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Solingen, Germany (1968 – 1989, 1992 – 1997, 2004 – 2005, 2009 – present)

Accept is a German band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled in the early 1970s by Udo Dirkschneider. They played an important role in the development of speed metal and Teutonic thrash metal, being part of the German heavy/speed/power metal scene to emerge in the early to mid along with bands such as Helloween, Running Wild, Grave Digger, Sinner, and Rage. The band’s 1983 album, ‘Balls to the Wall’, subsequently became their most successful release, featuring its well-known hit of the same title.

Early years (1976-1982)

Accept was originally founded in 1968 by Udo Dirkschneider and Michael Wagener under the name Band X. For many years after its founding, Accept went through constant changes to its line-up and was essentially kept on an amateur level, making sporadic appearances in festival concerts. Their professional career began in 1976, when they were invited to play at one of the first rock and roll festivals from Germany — Rock am Rhein. Following the festival, the band received a recording deal. Their first recording was the self-titled Accept album which did not achieve much commercial success.

The first stable line-up of Accept was composed of vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarists Wolf Hoffmann and Gerhard Wahl, bassist Peter Baltes and drummer Frank Friedrich. Friedrich and Wahl quit the band after the release of Accept, since they did not intend to pursue a professional career in music.


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  • gene1957


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  • edward_the_V

    нормально пердуны отожгли. Аж захотелось побывать в середине 80-х, епт

    8 hours ago Reply
  • putzharold


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  • Heningero

    Balls to the Wall !!!

    22 Aug 4:55pm Reply
  • treeweavermetal

    Restless and Wild, Metal Heart, and Balls to the Wall!

    22 Aug 12:20pm Reply
  • Siksak

    From the Ashes We Rise from the new album kicks ass!

    20 Aug 8:02am Reply
  • bardofesgaroth

    @Runoflife Nice cock rock charts you got there, bruva.

    18 Aug 11:06am Reply
  • CrionicImpaler

    'German AC/DC - all songs sound the same, bad vocals, no creativity.' Please, buy a couple of ears and go to hell.

    17 Aug 4:35pm Reply
  • neoxx07

    a lot of haters here xD, probably priest fanboys...

    17 Aug 4:01pm Reply
  • CryForTheWeeper

    Great new album. A bit more melodic, but not bad at all.

    17 Aug 9:01am Reply
  • Raikiriz

    Great album. Accept continues their heavy metal thunder \\../

    16 Aug 4:05pm Reply
  • AngryvikinG

    Dark Side of My Heart

    15 Aug 5:46pm Reply
  • nargoman

    The new album is kinda boring. Lacks power and energy or something. I loved Stalingrad and liked Blood of the Nations. Hope it gets better with more listening.

    15 Aug 8:57am Reply
  • Schander

    German AC/DC - all songs sound the same, bad vocals, no creativity. [2]

    15 Aug 12:34am Reply
  • Wacke666

    I've seen quite a lot of people call "Blind Rage" the reunited Accept's new "Metal Heart", but I think it's much better. At first listen, I think Blind Rage is a great continuity of their (great!) comeback albums!

    15 Aug 12:04am Reply
  • koariko

    The new album is just brilliant.

    14 Aug 7:20pm Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Good new album 4/5.

    14 Aug 9:47am Reply
  • lorenzog

    new album is solid. wolf is the riff king. \\m/

    13 Aug 3:46pm Reply
  • Hugo12317

    New Album Is Good.Still rocks, big different sound.

    13 Aug 2:43pm Reply
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