ACCEPT’s WOLF HOFFMANN Describes His Expertise As A German Immigrant Residing In America

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In a brand new interview with Made In Metallic, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, who moved to Nashville from his native Germany greater than three many years in the past, was requested to explain his expertise residing within the U.S. as an immigrant. He stated (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Ooh, attention-grabbing. No person ever requested that query. [Laughs] Nicely, fortunately, America is a really open nation, very welcoming. So that you by no means really feel like a foreigner, as a result of as quickly as you are available in — and I’ve obtained twin citizenship, so I am each American and German at this level, however you by no means really feel like a foreigner. You all the time really feel like an American. When you’re in, you are a part of the group, the place in some nations, particularly in Europe, like in Germany, there’s individuals who lived in Germany for 30, 40 years, and there is nonetheless… some individuals say, ‘Nicely, he is a foreigner.’ However in America, it is totally different. When you’re in, you are an American, and that feels excellent, however on the identical time, I can simply open my mouth and other people say, ‘The place y’all from?’ They know that I am not born in the USA. They’ll hear my accent and so they know — to them, I am very German nonetheless. And to my German associates, they suppose I am a bit American now, so I am someplace in between. I am like a bastard. [Laughs]”

Final month, Hoffmann informed Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz about his resolution to maneuver to Nashville: “I wound up there the primary one ever, I believe. Once I obtained there in ’93, a very long time in the past, there was no one within the metallic scene and even rock world on the market. I bear in mind the individuals, the locals telling me, ‘Oh yeah, there’s one other man that is form of heavy’ [who is living in Nashville]. John Kay from STEPPENWOLF‘ was supposedly [out there]. To me, that is probably not… Nicely, it is form of heavy… He is all proper. I imply, I by no means met the man. However no matter. However that was the one different identify that was thought-about perhaps heavy. However I did not transfer on the market to be within the native scene. I simply favored it as a result of it was concerned and it was a metropolis that was all about music and it appeared to be the suitable place. Though shortly after I moved there, or someday after I moved there, I left the music scene altogether. It was nonetheless an honest place to dwell. And it wasn’t till perhaps 10, 15 years in the past that everyone and their sister began to maneuver to Nashville. And now it is the Mecca of musicians, interval. I imply, lots of people that you just by no means in one million years would suppose would transfer to Nashville, they’re all there now. It is loopy.”

ACCEPT‘s newest album, “Humanoid”, was launched on April 26 through Napalm Information. The LP was as soon as once more produced, recorded, blended and mastered by critically acclaimed heavy metallic producer Andy Sneap.

ACCEPT lately introduced an enormous European headline tour, with greater than 20 exhibits throughout the continent for autumn 2024. This summer time, ACCEPT can even return to a few of the world’s most essential rock and metallic festivals, like Wacken Open Air, Hellfest and extra, following their South American spring tour.

ACCEPT and KK’S PRIEST will be part of forces this fall 2024 for a North American tour. The run will start on August 31 in Los Angeles, California, visiting a slew of main cities within the USA and Canada — similar to Toronto, Montreal, New York and Nashville — earlier than coming to an finish in San Francisco, California on October 7.

In February 2022, it was introduced that ACCEPT had inked a worldwide cope with Napalm Information.

ACCEPT‘s earlier album, “Too Imply To Die”, got here out in January 2021 through Nuclear Blast. The LP was the group’s first with out bassist Peter Baltes, who exited ACCEPT in November 2018. He has since been changed by Martin Motnik. ACCEPT‘s lineup has additionally been expanded with the addition of a 3rd guitarist, the aforementioned Philip Shouse, who initially stuffed in for Uwe Lulis throughout 2019’s “Symphonic Terror” tour, earlier than being requested to affix the band completely.

Mark Tornillo joined ACCEPT in 2009 because the substitute for the band’s authentic lead singer, Udo Dirkscheider. He may be heard on ACCEPT‘s final six studio albums, “Blood Of The Nations” (2010),“Stalingrad” (2012),“Blind Rage” (2014),“The Rise Of Chaos” (2017),2021’s “Too Imply To Die” and 2024’s “Humanoid”.


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