Accept’s Mark Tornillo selects the ultimate Jethro Tull playlist

Accept’s Mark Tornillo selects the ultimate Jethro Tull playlist

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Jethro Tull are a unique band. I was introduced to them in the 70s, and I’m probably one of the only people that you’ll speak to nowadays that’s old enough to remember some of this stuff first-hand.

Everything from the production to the musicianship and the songwriting of all those guys – not just Ian Anderson, but Martin Barre [guitar] and Clive Bunker [drums] as well – I’ve always thought was amazing. Together, they wrote such brilliant rock pieces, which were almost classical in a sense. Then they had the woodwind and the flute and everything else. There’s no one else like them. It’s a signature sound. You add Ian Anderson’s vocals on top, and you just know it’s them. It can’t be anyone else.

My top two Tull albums are Benefit [1970] and Aqualung [1971].

I used to listen to Benefit before I even had my driver’s license. I can remember driving around in my friend’s car, and car stereos had just come in. Before everyone just had an AM radio, and now all of a sudden everyone had an 8-track with these big speakers in the back. I remember just floating around, smoking doobies in the back seat and just thinking, ‘What is this? This is off the charts dude!’

But I’ll come back to that. Let’s start with the first Tull song that I ever heard…

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ACCEPT ANNOUNCE NEW GUITARIST UWE LULIS AND DRUMMER CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS

ACCEPT ANNOUNCE NEW GUITARIST UWE LULIS AND DRUMMER CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS

ACCEPT… Wolf Hoffmann… Peter Baltes… Mark Tornillo… Uwe Lulis… Christopher Williams… proudly announce their upcoming BLIND RAGE TOUR 2015 Part II! See you in MEXICO, BRAZIL, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, POLAND, SLOVAKIA, FINLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVENIA, FRANCE, SPAIN, AUSTRIA, DENMARK, SWEDEN, BELGIUM and MORE to come!

ACCEPT Band Photo 2015

ACCEPT – 2014 Was the Best Year in Their Career So Far!

  • BLIND RAGE #1 on the sales charts in GERMANY & FINLAND.
  • Various entries in international Charts.
  • Winner of ALBUM OF THE YEAR categories in several countries by the strongest Metal Bibles in Europe, METAL HAMMER, HARD ROCK, SWEDEN ROCK #1.
  • 45 shows in 20 countries.
  • SOLD OUT shows in 9 countries.
  • Headliner at most prestigious and talked about European Festivals including the Metal Paradise (with “special event show”) WACKEN OPEN AIR, WOODSTOCK and the amazing three quarter of a million fan strong 2014 a charity event for Children Hospitals in Poland.
  • Touring Europe, North America, Australia and Asia – 4 Continents in 2014 and not yet finished!

BLIND RAGE WORLD TOUR Part 2 is on the move again, returning to South America with OZZY OSBOURNE, KISS, JUDAS PRIEST, MOTORHEAD and many other GREATS! Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and MORE are already in their intense battle plan for 2015!

The PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE for ACCEPT was and still is beyond the band’s imagination, but not beyond their reach! We all know, they could not have come so far without their fans and the endless gifted people who are working so hard for ACCEPT! Thank you… to all of them from….. all of us with the promise, that we will come back – better and stronger and even more devoted than the last time!


Wolf Hoffman and Mark Tornillo on SiriusXM Promoting BLIND RAGE

Wolf Hoffman and Mark Tornillo on SiriusXM Promoting BLIND RAGE

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BLIND RAGE will be released in the USA on Tuesday! Mark Tornillo will be live in the studio with Eddie Trunk tomorrow night (Monday) on Sirius XM’s Trunk Nation at 9pm. Wolf Hoffmann will be calling in to the show! Besides talking about BLIND RAGE Mark will also talk about the upcoming Gramercy NY show on September 15th.


Happy Birthday Mark Tornillo

Happy Birthday Mark Tornillo

Happy Birthday Mark Tornillo

When we were not sure if we would be THROWN TO THE WOLVES by the world we feared, that it could be a TRAIL OF TEARS and we felt like a DYING BREED! What held us together was always: WANNA BE FREE and keep doing what we want! And by now – despite BLOODBATH MASTERMIND & THE CURSE – we are convinced that even in 200 YEARS there will be no FALL OF THE EMPIRE and our awesome fans will join the STAMPEDE, because we all know: FROM THE ASHES WE RISE and our FINAL JOURNEY is not happening anytime soon! Mark, for many years to come…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY from ACCEPT


ACCEPT’s Mark Tornillo – Top 25 Rock + Metal Replacement Singers

ACCEPT’s Mark Tornillo – Top 25 Rock + Metal Replacement Singers

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Mark Tornillo

Replaced Udo Dirkschneider in Accept

Udo Dirkshneider was considered the only true singer for Accept, so when fans heard that the band would be reforming and writing new music without Udo, many had their doubts. Mark Tornillo’s gritty singing not only does justice to the classic Accept material, but he also does a stellar job on the pounding new albums the German band has contributed to its extensive catalog. The singer immediately won over the fans, which was a task considered nearly impossible.

Loudwire is looking for fan comments on this list of the Top 25 Rock + Metal Replacement Singers. Head over to the article on Loudwire and leave your comment… do you think Mark should have been #1? Let them know.