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About Accept

Forming in Germany in 1976, Accept is lauded as one of the originators of the German heavy metal movement. Led by razorblade-gargling vocalist Udo Dirkschneider and guitar god Wolf Hoffmann, Accept took the melodic elements of countrymates Scorpions and infused them with the back-alley menace of AC/DC. This led to a string of Billboard Top 200 charting albums and the band's signature song in 1983, "Balls to the Wall." Since the late '80s, the members of Accept launched successful solo careers, but every now and again, they reunited (sometimes with Dirkschneider, sometimes without) to give the world another dose of streetwise aggression.

HOMETOWN
Solingen, Germany
FORMED
1976