Rock On Stage: This
year's 2017 Accept released the live album "Restless and Live",
"The Rise of Chaos" and recorded the show at Wacken Open Air
with an orchestra for a future release, in addition to the shows
around the world. How do you define 2017, which is not yet
finished for the band?
Wolf Woffmann: Indeed - what a year, what a year! We are
on speed dial - no doubt about it!!! And WACKEN showed clearly
where we are today! A huge dream of mine became reality and it
is now very tempting to think a little bid bigger. I have
challenged myself and I am telling you, that the reaction of the
fans and media emboldened me… to think about the next step.
is not over and we are grateful to finish the year with a tour
in South America, because the fans here, will send us home with
a huge power surge! That’s what they do - they pump us up and we
hope to return the favor!!!!!
Rock On Stage: This Brazilian tour marks the 5th visit in
Brazil, the third with this formation, what are your
expectations for this new meeting with Brazilian fans?
Wolf Woffmann: Sheer madness and : we hope you believe
we do indeed enjoy performing with a wild audience!
Rock On Stage: Since
I saw my first Accept photo in the years 80, a brand of the band
were the Flying V guitars, explain why your choice for so many
years and so many excellent discs with the footprint that we can
classify as "sound of Accept”?
Wolf Woffmann: Easy - we have our “manual” since nearly
4 decades and musicians may be in and out - the fabric, the
structure, the taste, the sound, the groove, the themes, the
spirit have not changed since the early 80’s! The core team has
never changed… and that guarantees ACCEPT to be ACCEPT. Which
does not mean, that we give up to always strive for being better
today, than yesterday!