Category: HERMAN FRANK

HERMAN FRANK – Two For A Lie (2021)

Former ACCEPT, VICTORY, etc guitarist HERMAN FRANK is ready to release ”Two For A Lie“, his fifth solo album, more a ‘band’ like never before including the talents of Rick Altzi (MASTERPLAN, AT VANCE) on lead vocals, bass player Michael Müller (JADED HEART) and super drummer Kevin Kott (MASTERPLAN).
Herman can tear up an electric guitar, there’s no doubt about that. Adding to his arsenal of riffs is Mike Peshin (also ex- VICTORY) to double up that riff power. This is a tight, rock solid band for certain.
Hallmarks of this album are the catchy riffs, driving rhythms, flawless guitar work that is sometimes lean, sometimes fat, but always tasty. Vocals from Altzi are spot on and soaring. Lyrics are at times insightful, but not kitschy.
Overall, this is a timeless melodic metal sounding, balls to the wall (sorry) album with all that ‘European’ feeling…

ACCEPT – Russian Roulette [HNE / Cherry Red remastered & expanded]

Cherry Red / Hear No Evil Records have been doing a terrific job lately remastering classic albums with the same quality standards of colleagues like Rock Candy or YesterRock. Among the revisited bands they reissued, there is ACCEPT‘s truly classic ’80s albums with expanded artwork and bonus material (two of them featured here on the blog).
Now we are presenting “Russian Roulette” remastered & expanded, an album that proved once more that if fiery melodic Teutonic metallic hard rock was what you hankered for, then nobody did it better than Accept.

ACCEPT – Metal Heart + Kaizoku-Ban [Cherry Red / HNE remaster]

One of my favorite ACCEPT albums, their sixth studio effort “Metal Heart“has been reissued by Hear No Evil / Cherry Red Records including as bonus the EP “Kaizoku-Ban, remastered by the ‘Rock Candy guy’ Andy Pearce.
“Metal Heart” is Accept’s second major label release after the instant metal classic Balls To The Wall. Produced by expert Dieter Dierks (Scorpions) this record found the legendary and highly influential German band go in a slightly more US radio-friendly style than their previous releases.

ACCEPT – Balls To The Wall + Staying A Life [Expanded / Remastered]

Balls To The Wall” was the album that made ACCEPT famous all over the World, and without a doubt, it’s one of their best. For sure it deserved a Deluxe Edition, and prestigious British label Hear No Evil / Cherry Red Records did a great job putting out this “Balls To The Wall / Staying A Life“, a double CD in remastered form.
I love “Balls To The Wall”, it’s like a soundtrack of my youth. Not only includes 10 killer tracks, it also redefined the ‘metal sound’ of the Eighties, with a production – courtesy of master Michael Wagener – that set a new bar for what heavy rock could sound like on a record.
From the fantastically catchy chord progressions, clean and sharp…

HERMAN FRANK – Fight The Fear (2019)

With the first three albums HERMANN FRANK and his comrades-in-arms caused storms of enthusiasm in both the press and the fans. The ex Accept / Victory guitarist and his band are presenting tomorrow their fourth opus titled “Fight The Fear”, cast in the same mold as the previous; classic melodic metal in the European fashion. Together with MASTERPLAN front vocalist...

HERMAN FRANK – The Devil Rides Out [Limited Digipak +1] (2016)

HERMAN FRANK – The Devil Rides Out [Limited Digipak +1] (2016)

Former Accept guitarist HERMAN FRANK is presenting his new solo album “The Devil Rides Out“, available on various formats and in this Limited Digipak edition including an exclusive bonus track.The CD – produced by Frank and mixed by Charlie Bauerfeind (Hellowen) – combines Frank’s masterful guitar work with the raspy vocals of Swedish powerhouse Rick Altzi (Masterplan), the powerful drumming...

HERMAN FRANK – Right In The Guts (2012)

* German axe slinger HERMAN FRANK has without a doubt an impressive career. He founded hard rock wonders Victory back in the eighties, played in Sinner and performed on the classic Accept effort ‘Balls To The Wall’. But Frank also has his own band, and now is releasing the solo effort number two, “Right In The Guts”. Recently Herman has...