WOLF HOFFMANN On New ACCEPT Material: ‘We Just Want It To Sound Like It Could Have Been Written Thirty Years Ago’

WOLF HOFFMANN On New ACCEPT Material: ‘We Just Want It To Sound Like It Could Have Been Written Thirty Years Ago’

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Monday, 09 January 2017
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Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of German/American metallers ACCEPT spoke to Metalholic about the band's upcoming follow-up to 2014's "Blind Rage" album, which will be released this summer via Nuclear Blast. Regarding the progress of the recording sessions for the new disc, Wolf said (hear audio below): "I think it's gonna sound awesome. We have [producer] Andy Sneap on board again. We've done about twelve or thirteen rough ideas. Some of 'em are actually pretty complete already. And it's now time to go to the next phase. I need to work out my guitar parts. Mark [Tornillo] has done a bunch of vocals already. So we're making progress. But, of course, it's still a long ways to go. But I think it's gonna be quite good, man; I'm having a good feeling about it. But, like I said, I'm not very objective at this point." Wolf also talked about how the 2015 addition of guitarist Uwe Luis and drummer Christopher Williams has affected the sound of the new ACCEPT album. "Well, Christopher's drumming already has impacted the new record," he said. "He's awesome! He's a really talented drummer, and he's laid down some killer drum tracks. I'm very happy about that. That alone will make the album pop out quite a bit. So you're gonna hear him on this album, definitely. But, you know, it's not gonna change ever dramatically, because as long as Peter [Baltes, bass] and I sort of write the songs in the way that we do, it's always gonna sound very much like ACCEPT, and it's what we're going for. We don't really ever want any changes. 'Cause we're going for that consistent vibe in our songs. And the best compliment we sometimes give each other is when we finish a song and we say, 'Man, that sounds like 1982 all over again.' 'Cause we don't want it to sound any different at this point. We just want it to sound like it could have been written thirty years ago — only with a modern twist and a modern production and maybe better than ever, but the general vibe shouldn't be any different. We don't really wanna change at this point." ACCEPT will release a new live set titled "Restless And Live" on January 13 via Nuclear Blast. This package will include the entire show ACCEPT played at 2015's Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany on Blu-ray/DVD plus two CDs.

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