ACCEPT: ‘We Were The First Metal Band In Germany’

Accept 2020

During a new interview with Australia’s HeavyACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann discussed where his band fits in within heavy metal’s various subgenres.

“I don’t really ever know what to do with all these labels, to be honest. I don’t even know we would be. I think, at this point, what are we? Classic rock? That sounds terrible, doesn’t it? That always sounds like pretty boring rock. But I don’t know what the hell we are. What are we? Traditional heavy metal?

“All I know is that we were the first metal band in Germany; that’s what I would boldly state. Because I don’t think there was anybody before ACCEPT out of Germany — only Germany, of course — that would call themselves proudly heavy metal. I mean, there was always the SCORPIONS, but they were more like radio rock or hard rock, whatever they were. But they weren’t certainly as hard as we were, or as metal. So I would say we were the first out of Germany. And what it is called nowadays with all these different subgenres, I have no idea.”

ACCEPT was forced to postpone their new album Too Mean To Die from January 15 to January 29, 2021.

“Due to a COVID-19 related pressing plant closure the finished product has been massively delayed so that the planned release on Jan. 15, 2021 cannot be kept,” band commented. “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 masterpiece.

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