Origin: Solingen, Germany  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Last update/review: August 19, 2017

Accept

Accept is arguably the second most popular band to emerge from Germany, behind Scorpions, and like their countrymen, did a lot of their best work before breaking worldwide. The Breaker and Restless And Wild albums showed the band at their metallic best, blending power and speed metal with just enough accessibility to keep it all together. But it was the next album, Balls To The Wall, that finally gave the band worldwide acclaim, with the style of the band shifting slightly towards a more anthemic sound, kind of reminiscient of AC/DC in places. While the band prospered for many years afterward, they didn't quite match the popularity of that album again. The band broke up early in 1997, during with time vocalist Udo Dirkschneider revived his solo band U.D.O., a project he started in 1986 or so and has been thriving in recent years. The other members scattered to various projects, with guitarist Wolf Hoffman doing some solo work and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann joining Udo for a time. They reunited for a time in 2005 for a 25th anniversary tour, went dormant for a spell, and then came back together in 2009 with a new vocalist, former TT Quick frontman Mark Tornillo. And the band plays on ...

Current Members

Mark Tornillo

vocals (ex-TT Quick)

Wolf Hoffman

guitars

Uwe Lulis

guitars (ex-Digger, ex-Grave Digger, ex-Rebellion)

Philip Shouse

guitars

Christopher Williams

drums

Former Members/Guests

Udo Dirkschneider

vocals (U.D.O.)

David Reece

vocals

Jorg Fischer

guitars

Hermann Frank

guitars (ex-Pänzer, ex-Sinner)

Jim Stacey

guitars

Peter Baltes

bass

Frank Friedrich

drums

Stefan Kaufmann

drums (ex-U.D.O.)

Stefan Schwarzmann

drums (ex-Krokus, Pänzer, ex-Running Wild, ex-U.D.O., ex-X-Wild)

Michael Cartellone

drums



Discography



Accept  
1979 CBS
  1. Lady Lou
  2. Tired of Me
  3. Seawinds
  4. Take Him in My Heart
  5. Sounds of War
  6. Free Me Now
  7. Glad to Be Alone
  8. That's Rock & Roll
  9. Helldriver
  10. Street Fighter
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Jorg Fischer
  • Peter Baltes
  • Frank Friedrich




I'm A Rebel  
1980 CBS
  1. I'm a Rebel
  2. Save Us
  3. No Time to Lose
  4. Thunder and Lightning
  5. China Lady
  6. I Wanna Be No Hero
  7. King
  8. Do It
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Jorg Fischer
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann



Breaker  
1981 CBS
  1. Starlight
  2. Breaker
  3. Run If You Can
  4. Can't Stand The Night
  5. Son Of A Bitch
  6. Burning
  7. Feelings
  8. Midnight Highway
  9. Breaking Up Again
  10. Down And Out
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Jorg Fischer
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann



Restless And Wild  
1982 CBS
  1. Fast As A Shark
  2. Restless and Wild
  3. Ahead of the Pack
  4. Shake Your Heads
  5. Neon Nights
  6. Get Ready
  7. Demon's Night
  8. Flash Rockin' Man
  9. Don't Go Stealin' My Soul Away
  10. Princess of the Dawn
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Jorg Fischer
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann
1982 Readers' Album #6





Balls To The Wall  
1983 CBS
  1. Balls to the Wall
  2. London Leatherboys
  3. Fight It Back
  4. Head over Heels
  5. Losing More Than You've Ever Had
  6. Love Child
  7. Turn Me On
  8. Losers and Winners
  9. Guardian of the Night
  10. Winterdreams
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Hermann Frank
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann
1983 Readers' Album #10




Metal Heart  
1985 CBS
  1. Metal Heart
  2. Midnight Mover
  3. Up to the Limit
  4. Wrong is Right
  5. Screaming for a Love Bite
  6. Too High to Get It Right
  7. Dogs on Leads
  8. Teach Us to Survive
  9. Living for Tonight
  10. Bound to Fail
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Jorg Fischer
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann



Kaizoku-Ban  LIVE EP
1985 CBS
  1. Metal Heart
  2. Screaming for a Love-Bite
  3. Up to the Limit
  4. Head over Heels
  5. Love Child
  6. Living for Tonite
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Jorg Fischer
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann



Russian Roulette  
1986 Portrait
  1. T.V. War
  2. Monsterman
  3. Russian Roulette
  4. It's Hard to Find a Way
  5. Aiming High
  6. Heaven Is Hell
  7. Another Second to Be
  8. Walking in the Shadow
  9. Man Enough to Cry
  10. Stand Tight
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Jorg Fischer
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann



