Accept - Sheffield, England, 22nd March 2011

Event: Accept: European Tour
Written by: Baz Anderson
Published: 23.03.2011


Accept - Sheffield, England, 22nd March 2011 by Baz Anderson (42)
Sheffield is being spoilt rotten this week, as the legendary Accept find themselves on the last of their three British dates, and the last show of their entire European tour. The weather was glorious, but as the doors opened there seemed to be a massive lack of people. Thankfully this would not be the case in a few hours time.

However first, Wolf had to open the show to a sparse audience. Numbers were low, and aside from a minority, greatly uninterested. To make it worse, vocalist Niklas had a cold which was affecting his vocals. Nevertheless, any other band would have resigned themselves to getting the job done, but credit to Wolf who kept going and actually seemed to be having fun on their last show of the tour. The band's music is a traditional heavy metal worshipping meld of heavy and speed metal. Wolf were good to pass the time, but the growing audience only had one thing on their mind.


Setlist: Evil Star / The Bite / Voodoo / Steelwinged Savage Reaper / Venom / Skull Crusher / Hail Caesar / I Will Kill Again / Speed On


Accept. The venue might have seemed empty earlier in the night, but by the time Accept took the stage, the floor at the front was packed. Kicking off with a ride on the "Teutonic Terror", it was soon clear that this night was about to become something great. The band have a fantastic presence on stage, and even though there wasn't much communication with words between songs, there was certainly a strong musical connection going on between band and audience.


The setlist was strong, visiting the band's best albums most frequently. None of the songs dragged in any way, this was top quality entertainment from a band that have more experience than the vast majority of other metal bands in the world. The experience was clear, as the set ran extremely smoothly from one song to another with little chance to catch your breath. At a few points, Wolf and Peter showed their mastery of their instruments with a "solo battle" trying to "out-do" each other in a greatly entertaining and tasteful way without going on for too long.


Out of all the albums the band played songs from, the songs from the Breaker album sounded the best in this live environment, with the title track itself, "Son Of A Bitch" and "Burning". New singer Mark Tornillo's vocals sounded great and seemed to be a perfect fit to Accept's music, in the vein of his predecessor Udo. Accept together again seem revitalised with new energy and with a new life. This absolutely translated into the show, and gave the audience here an amazing show of hard rocking metal with a real spirit and attitude. Band and audience both left the venue in high spirits after this impressive show that won't be forgotten for a long time.


For an interview conducted before this show, visit this location. For more pictures, click here.


Setlist: Teutonic Terror / Bucket Full Of Hate / Starlight / Breaker / New World Comin' / Restless & Wild / Son Of A Bitch / Metal Heart / Neon Nights / Bulletproof / The Abyss / Aiming High / Princess Of The Dawn / Up To The Limit / Burning / Encore: Fast As A Shark / Pandemic / Balls To The Wall


Thanks to Markus and Jaap for the accreditation.
Written by Barry Anderson.
Photos by Barry Anderson.


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Valentin B - 23.03.2011 at 14:56  
Vali approves.

btw when you mentioned the album Breaker, you forgot to mention "Starlight" which is the opening track
Kingface - 23.03.2011 at 23:49  
Two awesome bands, two awesome performances!
Valentin B - 24.03.2011 at 09:21  
Written by Kingface on 23.03.2011 at 23:49

Two awesome bands, two awesome performances!

i´m so jealous of you man, when i saw the contest announcement i first entered and only THEN thought if i could get to the show i even looked for cheap air tickets and stuff, just in case. were the chorus shouts as epic as always? when i saw them in concert the choruses of Son of a Bitch, Restless and Wild and the pre-chorus part of Losers and Winners genuinely sounded like there´s 3000 angry motherfuckers screaming straight in my ears, not a mere 3 people behind the mics.

btw @both of you did Peter sing anything on the tracks apart from the gang shouts? i love his clean voice.
Baz Anderson - 24.03.2011 at 17:18  
I don't think so... the choruses did sound pretty nice though.
Kingface - 25.03.2011 at 22:21  
I've just noticed that I think the setlist for Wolf needs correcting. They opened with Evil Star but they didn't end up playing Genocide, although it was on the setlist that a friend of mine got from the crowd.
Baz Anderson - 25.03.2011 at 23:58  
Ah ok, yeh, I just coped from the paper.
LoudBoy26 - 30.03.2011 at 03:00  
If They Stay To Large Ballroom Type Settings To Play Live -When They Decide To Play The States Coast To Coast. It Could Be Pretty Cool, Anything Bigger Will Seem Goofy And Unreal.

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