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"Accept" is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled in the early 1970s by Udo Dirkschneider.

For many years after its founding, Accept suffered constant changes to its line-up and was essentially kept on an amateur level, making sporadic appearances in festival concerts. Their professional career began in 1976, when they were invited to play at one of the first rock 'n roll festivals from Germany — Rock am Rhein. After the festival took place, the band received a recording deal and entered a professional studio for the first time, in order to record the self-titled ''Accept'', an album which despite the band's efforts didn't achieve much success.

The first stable line-up of Accept was composed by vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarists Wolf Hoffmann and Gerhard Wahl, bassist Peter Baltes and drummer Frank Friedrich. Friedrich and Wahl quit the band after the release of ''Accept'', since they didn't intend to pursue a professional career in music. They were replaced by Stefan Kaufmann and Jörg Fischer, and with this line-up the band proceeded to record ''I'm a Rebel'' in 1980. This was the album which brought media attention to the ba...

years active1976-1995
originSolingen, Germany
music genreHeavy Metal
Classic Metal
Speed metal
current members Udo Dirkschneider
Wolf Hoffmann
Peter Baltes
Stefan Kaufmann
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