Eat The Heat  
1989 Epic
  1. X-T-C
  2. Prisoner
  3. Love Sensation
  4. Chain Reaction
  5. "D" Train
  6. Generation Clash
  7. Turn the Wheel
  8. Mistreated
  9. Stand 4 What U R
  10. Hellhammer
  11. Break the Ice
  • David Reece
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Jim Stacey
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann



Staying A Life  LIVE
1990 Epi
  1. Metal Heart
  2. Breaker
  3. Screaming for a Love-Bite
  4. Up to the Limit
  5. Living for Tonight
  6. Princess of the Dawn
  7. Neon Nights
  8. Burning
  9. Head Over Heels
  10. Guitar Solo Wolf
  11. Restless and Wild
  12. Son of a Bitch
  13. London Leatherboys
  14. Love Child
  15. Flash Rockin' Man
  16. Dogs on Leads
  17. Fast as a Shark
  18. Balls to the Wall
  19. Outro (Bound to Fail)
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann



Objection Overruled  
1992 CMC
  1. Objection Overruled
  2. I Don't Wanna Be Like You
  3. Protectors of Terror
  4. Slaves to Metal
  5. All or Nothing
  6. Bulletproof
  7. Amamos la Vida
  8. Sick, Dirty and Mean
  9. Donation
  10. Just by My Own
  11. This One's for You
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann



Death Row  
1994 RCA
  1. Death Row
  2. Sodom & Gomorra
  3. The Beast Inside
  4. Dead On
  5. Guns 'R' Us
  6. Like a Loaded Gun
  7. What Else
  8. Stone Evil
  9. Bad Habits Die Hard
  10. Prejudice
  11. Bad Religion
  12. Generation Clash II
  13. Writing on the Wall
  14. Drifting Apart
  15. Pomp and Circumstance
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann



Predator  
1996 RCA
  1. Hard Attack
  2. Crossroads
  3. Making Me Scream
  4. Diggin' in the Dirt
  5. Lay It Down
  6. It Ain't over Yet
  7. Predator
  8. Crucified
  9. Take Out the Time
  10. Don't Give a Damn
  11. Run Through the Night
  12. Primitive
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Peter Baltes
  • Michael Cartellone



The Final Chapter  LIVE
1998 CMC
  1. Starlight
  2. London Leatherboys
  3. I Don't Wanna Be Like You
  4. Breaker
  5. Slaves to Metal
  6. Princess of the Dawn
  7. Restless & Wild
  8. Son of a Bitch
  9. This One's For You
  10. Bulletproof
  11. Too High to Get It Right
  12. Metal Heart
  13. Fast As a Shark
  14. Balls to the Wall
  15. What Else
  16. Sodom & Gomorra
  17. The Beast Inside
  18. Bad Habits Die Hard
  19. Stone Evil
  20. Death Row
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Stefan Schwarzmann



Blood Of The Nations  
2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. Beat the Bastards
  2. Teutonic Terror
  3. The Abyss
  4. Blood of the Nations
  5. Shades of Death
  6. Locked and Loaded
  7. Kill the Pain
  8. Rollin' Thunder
  9. Pandemic
  10. New World Comin'
  11. No Shelter
  12. Bucketful of Hate
  • Mark Tornillo
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Hermann Frank
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Schwarzmann
2010 Readers' Album #3




Stalingrad  
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. Hung, Drawn And Quartered
  2. Stalingrad
  3. Hellfire
  4. Flash To Bang Time
  5. Shadow Soldiers
  6. Revolution
  7. Against The World
  8. Twist Of Fate
  9. The Quick And The Dead
  10. Never Forget (bonus track)
  11. The Galley
  • Mark Tornillo
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Hermann Frank
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Schwarzmann
2012 Readers' Album #4




Blind Rage  
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Stampede
  2. Dying Breed
  3. Dark Side of My Heart
  4. Fall of the Empire
  5. Trail of Tears
  6. Wanna Be Free
  7. 200 Years
  8. Bloodbath Mastermind
  9. From the Ashes We Rise
  10. The Curse
  11. Final Journey
  • Mark Tornillo
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Hermann Frank
  • Peter Baltes
  • Stefan Schwarzmann
2014 Readers' Album #4




Restless And Live  VIDEO
2017 Nuclear Blast



The Rise Of Chaos  
2017 Nuclear Blast
  1. Die by the Sword
  2. Hole in the Head
  3. The Rise of Chaos
  4. Koolaid
  5. No Regrets
  6. Analog Man
  7. What's Done Is Done
  8. Worlds Colliding
  9. Carry the Weight
  10. Race to Extinction
  • Mark Tornillo
  • Wolf Hoffman
  • Uwe Lulis
  • Peter Baltes
  • Christopher Williams




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