We do some Accepting today. We accept the fact that Accept is a great fuckin’German Heavy Metal band and although it’s not Death Metal – and so not particularly concrete-grindingly loud – we still fuckin’ love it! Rufio seems to agree as well, because he suggested we take a look at the band (thanks for that, mate!). The band may have taken a liking in ACDC in the past, because, as Rufio put it, “all I can think of while listening to this is that ACDC picked up some European influence”.
Well actually, it could’ve been the other way around – though it’s not. What I know for sure is that Accept was actually walking the earth a couple of years before ACDC, two or five years in fact, depending on whether you count them as the same band back in the days between 1968 and 1971 when they were still called Band X. That’s a shitty name, as we know they accepted and acted upon. For all the math wizards among us: ACDC formed in 1973, Accept/Band X in 1968. However, ACDC was the first to release an album, in 1975, while Accept needed until 1979.
I guess we may have to accept that I don’t know the fuckin’ answer of who took influence from who! Maybe they took influence from each other, but in any case it doesn’t fuckin’ matter, as they don’t seem to have any beef about it and have shared the stage in the past, at least twice in 2010.
So, we know Accept is a bunch of old guys – with all due fuckin’ respect! – in between their late forties and mid fifties in age, but they still fuckin’ wreck the place down! They also wreck the whole band down on occasion, as they’ve split up, had breaks and shit like that numerous times before. The latest status is that they’re back together since 2009, with a new vocalist this time, an American dude named Mark Tornillo, after having quit in 2005.
That’s also the dude we find screaming in the video below, which is for a song named Teutonic Terror, found on their latest, 2010 album Blood of the Nations. It’s also their first studio album since fourteen years and their eleventh album overall, so let’s hear a big “FUCK YEAH” for that!
For all those of you who want to deepen their knowledge of the ancient life forms in Metal, dig into the band’s official website!