Framus Guitars has welcomed ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann as the newest member of their family. States Hoffmann: “Growing up in Germany, everybody had a Framus guitar at one point or another and I could have never anticipated that one day I would be friends with Hans Peter Wilfer, the man behind the re-birth of his father’s legendary brand. I had no idea what an amazing company they really are until I went to their factory and saw firsthand the unbelievable craftsmanship and quality they deliver. I am happy and proud to introduce my first signature guitar, a real ‘Heavy Metal Axe’ – made in Germany!” Also Wolf Hoffmann was voted as one of the 100 most famous living guitar players and # 5 of the Rock Guitar Matadors he can effortlessly combine Heavy Metal with Classical Music – his great love to be found in all ACCEPT productions.
As the mighty dragon is going to his cave for a long sleep and 2012 draws to a close, Metal Shock Finland presents our Top 10 metal albums of the year, as voted for by our staff and metal viewers around the world.
Click here. As you will see, there are a great mix of genres on the list, demonstrating the awesome taste of metal fans and notice that ACCEPT’s Stalingrad is number 1!!! Thank you to all our fans worldwide for your support…
Stalingrad, again appears as the fifth best album of 2012 list of METAL MAYHEM TOP LIST, and ACCEPT was mentioned as one of the greatest heavy metal bands in 2012.”2012 saw many super highlights concert-wise and in album releases as well…I was also pounding and raging to Accept’s second album featuring singer Mark Tornillo who, along with the rest of the band, did an exceptional job with STALINGRAD and once again proved why the teutonic terrors are in peak position!” Matt O’Shaughnessy….
A triumphant and very happy band came off stage after a sensational 2 hour show! JAPANESE FANS have greeted the band with great enthusiasm… Says Wolf: Man, that was a killer show – like in the old days….exactly like then. Fans have been singing every line with us! We just could not believe it! What a night! Thank you, Tokyo!
The Teutonic Metal “Knights in Armor” are looking forward to close a great and highly anticipated run in 2012, promoting the international charted STALINGRAD CD with a one night stand in SEOUL’s ROLLING HALL, South Korea – their first and only one so far…just to fly to their show in TOKYO the next day. The band has a long standing history with JAPAN! And – TOKYO 11/25/2012, NAGOYA 11/26/2012 and OSAKA 11/27/2012 – will welcome ACCEPT with their open METAL HEARTS as they did for the entire career of the Band. Deep routed, indispensable friendships with their JAPANESE Fans have been a corner stone for the band…..To thank them and salut them – Mohsen Fayyazi designed this poster for ACCEPT’s stay in JAPAN as a good luck charm!