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Ex-ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE On IRON ALLIES Debut: 'It's One Of The Best Records I've Ever Done'

IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, will release its debut album, "Blood In Blood Out", on October 21 via AFM Records. The LP's first single, "Full Of Surprises", was made available last week. Speaking to Metal Talk, Reece stated about "Blood In Bl...
August 8, 2022
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IRON ALLIES Feat. Former ACCEPT Members HERMAN FRANK And DAVID REECE: Debut Single 'Full Of Surprises' Now Available

IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, has released its first single, "Full Of Surprises". The song is taken from IRON ALLIES' debut album, "Blood In Blood Out", which will arrive on October 21 via AFM Records. Frank states about the track: "The unusu...
August 4, 2022
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IRON ALLIES Feat. Former ACCEPT Members HERMAN FRANK And DAVID REECE: Debut Album 'Blood In Blood Out' Due In October

IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, will release its debut album, "Blood In Blood Out", on October 21 via AFM Records. Frank comments: "This record cannot be compared to anything David or I have produced in our past. It's at the same time standing...
August 3, 2022
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IRON ALLIES Feat. Former ACCEPT Members HERMAN FRANK And DAVID REECE: First Promotional Photo Released

The first promotional photo of IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, can be seen above. Earlier this year, IRON ALLIES entered Horus Sound Studio in Hannover, Germany to begin recording its debut album. The LP, which is being co-produced by Arne Neur...
June 28, 2022
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Says He Found Out 'Very Late' That He Signed Over His Rights To ACCEPT's Name

Udo Dirkschneider has once again expressed regret over not securing rights to the ACCEPT name, the band he co-founded in 1976. The German frontman has been vocal over his dissatisfaction with the current Mark Tornillo-fronted version of ACCEPT that features only one original member — guitarist Wolf...
June 4, 2022
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Dismisses UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's Criticism: 'We Don't Have To Prove Ourselves'

In a new interview with Zisis Petkanas of Greece's Rock Overdose, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke about his long-lasting working relationship with singer Mark Tornillo, who joined the band in 2009. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think it just proves what I've always felt. It's...
May 23, 2022
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Ex-ACCEPT Singer UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Explains Inspiration Behind His 'Military' Look

Former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, who attracted a lot of attention in the early 1980s by sporting short blond hair, camouflage pants and military boots, discussed the inspiration for his then-look in a new interview with We Go To 11. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In '82, [AC...
May 14, 2022
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Ex-ACCEPT Singer UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: I Will 'Never' Work With WOLF HOFFMANN Again

In a new interview with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast, former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider was asked if he has had any contact with ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann in recent years. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Never. And I don't wanna have any contact with him… I'm...
April 30, 2022
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'Throne Of Steel'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Throne Of Steel", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "This is a real favorite of mine. Pure metal from start to finish. In my book it's our best song since 'We...
April 25, 2022
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: Why I Decided To Record A Song In German For The First Time

Former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider has just released a new solo album, "My Way", via Atomic Fire Records. The effort is billed as the 70-year-old German musician's "most personal and extraordinary album to date," containing 17 cover versions of the songs that have influenced the musician and s...
April 22, 2022
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER On Turning 70: 'It's Just A Number'

Former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, who turned 70 years old on April 6, spoke to A&P-Reacts about what it feels like for him to reach this milestone birthday. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I feel quite good. No problem. Getting 70 years old, it's just a number. I think the...
April 20, 2022
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My Way

There are certain figures in the grand pantheon of heavy metal that are and will always remain 100% unfuckwithable. Udo Dirkschneider is plainly one such figure: a revered and acclaimed legend, both as frontman with ACCEPT in their early days and, ever since, as leader of his own titular crew. From...
April 19, 2022
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's Advice To New Bands: 'Don't Sign A Contract With A Record Company'

In a new interview with Chaoszine, former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider spoke about the changes he has seen in the music industry since he started out more than five decades ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There have definitely been some changes in the musi...
April 2, 2022
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER On Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine: 'I Don't Know What Kind Of Drugs' PUTIN Is Taking

Former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, who has enjoyed great popularity in Russia for most of his career, weighed in on the country's invasion of Ukraine in a new interview with Belgian Jasper. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "This is a really bad feeling, I tell you. Normally it was...
March 20, 2022
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IRON ALLIES Feat. Former ACCEPT Members HERMAN FRANK And DAVID REECE: Debut Album To Be Released Via AFM RECORDS

IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, has entered Horus Sound Studio in Hannover, Germany to begin recording its debut album. The LP, which is being co-produced by Arne Neurand, will be released later in the year via AFM Records. Joining Frank and Re...
March 12, 2022