebrate, the band will release a special 7″ vinyl single, featuring a brand new studio track titled ‘Life’s A Bitch’ as well as ‘Restless And Wild (Live at Wacken 2017)’ on the B-side, on Friday, April 19. Pre-order now: http://nblast.de/AcceptLifesABitch
Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann comments, “We love the title of the single…WHO does not agree to THAT: ‘LIFE’S A BITCH’? It is universal, even if the stories are different. EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT THAT MEANS!”
»Life’s A Bitch« – Track Listing:
Side A: Life’s A Bitch
Side B: Restless And Wild (Live At Wacken 2017)
Order the “Symphonic Terror” album here: http://nblast.de/AcceptSymphonicTerror
Watch the recently released live clips:
‘Balls To The Wall’: https://youtu.be/nPJDhsWs-g4
‘Symphony No. 40’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pStDVnp18Zk&feature=youtu.be
‘Shadow Soldiers’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Acpx8I390