Accept to tour Europe and rest of the world with orchestra
Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was recently interviewed by former Anthrax singer Neil Durbin for The Metal Voice and spoke about the group’s new upcoming live CD/DVD Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017, which will be released via Nuclear Blast on November 23, 2018.
Hoffmann stated (as transcribed by The Metal Voice with slight edits): “It’s going to be a live DVD/CD of the show we did live at Wacken with 50 piece orchestra it was incredible, I always wanted to do that and it finally all came together when we played at Wacken a 2 hour set. I also played some stuff from my solo album ‘Headbangers Symphony‘ and we played a bunch of Accept songs that were never done with orchestra. I have always been a fan of classical music however I was never a classically trained musician. My solo album was more like a tribute from an outsider. I just grew up wanting to make noise with Marshall stacks. A lot of these classical pieces are beautiful and I always thought it would be so cool to have a bunch of violins on stage and combine the two worlds.”
In terms of touring with an orchestra, Hoffmann advised: “The orchestra at Wacken was meant to be a one off but then everybody loved it so much and we loved it so much he decided to bring this out on the road with us somehow because that what it waere it was meant to be. So we will be performing with an orchestra next year all over the world. It will start in Europe then Russia then the rest of the world.”
DVD Track List for Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017:
Part 1: Accept
01. Die By The Sword
02. Restless And Wild
05. Final Journey
Part 2: Headbanger’s Symphony
06. Night On Bald Mountain
08. Romeo And Juliet
10. Double Cello Concerto In G Minor
11. Symphony No. 40 IN G Minor
Part 3: Accept with Orchestra
12. Princess Of The Dawn
14. Dark Side Of My Heart
16. Shadow Soldiers
17. Dying Breed
18. Fast As A Shark
19. Metal Heart
20. Teutonic Terror
21. Balls To The Wall
22. Making Of: Wacken
23. Making Of: Headbanger’s Symphony
You can listen to the interview with Hoffmann by The Metal Voice below.
Accept performing three songs at Wacken 2017:
Accept played a very special set with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra at Wacken 2017, which consisted of thre chapters: 1. The new album “The Rise of Chaos”, released one day after the show. 2. Wolf Hoffmann’s first solo album. 3. Accept classics Find one song of each chapter here: 00:00 Die by the Sword 05:30 Symphony No.
Interview with Wolf Hoffmann by The Metal Voice:
Former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin interviewed Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann in Pasadena, California U.S.A. at The Rose on September 29 2018 Wolf Hoffmann spoke about the bands upcoming plans to tour with an orchestra all over the world, new album update and their new live album Symphonic Terror Live at Wacken 2017 that will be released on November 23 2018 via Nuclear Blast.