Posts Tagged ‘Accept’

Page 4 of 6« First...23456

ACCEPT COMMENCE WORLD TOUR 2011!

January 14th, 2011
ACCEPT 2010

ACCEPT 2010

Friday, January 14th 2011 marks the start of ACCEPT’s long anticipated “Blood Of The Nations” world tour. The new tour is named after the band’s highly successful and critically praised comeback album “Blood Of the Nations” and includes shows in 24 countries around Europe, North America, Canada, Latin and South America. This mammoth 80-show trek marathon commences tonight in Osnabrück, Germany at the Gartlage Hall.

ACCEPT have crisscrossed the globe with little interruption since May of 2010. By the time June 2011 and the final shows of this tour come around, ACCEPT will have played more than 120 shows over 12 months, elevating their status as one of Germany’s most relevant and important rock exports. There have already been numerous high-points along the way: The blistering stadium shows supporting AC/DC in Hannover and Stuttgart, their headliner appearances at the Sonisphere Festivals in Bucharest and Istanbul, the spectacular “secret” guest spot at the Rock Hard Festival 2010, not the least their scorching performance at Japan’s largest indoor festival Loudpark 2010 in Tokyo. Throughout all these shows, ACCEPT have once again confirmed to their large army of fans that they are indeed one of the most productive and dominant live metal acts on the international hard rock scene.

The best-selling album “Blood Of The Nations” has concluded 2010 by receiving the proud designation of “Album of the Year” in most leading rock media outlets in the States, Canada, South America and many European territories. With this colossal success, ACCEPT have quickly bridged their 17 year long recording inactivity with amazing simplicity and have given their old and new fans the most successful comeback in metal history. The live shows offered by the prolific line-up of Wolf Hoffmann, Mark Tornillo, Peter Baltes, Hermann Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann will offer an explosive mix of legendary classics like “Balls To the Wall” and “Metal Heart” mixed in with new hard rock highlights like the sensational “Teutonic Terror”, the hard hitting “Pandemic” and the colossal “The Abyss”. It is a spectacle not to be missed!

Here are the tourdates:

14.01.2011 Osnabrück Halle Gartlage GER
15.01.2011 Bad Arolsen Outback GER
16.01.2011 Antwerp Hof ter Lo B
18.01.2011 Paris Elysee Montmartre F
19.01.2011 Biarritz L`attabal F
20.01.2011
21.01.2011 Madrid La Riviera E
22.01.2011 Bilbao Rockstar Live E
23.01.2011 Barcelona Razzmatazz 2 E
25.01.2011 Pratteln Z7 CH
27.01.2011 Milan Magazzini I
28.01.2011 Tuttlingen Stadthalle GER
29.01.2011 Geiselwind E-centrum Strohofer GER
31.01.2011 Stuttgart LKA GER
01.02.2011 Wien Arena A
02.02.2011 Budapest Diesel HUN
04.02.2011 Krakov Studio PL
05.02.2011 Warsaw Stodola PL
06.02.2011 Wroclav Eter PL
08.02.2011 Hamburg Große Freiheit GER
09.02.2011 Köln Live Music Hall GER
10.02.2011 München Tonhalle GER
12.02.2011 Zlin Master of Rock Cafe CZ
13.02.2011 Athens Gagarin 205 GR
15.02.2011 Gothenburg Trädgarn S
16.02.2011 Oslo Rockfeller N
17.02.2011 Stockholm Arenan S
19.02.2011 Helsinki Metal Meeting F
17.03.2011 London Garage UK
18.03.2011 Prestatyn Hammer Festival UK
19.03.2011 Dublin The Village UK
20.03.2011 Belfast Spring & Airbreak UK
22.03.2011 Sheffield Corporation UK
09.04.2011 Orlando Club At Firestone US
10.04.2011 Lauderdale Culture Room US
13.04.2011 Springfield Jaxx US
14.04.2011 Philadelphia Trocadero US
16.04.2011 New York Best Buy Theater US
17.04.2011 Montreal Club Soda Can
18.04.2011 Quebec ty Imperial Can
20.04.2011 Toronton Mod Club Can
21.04.2011 Detroit Blondies US
22.04.2011 Chicago Bottom Lounge US
24.04.2011 Denver Blue Bird Theater US
26.04.2011 Seattle El Coranzon US
27.04.2011 Portland Peters Room US
28.04.2011 San Francisco Grand Ballroom At Regencey US
30.04.2011 San Diego House Of Blues US
01.05.2011 Santa Ana Galaxy Theater US
02.05.2011 Ventura Ventura Theater US
04.05.2011 Salt Lake City Club Vegas US
06.05.2011 Odessa Dos Amigos US
07.05.2011 Houston Scout Bar US

Tour will be continued, more dates follow soon!

