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WOLF HOFFMANN On Keeping ACCEPT Going: 'I Want To Continue On The Beautiful Run We're On'

By David E. Gehlke The 2018 departure of bassist Peter Baltes left guitarist Wolf Hoffmann as the last original member of ACCEPT. And with former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider since recruiting Baltes to join his U.D.O. namesake outfit, the debate regarding who the "true" ACCEPT is has been turned up a...
April 9, 2024
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WOLF HOFFMANN On Being Sole Remaining Original Member Of ACCEPT: 'It's Only By Default'

In a new interview with Brazil's A Ilha Do Metal, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann reflected on the fact that he is the sole remaining member of the band's classic lineup, having led the legendary German heavy metal outfit for nearly five decades. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I am th...
April 7, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: 'The Thought Of Artificial Intelligence Creating Art, That Is Something That Concerns Me'

During a press conference in Paris, France to promote ACCEPT's upcoming album "Humanoid", guitarist Wolf Hoffmann addressed the positive side of A.I. (artificial intelligence),particularly as it relates to the potential to drive innovation, streamline processes, enhance productivity and improve dec...
April 3, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: 'I Stopped Drinking About Eight Years Ago, And It's Beautiful'

In a new interview with Jorge Botas of Metal Global, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann revealed that he has been sober for almost a decade. "I was never a hardcore drinker, but I was a steady drinker," he explained (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "Every night I would have my two, three glasses of...
March 31, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Admits He Tried Using A.I. For Lyrical Ideas: 'It's Scary Good'

In a new interview with Appetite For Distortion, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann weighed in on a debate about people using an A.I. (artificial intelligence) music generator as a tool to create melodies, harmonies and rhymes based on artificial intelligence algorithms and machine learning (ML) models....
March 29, 2024
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ACCEPT Shares Music Video For New Single 'The Reckoning'

Legendary German/American heavy metal titans ACCEPT have shared the official music video for "The Reckoning", the second single from their upcoming album "Humanoid". Due on April 26 via Napalm Records, "Humanoid" was once again produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by critically acclaimed heavy met...
March 27, 2024
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ACCEPT's MARK TORNILLO: 'The United States Is Just Not Metal Territory Anymore'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, Mark Tornillo was asked about the challenges of touring North America for a band like ACCEPT, especially in the last few years. The 69-year-old New Jersey-based singer, who joined ACCEPT in 2009 as the replacement for the group's original frontman Ud...
March 26, 2024
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WOLF HOFFMANN Didn't Know If He Wanted ACCEPT To Be Called A 'Heavy Metal' Band At First

In a new interview with Janne Innanfors of the Swedish radio station Rockklassiker, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, who is the sole remaining member of the band's classic lineup, reflected on the group's formative years. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's been always said we were th...
March 25, 2024
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ACCEPT Shares Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Humanoid' Music Video

Legendary German/American heavy metal titans ACCEPT have shared behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the official music video for "Humanoid", the title track of their upcoming album. The hard-hitting first single features razor-sharp riffs in true ACCEPT style and comments on our reliance on...
March 12, 2024
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Watch: ACCEPT Performs Title Track Of Upcoming Album 'Humanoid' Live For First Time

Legendary German/American heavy metal titans ACCEPT played "Humanoid", the title track of their upcoming album, live for the first time on Sunday, March 3 aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. The hard-hitting first single from "Humanoid"...
March 4, 2024
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ACCEPT Shares Music Video For Title Track Of Upcoming Album 'Humanoid'

Legendary German/American heavy metal titans ACCEPT have shared the official music video for "Humanoid", the title track of their upcoming album. The hard-hitting first single features razor-sharp riffs in true ACCEPT style and comments on our reliance on technology. The dystopian atmosphere of the...
February 28, 2024
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PETER BALTES On ACCEPT: 'I Felt Like We Were Always Doing The Same Album Or Concept Again And Again, Only With Different Lyrics'

In a new interview with Marko Syrjala of Metal Rules, former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. bassist Peter Baltes was asked about the songwriting process in U.D.O. and how it compares to that of ACCEPT. He said: "Everyone is involved in songwriting in U.D.O. It's great because so many different writing st...
February 26, 2024
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ACCEPT Teases Music Video For Title Track Of Upcoming 'Humanoid' Album

Legendary German/American heavy metal titans ACCEPT have shared a short teaser for "Humanoid", the title track of their upcoming album. The single and video will be made available on February 28. Due on April 26, 2024 via Napalm Records, the LP was once again produced, recorded, mixed and mastered b...
February 14, 2024
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ACCEPT Announces New Album 'Humanoid'

Legendary German/American heavy metal titans ACCEPT will release their new album, "Humanoid", on April 26, 2024 via Napalm Records. The LP's first single and video will be made available on February 28. The upcoming masterpiece was once again produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by critically accl...
February 6, 2024
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JOEL HOEKSTRA Explains How He Landed Gig As ACCEPT's New Touring Guitarist

In a new interview with The Logan Show, Joel Hoekstra spoke about how he was recruited to play guitar for ACCEPT for all of the band's European festival appearances in 2024 and the South American tour in May. Hoekstra will be standing in for Phil Shouse, who will remain with the band as their perman...
February 3, 2024