First of all, Accept is not an nostalgia act. That’s been proven a few times over the years. I think we all was a bit skeptical when they decided to reunite without charismatic singer Udo Dirkschneider once again in 2010. The first time they tried that it ended with a disaster, but this time they didn’t change musically, they went with the classic Accept sound and a singer, Mark Tornillo, that was somewhat similar to Dirkschneider. I saw this line up live for the first time at Getway Rock in 2010 and they blew me away so hard it was actually hard to breathe. They sounded great, looked great and they had the damn time of their lives. With two great albums under their belt, Blood Of The Nations (2010) and Stalingrad (2012), it was expected that they weren’t about to play only the old classics live. Accept is a band, like Europe for instance, that has decided to move forward and not to live on past glories. And they both do it really damn well. The crowd for Accept’s gig this sunny evening were huge as in HUGE! In hindsight it’s really strange that the Rock Stage was the band’s home this evening. They could – and should – have played the Festival Stage because I don’t think that I have ever seen a bigger crowd around the Rock Stage area ever. The band hit the stage with two new songs, “Hung, Drawn And Quarted” and “Hellfire” off their newest album and right there it stood clear that the new stuff goes down equally as well as their old classics. “Restless And Wild” followed and the crowd went berserk. The band really had the crowd in their hands and watching Wolf Hoffmann (lead guitar) and Peter Baltes (bass) is a true pleasure. They look so natural on stage and they really can’t stop smiling. Mark Tornillo in his turn, fills the Udo shoes without any problem, fact is, we don’t miss Udo for a second. “Losers And Winners” (love the German accent in the backing vocals here - what’s ze metta…!!!) is a forgotten pearl off the Balls To The Wall album before “Stalingrad” kicks our asses and with “Breaker” following that we really never get any room to breathe. But who needs that? Instead we happily get ourselves seduced by the amazing “Shadow Soldiers” off the new album, that goes right into the angry “Bucket Full Of Hate” from Blood Of The Nations, before another lost gem, “Bulletproof” from their first reunion album Objection Overruled (1993) leaves us more breathless than ever. But it doesn’t end with that. “Pandemic” is a true live killer that takes us to “Princess Of The Dawn” and by now they have us singing by the top of our lungs and it feels like the whole place is moving with the crowd jumping around. “Up To The Limit” is the only song that feels a bit flat tonight, but when the intro to “Fast As A Shark” starts nobody cares about that and thousands of voices going all “hi-di-hi do-hi-da” over the intro tape. The song is still terribly fast and it is still furious and it is still brilliant. “Metal Heart” starts what can be described as an encore and the crowd goes nuts once more with the following “Teutonic Terror” showing everybody that their new stuff is as much as a must as their classics – what a brilliant tune! “Balls To The Wall” ends the whole thing and if there was a roof over our heads, it would have been tore down, if not earlier then by this one. Easily one of the best concerts on this year’s festival and by now no one can doubt that Accept are back as the real thing and not some guys travelling around playing classics for nostalgic reasons. If you’re an Accept fan and haven’t seen them live, then do so. This is real damn deal!
Review by John Wilmenius for etainmentnewsreviews.wordpress.com
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Este ano, a lenda do Metal alemão, Accept, será headliner em festivais europeus, está preparando um novo álbum e ainda prepara o seu primeiro DVD ao vivo com Wolf Hoffmann, Peter Baltes, Mark Tornillo, Herman Frank e Stefan Schwarzmann. A teutônica banda de Metal marcou a vida de muitos fãs e músicos ao longo de seus mais de trinta anos de carreira. Tendo inspirado legiões de fãs com músicas como “Fast As A Shark” e “Metal Heart”, o Accept ajudou a criar o gênero Speed Metal. Desta vez, porém, é a banda que está sendo inspirada por seus fãs. Em meio ao processo de criação de novas músicas e uma agenda cheia, o grupo está ansioso para compartilhar ainda mais a sua história com os leais seguidores com o anúncio do primeiro documentário oficial do Accept. Da sua humilde origem como uma banda de garagem de sua cidade natal, Solingen, nos anos 70, os dias de glória nos anos 80 com ‘Balls To The Wall’, e tudo que envolveu a sua mais que bem sucedida volta com o vocalista Mark Tornillo. Este é um momento de muito orgulho e importante para a banda alemã de Heavy Metal. O Accept convida a todos que por ventura cruzaram seu caminho a acessar a página official no Facebook(www.facebook.com/accepttheband) para enviar fotos, cartas, gravações, vídeos, filmes, memorabilia, histórias, enfim, qualquer coisa que seja relacionada ao Accept. A banda convida produtores, profissionais