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  EXCLUSIVE: ACCEPT: "WE WANT TO PLAY WITH AN ORCHESTRA AGAIN"
5th August 2017



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Accept played the biggest gig of their impressive career at Wacken on Thursday night and Wolf Hoffman spoke to TotalRock the morning after the night before about the performance and new album, 'The Rise Of Chaos', which was released the day after the German maestros slayed Wacken's main stage.

An enthusiastic Wolf, bubbling with triumph from the previous evening, told TotalRock's Whitney Alyson Ribbins that he wants to do more orchestral performances with his band of iconic Teutonic Terrors.

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"Fabulous and wet", was how Wolf described how he felt as the rain lashed down on the Holy Ground of Wacken and the guitar virtuoso went on to explain his thoughts in the run up to what was Accept's crowning moment.

"It was phenomenal. We didn't really know what to expect. We did some rehearsals and stuff but that was the first time we were ever on stage with an orchestra.

"It was totally different to what we normally do but it sounded fantastic and it felt great, everybody was smiling, the orchestra people had a lot of fun, the conductor was in a great mood and everybody was like... 'this is fun'.

"Tt all went really, really smooth and it couldn't have gone better.

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"A lot of preparation went into it, months of talking about it and organising everything and writing the scores and writing all the sheet music for everybody because playing with an orchestra, you can't just jam."

When asked whether this was something he would like to carry on doing, Wolf didn't hesitate in saying:

"Yeah - I'd love to.

"For me, classical music... the sound of an orchestra is something that has always fascinated me. My whole life I have wanted to combine the two elements together.

"I've done it by using classical bits and pieces in my solos over the years, then I made a solo record, then I made a solo record with an orchestra and now finally live on stage with an orchestra like that, fifty people, it was a dream come true and hopefully we get to do it again some time."

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Wolf went on to speak about Thursday's three-part performance that will surely go down in Wacken history and Accept's new album, 'The Rise Of Chaos', which was released yesterday and has already made a massive impact.

You can hear the full interview with Wolf on TotalRock radio in the next few days. In the meantime, make sure you don't drink any of that Koolaid.



'The Rise Of Chaos' European tour

12th January: (DE) Hamburg - Mehr! Theater
13th January: (DE) Filderstadt - Filharmonie
14th January: (DE) Munich - TonHalle
16th January: (DE) Leipzig - Haus Auensee
17th January: (DE) Berlin - Huxleys
19th January: (DE) Geiselwind - Eventzentrum
20th January: (CZ) Zlín - Euronics
21st January: (HU) Budapest - Barba Negra
23rd January: (IT) Milano - Live Music Club
24th January: (CH) Zurich - Komplex 457
26th January: (ES) Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz
27th January: (ES) Madrid - La Riviera
28th January: (ES) Bilbao - Santana 27
30th January: (FR) Saint-Étienne - Le FIL
1st February: (FR) Lille - L'Aéronef
2nd February: (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage
3rd February: (CH) Lausanne - Les Docks
4th February: (DE) Frankfurt - Batschkapp
6th February: (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
7th February: (BE) Antwerpen - Trix
8th February: (UK) London - Koko
9th February: (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
11th February: (DK) Copenhagen - Vega
12th February: (NO) Oslo - Rockefeller
14th February: (SWE) Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
15th February: (SWE) Stockholm - Cruise
17th February: (FI) Turku - Logomo
18th February: (FI) Helsinki - The Circus

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