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Metal Wani editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi recently conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of German/American metallers ACCEPT. An excerpt follows:
Wolf: "Not at all, because the solo stuff that I'm doing is all based on classical music. Just like the first album that I did, it's all existing classical melodies that I just metal up and just sort of rearrange as metal instrumentls. One has really nothing to do with the other, and there's no overlap. And I've never felt like I have a ton of ideas that I couldn't use with ACCEPT, because Peter [Baltes, bass] and I, we are the heart of the band, and everything we wanna out out, we do. If it's right for the band, we will, but there's not a ton of… You know, I don't have any other side projects other than this classical thing. [But the new solo album] is actually in the can, it's delivered to the label [Nuclear Blast], and it will see the light of day sometime this year, probably towards the summer. This new one will actually be a lot more metal than the first one I made, which was more of a studio production, no strings, and not as big of a production as this one. It will maybe even surprise a few people how heavy it is. And even though it's classical music, yeah, but some of it is quite heavy, yeah."

Accept playing at Gagarin 2015 on Saturday May 23rd 2015

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!

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.

17 May


Published in Interviews

A few hours before the bombastic performance of Udo Dirkschneider in Athens, we did an exclusive interview with the man himself, the General who was more than happy to elaborate a little more on his decision to bid a final farewell to Accept. Udo also pointed out what he would say if an offer came up about one final show with the famous German band.
Interview: Sakis Nikas – Camera: Yiannis Dolas

25 May


Published in News

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

German/American metallers ACCEPT have announced the addition

of guitarist Uwe Lulis (GRAVE DIGGER, REBELLION) and drummer Christopher Williams to the group's ranks.

Wolf Hoffmann talked about the possibility of working on new music

Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of German/American metallers ACCEPT spoke to Metal Wani's Laura Vezer about the band's upcoming follow-up to 2014's "Blind Rage" album, which will be released next year via Nuclear Blast. Regarding the new disc's musical direction, Wolf said: "I can tell you it won't be dramatically different. My feeling is, and I'm way too close to it and it's not even half finished, so I don't really know which turn it's gonna take, but it feels pretty heavy in places — actually, maybe a little heavier than 'Blind Rage'. But it's all relative. It feels that way to me. I'm not making any sort of meaningful predictions here; it's just a gut feeling at this point. But it won't be dramatically different, 'cause we're really trying to sound like we've always sounded, only as good as ever, better than ever — better, stronger songs, but not any different directions per se."

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."

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