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.

Dirkschneider & The Old Gang (Ex-Accept) Premiere “Face Of A Stranger” 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 “Face Of A Stranger.” The track is the second of three singles that the band plan to release. The first one, “Where The Angels Fly,” can be found HERE. The third one, “Every Heart Is Burning,” will be released on May 28. All three songs will also be available as an EP titled “Arising” on August 27.

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.