Speaking in an interview by The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series, Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann explained his thoughts on their future plans. He said:
“When we regrouped in 2009, or whenever it was, we said, ‘You know, if we’re going to do this, we don’t want to be a nostalgia act. We don’t just want to play the old songs.
If we’re going to do it, let’s make new records, and let’s make them so that we’re proud of them, and that the fans can dig ’em, you know — something that’s relevant.’ We didn’t want to be just something where the fans know, ‘Oh, they’re just releasing an album to say they have a new album, but really, we’re never going to listen to it.’
We really wanted to have something that could stand up to what we’ve done in the past, and to the best of my knowledge, we’ve succeeded with that, because a lot of fans are telling me these last four albums are as strong as anything we’ve ever done in the ’80s, and that’s a huge compliment when I hear that.”
On the band’s current chemistry:
“I couldn’t imagine playing in a band where we don’t get along at all, and you hate each other, and you’ve got lawyers suing each other. You hear all these stories, and you wonder like, ‘How can you do that?’ Nobody’s buddy-buddy with everybody all the time. It doesn’t work, but at least on a certain level, you’ve got to respect each other, and you’ve got to really be friends and get along, because you’re spending so much time on the road together, and how in the world will this work if you don’t?”
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