ACCEPT ARE BACK! The German kingpins of heavy metal will
release their new, eagely-awaited studio album via Nuclear
Blast on January 15th 2021. The ingenious title of the masterpiece
is “Too Mean To Die”.
Speaking of heavy metal kingpins, when ACCEPT first launched
at the end of the 70s, the metal genre didn’t even exist - at first
the band could only be labelled with the (quality) seal “crazy
loud and crazy wild”. Today we know that this was (and is) metal
par excellence. And we also know that ACCEPT opened the
door to thrash metal, inspiring giants such as Metallica. Guitarist
Kirk Hammett recently stated in the German magazine “Gitarre
& Bass”: “Wolf Hoffmann has a huge influence on me.“
ACCEPT, who once had their origins in the city of Solingen, a city
of sound, have been a worldwide music phenomenon for more
than 40 years. They still impress with razor-sharp guitar licks and
a steel-hard sound. The band created all-time metal classics like
“Balls To The Wall”, “Metal Heart” and many more.
Countless world tours and headline slots at the biggest, cutting-
edge festivals cemented the band’s reputation as one of the
best, hottest and loudest live acts ever. In addition, the band has
sold millions of records, has achieved gold status in the USA, top
10 chart positions worldwide and a number 1 album (Germany,
Finland) for “Blind Rage” (2014).
Now with “Too Mean To Die” their 16th studio album is in the
starting blocks - it is the fifth album that US vocalist and front
man Mark Tornillo has put his incomparable vocal stamp on.
Recorded in the world music capital of Nashville (USA),
ACCEPT’s music was once again produced by British master producer
Andy Sneap, who is responsible for the mix. Sneap, who
works for Judas Priest and Megadeth among others, has also
been responsible for all ACCEPT productions since 2010.
WOLF HOFFMANN (Guitar)
MARK TORNILLO (Vocal)
UWE LULIS (Guitar)
PHILIP SHOUSE (Guitar)
MARTIN MOTNIK (Bass)
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS (Drums)