The studio album «Too Mean to Die» was the sixteenth in a row for heavy metal band Accept. And this is the first album of a rock band with the participation of Martin Motnik. He replaced bass player Peter Baltes in 2019. This album was also the debut for rhythm guitarist Philip Schaus, who joined the group in the same year.
«Too Mean To Die» was recorded in American Nashville, where the coronavirus situation allowed studio work.
Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann recently told French Loud TV why the album received such a strange name:
«This is more or less our response to the entire atmosphere of coronavirus in the country, in the world. Of course, this does not mean seriously when we said: «We are too angry to die. We are not concerned about any small virus that is there». Of course, this should not be completely serious. But it sounded like a metal album, it sounded like a metal name, and we liked it. Therefore, we decided to follow this path and give the metal fans fresh air. This metal album is not really related to anything related to coronavirus».
As for Accept’s decision to release Too Mean To Die during the COVID-19 pandemic, Wolf said:
«It will be some time before we can do a real tour as headliners. But we decided to go further and release it, because perhaps fans will like it now that they are locked up, and perhaps this will divert their attention from everything that happens around. And it’s better than waiting for us to go on tour again, so let’s release the album now. Fans can enjoy them and listen, and then one day we will go on tour and meet again».