da indústria da música, promotores, jornalistas, fotógrafos, familiars, amigos e músicos de outras bandas que tiveram contato com ela a participar – inclusive o ex-vocalista Udo e todos que passaram e tocaram as músicas da banda Accept nestes mais de trinta anos. Se você se sente tocado pelo que o Accept fez e é, está convidado a contribuir com seu arquivo, que será utilizado para o aguardado documentário da banda. Muitos tiveram suas vidas influenciadas, mudadas e enriquecidas pelo Accept, incluindo o sueco Lasse, por exemplo, que detém a maior coleção de material referente ao Accept no planeta. “Estes são nossos heróis e devemos a eles o nosso reconhecimento e um lugar no documentário da história do Accept”, diz o guitarrista Wolf Hoffmann.Stefan Kaufmann irá dirigir o processo. Sob seu comando (como um expert na história do Accept) e, ao lado da banda, ele irá moldar o projeto para captar o legado da banda a todos. “Não é apenas a história de um músico e seu sucesso pessoal, é fundamentalmente sobre a banda da Alemanha que definiu e inspirou mais de um gênero musical”, acrescenta Peter Baltes.Os fãs podem enviar o material através da página do Facebook do Accept emwww.facebook.com/accepttheband, inclusive postando no mural ou enviando uma mensagem para o e-mail da banda em email@example.com. Lembre-se, o Accept está procurando por fotos ao vivo, histórias de encontros de fãs com a banda, tatuagens, ingressos de shows, anúncios (impressos, áudio e vídeo), artes, material colecionado, merchandise, camisetas, jaquetas, capas de revistas e artigos diversos.
This year, German metal legends ACCEPT are headlining European festivals, preparing a new album as well as working on their first live DVD and CD featuring WOLF HOFFMANN, PETER BALTES, MARK TORNILLO, HERMAN FRANK & STEFAN SCHWARZMANN. The Teutonic Metal band has touched the lives of so many fans and musicians alike along the way in their 30+ year career. Having inspired legions of fans with songs like FAST AS A SHARK and METAL HEART; ACCEPT helped create the Speed Metal genre. This time, however, it is the band that is inspired by the fans. With the making of new music on the horizon and their busy schedule, the band is eager to share even more of themselves with their loyal following by announcing the making of the first official ACCEPT documentary. From their humble beginnings as a garage band in their German home town of Solingen in the late ‘70s, their ‘80s BALLS TO THE WALL ‘glory days,’ and all the way up their most successful re-incarnation with power house vocalist MARK TORNILLO. This is a very proud and important moment for the ‘German Heavy Metal Band’.
ACCEPT invites everybody who has ever crossed paths with the band to head over to their official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/accepttheband): To submit pictures, letters, recordings, videos, films, memorabilia, stories, simply anything and everything ACCEPT. We invite producers, music industry professionals, promoters, writers, photographers, families, friends, and other musicians whether you’ve stayed connected with or only passed through the doors to participate - including a special invitation to (our former frontman) Udo and all the musicians who have been performing ACCEPT songs for more than 30 years.
If you were deeply touched by whatever ACCEPT was and is, you are invited to contribute to the archives which will be used for the long awaited and forthcoming ACCEPT documentary. Many have had their lives influenced and changed and enriched by ACCEPT including Lasse in Sweden for instance, who owns the largest ACCEPT memorabilia collection on the planet. “These are our heroes and we owe them the recognition and a place in ACCEPT’s documented history,” says guitarist Wolf Hoffmann.
Helming the project, will be STEFAN KAUFMANN. Under his command (as an expert of ACCEPT’s history) and along side the band, he will whip the project into shape in order to capture the legacy for all. PETER BALTES adds, “This is not the story of one musician or their ‘personal success’; it is ultimately about a band from Germany who defined and inspired more than one music genre.”
Fans can submit their material via the ACCEPT Facebook page www.facebook.com/accepttheband including posting on the ACCEPT Facebook wall all or by sending a Facebook Message or by emailing the band at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember ACCEPT is looking for: Live photos, stories of meeting the band, fan gatherings, tattoos, ticket stubs, ads (print/audio/video), artwork, collectibles, various merchandise, t-shirts, denim jackets, magazine covers, magazine articles and so much more.
Atención fans chilenos, corran y obtengan sus entradas para la ultima presentación de la gira Sudamericana 2013, el concierto en Chile será especial, la banda va a grabar la presentación para el lanzamiento de su primier registro en vivo y DVD después de más de 20 años! The Metal Fest va a ser el sitio elegido para esto registro historico, para más informaciones y entradas visite TOUR DATES. Chile