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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.

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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.

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

September 28th, 2010

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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NEW INTERVIEW WITH ACCEPT’S WOLF HOFFMAN AVAILABLE

September 3rd, 2010
ACCEPT 2010

ACCEPT 2010

In a recent interview with Jay Nanda of the San Antonio Examiner, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffman checks in about the writing process for the new album Blood Of The Nations, the band’s long-time not-so-secret-anymore lyricist, and the “friendly rivalry” with their fellow countrymen the Scorpions.

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.

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ACCEPT’S BLOOD OF THE NATIONS DEBUTS ON THE GERMAN CHARTS

September 1st, 2010

Accept - Blood Of The Nations

Accept - Blood Of The Nations

Blood Of The Nations, the comeback album by Germany’s legendary metal band ACCEPT, just entered the German album charts at #4!  This marks the highest German chart entry ever in the band’s career and beats the #5 position of 1986’s Russian Roulette.

ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann shares his thoughts on the news:

“This really swept us off our feet!  Of course, you dream about being on top of the charts, but this was pretty much out of the question.  We tested new waters with our new singer Mark [Tornillo, ex-TT Quick] and emerged as winners!  But even more than that, this is the reward for our unique collaboration with our label Nuclear Blast, Brainstorm Music Marketing, and all the others who gave their everything for ACCEPT.  But most of all, we want to thank our fans without whom we would be nothing!  THANK YOU!”

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.

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’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.

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ACCEPT SCHEDULE IN-STORE SIGNING AT NEW JERSEY’S VINTAGE VINYL

August 27th, 2010
Accept - Blood Of The Nations

Accept - Blood Of The Nations

To mark the North American release of their twelfth 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 appearance at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey, on Sunday, September 26th from 2 – 4 p.m.

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.

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’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.

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