Achtung! Accept Are Back!
Accept have announced their official reunion. But (sob, blubber, croak) Udo Dirkschneider isn’t going to be their vocalist. Neither is Rob Armitage, for that matter. Come on in to find out who the new frontman is…
Legendary German riff-meisters Accept have reformed with new lead singer Mark Tornillo (ex-TT Quick) and are planning to hit the road later this year. A new studio album is also in the works.
“I want to point out,” says Gaby Hoffmann, the longtime Accept manager, “that Udo Dirkschneider [original Accept singer] has always been our first choice and was asked again to join us for touring and recording.
“However, after a career of more than 20 years with his own band U.D.O., we understand and respect his decision to focus on his own project.”
Tornillo joins Wolf Hoffmann [guitar], Herman Frank [guitar], Peter Baltes [bass] and Stefan Schwarzmann [drums] in the latest Accept line-up.
“We can’t wait to go out and play again,” says Baltes. “Just because Udo isn’t available doesn’t mean we’ll have to sit idle any longer. We feel Mark is the perfect fit.
“Mark is an experienced veteran singer who is aware of the Accept legacy and his voice fits the sound of Accept perfectly. We can’t wait to hear him on new material.”
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