For more information check out: www.acceptworldwide.com

Tags:
Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

Accept’s BLOOD OF THE NATIONS Takes #1 Spot in Metal-Rules.com’s BEST OF 2010

January 10th, 2011

Rejuvenated German heavy metal legends, ACCEPT, took the #1 spot Metal-Rules.com’s annual best of list. The album easily took the top position beating out their fellow countrymen, Blind Guardian, who took the #2 position in the chart.

Best Metal Album of 2010: Accept - BLOOD OF THE NATIONS

Best Metal Album of 2010: Accept - BLOOD OF THE NATIONS

BLOOD OF THE NATIONS is Accept’s 12th studio album. It’s been a very long time since their previous release – 1996’s PREDATOR. Since then, the band has undergone a few changes, the biggest being in the lead singer department. Former T.T. Quick front-man Mark Tornillo has taken over the reigns from Udo Dirkschneider and is filling his combat boots rather well.

Hopefully this line-up has a few years in them and can build upon the greatness of the pure heavy metal found on BLOOD OF THE NATIONS!

Tags:
Posted in Heavy Metal, Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Best of 2010

January 3rd, 2011

Best of 2010

As always, the top albums are for releases from 2010 that are full albums (no EP’s or demos). They also have to be new studio albums for 2010, not re-recordings, re-releases, cover songs, or live material. Below the combined TOP 30 are links to each staff members personal "best of" lists which besides the top albums contains such things as best new band, best DVD/Blu-Ray, disappointments of 2010, greatest hopes for 2011, personal metal discovery of 2010, and various other metal-related categories. Enjoy!



The Top 30  Heavy Metal Albums of 2010

(Click the album cover to read our review.

If no review is available the link it to the band’s MySpace page.)

1. Accept – Blood of the Nations

ACCEPT

Wolf Hoffman’s reaction to the band’s #1 placement in our list was:

"Sensational!!! We are so happy about this reaction by the fans. This last year has been nothing short of phenomenal for Accept."

BLOOD OF THE NATIONS is a fantastic album, so fantastic that it very easily came out on top when we compiled our best of 2010 list! In the media, producer Andy Sneap said when he worked with the band he made them go back and listen to the 80’s albums, and it worked. Accept have delivered the album they needed to make. Accept reformed with a vocalist who is just as good as Udo Dirkschneider. Vocalist Mark Tornillo rages through the songs with power and charisma, without being a clone. Accept have proven to the world in 2010 they are still relevant, powerful, uncompromising and most of all entertaining. Welcome back!

2. Blind Guardian – At the Edge of Time 

Blind Guardian

Easily the best and strongest Blind Guardian album since NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE-EARTH with a maximum of variety and everything that has turned these guys from Krefeld into what they are today: one of Germany’s most successful and influential metal bands. With AT THE EDGE OF TIME, Blind Guardian returned to the fold in total triumph. This is an album to be enjoyed for numerous repeat listens. Newer fans should eat it up, and older fans should be appeased with the band’s renewed emphasis on their thrashy roots.

3. Ratt– Infestation

Ratt

Ratt is Metal. Always have been and likely always will be. From their appearance on the very first Metal Massacre compilation in 1981 alongside the likes of Metallica, Malice, and Bitch, to the new 2010 album, Ratt have always been among the heaviest of the so-called "hair metal" bands. So despite what the revisionists may think, Ratt have a firm spot in the development and evolution of the Heavy Metal genre and have earned their spot in this year’s list. Sonically the Ratt Pack is back! The band had stated they wanted a real up-tempo record and distinctly aimed for the classic sound. They nailed it. It’s all there, the swagger and slight sneer of Pearcy voice, the fluid and fiery soloing of DeMartini’s axe-work, the complimentary work of Cavazo…it’s a beautiful thing to behold!

4. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones

Triptykon

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (AKA Tom G. Warrior) has nothing to prove to anyone. As the principal architect behind Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, Fischer’s body of work is the reason that many bands exist today. Two years since Celtic Frost’s very public dissolution, Fischer could have easily opted to rest on his laurels and bask in the afterglow of his evil legacy, but nooooo. To the contrary, Fischer has assembled a new band and recorded an album of new material that’s arguably some of the best in his career. Triptykon is the band, EPARISTERA DAIMONES is the album, and yes – it’s as good as Fischer has promised it to be!

5. Melechesh –  The Epigenesis 

amon.jpg

Black/Death/Middle Eastern "Mesopotamian Metal" extremists made a big impact this year. Originally from IsraHELL and now based out of the Netherlands, the band has been around in some form since 1993. That Melechesh are able to maintain the album’s early momentum through to the record’s dying moments makes what they have achieved with THE EPIGENESIS that much more remarkable. Unlike so much of what passes for modern-day extremity, every one of this disc’s eleven tracks bristles with its own identity and design. It will demand a lot of attention – this definitely isn’t the record to whip out at your next kegger – but the rewards far outweigh the investment. Absolutely superb in every way.

