ACCEPT CELEBRATE TODAY IN MANAUS, BRAZIL the 12th of April, the day one year ago, where it was made official that UWE & CHRISTOPHER will be the new GANG MEMBERS! ACCEPT have many reasons to celebrate, as BLIND RAGE rages over South America and the song writing is going great for a new album and a few new surprises are under their belt – what’s not to celebrate!
Full Metal Mountain is a great idea! Imagine that you are skiing down the alps, you stop at a bierstube for a beer and there is a band there playing metal……
And at night you are among other metalheads in the main tent drinking beer and listening to your favorite bands. The atmosphere in Tropolach is just electric and everybody I spoke to said it had been an unforgettable week.
I spend two days there and the highlight was of course the ACCEPT concert Saturday night which also was the last show of the festival.
ACCEPT came on stage about 22.30 with the pounding “Stampede” and from there and on the audience was with them. From the new classic Stalingrad through some old classics like London Leatherboys and Restless & Wild they were impressive as always giving 110%. The cool thing about this show is that they played more “new” songs than old and that says a lot about the quality of the new songs for a band with that many classics from the eighties. The show had not a boring moment just a lot of highlights like Peter and Wolf’s “battle” and the solo on Fast As A Shark where Wolf and Uwe are brilliant. And Mark’s voice really fit the songs perfect.
After a short break Christopher fires up the audience to a last effort and when the encores comes with Metal Heart and Balls to The Wall the night is complete.
They thank the crowd as Bound To Fail fades out after a perfect end to a great week in the Austrian mountains.
Discussing the recently published interview with ACCEPT‘s Mark Tornillo, Rob Halford enthused:
“Yeah great, he’s a brilliant singer, great front man, love that band Accept. It was unusual, a call to have a chit chat from two guys that do the same type of work, it was a lot of fun to do. I think there should be more of that ‘cos we love having chit chats with our friends in the business and with journalists like yourself. When you’ve lived the life there’s a lot of common ground, but it’s also an opportunity to pick up on stories that you probably don’t know about, you know, things you wouldn’t know about if you’re kind of outside what it’s like to be in a band.“