This year, reformed German metal legends ACCEPT are headlining European festivals, preparing a new album as well as working on their first live DVD and CD featuring Wolf Hoffmann (guitar), Peter Baltes (bass), Mark Tornillo (vocals), Herman Frank (guitar) and Stefan Schwarzmann (drums).
The Teutonic metal band has touched the lives of so many fans and musicians alike along the way in their 30-plus-year career. Having inspired legions of fans with songs like "Fast As A Shark" and "Metal Heart", ACCEPT helped create the speed metal genre. This time, however, it is the band that is inspired by the fans.
With the making of new music on the horizon and their busy schedule, the band is eager to share even more of themselves with their loyal following by announcing the making of the first official ACCEPT documentary. The film will feature footage from ACCEPT's humble beginnings as a garage band in their German home town of Solingen in the late '70s, their '80s "Balls To The Wall" "glory days," and all the way up their most successful reincarnation with powerhouse vocalist Mark Tornillo. This is a very proud and important moment for the German heavy metal band.
ACCEPT invites everybody who has ever crossed paths with the band to head over to their official Facebook page to submit pictures, letters, recordings, videos, films, memorabilia, stories, simply anything and everything ACCEPT. The band invites producers, music industry professionals, promoters, writers, photographers, families, friends, and other musicians whether you've stayed connected with or only passed through the doors to participate — including a special invitation to (our former frontman) Udo and all the musicians who have been performing ACCEPT songs for more than 30 years.
If you were deeply touched by whatever ACCEPT was and is, you are invited to contribute to the archives which will be used for the long-awaited and forthcoming ACCEPT documentary.
Many have had their lives influenced and changed and enriched by ACCEPT, including Lasse in Sweden, for instance, who owns the largest ACCEPT memorabilia collection on the planet.
"These are our heroes and we owe them the recognition and a place in ACCEPT's documented history," says Hoffmann.
Helming the project will be former ACCEPT drummer Stefan Kaufmann. Under his command (as an expert of ACCEPT's history) and along side the band, he will whip the project into shape in order to capture the legacy for all. Baltes adds: "This is not the story of one musician or their 'personal success'; it is ultimately about a band from Germany who defined and inspired more than one music genre."
ACCEPT is looking for: live photos, stories of meeting the band, fan gatherings, tattoos, ticket stubs, ads (print/audio/video), artwork, collectibles, various merchandise, t-shirts, denim jackets, magazine covers, magazine articles and so much more.