Teutonic heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT recently had another magnificent performance in Helsinki, Finland. With the release of their newest album, “Blind Rage” hitting the Finnish chart at the number one position, it was very predictable that this show would be sold out, and indeed it was. Metal Shock Finland is always proud to support true metal and now we are glad to present to you some fan filmed footage, a photo gallery and live report of ACCEPT’s show in Helsinki, all done by one of the band’s Finnish die hard and proud fans Saku Ovaska.
Check out this video footage of the band playing their timeless song ‘Metal Heart’ in Helsinki on 28th September below:
Check out Saku’s live report about his experience of a night with ACCEPT and their metal:
German heavy metal legends Accept arrived again to entertain their fans in Helsinki this autumn. The band enjoys great popularity at the moment in Europe and in Finland the latest album “Blind Rage” went to the top of the charts.Also, the concert venue The Circus, in central Helsinki was almost full.
The two-hour set kicked off with an air of pride, showcasing the new album, by starting with first track, the very fast ‘Stampede’, giving the audience what they had come for!
The crushing riffs, powerful choruses and, above all, Wolf Hoffmann’s elegant, melodically harmonious guitars came into their own at the forefront of the stage. Accept today can be proud of the fresh-sounding vocalist Mark Tornillo era of production and the setlist was mixed of half new material and old. Hoffmann, the lead guitarist, the bassist Peter Baltes and singer Tornillo take care of the entertainment mostly at the front of the stage. Second guitarist Herman Frank has restricted himself to play more in the background, with the exception of. a few of the common solos and choruses.
Accept is a fine position as a band now that the new production has been received very well and the songs chosen from the old material to work with on stage are completely timeless. Sure, tracks such as ‘Princess Of The Dawn’, ‘Losers And Winners’, ‘London Leatherboys’ and great classics such as ‘Balls To The Wall’, and ‘Metal Heart’, which we heard as the encores, are treasures to the fans.
The two-hour show was entertaining and effective. Accept is in very good shape as a band and the audience left the scene with a smile. It is easy to see that the band still has many good years ahead. Thank you Accept and come back soon!
Honourable metal fan Saku Ovaska took several high quality photos of that heavy and metal night with ACCEPT and he gave us permission to share them with you here. So enjoy looking at these photos or feel free to be jealous if you missed an ACCEPT show in your local venue.