ACCEPT Announce New Bassist MARTIN MOTNIK
April 16, 2019, 2 months ago
German heavy metal legends Accept have announced the addition of Martin Motnik on bass and Ava-Rebekah Rahman on violin as the band prepares to launch the Symphonic Terror tour on April 20th in Wuppertal, Germany.
Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Motnik has been playing music since he was seven years old and has been a member of several bands, both in Germany and the United States. He was asked by Uli Jon Roth to join him for his 2008 U.S. tour and again in 2009 and 2012. In addition to his musical talent, Motnik also has a Master's Degree in business from the University of Mannheim.
"We were overwhelmed and honored by the musicians who auditioned for the open position," said Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. "The level of talent we saw was unprecedented, and we believe Martin Motnik is a perfect fit as he’ll be joining us for the Symphonic Terror tour and upcoming Accept shows."
Also joining the Symphonic Terror tour is Ava-Rebekah Rahman, a descendant of Bengali Royalty and a highly esteemed violinist. Born and raised in England, Rahman is a renowned solo violinist, poet and music educator. She made her solo concert debut at the age of ten at the National Orchestra and has had an illustrious career ever since, having played internationally with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic and many more.
"For the orchestra shows, we decided to pair an electric guitar with a violin, making for an interesting duet, and Ava-Rebekah Rahman takes it to a whole other level," said Hoffmann. "The show is still very METAL, but with a classical touch."
See the new Accept lineup at the following dates:
20 – Wuppertal, Germany – Stadthalle Wuppertal
21 – Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
22 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater am Grobmarkt
23 – Furth, Germany – Stadthalle
25 – Kiev, Ukraine – National Palace of Arts
27 – St. Petersburg, Russia – DK Lensoveta
28 – Moscow, Russia – Crocus City Hall
18 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Ancient Theatre
19 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Ancient Theatre
25 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Congresshalle
27 – Munich, Germany – Circus Krone