Wolf Hoffmann guitarist for ACCEPT, spoke with Metal Jacket Magazine in a new interview, where he talks about what he thinks life will be like post pandemic.
“I don’t know what metal is gonna be like, but I think life in general is gonna be different. Maybe it’s gonna be like it was pre-9/11, when you could go at an airport and go to the gate without security and all that kind of stuff. And after 9/11, when everything changed, and once it changes, it never goes back to normal. So it might be that we, from now on, have different measures in place, and they’re gonna be here to stay. I don’t think that we’re all gonna have to wear face masks forever, but certain elements of all this kind of behavior, I’m sure, is gonna stay. I cannot imagine one day everybody is gonna say, ‘Ah, everything is over, so forget about everything. Go back to normal, everybody.’ Maybe that’s never gonna happen.
“I hope it’s not the new normal as we have it now, with lockdowns and quarantine and all that stuff,” Hoffmann added. “But maybe when at least everybody’s vaccinated or immune, or most people, life’s gonna go back to an almost normal. But it’s gonna be different from before, I’m afraid, maybe… As long as we can have concerts, I’d be okay with ‘new normal.’ ‘Cause life without concerts is — I don’t know — it’s not worth living.”
ACCEPT has a new album dropping on January 15th, 2021 titled “Too Mean To Die” via Nuclear Blast.
You can hear the interview with Metal Jacket Magazine below. Shout out to Blabbermouth for the translation.