Interview With Wolf Hoffmann, ACCEPT: Bloodstock Festival 2013; “We’ve started working on writing some songs, the new album will be as heavy as the rest!”
Interview by Ali Blackdiamond
Legendary German metallers ACCEPT have had an extremely busy last few years, since their explosive comeback to the worldwide metal scene with their highly successful “Blood Of The Nations” album in 2010. Then came the release of another great heavy album in the shape of “Stalingrad” last year, which the band have done extensive touring with and most recently at many summer festivals.
ACCEPT‘s penultimate festival appearance this summer was at Bloodstock Open Air 2013, where Metal Shock Finland‘s Ali Blackdiamond caught up with one of the most friendly metal musicians, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann.
The interview took place before ACCEPT‘s show on the Friday evening, a review of which can be read at this location. You can read some excerpts below and watch the full interview on the video:
Discussing festivals, Wolf expressed his thoughts about them:
“I love them because it’s almost like a party atmosphere. When you do your own headlining shows it’s all on you – you bring your own production and you worry about how the day goes down, but here you get told what to do. (smiles) You show up, do your thing and the rest is just having a good time, not very stressful!“
When asked about the next ACCEPT album, Wolf said:
“Our upcoming album is hopefully going to be out next year. We’ve started working on writing some songs, we haven’t recorded anything yet. But over the winter and maybe early next year we’ll start recording it and try to make it every bit as good as the last one, maybe even better if we succeed, we’ll see. It’s going to be as heavy as the rest!“
ACCEPT distributes their merchandise through their new partner VALUE MERCH from now on. Because of this recently-started cooperation fans can get a wider range of ACCEPT merch and are able to order for very affordable shipping rates from all over the world. The ACCEPT-merch is distributed to fans directly as well as to dealers worldwide.
Wolf Hoffmann / ACCEPT: “Hey guys! In case you haven’t noticed… we have been working hard on our new web shop. What does that mean for you? First there is now only ONE central shop for all orders WORLDWIDE. Secondly the shipping rates are now drastically reduced! For instance T-shirt orders within Germany will have FREE SHIPPING and for the rest of the world it is an incredibly low 2 Euros!!! Cool huh?
To celebrate this occasion we are introducing a very cool retro style shirt featuring the artwork from our very first album in 1979. The infamous “Chain Saw Lady”! Check it out today!”
Tom Hack / VALUE MERCH: “We are ACCEPT fans for decades. Some of the first releases I bought were LPs and even original tapes (!!) of ACCEPT! It’s unbelievable that about 25 years later the band cooperates with us! It’s a great honour for us to distribute e.g. METAL HEART merch or the brand new CHAINSAW LADY (/First Album Cover)-Shirts!”
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ACCEPT‘s “Blood Of The Nations” album is 100% Metal Shock Finland‘s “The Best Shocking Comeback Album” in the whole of heavy metal history.
Metal Shock Finland are pleased to announce that ACCEPT‘s “Blood Of The Nations” album is 100% Metal Shock Finland‘s “The Best Shocking Comeback Album” in the whole of heavy metal history.
Metal Shock Finland‘s Chief Editor, Mohsen Fayyazi commented:
“That shocking news, I still can remember it. “ACCEPT Is Back”, It was shocking enough to make me jump 1 metre high. I’m glad they did it and how awesome they did! Yeah that was bloody great shocking news.“
Senior Manager, Ali Blackdiamond stated the following:
“When I heard this album it literally blew me away! The power and energy of the band and the music is mind blowing, every song is brilliant! Then when I saw ACCEPT touring and playing the songs live, it was the icing on the cake, I loved every minute!”