2012-05-30 - As the legendary German heavy metal band ACCEPT prepares for a summer of European shows ahead of a triumphant co-headlining North American run with labelmates KREATOR this fall, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann gave Decibel the low-down on the new record, the evolving new-ish line-up, martial “arts,” and what he would tell the 1979 version of himself if he could turn back time.
Was it easier to approach Stalingrad without the weight of it as a “comeback album” on your shoulders?
Blood of the Nations has been the result of unimaginable coincidences from running into Mark Tornillo as well as Andy Sneap. Both have been unknown to us until we met. Inspired by Mark’s voice we were free as birds and everything fell in line. The result has been the biggest surprise in our music career. With Stalingrad two things happened: the fans around the globe gave us the greatest gift — we felt welcomed, which resulted in a healthy self assurance and inspired us to ask more from ourselves than ever before. We knew exactly where we wanted to go — staying on the path and again, let it all come out. Being the same and yet a bit different is not that easy, but we had no problems with that. The result and the success will be defined by our fans and so far, we are speechless. Stalingrad is very well received everywhere!
I’m curious if you feel a certain German pride regarding this upcoming Teutonic Terror Attack tour?
Well, the idea has been to highlight German heavy metal. After working around the world and following the different styles in different countries — all under the umbrella heavy metal and then all the other branches coming out of that, we noticed that German-born metal has a distinguished flair and as we learned over the decades, ACCEPT is labeled the first one who made German metal internationally accepted! So we believe that KREATOR took the torch and opened the door for another branch of German metal. Both bands are ambassadors, both are from the Industrial Steel area called Ruhrgebiet, which is interesting as shortly before ACCEPT, British bands evolved out of the same environment — the Steel Industry in Great Britain. The spotlight should be on not only on ACCEPT, but also on KREATOR representing what Germany has to offer — successfully for many decades.
Read the entire interview with Wolf here.
Dates for the KREATOR/ACCEPT Teutonic Terror Attack 2012 tour are:
09/05/12 Howard Theater – Washington, D.C.
09/06/12 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
09/07/12 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
09/08/12 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
09/10/12 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
09/11/12 Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City, QC - CANADA
09/12/12 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON - CANADA
09/14/12 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
09/15/12 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
09/16/12 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
09/18/12 Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
09/19/12 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
09/21/12 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
09/22/12 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
09/23/12 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
09/25/12 The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
09/26/12 The Avalon – Hollywood, CA
09/27/12 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
09/28/12 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
09/30/12 Emo’s East – Austin, TX
10/01/12 Trees – Dallas, TX
10/02/12 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/04/12 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
Exclusive internet pre-sale tickets are available online at EnterTheVault.com through May 26th; afterwards, tickets will be on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.
In April, Stalingrad - ACCEPT’s follow-up to their 2010 comeback album, Blood Of The Nations – debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #81.
View live footage of ACCEPT on the band’s official YouTube channel.
2020-10-02 13:00 - ACCEPT ARE BACK! The German kingpins of Heavy Metal have today released "The Undertaker", the first single from their highly anticipated new studio album "Too Mean To Die”. Details
2020-09-18 13:00 - ACCEPT are back! The German kingpins of heavy metal will release new single 'The Undertaker' on October 2nd 2020 via Nuclear Blast, accompanied by a brilliant video. Details
2019-11-04 15:30 - ACCEPT would like to welcome Philip Shouse into the band and invite the fans to see this brand new ACCEPT version with PHIL, UWE & WOLF on Guitar. Details
2017-08-04 17:00 - Finally! Today, heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album - the record entitled »The Rise Of Chaos« is out today! Details
2017-07-31 17:00 - Today, ACCEPT reveal their first track-by-track trailer, in which Wolf Hoffmann talks about the songs 'Die By The Sword', 'Hole In The Head' and 'The Rise Of Chaos'. Details
2017-07-21 17:00 - Today, the band has released their digital single 'Koolaid', off their new album »The Rise Of Chaos«. Check out the lyric video for the track, here. Details
2017-07-19 17:00 - Today, the band releases their third album trailer in which Wolf Hoffmann explains the album title and why it fits so perfectly in today's world. Details
2017-07-12 17:00 - Today, the band releases their second album trailer in which Wolf Hoffmann unveils more details about the album including info on the recordings, the sound and processes. Details
2017-07-05 17:00 - ACCEPT have released their first album trailer, which was filmed at the recent ACCEPT media day in Hamburg on June 13th. Details
2017-06-30 16:30 - Today, the limited edition 7inch vinyl single of the title track 'The Rise Of Chaos' is purchasable in different colours here. Details