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]

Udo Dirkschneider (Ex-Accept) Premieres Video For Cover Of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”

Udo Dirkschneider (ex-Accept) has shared a new video for his cover of Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” This track is from his new covers album “My Way,” which will be released on April 22. Dirkschneider commented:

“Queen have shown how versatile a band can be. They have always fascinated me and have been one of my very first favorite bands. Queen inspired me musically and I still enjoy listening to all of their records to this day. I liked the live version of ‘We Will Rock You’ most, which is why I used that one for my cover version.”

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.”

Udo Dirkschneider (Ex-Accept) To Release New Covers Album “My Way”

Udo Dirkschneider (ex-Accept) will be releasing a new covers album, titled “My Way,” on April 22. You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“My Way” Track Listing:

01. “Faith Healer” (Alex Harvey cover)
02. “Fire” (Crazy World Of Arthur Brown cover)
03. “Sympathy” (Uriah Heep cover)
04. “They Call It Nutbush” (Tina Turner cover)
05. “Man On The Silver Mountain” (Rainbow cover)
06. “Hell Raiser” (The Sweet cover)
07. “No Class” (Motörhead cover)
08. “Rock And Roll” (Led Zeppelin cover)
09. “The Stroke” (Billy Squier cover)
10. “Paint It Black” (The Rolling Stones cover)
11. “He’s A Woman, She’s A Man” (Scorpions cover)
12. “T.N.T.” (AC/DC cover)
13. “Jealousy” (Frankie Miller cover)
14. “Hell Bent For Leather” (Judas Priest cover)
15. “We Will Rock You” (Queen cover)
16. “Kein Zurück” (Wolfsheim cover)
17. “My Way” (Frank Sinatra cover)

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!!”

Former Accept Members Peter Baltes & Udo Dirkschneider Guest On Howling Giant’s Cover Of AC/DC’s “Shoot To Thrill”

Ex-Accept members Peter Baltes and Udo Dirkschneider are featured on Howling Giant’s cover of AC/DC’s “Shoot To Thrill.” You can check that out below. The track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ “Back In Black“ tribute album, which will be released on December 3 alongside another AC/DC tribute album called “Best Of AC/DC [Redux].”

Peter’s son Sebastian Baltes, who handles bass and vocals for Howling Giant, commented:

“I’ve loved ‘Shoot To Thrill’ and AC/DC since the first time I have heard this track at the age of eight. This great classic very much embodies the sound of the Australian giants. Being able to arrange our own version while working with my father and Udo has been a wonderful opportunity that brought things full circle.”

Peter added:

“AC/DC has been the soundtrack to my life. A few years back, we [Accept] were opening for two giant AC/DC shows in Germany, which, to me, was one of the greatest experiences ever.”

[via Rock Hard]

Red Fang, Howling Giant, Etc. To Contribute To Magnetic Eye Records’ Upcoming AC/DC Tribute Albums

Magnetic Eye Records are planning to release two new AC/DC tribute albums. This includes a “Back In Black“ tribute album called “Back In Black Redux” and another tribute record called “The Best Of AC/DC.” Several of the participating artists have been confirmed including: Red Fang, Howling Giant (with ex-Accept members Udo Dirkschneider and Peter Baltes), Supersuckers, Domkraft, Heavy Temple, Early Man, Kal-El, Besvärjelsen, Witch Skull, Smoking Lightning, Blue Heron, Jakethehawk, and Earthride. Pre-orders are available via Kickstarter.

[via The PRP]

Dirkschneider & The Old Gang (Ex-Accept) Premiere “Every Heart Is Burning” Video

Dirkschneider & The Old Gang, the project featuring former Accept members Udo Dirkschneider, Peter Baltes, and Stefan Kaufmann, have shared a video for their new song “Every Heart Is Burning.” This news comes after the band previously released two other songs, “Where The Angels Fly” and “Face Of A Stranger.” All three songs will also be available as an EP titled “Arising” on August 27.