6.  Helloween – 7 Sinners

Helloween

Helloween are very comfortable right now. They are back on a major label, the line-up has been stable for probably the longest stretch in the bands history, and they have fallen into a great pattern of releasing a studio album every couple of years (right around Halloween naturally). Relaxed, confident and mature the band have nothing to prove but instead of delivering a complacent record, the band have delivered the fastest, heaviest album of their career. It’s their 26th release over and 13th full-length studio album of all-new, original material. Lucky #13 for the band sees a crowning achievement with 13 killer cuts spread across the hour. Helloween have delivered a masterpiece. It will quickly silence all the fans who couldn’t stomach UNARMED from earlier this year.

7. OverKill – Ironbound

OverKill

The veteran New Jersey boys return with a compelling slab of unmistakeably old school thrash that is tinged with a fine mix of groove, progressiveness and melody that separates Overkill from the multitudes of carbon-copy thrashers out there. This is modern thrash the way it should be played: roots in the 80s but with its direction and ambition befitting a metal scene on the cusp of its 30-year anniversary. It’s a beautiful thing to behold: while most of their contemporaries have split up or sold out, Overkill are still doing their thing, updating and improving but never forgetting where they came from.

8.  Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy

Nevermore

Five years – that’s how long Nevermore made us wait for a sequel to the still awe-inspiring THIS GODLESS ENDEAVOUR. By modern-day standards that’s an absolute eternity, the length of which only the likes of Slayer or Metallica could reasonably be expected to get away with. Regardless of delay, the album is a perfect example of heavy metal in its purest, most intelligent and provocative form. As always the band defies classification with elements of power, thrash, prog, blended together into a mixture that is uniquely Nevermore.

9. Sabaton – Coat of Arms

SABATON

Sweden’s war metallers, Sabaton, have been consistently moving to the forefront of the power metal movement in the last few years. COAT OF ARMS continues Sabaton’s fine tradition of power metal with bite. The band is in fine form throughout and do not disappoint. You listen to a Sabaton album for the pounding marches (“Uprising”) the fast assaults (“Midway”, “Screaming Eagles”), and the catchy hooks and choruses (every damn song!) and COAT OF ARMS has it all!

10. Halford – IV – Made of Metal

HALFORD

Finally! Halford was really overdue. Despite having a skeleton of a catalog, Halford really needed to put some meat on the bones of his solo career. MADE OF METAL is really only the third studio album of all new material in over 10 years. Sure the catalog looks impressive but in reality, live albums, demo albums, EP’s, digital only live albums and novelty Christmas albums are just filler. Halford needed to deliver the goods and we’re pleased to say he is still made of Metal. The album clocks in at a whopping 14 tracks at over an hour it is his longest solo album to date.

 

Number 11 to 20

11. Crazy Lixx – New Religion

Crazy Lixx
12. Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier Iron Maiden
13. Scorpions – Sting In The Tail Scorpions
14. Immolation – Majesty and Decay Immolation
 15. Avantasia – The Wicked Symphony / Angel Of Babylon Avantasia
16. High on Fire – Snakes For The Divine High On Fire
17. Kylesa – Spiral Shadow Kylesa
18. Death Angel – Relentless Retribution Death Angel
19. Dimmu Borgir – Abrahadabra

Dimmu Borgir
20. Wuthering Heights – Salt Wuthering Heights


 

Number 21 to 30

21. Yngwie J. Malmsteen – Relentless

22. Danzig – Deth Red Sabaoth

23.
Black Label Society – Order of the Black

24. Reckless Love – Reckless Love

25. Hail Of Bullets – On Divine Winds

26. Hardcore Superstar – Split Your Lip

27. Forbidden – Omega Wave

28. Heathen – The Evolution of Chaos

29. Rage – Strings To A Web

30. Circle II Circle – Consequence of Power

 

Individual Staff Lists For 2010

Includes: top 20, best new band, best DVD, discovery of the year, greatest hopes for 2011, and disappointments of 2010.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Polls | Comments (0)

UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER’s ‘Jingle Balls’

December 16th, 2010
UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's 'Jingle Balls'

UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's 'Jingle Balls'

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider recently recorded a Christmas song for the biggest European music and merchandise mailorder company EMP. Laid down at DocMaKlang studio in Osnabrück, Germany, the track “Jingle Balls” was written by various staff members of EMP and is a new interpretation of the Christmas song “Jingle Bells” and the ACCEPT anthem “Balls To The Wall”.

“Jingle Balls” has now been released under the band name EVIL DISPOSITION and is available from Musicload and Amazon. All proceeds will be donated to PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals).

U.D.O. will partner with EMP for a special promotion surrounding the release of the band’s next album, “Rev-Raptor”, which is tentatively due in May 2011. This special collaboration will consist of a countdown on EMP’s web site an entire week before the CD’s release, including a message from Udo and advance snippets of each of the songs from the new album.

The release date of “Rev-Raptor” was pushed back by a few months as a result of back problems experienced by guitarist Stefan Kaufmann, the same issue that forced him to quit playing drums for ACCEPT back in the day. Stefan recently received medical treatment for this condition and had recovered enough to have played with the band on November 6 at the Rock Antenne festival at Schwabenhalle in Augsburg.

