Singer David Reece thinks that fans either hate his guts or love him with respect to his time in Accept
Former Accept, Bangalore Choir, Gypsy Rose, Tango Down and Bonfire frontman David Reece will be releasing his new solo album Cacophony of Souls via El Puerto Records on March 13, 2020 and the singer recently spoke to Jimmy Kay for Canada’s The Metal Voice to promote that album.
In terms of the the musical direction of his new album Cacophony of Souls, Reece indicated (with slight edits): “I did a lot of studying on that U.D.O. tour. When you see U.D.O. live, there are song structures. tempos, certain choruses, things that they say that click with the audience. So I would make an effort to watch the U.D.O. band every night, just to absorb what was happening. My last album Resilient Heart did not have that punch. The album had more of a blues feel to it. And watching U.D.O. every night, I wanted to get that vibe on my new album. The new album is a colourful album and it has a metal punch that was missing last time around.”
“To talk about a few tracks on the album, the song “Metal Voice” — the first single — is more of an anthem song, a sort of crowd cheering song, again inspired by watching U.D.O. every night. The idea of the song “Collective Anesthesia” originated from my bassist Malte Frederik Burker who is [an] Iron Maiden and Megadeth fanatic. So if you listen to that track, all the elements of those two bands are there. The title track to the album Cacophony of Souls, I wrote that song with Martin Frank who wrote with me on the Resilient Heart album. I basically wrote that song sitting on the toilet and it has a more metal melodic feel. The song “Another Life, Another Time” which is [a] ballad, the title was inspired by my wife on a plane ride and some beautiful guitar strumming and writing by Andy.”
With respect to the rumours that Peter Baltes will be joining Udo Dirkschneideron stage at Wacken Open Air‘s 2020 edition, Reece opined: “I know Udo is going to do perform the whole Metal Heart anniversary at Wacken 2020 and I just saw on the internet that former Accept bassist Peter Baltes is in on that. It looks like Udo is doing Wacken with Peter Baltes and with former drummer / guitarist Stephan Kaufmann as well. I saw these posts today on Facebook with Udo, Peter and Stephan along with a military guy because they have a military orchestra involved in that performance. I’m not really sure of all the details. Udo told me not too long ago that there will be special surprises and at this point, I think it is pretty obvious Peter Baltes is that surprise and that’s great. I also asked Udo, ‘Are you going back to Accept for a reunion?’ and of course, I can’t say what he said but he just told me he is really happy the way things are right now with U.D.O. and he is really successful.”
In regard to whether he would be open to doing an Accept Fest similar to the Michael Schenker Fest with past singers and bandmates, Reece stated: “Absolutely, even if I had to do like Schenker Fest, four-five songs each singer. Why not? You have this weird dynamic with my tenure with the band Accept. Fans either hate my guts or they love me. There are even some fans today that talk to me every day telling me Eat The Heat is their favorite Accept album. So if the power that be can set aside any animosity and all those silly things that are involved, we can do this Accept Fest for the fans. And maybe at the end of the night, maybe we can all join together and do “Balls To The Wall” or something like that. It would be killer. It would be great for us and the fans.”
You can read more excerpts from the interview with David Reece at The Metal Voice‘s website and/or listen to the interview below:
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