Former Accept and Victory guitarist Herman Frank, has a new album out in the New Year. It’s called Fight The Fear and goes on sale 8th February through AFM Records.
With a solo career that began back in 2009, having previously released three other solo albums, Frank has also been busy as a record producer, and with his latest heavy metal album feels he has solidified a strong band around him. It features vocalist Rick Altzi (Masterplan), guitarist Heiko Schröder, bassist Michael Müller (Jaded Heart), drummer André Hilgers (Rage).
“We’ve never had this kind of band structure before,” Herman enthused, “Each of us plays an active part in our collaboration, and the result is a fantastic and highly constructive approach to our work.”
Frank has left the bulk of the lyric writing to Altzi, who himself noted: “It wasn’t my intention to make any political statement on this album but my frustration concerning where we are in the world today somehow led me to write lyrics about that. How do we adapt to the threat and the fear of violence? Mankind seems to have a short memory keeps on doing the same mistakes over and over again. How we in modern time still let’s religion dictate and form the decisions made by people and governments?” He also noted, with a grin, that he didn’t write all the songs: “So there’s enough room for love songs and pure rock ‘n’ roll.”
You can pre-order Fight The Fear by clicking here. However, in the meantime Herman Frank has released ‘Hail And Row’ as the single from the parent album (Following previous release ‘Sinners’) and you can also take advantage of the accompanying lyric video right here at RAMzine.