The Metal Voice: ACCEPT Talk Symphony World Tour

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Accept will be  touring with an Orchestra all over the world in 2019 - Wolf Hofmann
For The Metal Voice ( former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin interviewed Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann in Pasadena, California USA at The Rose on September 29 2018.
Wolf Hoffmann spoke about the bands upcoming plans to tour with an orchestra all over the world, new album update and their new live album Symphonic Terror Live at Wacken 2017 that will be released  on November  23 2018 via Nuclear Blast.
When asked about the new live album  Symphonic Terror Live at Wacken 2017:
"It's going to be a live DVD/CD of the show we did live at Wacken with  50 piece orchestra it was incredible, I always wanted to do that and it finally all came together when we played at Wacken a 2 hour set. I also played some stuff from my solo album 'Headbangers Symphony' and we played a  bunch of Accept songs that were never done with orchestra. I have always been a fan of classical music however I was never a classically trained musician. My solo album was more like a tribute from an outsider. I just grew up wanting to make noise with Marshall stacks. A lot of these classical pieces are beautiful and I always thought it would be so cool  to have a bunch of violins on stage and combine the two worlds."
When asked if they plan to tour with an orchestra:
"The orchestra at Wacken was meant to be a one off but then everybody loved it so much and we loved it so much he decided to  bring this out on the road with us somehow because that what it waere it was meant to be. So we will be performing with an orchestra next year all over the world. It will start in Europe then Russia then the rest of the world."
When asked about details of an upcoming studio album:
"We have been so busy touring and with the classical album coming out so no time yet to work on. Yes we will make a new album but when we will get started I don't know yet. I can't write  on the road. Then will be a time when I set the time aside and focus and dig into it. The musical direction is not going to change dramatically we don't want to, we haven't changed our style on the last four albums.
When asked about his writing style:
"I am not trying to write any different I'm trying to write in the frame of mind that we had back in the day, how we felt back then and trying to recapture that even though it's 40 years ago. I think we found out style and we are trying to write songs that could have been written 30 years ago.  We are trying to write old school songs  with modern tools and technology. It sounds simple but it really isn't. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel but we want to build on what we have.

Rich Davenport Rock Show - ACCEPT, KROKUS, Y&T, QUEENSRYCHE

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features in-depth interviews with Accept guitarists Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank (also in Panzer), Chris Von Rohr (Krokus bassist / founder), Queensryche, Y&T,  and The Cockney Rejects, and is available now for streaming at this link
In the first hour of the show, we catch up with 3 bands who played at the recent Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales, Krokus (Chris Von Rohr talks about the band's long-awaited return to the UK and plans for a new album in 2015), Y&T (whole band interview including plans for a new album) and Queensryche (whole band interview with info on Ad Lucem mini-movie and plans for their next record), with tracks from all 3 bands throughout the hour.

In the second hour, Accept's guitar partners Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank are both interviewed. Wolf talks about the reaction to new album "Blind Rage", their current set list, tour plans for 2015, and then selects a song from the new record and a classic from "Balls To The Wall". Herman Frank then discusses Accept's current tour and his favourite tracks from "Blind Rage", and then gives the low-down on his new band Panzer, featuring Accept drummer Stefan Schwarzmann and Destruction vocalist/bassist Schmier, with a song from Panzer and Herman's choice of track from Accept's 'Blind Rage'.

Cockney Rejects guitarist Micky Geggus talks about the band's current UK tour, and their new best of "Too Tough To Die - 35 Years Undefeated". Mick also discusses his love of Monty Python, in the first of a series of interviews with musicians who are Python fans, celebrating the new box set, "Total Rubbish", containing all 9 of the comedy Monty Python team's UK albums.

You can also listen on Thursday 27th November 07:00-09:00, Sunday 30th November 15:00-17:00 GMT and Tuesday 2nd December 10:00-12.00 GMT,  on, and on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at


RAVEN Announce "North American Extermination Tour 2014"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

RAVEN Announce "North American Extermination Tour 2014"

Featuring Special Guests Night Demon

Announce Two Special Shows Supporting Accept in New York and Los Angeles

New wave of British heavy metal and thrash legends RAVEN have confirmed that they will be touring North America this fall as part of the "North American Extermination Tour 2014".  It was recently announced that RAVEN has signed a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer and their new studio album and follow up to Walk Through Fire is set for a release in February 2015.  Fans can expect to hear RAVEN classics and new songs that the band is currently in the studio working on.  The tour begins on October 3rd in Pompano Beach, FL and runs through November 25th in Raleigh, NC.  Before their headline tour begins, RAVEN will also be serving as special guests at two upcoming Accept shows.  The first is set for September 12th in Los Angeles, CA at The Saban Theater and September 15th at The Gramercy Theater in New York, NY.

Last year saw the release of the band's documentary DVD Rock Until You Drop - A Long Day's Journey documents the band's almost 40 year career and highlights their high energy approach and influence on the development of thrash.  The DVD can be ordered HERE. 