As previously reported, 17 new songs were written for “Rev-Raptor”, with 11 of them set to appear on the final product.

U.D.O.’s last album, “Dominator”, entered the official chart in Germany at position No. 27. This marked the highest German chart entry in U.D.O.’s history.

Tags: , ,
Posted in Heavy Metal, Uncategorized | Comments (0)

SWEDEN’S SABATON ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH ACCEPT!

November 24th, 2010
Sabaton - Coat of Arms

Sabaton - Coat of Arms

Swedish power metal sextet SABATON will embark on their first-ever tour of North America as direct support to their labelmates and Germany’s legendary heavy metal band ACCEPT.

SABATON bassist Pär Sundström checks in all the way from the band’s rehearsal space in Sweden about next year’s trek:

Finally, after years of waiting, we finally can announce that we now take the World War Tour across the ocean to the shores of America and Canada.  We are excited to announce our first U.S. tour which will be together with German heavy metal legends ACCEPT!”
Confirmed tour dates for the ACCEPT & SABATON tour are:

04/09/11    THE CLUB AT FIRESTONE – ORLANDO, FL

04/10/11    CULTURE ROOM – FT. LAUDERDALE, FL

04/13/11    JAXX  – WEST SPRINGFIELD, VA

04/14/11    THE TROCADERO – PHILADELPHIA, PA

04/16/11    BEST BUY THEATER – NEW YORK, NY   ***ONE-OFF with OVERKILL, who are HEADLINING***

04/17/11    CLUB SODA – MONTREAL, QC – CANADA

04/18/11    IMPERIAL DE QUEBEC – QUEBEC CITY, QC – CANADA

04/20/11    MOD CLUB – TORONTO, ON – CANADA

04/21/11    BLONDIE’S – DETROIT, MI

04/22/11    BOTTOM LOUNGE – CHICAGO, IL

04/24/11    BLUE BIRD THEATER – DENVER, CO

04/26/11    EL CORAZON – SEATTLE, WA

04/27/11    PETER’S ROOM – PORTLAND, OR
04/28/11    GRAND BALLROOM AT THE REGENCY – SAN FRANCISCO, CA

04/30/11    HOUSE OF BLUES – SAN DIEGO, CA

05/01/11    GALAXY THEATRE – SANTA ANA, CA

05/04/11    CLUB VEGAS – SALT LAKE CITY, UT

05/06/11    DOS AMIGOS – ODESSA, TX

05/07/11    SCOUT BAR – HOUSTON, TX

Exclusive pre-sale tickets for the tour are available online at EnterTheVault.com through December 14th; afterwards, tickets will go on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.

SABATON are also confirmed for the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise January 24 – 28th, 2011.  Visit the cruise’s official YouTube channel here.

SABATON’s fifth studio album and Nuclear Blast debut, Coat Of Arms, debuted at #124 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #87 on the Top Hard Music chart.  Worldwide first-week chart entries were as follows: Sweden #4; Poland #9; Finland #17; Germany #19; Switzerland #33 and Austria #71.

View the video for the track “Uprising” – “a powerful and emotional tribute to those who lost their lives in the Warsaw uprising in 1944″ – at this location.  Filmed in Warsaw, Poland, “Uprising” was directed by Jacek Raginis (who is related to decorated WWII hero Wladyslav Raginis), features an appearance by Swedish actor Peter Stormare (“Prison Break,”, “8MM,” “Fargo”) as SS-Obergruppenführer von dem Bach, and was a collaborative work with the Warsaw Rising Museum, the “Radoslaw” Reenactment Group, the Wizna 1939 Association and Polish fans.  It also features archival materials provided by Filmoteka Narodowa.

The “Making Of” video with English subtitles can be viewed here.  Stills from the video shoot can be viewed here.

SABATON features Joakim Brodén on vocals, Oskar Montelius on guitars, Rikard Sundén on guitars, Pär Sundström on bass, Daniel Mullback on drums, and Daniel Mÿhr on keyboards.

Visit SABATON online at www.SABATON.net, www.myspace.com/SABATON, www.facebook.com/SABATON, and twitter.com/SABATON.

Visit the band’s official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SABATON.

Tags: ,
Posted in Festival/Tour News, Heavy Metal, Power Metal | Comments (0)

STOCKHOLM ROCK OUT -Part II Great White, Keel, Lizzy Borden, U.D.O, Pretty Boy Floyd etc..

September 28th, 2010

stockholm-rock-out-2010.jpg

STOCKHOLM ROCK OUT -part II

Stockholm Rock Out is a new rock festival in Sweden which is now in its second year. When the first edition of the festival took place on May 1st it was almost disastrous because the giant volcano clouds forced most of the headliners to cancel their appearances but this time all measures worked well without any unexpected problems or last minute changes. By European standards, the band line up in Stockholm Rock Out was somewhat extravagant. The list included many great bands which haven’t been here in ages, like Keel and Tuff, and there were also some unique one off performances like the one with Great White w/ Paul Shortino on vocals and the farewell show of Zinny J. Zan. Like the organizers advertised, this festival is indeed organized for music lovers by music lovers.     

REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2010 | Comments (0)

ACCEPT – Announce European Tour!

September 27th, 2010
ACCEPT 2010

ACCEPT 2010

It’s a rarity that a band manages to surprise so many in such a short time. Their new album Blood Of The Nations has not only received endless accolades and reviews across the globe, it has easily become a candidate for top hard rock album of the year 2010. ACCEPT have also become a hot topic of discussion among the metal cognoscenti with their amazing return to the metal stage. The “Big Bang” in the international charts was a logical conclusion!

Blood of the Nations earned the band their highest chart debuts in their history. This is not just another rock band, this is the German metal pioneers ACCEPT we are talking about, a band that has achieved world wide acclaim throughout their long history and has long become a leader in the German metal scene. This is a band that started out in the small town of Solingen and conquered the world! Their endless tours have crossed the planet, playing sold-out shows alongside such hard rock luminaries as AC/DC, Kiss, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Dio and Iron Maiden.

Let’s jump to the present:

Sensational success stories are arriving almost daily from all over the world over the last few months. ACCEPT was the main support for AC/DC in Germany, they headlined the Sonisphere Festival in Istanbul and Bucharest, achieved #1 at the MySpace “All Genre” Video Charts, reached the Top 25 in the US iTunes charts, #12 in the European Billboard and #35 worldwide. ACCEPT managed to crash Twitter and received press coverage in the pages of Financial Times, BBC World, CNN, NY Times, Spiegel… this incredible list can go on for pages!

Now that ACCEPT have completed their highly successful European warm-up tour and are finishing up a warm-up US Tour, they are ready for the next hammer announcement. After their October appearance at the prestigious 45,000 seat Loudpark Festival in Japan, ACCEPT can now confirm their extensive European Tour to start in early 2011!

The 28 announced dates in support of Blood of the Nations will span Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Greece, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, France, Belgium, plus some planned shows for Russia and UK as well. ACCEPT is back and on the prowl!

Here are the dates:

01/14/2011 Osnabruck (GER), Halle Gartlage

01/15/2011 Kassel (GER), Outback

01/16/2011 Antwerp (B), Hof ter Lo

01/18/2011 Paris (F), Elysee Montmartre

01/19/2011 Biarritz (F), L`attabal

01/21/2011 Madrid (E), La Rivera

01/22/2011 Pamplona (E), Totem

01/23/2011 Barcelona (E), Apollo

01/25/2011 Pratteln (CH), Z7

01/27/2011 Milan (I), Magazzini

01/28/2011 Tuttlingen (GER), Stadthalle

01/29/2011 Geiselwind (GER), Eventcentrum Strohofer

01/31/2011 Stuttgart (GER), LKA

02/01/2011 Vienna (A), Arena

02/02/2011 Budapest (HUN), Diesel

02/04/2011 Katowice (PL), tba

02/05/2011 Warsaw (PL), tba

02/06/2011 Gdansk (PL), tba

02/08/2011 Hamburg (GER), Große Freiheit

02/09/2011 Cologne (GER), Live Music Hall

02/10/2011 Munich (GER), Tonhalle

02/12/2011 Zlin (CZ), Masters of Rock Cafe

02/13/2011 Athens (GR), Fuzz Club

Tags:
Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

Shockwaves Skullsessions Podcast features discussion w/ BILL WARD, GENE HOGLAN & MONTE CONNER! Also BILL WARD & ACCEPT on new Shockwaves/HardRadio Podcast

September 26th, 2010

Shockwaves Skull Sessions Episode #42: On this episode Skullsessions returning guests Monte Conner (VP of A&R for Roadrunner Records) and legendary Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, along with newcomer to the Skullsessions and thrash-metal drummer extraordinaire Gene Hoglan (Fear Factory/ Deathclock), join Skullsessions host Bob Nalbandian on this astounding and diverse conversation about modern-metal bands, the art of drumming and the use of dynamics, the metal music business of today, modern recording techniques vs. analog, the great John Bonham and much, much more!
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/news/Skull-Sessions-Podcast-42-Drummers-22151.aspx

Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #47:  On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews founding guitarist for the classic German heavy metal band ACCEPT, Wolf Hoffman. The two discuss the new ACCEPT album Blood of Nations and some great stories about the past. Also on this episode is a feature interview with legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward. Bill discusses his new projects, the new BLACK SABBATH Paranoid Classic Albums DVD and he also shares some fond memories of Ronnie James Dio.

http://www.hardradio.com/shockwaves/podcasts/podcast47.m4a

Tags: , ,
Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

Interview with ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes in Madrid & live video footage

September 24th, 2010

MSN /ROCK METAL TV (Spain) recently conducted an interview with ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes in Madrid.

