Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA) joined reformed heavy metal legendsACCEPT on stage this past Saturday, June 22 at Hellfest in Clisson, France to perform the band’s classic song “Fast As A Shark”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.
ACCEPT‘s April 12 concert at Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago, Chile was professionally filmed for the band’s forthcoming DVD.
During a recent interview with Radio Futuro, guitarist Wolf Hoffmannrevealed that ACCEPT is planning to enter the studio soon to begin work on the follow-up to 2012’s “Stalingrad”. “We’re currently gathering material,” he said. “We’re writing stuff actively, so give us a few more months, and hopefully, by the end of the year, we ‘ll have enough material to actually start working on a new studio album. But it won’t be long. I can’t guarantee when exactly it’s gonna be happening, but we wanna definitely go back to the studio as soon as we can.”
“Stalingrad” sold around 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Blood Of The Nations”, opened with around 2,900 units back in September 2010 to land at No. 187.
“Stalingrad” was released on April 6, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was once again helmed by British producer Andy Sneap(MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY), who worked on the band’s critically acclaimed comeback effort, “Blood Of The Nations”.
Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE have “respectfully” parted ways with their American guitarist Tom Hess due to “philosophical differences.” The band states: “RHAPSODY OF FIRE and Tom both sincerely wish each other the very best for their respective futures.”
RHAPSODY OF FIRE released a new live album, “Live – From Chaos To Eternity”, on May 3 in Europe and May 7 in the USA via AFM Records. It was made available as two-CD digipak and as limited three-vinyl set. The material (a mixture of old classics and newer tracks) was recorded on the band’s latest European tour in spring 2012.
Video footage of RHAPSODY OF FIRE performing the song “Dawn Of Victory”, taken from “Live – From Chaos To Eternity”, can be seen below.