RAVEN as Special Guests With Accept

9/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Saban Theater

9/15: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

RAVEN 'North American Extermination Tour 2014'

10/3: Pompano Beach, FL @ Rip's

10/4: Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar

10/5:  Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Caf'

10/9:  Tulsa, OK @ TBA

10/10:  Little Rock, AR @ Vino's

10/11: Austin, TX @ Red 7

10/15: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red

10/17: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Main Stage

10/19: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon

10/20: Los Angeles, CA @Whiskey a Go Go

10/22: Ventura, CA @ Bombay 

10/26:  Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp

10/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room

10/29: Ashland, OR @ Club 66

10/30: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge

11/1: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club

11/2: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

11/3: Boise, ID @ The Shredder

11/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Lo-Fi Cafe

11/6:  Denver, CO @ TBA

11/7:  St Louis, MO  @ Fubar

11/9: Columbus, OH @ Shrunken Head

11/11: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

11/13: Indianapolis, IN @ Headquarters

11/14: Akron, OH @ Empire Rock Club

11/15: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck

11/16: Chicago IL @ Reggie's

11/18: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge

11/19: Syracuse, NY @ Macs Bad Art Bar

11/20: Pittsburgh, PA @ Dead Horse

11/21: Brooklyn, NY @ St.Vitus

11/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Dobbs

11/23: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

11/24: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

11/25: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood

About RAVEN:

According to the pages of the various metal media, the labels "LEGENDARY," "INNOVATIVE," "TRUE ORIGINALS," as well as "LUNATICS!" have been rightfully pinned upon RAVEN over the years. In a music scene filled by clones nurtured with a cookie-cutter mentality, the unique personality, power and humor of the three band members has always shone through. The crazed vocals & bass playing of John Gallagher, the full frontal guitar assault of brother, Mark Gallagher, and the punishing polyrhythmic pounding of drummer, Joe Hasselvander, all combine to form a sonic battering ram unique in rock!


From the well documented early days as NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) frontrunners, RAVEN's albums ROCK UNTIL YOU DROP, WIPED OUT and ALL FOR ONE virtually invented both the speed metal and power metal genres - during the trailblazing USA tours of the 80's introducing the States to "Athletic rock" as well as giving opening acts like Metallica and Anthrax their first tours, through the doldrums of the late 80's/early 90's when a grunge obsessed media wrote off so many acts - RAVEN has consistently proved to be both survivors par excellence and in a genre of grim imitation - shown that they are "the real thing". Where so many of their contemporaries have either faded creatively or become parodies of themselves, RAVEN have consistently pushed the envelope while retaining their unique sound and attack - both in the studio & in their true element, onstage!


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Rich Davenport Rock Show - ACCEPT & METAL CHURCH

Monday, August 25, 2014


Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features in-depth interviews with Wolf Hoffmann of Accept, David DeFeis of Virgin Steele, Grave Digger vocalist Chris Boltendahl, and Ronny Munroe (Metal Church), and is available now for streaming at this link

In the first hour of the show, Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann discusses the band's new album 'Blind Rage', and chooses three songs from the new release, along with classic tracks from the past. Wolf also looks back over the band's successful reunion period and outlines their tour plans.
Also in part 1, Metal Church vocalist Ronny Munroe talks about his new solo album 'Electric Wake', featuring guest appearances from George Lynch (ex Dokken, Lynch Mob) and Pamela Moore. Ronny picks two songs from the album, and looks at Metal Church's recent live dates and plans for a new record.

In part two, David DeFeis of Virgin Steele looks back at a triology of classic albums from the band's 90s era, 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Parts I and II', and 'Invictus', both newly reissued on SPV Records. Along with tracks from each album,  David also discusses the band's forthcoming schedule of new and archive releases.

And finally, Chris Boltendahl of long-running German Metalmeisters Grave Digger explains the band's decision to return to stripped down, face-melting classic Heavy Metal on their new album 'Return of the Reaper'.

You can also listen on Sunday 24th August 15:00-17:00 GMT and Wednesday 27th August 22:00-00.00 GMT on, and on demand on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at


Friday, July 4, 2014
This week the Double Stop Podcast interviews Michael Wagener. He tells them all about his early days as an original member of Accept, joining the army, early work as a producer with Dokken, Great White, Accept and Motley Crue, plus later work with Brighton Rock, Ozzy, White Lion, Extreme and Skid Row. He goes into detail about how he got George Lynch's guitar tone in Under Lock and Key, what happened to his original mixes of Ozzy's Ozzmosis album, and the recording of the kazoo solo for Saigon Kick.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features in-depth interviews with Chris Von Rohr of Krokus, and former Accept drummer Stefan Kaufmann, and is available now for streaming at this link:


In the first hour of the show, Chris Von Rohr, bassist, producer, songwriter and founding member of Krokus talks about the new remastered reissues of three of the band's classic albums, 'Metal Rendez-vous', 'Hardware' and 'One Vice At A Time', which have just been released by Rock Candy Records ( Chris charts the band's rise to fame, which was driven by these three records, and chooses classic songs from each one.


In part two, former Accept drummer, songwriter and co-producer, Stefan Kaufmann takes an in-depth look at two newly reissued Accept albums (out now on Hear No Evil Recordings) the classic 'Russian Roulette', and its controversial follow-up 'Eat The Heat', and the events surrounding both releases. Stefan also explains the reasons for Udo Dirkschneider's departure from Accept in 1987, looks at the short-lived stint of UK vocalist Rob Armitage (Baby Tuckoo) and the subsequent recruitment of David Reece, and gives the full story of the band's ill-fated 'Eat The Heat' album and tour, which ended with the band splitting up part way through a run of US dates.


You can also listen on Sunday 15th June 15:00-17:00 GMT and Wednesday 18th June 22:00-00.00 GMT on, and on demand on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at

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