ACCEPT – “Metal Heart” (Live in Madrid)

ACCEPT – “Living for Tonight” (Live in Madrid)

ACCEPT – “Midnight Mover” (Live in Madrid)

Tags:
Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

ACCEPT: BLOOD OF THE NATIONS LISTENING PARTY ON AOL MUSIC

September 22nd, 2010
Accept - Blood Of The Nations

Accept - Blood Of The Nations

AOL Music is sponsoring a Full CD Listening Party for ACCEPT’s Blood Of The Nations. Stream the entire album – which includes the bonus track “Time Machine” – at this location.

Click here to read the Associated Press album review that likens Mark Tornillo joining ACCEPT to Ronnie James Dio joining Black Sabbath and Brian Johnson joining AC/DC!

All fans are invited to participate in the FREE Meet & Greets that will take place after every show throughout ACCEPT’s co-headlining tour with King’s X, which launches this Friday in Baltimore, Maryland.  The members of ACCEPT have pledged to stay until the very last fan leaves happy, so grab your ACCEPT memorabilia & camera and get ready for a night of autographs and photographs!

Confirmed tour dates are:

09/24/2010  Ram’s Head Live  – Baltimore, MD

09/25/2010  The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

09/26/2010  ***IN-STORE SIGNING AT VINTAGE VINYL, 2 – 4 p.m.*** – Fords, NJ

09/27/2010  B. B. King’s – New York, NY

09/29/2010  Showcase Live  – Foxboro, MA
10/01/2010  The Silo – Reading, PA
10/02/2010  The Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI

10/06/2010  Scatz – Middleton, WI

10/08/2010  The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH with IN-STORE SIGNING AT THE EXCHANGE, 6-7 p.m. in Parma Heights, OH

10/09/2010  The Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL
10/11/2010  Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX

10/12/2010  House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

10/13/2010  House Of Blues – Houston TX

10/19/2010  The Key Club – Hollywood, CA ***THIS L.A. SHOW WILL BE STREAMED LIVE WORLDWIDE***

Pre-sale ticket links are available on the band’s MySpace page.

Blood Of The Nations was released last week in North America and debuted as the #21 Rock Album on iTunes and debuted at #28 with a bullet on the CMJ Loud Chart.

ACCEPT 2010 is: WOLF HOFFMANN, PETER BALTES, MARK TORNILLO, HERMAN FRANK, and STEFAN SCHWARZMANN.

View the video for “Teutonic Terror” – directed and produced by Dave Blass for Grid 41here.  View the 2-minute behind-the-scenes video here.

View footage of Wolf Hoffman & Mark Tornillo on VH1’s “That Metal Show” here.

Visit ACCEPT online at www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.com, www.myspace.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND, www.facebook.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND, and  twitter.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND.

Tags:
Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

ACCEPT achieve all-time high chart debuts and positions around the globe!

September 20th, 2010

Accept - Blood Of The Nations

Accept - Blood Of The Nations

ACCEPT’s new album Blood of the Nations has reached sensational and lofty positions in diverse European charts – many are all-time high placements. In addition, the album has been able to hold on to these positions and is now creating a storm in the USA, Canada and Japan.

Blood of the Nations is currently holding steady to Number 12 in the European Billboard charts and an incredible Number 35 in the world wide best-selling albums charts. Amazon Canada is reporting Blood of the Nations to be in the Top 20; this week peaking at Number 12 overall and Number 2 in the metal charts. In the US, Blood of the Nations has broken into the Top 25 of the best selling album in iTunes. In addition, it has now reached Number 65 at Amazon’s Albums Charts and #4 within the “Metal” category. Many media outlets are calling Blood of the Nations the metal Album of the Year!

In Japan, Amazon reports Blood of the Nations at Number 75 and in the Top 5 on the Metal Charts. Overall, the album is holding steady in the Top 75 at the European Amazon best selling charts.

Tags:
Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

ACCEPT SCHEDULE IN-STORE SIGNING IN CLEVELAND AREA

September 18th, 2010

Accept - Blood Of The Nations

Accept - Blood Of The Nations

To mark the North American release of their new studio album Blood Of The Nations and in celebration of their first U.S. tour in over 14 years, Germany’s metal legends ACCEPT have scheduled an in-store autograph signing at The Exchange on Friday, October 8th from 6 – 7 p.m.  Free pizza and soft drinks will be provided to all fans in attendance.  The Exchange is located at 6271 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, Ohio  44130.  The band will perform later that evening at The Agora Ballroom in Cleveland.

All fans are invited to participate in the FREE Meet & Greets that will take place after every show throughout ACCEPT’s co-headlining tour with King’s X, which launches next week in Poughkeepsie, New York.  The members of ACCEPT have pledged to stay until the very last fan leaves happy, so grab your ACCEPT memorabilia & camera and get ready for a night of autographs and photographs!

