ACCEPT's Wolf Hoffmann - "We Just Started... How Can I Think About Retirement"

August 16, 2012, 5 years ago

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Metal Shock Finland's Mohsen Fayyazi recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist and ACCEPT mainman Wolf Hoffmann. An excerpt follows:

Q: To begin with, we had a tribute project to RONNIE JAMES DIO and we got several nice messages from many artists like your band mate Stefan, but I’d like to know your opinion about Ronnie and if you have any particular memory of him?

A: "Like everybody, I remember him well and he has been one of the greatest, and he has left a huge legacy for all of us to enjoy…. forever. One of the great artists and great human beings!"

Q: You’re going to tour the US and Canada with KREATOR this September, it would be a long tour and I’m sure it won’t be a new experience, but would you tell me how do you find living on the road? Myself personally and perhaps our readers would like to hear if you have any particular or funny memories?

A: "The tour is about five weeks with Kreator. We share the bill with them as co-headliners. This package is a historic one. It is to bring German heavy metal to the fans. Both bands are from the industrial area of Germany, where the German Steel is coming from. Accept opened the door for Kreator and Mille told me, Accept was his first concert. The interesting aspect of Kreator is, that he did not copy anybody, they took the inspiration and created their own niche, they made their stand and will leave their vey own legacy. So this is a very special co-operation and the fans will love it!"

Q: Some of your fans believe that Accept with Mark is even better than Udo and some do not, but how did you find the differences between working with Mark and Udo?

A: "Every time in your life has different circumstances. The voice of a singer is a matter of taste. Today – with Mark we feel absolutely on top of the game! To compare the times we are living in NOW with the past - is not possible. We all grew into different directions and Mark is with us at a time, where we are at our happiest."

Q: Would you tell me more about Accept's future plans and when do you think it would be time for the band to retire? Hopefully not soon though!

A: "Hey… we just started…how can I think about RETIREMENT!!! Not possible. We are at our best and as long as the fans want us, we will be there."

Read the full interview here.

Thanks to Gabby Hoffman, is pleased to offer fans a behind-the-scenes peek into preparations for the upcoming North American tour, where the two Teutonic metal giants, ACCEPT and KREATOR, will share the stage!

Says guitarist Wolf Hoffman: "This will be a show from Hell! Together the very first time in Canada and North America. We are fired up and when the plan leaked, we got fantastic reactions from fans of both bands. See you on the road!"

The chat is currently streaming online below: this location

Teutonic Terror Attack 2012 tour dates are:


5 - Howard Theater – Washington, D.C.
6 - The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
7 - Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
8 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10 - Metropolis – Montreal, QC
11 - Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City, QC
12 - Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
14 - Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
15 - Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
16 - The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
18 - Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
19 - The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
21 - Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C.
22 - Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
23 - Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
25 - The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
26 - The Avalon – Hollywood, CA
27 - The Grove – Anaheim, CA
28 - Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
30 - Emo’s East – Austin, TX


1 - Trees – Dallas, TX
2 - House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
4 - Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

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