Wolf Hoffmann New Framus Signature Series Guitar

Wolf Hoffmann New Framus Signature Series Guitar

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Hey guys, check out this latest creation from Framus.  My brand  new signature series guitar. Carbon fiber finish, Fishmann Fluence pickups and Floyd Upgrade parts.

How BADASS is that !!

Can’t wait to play it on stage,

Framus Rocks,
Wolf


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!

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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 Hoffmann and Peter Baltes to Attend NAMM 2015

Wolf Hoffmann and Peter Baltes to Attend NAMM 2015

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Wolf & Peter will be at NAMM every day for signing sessions at the Framus & Warwick booth 4576 Hall C Anaheim convention Center. Each day there is a group meet and greet taking place 3:30-4:30 pm.

The 2015 NAMM Show is in Anaheim, CA, January 22-25.


ACCEPT: TURNING WILDERNESS INTO RAGE by MALCOLM DOME

ACCEPT: TURNING WILDERNESS INTO RAGE by MALCOLM DOME

Famous, genius writer MALCOLM DOME, who has followed ACCEPT for 30 years was at ACCEPT’s LONDON SHOW!

Despite the fact, that the band had the most SOLD OUT SHOWS in their touring history with the BLIND RAGE 2014 World Tour, they just missed the SOLD OUT mark at the beautiful FORUM!!! Wolf Hoffmann states: The audience has been fantastic and PETER & I said after a few minutes into is HOLY SHIT .. we better come back to the UK!

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Thank you Classic Rock.

As the veteran Germans play The Forum, the band’s Wolf Hoffmann talks to Classic Rock

Accept are not content to be a nostalgia band. In fact, current album Blind Rage did something they’ve never experienced before.

“For the first time ever we had a number one album in Germany.  It took us by surprise.  We didn’t know this would be a successful period. Three albums and five years with Mark Tornillo (vocals) and we are strong.”

So, it’s no surprise that the band’s contemporary vigour is reflected in their live setlist.  Unlike  many of their peers they feel confident enough to pepper their performance with material from Blind Rage, and it’s immediate predecessors Blood Of The Nations (2010) and Stalingrad (2012).

“There are very few bands who are trying really hard to make relevant new albums”, says guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. “A lot of our friends take the attitude that nobody wants anything new from them, so they go out and play old stuff. We don’t want to suck up to our past and rest on our laurels. We are opening a new chapter.”

In London, the band get pumping with no less than four modern tracks, slicing through Stampede, Stalingrad, Hellfire and 200 Years. And the audience enthusiasm is at such a high level you’d never have know these don’t come from their glory days in the 80s.

“It’s tricky putting together a setlist, but it’s a good problem to have. Now half of the set is new stuff and half of it is old. People really seem to like the fact that we are playing a shit load from Blind Rage. It’s remarkable to see the brand new songs going down as well as the songs which have been around for 30 years.”

It’s only with the double pack of Losers and Winners and London Leather Boys that the band ease their way back 30 years. Tornillo’s vocals actually have a lot more in common with Brian Johnson than with Udo Dirkschneider. In fact, his whole stage persona brings to mind the AC/DC master, and not just because he wears a hat. He has a stage bonhomie and grinning residue that lends a certain relaxed edge to everything.

“Maybe it was because we were away for so long [effectively a decade from 1997], and feel we still have something to prove. It’s a new era, and we wanted Blind Rageto leave a permanent mark. This is a new time, and we have to prove ourselves all over again.”

“Do we get enough acknowledgement from people for our influence in metal? We’re quite happy with the respect we get from the music industry. Yes, we were the first metal band out of Germany. At the start, we were kids who dreamt of touring the world. And you had to go outside of Germany to be a professional musician. We weren’t really accepted in Germany until we came back from the States in 1984. But it’s always said that a lot of German metal bands were formed after Accept made our mark. Indirectly we did help to create the German metal scene. But that was never what we set out to do. So, it’s hard for me to take credit.”

The encore again mixes old and new, with the mid-paced madness of Teutonic Terror linking the flamboyant Metal Heart and the always welcome finale, Balls To The Wall.  It’s a crisp, plunging way to finish off the night.

“I was into The Beatles and Jethro Tull early on. I listened to the latter’s Stand Up all day long. My sister had it, and I’d play it all the time.”

The one disappointment about the gig is the modest turn out. Accept should be capable of packing places like this. Yet while it’s ultimately too big for their present stature, the performance is of arena  headlining stature, which is where Accept belong.

“We wanted to move forward, and present ourselves in a nice environment, which is why we did The Forum this time. We haven’t given up on the UK. Metal is enjoying a resurgence there, so we want to play more shows in the future.”

The smiles on everyone’s face at the end, band and fans alike, says it all. Accept have the sort of commitment and charismatic determination that this writer first witnessed in 1980, when the youthful band headlined the Markthalle in Hamburg. Living in the past? No, using it as a springboard into a bright future. Turning Wildness into Rage.


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.