Confirmed tour dates are:

09/23/2010  The Chance  – Poughkeepsie, NY

09/24/2010  Ram’s Head Live  – Baltimore, MD

09/25/2010  The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

09/26/2010  ***IN-STORE SIGNING AT VINTAGE VINYL, 2 – 4 p.m.*** – Fords, NJ

09/27/2010  B. B. King’s – New York, NY

09/29/2010  Showcase Live  – Foxboro, MA
10/01/2010  The Silo – Reading, PA
10/02/2010  The Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI

10/06/2010  Scatz – Middleton, WI

10/08/2010  The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/09/2010  The Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL
10/11/2010  Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX

10/12/2010  House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

10/13/2010  House Of Blues – Houston TX

10/19/2010  The Key Club – Hollywood, CA ***THIS SHOW WILL BE STREAMED LIVE WORLDWIDE***

Pre-sale ticket links are available on the band’s MySpace page.

Blood Of The Nations was released Tuesday in North America and debuted as the #21 Rock Album on iTunes and debuted at #28 with a bullet on the CMJ Loud Chart.

ACCEPT 2010 is: WOLF HOFFMANN, PETER BALTES, MARK TORNILLO, HERMAN FRANK, and STEFAN SCHWARZMANN.

View the video for “Teutonic Terror” – directed and produced by Dave Blass for Grid 41here.  View the 2-minute behind-the-scenes video here.

View footage of Wolf Hoffman & Mark Tornillo on VH1’s “That Metal Show” here.

Visit ACCEPT online at www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.com, www.myspace.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND, www.facebook.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND, and  twitter.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND.

Tags:
Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

Paiste’s Artist Spotlight: ACCEPT drummer Stefan Schwarzmann

September 16th, 2010
aiste's Artist Spotlight: ACCEPT drummer Stefan Schwarzmann

Paiste's Artist Spotlight: ACCEPT drummer Stefan Schwarzmann

With their current comeback album ‘Blood of Nations’, Accept are about to top their success back in the 80’s, when Accept was the most important Heavy Rock Band coming from Germany besides the ‘Scorpions’. Long time Paiste Artist Stefan Schwarzmann (since 1988) proved once again what an outstanding Metal drummer he is, which keeps him busy now touring the States and Japan, following a very successful Summer European Tour.

Stefan already was the drummer for Bands like Running Wild, Skew Siskin and U.D.O. (and for Accept from 94-97), just to name a few. When Accept in their original line-up was disbanding in the late 80’s, Stefan joined forces with Singer Udo Dirkschneider and became a member of Udo’s Band U.D.O. for many years to come. However, Stefan’s drumming is not limited to Metal drumming. With the ‘Duo Mystica’ as well as the ensemble ‘Dirrekt’ and several other groups he discovered the diversity of rhythms from all over the world. Improvisations on all kinds of percussion instruments dominated this phase of his career.

Helloween and Krokus were the next Bands in Stefan’s impressive career until rumors about a Accept reunion proved to be true. With new singer Mark Tornillo, Accept recorded their new album with producer Andy Sneap. The excellent production and the songs speak for themselves. Great reviews all over the world and the chart entry in Germany at Nr. 4 as well as top ten chart entries in most of European countries, make this album a great success.

Stefan’s drumming can be described as powerful, hard and super precise. Check out Stefan and Accept on the current US tour.

09/23/2010 Poughkeepsie (NY), The Chance
09/24/2010 Baltimore (MD), Ram’s Head Live
09/25/2010 Sayreville (NJ), The Starland Ballroom
09/27/2010 New York City (NY), B. B. King’s
09/29/2010 Foxboro (MA), Showcase Live
10/01/2010 Reading (PA), The Silo
10/02/2010 Mt. Clemens (MI), The Emerald Theatre
10/06/2010 Middletown, (WI), Scatz – Madison Market
10/08/2010 Cleveland (OH), The Agora Ballroom
10/09/2010 St Charles (Chicago) (IL), The Arcada Theatre
10/12/2010 Dallas (TX), House Of Blues
10/13/2010 Houston (TX), House Of Blues

aiste's Artist Spotlight: ACCEPT drummer Stefan Schwarzmann

Paiste's Artist Spotlight: ACCEPT drummer Stefan Schwarzmann

View Stefan’s Paiste Artist Profile!

Tags:
Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

GERMANY’S ACCEPT ANNOUNCE LONG-AWAITED RETURN TO LOS ANGELES

September 16th, 2010
ACCEPT 2010

ACCEPT 2010

After a 17-year absence from performing live in Los Angeles, Germany’s legendary heavy metal band ACCEPT proudly announces their exclusive West Coast show on October 19th in Hollywood, California at The Key Club.  The show will be streamed live around the world via Stickam.com.

Tickets for ACCEPT’s October 19th show are now on sale exclusively at EnterTheVault.com.  The show will go on sale via all normal ticketing systems on September 21st.  EnterTheVault.com VIP tickets for the pre-show Meet & Greet session are also available.  All VIP ticket buyers will also receive a customized poster signed by the band.

