Watch Accept Perform With Two Singers

During their October 21 show in Patchogue, NY and their October 22 show in Peekskill, NY, Accept were joined onstage by guest vocalist Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys). You can see fan-filmed footage of the band performing with two singers below. This news comes after McMaster previously filled in for frontman Mark Tornillo during the group’s October 20 show in Jim Thorpe, PA.

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Accept Perform With Dangerous Toys Singer Jason McMaster

During their October 20 show at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA, Accept performed live with guest vocalist Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys). You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. McMaster was filling in for Mark Tornillo, who is currently suffering from a “virus infection.”

Accept Recruit Dangerous Toys Singer Jason McMaster For Jim Thorpe, PA Show

Accept will be joined by vocalist Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys) during their October 20 show at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA. He will be filling in for Mark Tornillo, who is currently suffering from a “virus infection.”

The band issued the following statement:

“Update for Accept show in Penns Peak 20th October

Accept announce Jason McMaster from Dangerous Toys and Watch Tower, to rock the stage with them tonight!!

As Mark is still on the road to recovery, he has been advised to rest a little more before hitting the stage for the remainder of the current US tour. ( We’ve sent him all the soup on earth 😉)

However, Accepts friend and outrageously brilliant Metal/ Rock singer, Jason McMaster, has been awesome enough to step in until Mark is back….for what will now be a one of a kind, unique Accept show!

History in the making!!

Jason is extremely familiar with Accepts vintage material, is a world class lead singer with spectacular stage presence and the guys are totally fired up to give you a sensational performance!

See you there!!
It’s gonna be a unique and thrilling show!

We thank you again for all the kind wishes regarding Marks health. He is very grateful and says they help tremendously!”

Accept Cancel Vineland, NJ Show

Accept have revealed that singer Mark Tornillo is currently suffering from a “virus infection.” As a result, the band’s October 18 show in Vineland, NJ has been cancelled.

The group commented:

“Dear fans,

As you might have heard, we had to modify our show in Toronto, Canada on Oct. 16th.

Our singer Mark had developed severe vocal strain over the last week due to a virus infection (not Covid!).

Being the trooper that he is, he pushed through three shows in a row, but the doctors now insist he take a break , otherwise the entire rest of the tour would be in jeopardy, as would his voice and health.

This morning, with the heaviest of hearts we had to make the difficult decision to call off the concert on Oct. 18th in Vineland, NJ.

This is so Mark has time to rest and recover, and we can make sure we can finish the rest of the tour in full force.

We understand the disappointment for our fans in Vineland, and we share this too.
We apologise from the bottom of our hearts.

We strive to put on the best show possible, for every show and want to give you all we can.

Thank you for understanding, and we’ll see you soon at a later date!

Stay metal,

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Carcass, As I Lay Dying, Amaranthe, Death Angel, Etc. At 2022 Alcatraz Open Air Festival

ARTE Concert have shared some pro-shot footage from this year’s Alcatraz Open Air festival in Kortrijk, Belgium. You can watch sets from Carcass, As I Lay Dying, Amaranthe, Death Angel, Life Of Agony, Exhorder, Accept, Benediction, Mgla, Suicidal Angels, and Evil Invaders below:

U.D.O. Recruit Former Accept Bassist Peter Baltes For European Tour

U.D.O., the project featuring former Accept singer Udo Dirkschneider, have recruited ex-Accept bassist Peter Baltes for their headlining European tour. He will be filling in for Tilen Hudrap, who was recently hospitalized.

U.D.O. issued the following statement:

“Dear Fans,

As you may already have heard, last night Tilen Hudrap, our Bass Player & invaluable member of the U.D.O. Family, had to be rushed to Hospital after nearly collapsing on stage. Tilen is a guy who would walk barefoot over burning coals to play a show, but his body, after Months of stress of every kind, just could not take it any longer.

He is in excellent hands at a great hospital in Munich, where doctors are continuing to run tests on him to ascertain the quickest way to bring him back to full health. But for right now, the best medicine is rest.

U.D.O. will continue the Tour without Tilen until he has fully recovered. The next two shows in Pratteln and Stuttgart will be performed without a Bass Player, then Peter Baltes will join us as temporary replacement from Berlin onwards.

Of course we will all be devastated to not have Tilen on stage with us, but his health comes first, and as soon as he is able, you can be sure he will be up there, Rocking the World, stronger than before.

We love you Tilen! Get well soon!
U.D.O. Band, Crew and Management!”

Hudrap added:

“This is the hardest thing I ever wrote publicly.

As a public person I feel compelled to write what I will write, especially because I owe it to the fans: the fans of the band, my own fans’n’supporters from all the years of touring and to everyone involved in this touring commitment going on at the moment.

Yesterday my body gave in on stage.

In twenty years I never cancelled one single show and in all my professional years I never cancelled a tour or a concert. Not with a broken finger, not with 40C body temperature, not while barely standing, after I haven’t slept for 52 hours, not ever.

At the beginning of the world tour this was the last thing I wanted to do (to cancel ANYTHING, let alone a 3 month tour) so despite my burnout condition that I never talked publicly about and against the advice of my doctors and my family I went on tour to not let down my brothers in the band and the hardworking crew and management/booking agency. I always prided myself in being a road warrior and went through way crazier situations in my career so I thought this would not be a big deal (to do a nice 3 month tour). It turned out it was.
(Un)Fortunately!!! my body gave in during the last two songs yesterday.

Respiratory alkalosis, total hyperventilation, uncontrollable tremors, momentary collapse of body functions and complete burnout. The doctors in the emergency room in München said I should never went on stage for the last week, let alone during the whole summer. My body was running on fumes. They basically saved me.

I’m in the hospital now, writing this and thinking about everyone involved.
Sorry to everyone and all the fans, but I need to take some time to get back to 100%.

Please know I would never not go play if it wasn’t serious as it is. Most of this was caused by unreal amounts of no sleep, stress, e. rollercoasters and on top corona period. All this, plus decades of work that took me to where I am, put a price on my body.

Yes, I remain in the band, the new album is in the works and someone nice will come to replace me indefinitely until I get back in shape for which you always known me for. You know I always gave 200% and always will!

I will make a few updates in the following days to keep everyone in the loop. Got many worried msgs, I wanna assure everyone that I will be fine and come back stronger than ever. A metal heart is hard to tear apart!

Last, but not least and most important: indescribable gratitude to my band brothers and crew for their support in the most dire situation yesterday and in general. I love you guys!

METAL Lives!

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.”