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We live in a time and age where the phrase “end of an era” pops up much more frequently in the various articles and the casual chats among the music fans all over the world. After all, the recent huge loss of such legendary artists as Lemmy, David Bowie, Jimmy Bain, Glenn Frey, Scott Weiland etc. filled us with grief and troubled us all in regards with the future of our beloved music. We had underlined in the past the inevitable artistic and biological end that was imminent as many stars are approaching (if not surpassed) the age of 70.

25 May

ACCEPT FAN CAM VIDEO

Published in News

Watch the video below where Accept tear down Gagarin for the third consecutive time

There has been quite some talk regarding the fact that the legendary Accept would be the support act of the current European Tour of Sabaton. At first, I was also bewildered and stunned by the news as the overall contribution of Accept in the heavy metal genre is huge and undisputed while Sabaton’s equivalent contribution…well, let’s just say that the gap between those two is chaotic. In addition, it is no exaggeration at all if we’d say that most likely Sabaton wouldn’t even exist if Accept hadn’t started its career back in the late 70s. All these assessments are fair and quite honestly self-evident. Can it be true, though, that the essence of the whole argument lies somewhere else? Can it be that this isn’t a matter of contribution and quality comparison?

Another show for the timeless and resurrected Accept in Greece was equivalent to an amazing heavy metal party with the Germans grabbing the bull by its ba... errmm horns in front of an ecstatic crowd!

17 Jun

Accept

Published in Interviews

Accept is ready to bring once again its Teutonic terror to Athens with yet another show that would be permanently engraved in everybody’s memory. A few hours before that, Wolf Hoffmann & Peter Baltes were kind enough to sit down with us for a wonderful interview. We paid them back with an equally wonderful view on the roof garden of the hotel where they were staying and…lots of sunshine! Special thanks to Wolf and Peter for enduring the Greek sun on a hot afternoon, Gaby Hoffmann for setting up the interview, Georg Michael (sorry for waking you up, man!), Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou and Novotel Athenes for putting up with a true heavy metal situation on a very busy day! \m/
Interview: Sakis Nikas / Camera: Yannis Dolas

For this year’s 20th special anniversary edition, BYH had been extended from a two day to a three day edition lasting from Thursday ‘til Saturday.

The hottest band in the world nowadays, from the younger generation of course, is none other than Sabaton. The Swedish outfit has managed to create a buzz and gather under its wings a huge fan base all around the world. Even the mighty Accept has decided that it would be a good business move to be the special guest on the current European tour of Sabaton. I guess that says it all, right? So, let’s see how the show was on that rainy night in Athens…

Accept released the self-title song from their forthcoming album “The Rise Of Chaos”, which you can listen to below. The album will be released on August 4th by Nuclear Blast. The song is available for purchase here. And if this wasn't enough, Accept will celebrate the album's live premiere exclusively on August 3rd, on the day before its release, as a part of a special show at Wacken Open Air, Germany. The set will consist of three parts, which represent the band's creative power: Part 1 will bring fans a classic Accept set, packed with new and old hits. Part 2 will present another premiere: Wolf Hoffmann will be playing tracks from his solo album Headbangers Symphony, released in 2016, with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for the very first time. On this record, Wolf has covered famous opuses by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, and Mozart, in a metal guise. And in Part 3, all elements can be seen and heard together: Accept will make the holy Wacken ground shake by sharing the stage with the orchestra, supported by a complex multimedia show.

 

Former ACCEPT guitarist Herman Frank was recently interviewed by TNT Radio.
Asked how he looks back on his contributions to ACCEPT, Herman said: "I mean, that's the reason why I left ACCEPT, finally. I thought they mind change their mind, or, let's face it, I thought Wolf [Hoffmann, ACCEPT guitarist] would change his mind and give me a chance to show a little bit of my talent, but hey, it didn't work out, so what can you do? And then, after the last five years, I said to myself, I don't wanna stay the rest of my life on the right, standing in the dark on stage and covering somebody's guitar. It's easy like that. Sorry, that's the truth. I really wanted to do my own thing. I was doing so many albums and composed so many songs, and I missed this. I didn't wanna be just equipment. I mean, I was getting tired. This was a one-day street for me. Ιn the end, it was still the Wolf Hoffmann project like the years before."

Accept playing at Gagarin 2015 on Saturday May 23rd 2015

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