ACCEPT’s WOLF HOFFMANN: ‘Life Without Concerts Is Not Worth Living’
“I hope it’s not the new normal as we have it now, with lockdowns and quarantine and all that stuff,” he added. “But maybe when at least everybody’s vaccinated or immune, or most people, life’s gonna go back to an almost normal. But it’s gonna be different from before, I’m afraid, maybe… As long as we can have concerts, I’d be okay with ‘new normal.’ ‘Cause life without concerts is — I don’t know — it’s not worth living.”
ACCEPT‘s new studio album, “Too Mean To Die”, will be released on January 15, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The LP will be the group’s first without bassist Peter Baltes, who exited ACCEPT in November 2018. He has since been replaced by Martin Motnik. ACCEPT‘s lineup has also been expanded with the addition of a third guitarist, Philip Shouse, who originally filled in for Uwe Lulis during last year’s “Symphonic Terror” tour, before being asked to join the band permanently.
“Too Mean To Die” was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with British producer Andy Sneap (JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH), who has been responsible for the magnificent studio sound of ACCEPT since 2010.
ACCEPT‘s last album, 2017’s “The Rise Of Chaos”, marked the band’s first release with guitarist Uwe Lulis and drummer Christopher Williams, replacing Herman Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann, respectively.
ACCEPT‘s latest release was “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017”, featuring the band’s performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany.