Accept Announce North American Tour With Narcotic Wasteland

Accept have announced a headlining North American tour. Narcotic Wasteland will open.

Tour Dates:

09/29 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
10/01 Houston, TX – The Concert Pub North
10/02 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
10/04 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
10/07 San Luis Obispo, CA – The Coach House
10/08 West Hollywood, CA – The Whiskey
10/09 Las Vegas – Vamped
10/11 Denver, CO – The Venue
10/13 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Ballroom
10/14 St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theater
10/15 Westland, MI – The Token
10/16 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Theater
10/18 Vineland, NJ – Landis Theater
10/20 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penns Peak
10/21 Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden (no Narcotic Wasteland)
10/22 Peekskill, NY – Paramount Theater (no Narcotic Wasteland)
10/23 Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall (no Narcotic Wasteland)
10/25 New York City, NY – The Gramercy
10/26 New Bedford, MA – The Vault
10/27 Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
10/29 Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs

Ex-Accept Singer Udo Dirkschneider Says He Will “Never” Work With Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann Again

During a recent appearance on the “Scars And Guitars” podcast, ex-Accept singer Udo Dirkschneider opened up about his relationship with the band’s guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. Dirkschneider had the following to say when asked if he has had any contact with Hoffman:

“Never. And I don’t wanna have any contact with him… I’m really good friends now again with [former ACCEPT bassist] Peter Baltes; he did all the bass guitars on [my new] cover album [‘My Way’], for example. I still have a good relationship with [ex-ACCEPT drummer] Stefan Kaufmann. Over the years, he was the guitar player in U.D.O. [and] he was producing U.D.O. and stuff like that. And the only guy I don’t wanna talk to — let’s say it this way — is Wolf. There’s a lot of reasons why. I wish him all the best. [He’s] a great guitar player anyway, but for me to work with him again — never.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Accept Sign Worldwide Deal With Napalm Records

Accept have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann commented:

“I am really looking forward to working with a renowned, independent and strong label like Napalm Records. There are hard-working metallers at work here; that suits us. We are convinced that together we will reach the next level.”

Napalm Records CEO Thomas Caser added:

“We are extremely proud and excited to welcome Accept — an absolute heavy metal heavyweight to the Napalm Records family! Together we will drive this steel machine with full power and are very much looking forward to further musical milestones.”

Accept Postpone European Tour To 2023

Accept have postponed their headlining European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in 2023 with new dates set to be announced soon.

Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann commented:

“As much as we want to, the current COVID situation just doesn’t allow us to go forward with this 2022 tour. It’s a super-tough call, but we have no choice but to postpone once again. We wanted to play this tour badly. We had a killer setlist prepared with lots of new songs from the ‘Too Mean to Die’ album. I’m very sorry for the fans and of course everybody in the band is very disappointed. But hey, life goes on… Please stay safe, stay metal and stay ‘too mean to die’! We’ll see you soonest!”

Promoter Gerald Wilkes of Continental Concerts added:

“The Accept tour was planned through a total of 16 countries with very different regional infection situations, which are currently changing very quickly and therefore are incalculable for all involved. The legal requirements vary from country to country — even often from city to city. It all looked so promising a few months ago, but the situation right now simply doesn’t allow it. The tour is confirmed for 2023 and tickets remain valid.”

In other news, Accept have also released a digital live single for their song “The Undertaker.” You can check that out below. Furthermore, Nuclear Blast will also be releasing a silver limited edition vinyl pressing of the band’s latest album “Too Mean To Die” on February 18.

Flotsam And Jetsam Drop Off European Tour With Accept & Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons

Flotsam And Jetsam have dropped off their European tour with Accept and Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons. The band said the following about that;

“Due to circumstances beyond our control we unfortunately find it necessary to with-draw from the Accept ‘Too Mean To Die’ tour. Many factors have weighed into this decision. We wish our friends in Accept and Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons much success on the upcoming tour, and we hope to see all of our fans in Europe as soon as possible!!”

