Interview: Accept’s Wolf Hoffmann Has No Plans to Slow Down

April 16, 2024

Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann talks technology, recording with producer Andy Sneap and why he still feels like a teenager.

Q&A: Wolf Hoffmann On Accept As a Six-Piece Band and Returning To America

September 7, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

In which we rank Accept‘s albums from worst to best.

Q&A: Sven Dirkschneider (Dirkschneider), A Slave To Metal

May 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In early 1982, Accept were in dire need of an identity, onstage and especially on record.