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Concert Review: SABATON/ACCEPT ‘THE LAST TOUR’; Helsinki Ice hall; Helsinki, Finland

Report and Photos by: TJ Fowler

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The Time Has Come

When the old meets new and ushers in a new era.  This is what the Sabaton/ACCEPT show at its core is.  ACCEPT is a well-established band in the metal genre with a  dedicated fan base that are always eager to see them and Sabaton is a band on the rise, looking to make the next big step in their career.  In this case, that step is becoming a headliner in European arenas.  That is right, not headliners for a day of a festival but arenas, for their own tours.  With ACCEPT coming along as Special Guests was a genius move for both bands.  For ACCEPT, it opens them up to younger fans who came for Sabaton and for Sabaton it brings in an established fan base from ACCEPT to add to their already large and growing fan base as well and help fill the arena.

The question is…did it pay off for both bands.  Hell yes it did. Continue reading Concert Review: SABATON/ACCEPT ‘THE LAST TOUR’; Helsinki Ice hall; Helsinki, Finland

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MUSIIKKIARVIO: Wolf Hoffmann CD: Headbangers Symphony

Wolf Hoffmann - Headbangers Symphony - Artwork

Jos sanoo, että Wolf Hoffmannilla on taustalla klassisia vaikutteita kitaransoitossa, on kuin sanoisi, että Donald Trumpilla on huonot hiukset. Toisin sanoen, se on itsestäänselvää! Jokainen, joka on/on ollut/tulee olemaan ACCEPTIN fani, olette kuulleet tai tulette kuulemaan klassisia vaikutteita Wolfin kitaransoitossa. Kappaleissa kuten “Bound to Fail”, “Metal Heart ja monissa muissa on aina voitu kuulla klassinen soundi kitarasooloissa, mutta koska ACCEPT on heavy metal -bändi, koskaan ei ole kuultu sataprosenttisesti Wolfin klassisia taitoja kitaralla. Continue reading MUSIIKKIARVIO: Wolf Hoffmann CD: Headbangers Symphony

Music Review: Wolf Hoffmann CD: Headbangers Symphony

Wolf Hoffmann - Headbangers Symphony - Artwork

BY: TJ Fowler

Available: July 1st, 2016

Label: Nuclear Blast

Official Websites:

http://www.acceptworldwide.com/accept-discography/wolf-hoffmann-headbangers-symphony/

www.nuclearblast.de/wolfhoffmann

 

To say Wolf Hoffmann has a classically influenced background to his guitar playing is like saying Donald Trump has bad hair.  In other words, IT’S PLAINLY OBVIOUS.  For anyone who is/was/ or will be a fan of ACCEPT you have heard or will hear the classical influence in Wolf’s playing.  In songs like ‘Bound to Fail’, ‘Metal Heart’ and many others you could always hear the classical sound in the guitar leads and hooks but since ACCEPT is a also a heavy metal band, you never got to hear Wolf’s pure classical skills with the guitar 100%. Continue reading Music Review: Wolf Hoffmann CD: Headbangers Symphony

Concert Review: ACCEPT; Kuopio Rock Cock 2015; July 31

Stand Proud!
Stand Proud!

 

BY: TJ FOWLER

I have lived here in Finland for about three and a half years, being transplanted from Tennessee into a heavy metal wonderland.  In this span of time I have had great opportunities to cover bands I could only dream of back in my home state.  One of these great opportunities has been getting the chance of covering the legendary ACCEPT.  Continue reading Concert Review: ACCEPT; Kuopio Rock Cock 2015; July 31

VIDEO INTERVIEW: ACCEPT; Tampere, Finland 2014

I sit and interview Wolf and Peter of metal band Accept and we talk about their new album Blind Rage, a possible tour date in Tennessee and what the guys do outside of music when not focusing on Accept.

As always, Thanks to Silke and Nuclear blast Records for arranging the interview!

Music: heavier Than Metal By; Skullfist; Used with permission and all rights reserved.

See my concert review HERE