Q&A: Wolf Hoffmann On Accept As a Six-Piece Band and Returning To America
September 7, 2022 Justin Norton
The Accept legend talks to Decibel about returning to the United States this month with three guitarists, what he learned when he traded a guitar for a camera, and more.
Q&A: Udo Dirkschneider on ‘Game Over,’ Set Lists and Pandemic Touring
November 9, 2021 Justin Norton
Metal institution and U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider talks about his record and how it’s a challenge to cobble a set list together from a catalog of classics.
The Lazarus Pit: Torch’s ‘Electrikiss’
May 20, 2021 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Torch‘s 1984 album Electrikiss, outrageous cover and all.
For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Asphyx, Nervosa and Accept
January 8, 2021 Blake Harrison
Our cooped up correspondent has kind pecks for classic death and heavy metal and new thrash heroes in his latest new release preview.
Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Bark at the Moon’ vs. ‘Balls to the Wall’
July 30, 2020 Greg Pratt
Pitting Accept‘s Balls to the Wall against Ozzy Osbourne‘s Bark at the Moon in the ultimate classic-metal showdown.
Objection Overruled: Accept’s Albums from Worst to Best
August 22, 2019 Greg Pratt
In which we rank Accept‘s albums from worst to best.
The Ten Best Lead Singer Swaps in Metal
November 28, 2018 Joseph Schafer
Change was a good thing for each of these heavy metal stalwarts.
Q&A: Sven Dirkschneider (Dirkschneider), A Slave To Metal
May 7, 2018 Chris Dick
Dirkschneider drummer Sven Dirkschneider responds to Decibel’s inquiries about touring, his dad Udo, and what’s next.
The Top Ten Metal Reunion Albums
February 9, 2018 Joseph Schafer
Don’t call them comebacks. Call them the best reunion albums in metal history.
Five Times Udo Ruled: The Best of the ex-Accept Vocalist
September 28, 2017 Greg Pratt
Udo Dirkschneider is the man. Here are five times he ruled the hardest.
Hall of Fame Countdown: Accept’s Restless and Wild
June 15, 2017 Greg Pratt
We revisited and ranked the songs on Accept’s classic, Hall of Fame-inducted, album Restless and Wild.
LIVE REVIEW: Udo Dirkschneider, Live at the Trocadero 2/4/2017
February 6, 2017 Chris Dick
Udo Dirkschneider will be 65-years old this year. 65. Undoubtedly, Udo is part of the golden generation. At his age, he should be enjoying a fine brew with his mates while savoring the warm breeze of Wuppertal nights. But, no, he’s not. He’s hitting the road
DECIBEL’s Top 100 Old-School Metal Albums Issue Available Now!
November 3, 2015 Andrew Bonazelli
It’s that time of year again! Decibel has been banging our heads overtime to concoct our annual special issue with 100 percent never-before-seen content. Slip on your old studded vest and behold The Top 100 Old-School Metal Albums of All Time!
Accept the Resurrection
May 29, 2012 Shawn Macomber
After a fourteen year hiatus from writing and recording new music — not to mention the permanent break with longtime vocalist Udo Dirkschneider — fans had some cause to be skeptical of Accept‘s 2010 return. Blood of the Nations, however, proved to be a shockingly impressive comeback record — not just a resurrection but a…
Accept – “Restless and Wild”
November 1, 2009 Adrien Begrand
In early 1982, Accept were in dire need of an identity, onstage and especially on record.