Accept Announce 2022 European Tour With Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons & Flotsam And Jetsam

Accept have announced a 2022 European tour. Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons and Flotsam And Jetsam will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

01/15 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
01/16 Brussels, BEL – La Madeleine
01/18 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
01/19 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
01/21 Pamplona, SPA – Burlada
01/22 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
01/23 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 1
01/25 Ramonville, FRA – Bikini
01/26 Villeurbanne, FRA – Transbordeur
01/28 Zürich, SWI – Komplex
01/29 Telfs, AUT – Rathaussaal
01/30 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
02/01 Zlin, CZE – Hala Euronics
02/02 Warsaw, POL – Progresia
02/04 Tallinn, EST – Helitehas*
02/05 Helsinki, FIN – House Of Culture*
02/06 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahuone*
02/08 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset*
02/09 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller*
02/11 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn*
02/12 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega*
02/13 Bremen, GER – Aladin
02/15 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s
02/17 Ulm, GER – Ratiopharm Arena
02/18 München, GER – Tonhalle
02/19 Filderstadt, GER – FILharmonie
02/20 Geiselwind, GER – Eventzentrum
02/22 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
02/23 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
02/25 Moscow, RUS – Glavclub*
02/26 St. Petersburg, RUS – Cosmonaut*
02/28 Kiev, UKR – Stereoplaza*

* No Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons

Accept Premiere New Song “Zombie Apocalypse”

Accept have shared a visualizer for their new song “Zombie Apocalypse.” This track is from the band’s new album “Too Mean To Die,” which will be released on January 29. Mark Tornillo commented:

“They’re everywhere, they can’t put them (mobile phones) down. They can’t keep them charged; they can’t take their eyes off the screen! It’s a zombie apocalypse!”

Accept Tease “Zombie Apocalypse” Video, Delay New Album “Too Mean To Die”

Accept will be releasing a music video for their new song “Zombie Apocalypse” on January 15. You can find a teaser for that below. The track is from the band’s new album “Too Mean To Die,” which has since been delayed until January 29.

The group commented:

“Unfortunately, with a heavy heart we have to postpone the release of our new album, ‘Too Mean To Die’, from January 15th to January 29th, 2021.

Due to a COVID-19-related pressing plant closure, the finished product has been massively delayed so that the planned release on January 15th, 2021 cannot be kept. We are very sorry about this and we hope that all ACCEPT fans are understanding of this very unfortunate situation and continue to support the band. It has been over three years since the last ACCEPT album, so we hope you can wait another two weeks for the new record.

In order to shorten the waiting time for you, we have decided to release a new video for the track ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ together with a digital single on January 15th, 2021.”

Accept Premiere “Too Mean To Die” Lyric Video

Accept have premiered a lyric video for their new single “Too Mean To Die.” This song is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released on January 15. Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann commented:

“We decided to not let ourselves be overly influenced by current events. Fans will get a hard, direct and uncompromising metal album, but, of course, accompanied with a wink: we are too mean to die! Weeds do not go away! Accept do not let themselves get down!”

“Too Mean To Die” Track Listing:

01. “Zombie Apocalypse”
02. “Too Mean To Die”
03. “Overnight Sensation”
04. “No Ones Master”
05. “The Undertaker”
06. “Sucks To Be You”
07. “Symphony Of Pain”
08. “The Best Is Yet To Come”
09. “How Do We Sleep”
10. “Not My Problem”
11. “Samson And Delilah”

Accept Premiere “The Undertaker” Video

Accept have premiered a new video for their new song “The Undertaker.” That track is now available in digital outlets and on 7 inch vinyl, along with a live version of “Life’s A Bitch” from a 2019 show in Oulu, Finland. It will also appear on the band’s new album “Too Mean To Die,” which is set to be released on January 15. The cover art for the record will be revealed when “The Undertaker” hits 500,000 streams.