Blondies – DETROIT, MI 10/08/2012 (Review by Let it Roar)

German metal veterans Accept just blew threw the Windy City and as expected, they left a serious wreckage in their wake.
Accept are a band that were sorely missed on the metal scene and as the saying goes “don’t know what you’ve got, ’til it’s gone”. But thankfully Wolf Hoffmann and his cohorts decided to pick things up again  in 2010 and released undoubtedly the comeback album of the year, if not the decade, “Blood Of The Nations”. This year, they’re back with the equally powerful “Stalingrad”. To see Accept in action, is to see what the definition of true metal is. The band poured through a set that included such classics as “Losers and Winners”, “Restless and Wild”, “Fast as a SharK” and of course arguably their trademark track “Balls to the Wall” but their newer tracks stood out just as much. Songs like “Hellfire” and “The Galley” from “Stalingrad” as well as “Pandemic” and “Teutonic Terror” from “Blood of the Nations”, indeed show that the band have not lost one step through their brief hiatus, much less over the last thirty plus years. It’s amazing that a band can still write, perform and maintain the same level of quality and consistency as they did decades ago.
One perfect example of Accept’s professionalism came when, about an hour into their set during “Up to the Limit”, the stage lights lost power and went completely black. Mind you, most bands would have stopped the show until it was figured out what had happened. Accept did not miss one note, did not stop the show for one second. Guitarist Hoffmann and vocalist Mark Tornillo did indeed look at each other with puzzled faces but still remained in stride continuing on with the title track from 1985′s “Metal Heart”. Stage lighting was finally restored for the encores of “Fast as a Shark” and “Balls to the Wall” but honestly, band and fans alike hardly even noticed the distraction of the lights coming back on. It was indeed full metal onward!
The only bad part of seeing Accept live, is the long wait seeing them return!

Accept are currently on the road in North America through mid October with fellow German veterans Kreator, in a skull crushing coheadlining package that also includes Finnish doom metallers Swallow The Sun.

…Darrel Eschedor has produced a new Video, this time for SHADOW SOLDIERS

SHADOW SOLDIERS…past and present are inseparable when looking at endless crosses at military cemeteries. Watching how generations are visiting their loved ones –  make one believe, that the loved ones live as long as we and our children and theirs and theirs….are going there to remember them. Darrel Eschedor has captured  the vibes of a moving tribute to the fallen….This amazing tribute video made by Darrel, captures the felling of SHADOW SOLDIERS song with a strong vibe!

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METAL SHOCK FINLAND’S Halloween Special Competition: Join The Party!

Metal Shock Finland are proud to announce a Special Halloween Competition for all Metal Shock Finland readers. Join our Halloween party where you can have the chance to win a CD of the latest album of legendary heavy metallers ACCEPT plus a CD of the newest album, “The Myth Of  Purity” by UK metallers MORTAD. The competition will close at midnight on Halloween and the winners will be announced on the Metal Shock Finland website and official facebook page. If you want to be a winner, you just need to write a brief description of “What Halloween means to you?” So fill in all requested details on this links.      Legendary Teutonic heavy metallers ACCEPT released their newest masterpiece album, “Stalingrad” in April 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The new songs still capture that great classic ACCEPT sound. The band are currently on their European fall tour and they are seriously shaking the ground with their metal awesomeness.      To know more about ACCEPT tour dates click here. UK metallers MORTAD released their debut album “The Myth Of Purity” earlier this year with producer Russ Russell. The album received rave reviews and was supported by a recent successful UK tour, which gained many new fans. MORTAD have already begun working on a new album, so stay tuned!

Starland Ballroom – SAYREVLLE, NJ 10/06/2012 (Review by Eric Fliegelman)

Having been a HUGE metal fan, and Accept fan for many years, this being my first time seeing the German Metal legends LIVE filled me with a lot of anticipation and excitement. I arrived at the venue early enough to meet up with the Accept Fans Worldwide group outside of Rolling Thunder, an RV owned by Stephan Soto, the group founder. Peter, Wolf, Stefan, Wolf and Herman all stopped by to visit the fans, and say hi. This pleased all of the members who were there!
We headed inside prior to Accept taking the stage, and host of That Metal Show, Eddie Trunk warmed up the crowd! Accept hit the stage right at 10:30pm and from the beginning notes of Hung Drawn and Quartered from their latest release, Stalingrad…through their closing encore song…Balls to the Wall from their fifth studio album of the same name…Accept had this large New Jersey crowd in the palm of their hands. This was a headlining show where the band had the opportunity to perform a full TWO HOUR set packed with 20 songs from their lengthy career!
This was a high energy show with these rockers who have been together fo decades, performing as if they were still in their teens…full of energy, excitement, and happiness! They followed up Hung Drawn and Quartered with Hellfire, my personal favorite from Stalingrad…and went into Restless and Wild from the album of the same title, the 4th in their recording career. This 20 song concert with songs spanning their lengthy career disappointed no one. This was a crowd filled with fans old and new, and many of whom were there to see the return of Mark Tornillo, former T.T. Quick vocalist.
You could not escape the infectious jubilation that the band had with each other performing on stage, and looking around the crowd, you saw the same. Accept has a way of engaging with their fans in the crowd, that makes you feel like they are performing those songs for YOU, as an individual.
Around 1230am, the band finished their performance with an awesome version of Balls to the Wall, the lights came up, and all in attendance were in agreement that this was one amazing night.

Having been my first Accept concert, I certainly was blown away by their energy, diversity in their set list that spanned their career, the amazing light show and sound, and engagement with the crowd. I have Accepted the fact, that this will not be my last Accept show.

The Grove – ANAHEIM, CA 09/27/2012 (Review by Eric Fliegelman)

Having been a HUGE metal fan, and Accept fan for many years, this being my first time seeing the German Metal legends LIVE filled me with a lot of anticipation and excitement. I arrived at the venue early enough to meet up with the Accept Fans Worldwide group outside of Rolling Thunder, an RV owned by Stephan Soto, the group founder. Peter, Wolf, Stefan, Wolf and Herman all stopped by to visit the fans, and say hi. This pleased all of the members who were there!
We headed inside prior to Accept taking the stage, and host of That Metal Show, Eddie Trunk warmed up the crowd! Accept hit the stage right at 10:30pm and from the beginning notes of Hung Drawn and Quartered from their latest release, Stalingrad…through their closing encore song…Balls to the Wall from their fifth studio album of the same name…Accept had this large New Jersey crowd in the palm of their hands. This was a headlining show where te band had the opportunity to perform a full TWO HOUR set packed with 20 songs from their lengthy career!
This was a high energy show with these rockers who have been together fo decades, performing as if they were still in their teens…full of energy, excitement, and happiness! They followed up Hung Drawn and Quartered with Hellfire, my personal favorite from Stalingrad…and went into Restless and Wild from the album of the same title, the 4th in their recording career. This 20 song concert with songs spanning their lengthy career disappointed no one. This was a crowd filled with fans old and new, and many of whom were there to see the return of Mark Tornillo, former T.T. Quick vocalist.
You could not escape the infectious jubilation that the band had with each other performing on stage, and looking around the crowd, you saw the same. Accept has a way of engaging with their fans in the crowd, that makes you feel like they are performing those songs for YOU, as an individual.
Around 1230am, the band finished their performance with an awesome version of Balls to the Wall, the lights came up, and all in attendance were in agreement that this was one amazing night.
Having been my first Accept concert, I certainly was blown away by their energy, diversity in their set list that spanned their career, the amazing light show and sound, and engagement with the crowd.

I have Accepted the fact, that this will not be my last Accept show.