It goes without saying that a new album in any genre of music will leave a satisﬁed audience craving tour dates. German metal legends Accept’s most recent album, 2014’s Blind Rage, has delighted their fans, as has the tour for the album—if you were fortunate enough to catch it. They did not quite cover enough ground in the United States, but those of you who missed them this time, and those of you who are still hungry for more of the band’s performances, can take comfort in the release of the Restless and Live video and album on January 13, 2017. This DVD captures Accept’s outstanding performance as headliners of the German festival Bang Your Head in July 2015. As soon as the band rushes to the stage to kick into “Stampede”, you know you’re getting the heaviness and
conviction that you want out of an Accept show. Read the full review here.
Few German artists truly deserve the habitually tossed about label of “legend”, but one band is indeed nothing but legendary in the truest sense of the word: Germany’s supreme heavy metal veterans ACCEPT. “Restless And Live” is a complete and satisfying platform for ACCEPT to show off their top shape. Their many years in the music business have only hardened ACCEPT’s resolve to keep innovating, and no one can accuse the quintet of just playing to nostalgia with some old man mentality. Instead, they have headlong returned to the forefront of the German Heavy Metal scene. “Restless And Live” comes with my fully convinced “buy now” recommendation as it simply belongs to any and every serious heavy metal collection.
In the January 2017 issue of Guitar Player Magazine, Michael Molenda interviews Wolf Hoffmann. This Metal Special feature article explores the 8 year journey Wolf took that produced Headbangers Symphony (Nuclear Blast) and get the details on the gear and equipment used to create this epic album as well as the process he uses to craft his solos.
“I’m a strong believer in that it’s not only what you play, but how you play it.” – Wolf Hoffmann
Pick up a copy of this issue and read more here. You can see Wolf play live in 2017 with ACCEPT for the RESTLESS & LIVE Tour beginning in January. Purchase Headbangers Symphony on: iTunes or Amazon and don’t forget to order RESTLESS & LIVE today!