ACCEPT’s return to the touring circuit at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre on May 8th, 2010 was officially sold out.

Blood Of The Nations was released yesterday in North America and debuted as the #25 Rock Album on iTunes.  It was recorded at Backstage Studio in England with famed producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Opeth, Arch Enemy).

ACCEPT’s co-headlining tour with King’s X launches next week in Poughkeepsie, New York.  Confirmed tour dates & pre-sale links are available on the band’s MySpace page.

ACCEPT 2010 is: WOLF HOFFMANN, PETER BALTES, MARK TORNILLO, HERMAN FRANK, and STEFAN SCHWARZMANN.

View the video for “Teutonic Terror” – directed and produced by Dave Blass for Grid 41here.  View the 2-minute behind-the-scenes video here.

View footage of Wolf Hoffman & Mark Tornillo on VH1’s “That Metal Show” here.

Visit ACCEPT online at www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.com, www.myspace.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND, www.facebook.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND, and at twitter.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND.

Tags:
Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

ACCEPT’S WOLF HOFFMAN: “WE FEEL REAL VINDICATED”

September 8th, 2010
ACCEPT 2010

ACCEPT 2010

In a recent interview with Goldmine Magazine journalist Pat Prince, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann discusses the classic ACCEPT sound, working with Andy Sneap, lighting Flying Vs on fire, and the next ACCEPT album.  He also discusses bumping into former lead vocalist Udo Dirkschneider at the Masters of Rock festival recently and reminisces about a career-highlight show in 1984 at L’Amour’s in Brooklyn, New York.

Do you feel liberated a little bit with this new lineup, it being so exciting?
Hoffmann: I mean, of course. Especially after the initial criticism of a lot of people saying it could never be done. We feel real vindicated and relieved. That makes us feel good despite all the critics. I’m not making this album as a personal vendetta against anybody. We just want to make good music, you know. At the end of the day, we just wanted to go out and do our stuff because that is what we love to do.

Sneap made the record a good balance. It recaptures the old ACCEPT sound but it’s in-tune with today.
Hoffmann: Yeah, it has a modern sound, so that’s good. He made sure we had that 2010 sound, but we have all the characteristics of the past. All the good riffs and the gang vocals. He also didn’t want it to be too happy or too commercial. He kind of pushed us a little more into the dark side of things, which I think worked out really well. Overall, it was still us writing the songs. But it was a very good collaboration.

And live, you always seems to sound so perfect and crisp. Does that have to do with you guys being tech and sound geeks? Not a lot of bands are able to replicate their sound like that.
Hoffmann: Never heard that comment like that but it’s nice because that’s what we are trying to do. It’s got something to do with the way we place the guitar sounds in the mix, maybe. And we have a certain style with the riffs that we play and a certain sound that we love. And it all comes across in the end.

Read the entire interview here.

Blood Of The Nations was recorded at Backstage Studio in England with famed producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Opeth, Arch Enemy) and will be released in North America on September 14th.  Exclusive pre-sale bundles can be purchased at the Nuclear Blast Web Store.

ACCEPT will be co-headlining their upcoming tour with King’s X, kicking-off with an appearance at the eleventh annual ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, Georgia.  Confirmed tour dates are:

09/09/2010  ProgPower USA Kick-Off – Atlanta, GA Center Stage (**No King’s X**)

09/23/2010  The Chance  – Poughkeepsie, NY

09/24/2010  Ram’s Head Live  – Baltimore, MD

09/25/2010  The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

09/26/2010  ***IN-STORE SIGNING AT VINTAGE VINYL*** – Fords, NJ

09/27/2010  B. B. King’s – New York, NY

09/29/2010  Showcase Live  – Foxboro, MA
10/01/2010  The Silo – Reading, PA
10/02/2010  The Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI

10/08/2010  The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/09/2010  The Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL

10/12/2010  House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

10/13/2010  House Of Blues – Houston TX

Additional dates for October & November will be announced soon.

ACCEPT’s 2010 line-up includes Wolf Hoffmann on guitar, Peter Baltes on bass, Stefan Schwarzmann on drums, Herman Frank on guitar and Mark Tornillo on vocals.

View footage of Wolf Hoffman & Mark Tornillo on VH1’s “That Metal Show” here.  View the video for “Teutonic Terror” – directed and produced by Dave Blass for Grid 41here.  View the 2-minute behind-the-scenes video here.

Visit ACCEPT online at www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.com, www.myspace.com/accepttheband, www.facebook.com/accepttheband, and www.twitter.com/accepttheband.

Tags:
Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

Page 4 of 6« First...23456



Home | About Metal-Rules.com | Staff | Advertise With Us | Staff Openings | Donations

Content is © 2009 Metal-Rules.com. All Rights Reserved.
Graphics by Hammerblaze studio.