New ACCEPT Concert Report and Gallery Pics!
8/16/2015 2:56:39 PM by Frank Hill

I have lived here in Finland for about three and a half years, being transplanted from Tennessee into a heavy metal wonderland. In this span of time, I have had great opportunities to cover bands I could only dream of back in my home state. One of these great opportunities has been getting the chance of covering the legendary ACCEPT.

To say I was eager is an understatement. The band took the stage as the day had mostly faded away but with glimmers of light peeking through the clouds; a norm for long Summer nights in Finland. This night, though, the people of Kuopio needed to beware of what was lurking in the shadows because they were in danger of getting stampeded by a heavy metal titan. ACCEPT stormed the stage and proceeded to stampede the audience with…well the song Stampede. The fans went ballistic and cheered the band every step of the way and the band kept rolling its metal wheels and launched into Stalingrad followed by London Leather Boys.

One after the other, the band kept delivering hit after hit and the fans screamed in unison with the band. Whether it was Princess of the Dawn, Metal Heart or newer songs like Pandemic and Teutonic Terror, the Finnish fans made their country proud this night and gave the band 110% support. Even the fans off to the side in the drinking areas and not in the main crowd area were standing and headbanging to the band. The city of Kuopio itself showed its pride. There were several police officers who actually came to the festival when ACCEPT went on stage to specifically see the band play because they were fans of the band.

Read TJ Fowlers's full report with gallery pics here…[Full Column Link]

<< back >>

· Karaboudjan· Deranged
· Machine Head· Kalibas
· Gun Barrel· Celestial Ode
· Nazareth· Majesty
· Fozzy· Lamb of God
· Agoraphobic Nosebleed· Dark Moor
· God Dethroned· Power of Omens
· Dr. Butcher· Black Label Society
· Vyndykator· Byfist
· Black Sabbath· Shakra
· Godiva· Fireball Ministry
· Sevendust· The Graveyard Boulevard
· Steel Preacher· Victory
· Crystal Eyes· Malstrom
· Sinergy· Axenstar
· Whitesnake· Probot
· Body Count· Dreamaker
· Fear Factory· Killik
· Riot· Evanescence
· downBleed· Madison Paige
· Epica· Velvet Revolver
· Dragonspoon· Destructor
· Devil In The Kitchen· Krokus
· Rhapsody of Fire· Wintersun
· Nashville Pussy· Division
· Eternal Flight· Megadeth
· Jackyl· Karmakanic
· Angra· Dark Tranquillity
· Napalm Death· Legion
· Paradise Lost· Motley Crue
· Ligeia· Audiovision
· Divine Fire· Lost Soul
· Belef· Quiet Riot
· Tarot· Heartcry
· Suidakra· Car Bomb
· Nevermore· Ravensthorn
· the missing:· Diecast
· Novembers Doom· Meshuggah
· Lord Gore· Debris Inc.
· Swallow The Sun· System Of A Down
· Babylon· Grand Magus
· Def Leppard· Blind Stare
· Manntis· Testament
· Unchained· Dynamic Lights
· The Scourger· Warchild
· Lake Of Tears· V:28
· Orphaned Land· 1349
· The Firstborn· Paths Of Possession
· Ghost Machinery· Cryogen
· Overmars· Urizen
· Torture Killer· Detonation
· Beecher· Fallen Wisdom
· Naked Beggars· Blackmore's Night
· Lair Of The Minotaur· Beyond Fear
· Moonspell· The Ocean
· Viron· Cavalar
· Hate Profile· TK-421
· Apiary· Royal Hunt
· Before Silence· Fragments of Unbecoming
· Suzukiton· Amon Amarth
· Warface· Woodtemple
· I· Battle Bratt
· Cult of Daath· Obtest
· Audrey Horne· The Showdown
· Cheva· Darkness Eternal
· Extium· Better Left Unsaid
· Phazm· Twisted Into Form
· Warmachine· The Gathering
· Southern Gentleman· With Passion
· Lord Belial· Old Man's Child
· Dezperadoz· Nagelfar
· Satariel· Textures
· Five Finger Death Punch· Glorior Belli
· Blut Aus Nord· The Wonderfools
· Sworn Enemy· Depressed Mode
· Spheric Universe Experience· Heresi
· Shining Star· Ride The Sky
· Trivium· Iron Fire
· Place Of Skulls· Papa Roach
· Ihsahn· Eighteen Wheels Burning
· Battleroar· Mustasch
· Crown The Lost· DC4
· Uli Jon Roth· Dark Castle