Accept announce new bassist and violinist prior to embarking on ‘Symphonic Terror Tour’
Accept have found a replacement for long-time Peter Baltes who departed the band in November 2018. The German veteran heavy metal rockers have announced the addition of new bassist Martin Molnik but also the addition of violinist Ava-Rebekah Rahman as the band is about to embark on its Symphonic Terror Tour.
Accept‘s website states (with slight edits):
“German heavy metal powerhouse, ACCEPT, today announced the addition of Martin Motnik on bass and Ava-Rebekah Rahman on violin as the band prepares to launch the Symphonic Terror Tour on April 20th in Wuppertal, Germany.
Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Motnik has been playing music since he was seven years old and has been a member of several bands both in Germany and the United States. He was asked by Uli Jon Roth to join him for his 2008 U.S. tour and again in 2009 and 2012. In addition to his musical talent, Motnik also has a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Mannheim.
“We were overwhelmed and honored by the musicians who auditioned for the open position. The level of talent we saw was unprecedented, and we believe Martin Motnik is a perfect fit as he’ll be joining us for the Symphonic Terror Tour and upcoming ACCEPT shows,” said Wolf Hoffmann, founding member of the band.
Also joining the Symphonic Terror Tour is Ava-Rebekah Rahman, a descendant of Bengali Royalty and a highly esteemed violinist. Born and raised in England, Rahman is a renowned solo violinist, poet and music educator. She made her solo concert debut at the age of ten at the National Orchestra and has had an illustrious career ever since, having played internationally with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic and many more.
“For the orchestra shows, we decided to pair an electric guitar with a violin, making for an interesting duet, and Ava-Rebekah Rahman takes it to a whole other level. The show is still very METAL, but with a classical touch,” said Hoffmann.
For tickets and more information, go to http://acceptworldwide.com/tour/
◊ 20-Apr-19 Stadthalle Wuppertal Wuppertal, Germany
◊ 21-Apr-19 Haus Auensee Leipzig, Germany
◊ 22-Apr-19 Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt Hamburg, Germany◊ 23-Apr-19 Stadthalle Fürth, Germany
◊ 25-Apr-19 National Palace of Arts “Ukraina” Kiev, Ukraine
◊ 27-Apr-19 DK Lensoveta St. Petersburg, Russian Federation◊ 28-Apr-19 Crocus City Hall Moscow, Russian Federation
◊ 18-May-19 Ancient Theatre Plovdiv, Bulgaria
◊ 19-May-19 Ancient Theatre Plovdiv, Bulgaria
◊ 25-May-19 Congresshalle, Saarbrücken, Germany
◊ 27-May-19 Circus Krone Munich, Germany”