The Legend is back. Hot News about their exclusive first warm-up gigs and their brand new album.
Late summer 2009, a message from Nashville spread all over the internet and triggered of heated discussion. ACCEPT is back! The exceptional hard rock band from Germany announced that they are currently working on their first studio album since 15 years. There is no denying that this band is the hottest topic in the heavy metal scene now. The media as well as the fans are awaiting the new album with utmost anticipation. Before the album hits record stores all over the world, the band will surprise their die hard fans with a very special Warm-Up Tour. The Fans waited long but now ACCEPT is back in the spotlight. Since their concert at the Gramercy Theatre in ….New York City…. is nearly sold out, the band decided to add a few more shows to their already tight schedule. Fans can look forward to very intimate and unique performances in carefully handpicked venues in various European cities.
After a decade-long absence, ACCEPT wants to make this a special “thank you” to its European fans, who will be able to attend specially arranged meet-and-greet sessions at each of these shows. In addition, the band will be available for autograph sessions, photo opportunities and interviews during this short trek…..
Confirmed dates so far as follows:
08. Mai – Gramercy Theater – ….New York City
11. Mai – Forum Palace – Vilnius, Latvia
14. Mai – B1 Maximum – ….Moscow.., ..Russia
15. Mai – DK Lensoveta Theater – St. Petersburg, Russia
18. Mai – Virgin Oil. Co. – ….Helsinki…., Finnland
20. Mai – Debaser Slussen – Stockholm, Sweden
22. Mai – Rock Hard Festival – ….Gelsenkirchen.., ..Germany
23. Mai – De Pul – ….Uden.., ..Netherlands
24. Mai – Le Bataclan – ….Paris.., ..France
26. Mai – Islington O2 Academy – ….London.., ..UK
Rumours about above-mentioned shows spread fast all over the internet. The fans simply couldn’t wait to see their idols back on stage again, especially now with their new vocalist Mark Tornillo (ex- TT Quick).
Due to the band’s very tight schedule, there will only be one gig per country – except for ….Russia….. However, preparations for a big world tour, that will follow the album release, have already started.
“We can’t wait to go out and play again,” said bassist Peter Baltes. “Just because [former ACCEPT singer] Udo Dirkschneider isn’t available to take part in the reunion doesn’t mean we’ll have to sit idle any longer. We feel Mark is the perfect fit. Mark is an experienced veteran singer who is aware of the ACCEPT legacy and his voice fits the sound of ACCEPT perfectly.”
For guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, the decision to hire Mark was an easy one: “The decision to add him to our band was made immediately. It all happened in minutes. Peter [Baltes] and I were working on some songs in a studio in ….New Jersey….. Suddenly somebody suggested to give this guy a call and to invite him to join us – just for fun. The minute Mark began performing our songs we knew that we had found our new vocalist. This will be a new chapter in the career of ACCEPT. Now or never… We are re-energized and excited.”
Mark Tornillo was the vocalist of TT Quick, a popular club band during the 1980s in the ..New York.. and ….New Jersey…. area.
In this new constellation, ACCEPT recently finished the recording of their brand new album “Blood Of Nations” in the Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, UK. Acclaimed British producer and SABBAT guitarist Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) was also involved in the recordings. The CD will include around 14 tracks and be released before the summer via an as-yet-undetermined record label. Song titles set to appear on the CD include “The Abyss”, “Shades Of Death”, “Blood Of Nations”, “Pandemic” and “Teutonic Terror”.
In December the website Blabbermouth.com published exclusive behind–the–scenes footage of the recording sessions of Blood Of Nations. The clip runs about 6 minutes and a half and also includes snippets from interviews with Sneap and various ACCEPT band members. To watch the video use below-mentioned link.
ACCEPT 2010 is:
Wolf Hoffman – guitar
Peter Baltes – bass
Herman Frank – Guitar
Mark Tornillo – vocals
Stefan Schwarzmann – drums
ACCEPT – exclusive video footage interviews:
ACCEPT at VH1’s That Metal Show:….
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