Accept are hitting the road in the U.S starting tomorrow (Sep 11th) in San Diego for the kickoff of their Blind Rage world tour and will then head to Europe for an extensive headline tour, then head to Japan in November, then their first ever visit to Australia, and cap off the year with shows in London and Moscow. Look for Accept to continue heavy touring in support of Blind Rage in 2015.
As for Destruction, the band will be making their first ever trip to India this Friday (Sep 12th), then they have a slew of European headline dates for October and November, with a South American tour in the works for December to cap off the year, and are also in the process of writing for the follow-up to 2012's Spiritual Genocide, scheduled for release in 2015.
Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
When a band has time off, a lot of times the members don't want to be sitting at home doing nothing, so they want to stay active as much as possible. Earlier this year, Schmier of Destruction revealed that he had a new side project with Stefan Schwarzmann and Herman Frank from Accept. Back in April when Destruction came through Toronto, I had the pleasure of interviewing Schmier and he touched slightly on the new project and about the direction, which he described as "Accept-ish, but a little heavier with more double-kick action, and slightly more melodic vocals". He also stated in the interview that they had a few demos in the can and were in the process of recording a few more and looking for a label, and was positive that the band would release their debut album by the end of the year.
Now the name of the project and label has been revealed. The name of the band is Panzer and the band have scored a deal with Nuclear Blast Records, which is great because both Destruction and Accept are signed to Nuclear Blast worldwide. The album is scheduled for release in Europe on Nov 28th, and the band will premiere a teaser of new music tomorrow (Sep 11th). Album title, track listing and artwork coming soon.
Left to right: Stefan Schwarzmann (drums), Schmier (bass & vocals) and Herman Frank (guitars)