Musically, ACCU§ER found their own niche somewhere between Bay Area Thrash Metal and the sound of German bands like Kreator or Destruction. Collaborations with Alex Perialas (producer of Testament, Anthrax, etc.) or German Industrial pioneers Die Krupps speak for themselves.
The band played countless tours and concerts, e.g. with Motörhead, Paradise Lost and Overkill. Over time, they earned a respectable following and became a Thrash Metal force known for their energetic, breathtaking live shows.
With ‘Reflections’ (1994) and ‘Taken by the Throat’ (1995), the band changed their musical direction. Their sound became more and more aggressive and focused on groove.
After several line-up changes, the band eventually split up in 1996.
Until 2008 that is, when ACCU§ER finally returned with a bang. Although they were never truly gone, to be exact. The members continued writing songs and playing countless shows under the name Scartibe for quite a while.
At the end of 2008, the band finally went back to their original name and ACCU§ER’s been firing on all cylinders ever since. They’ve released a bunch of classy thrash metal albums and worked hard to bring their trademark sound back on stage and to their fans. Numerous shows on European festival stages and in packed clubs sparked more and more interest and ACCU§ER continued to gain momentum.
‘The Forlorn Divide’, released in 2016, marked a definite milestone in the band’s history. It was their first collaboration with Metal Blade Records, who will also publish their upcoming album ‘The Mastery’, which will be released in January 2018.
ACCU§ER has been writing new material during the whole past year. Inspired by the energy and spontaneity of their current live shows, the songs were finalized very quickly. And together with longtime producer Martin Buchwalter, they recorded ‘The Mastery’ in summer 2017 once again at the famed Gernhart Studio which is also frequented by bands like Destruction, Tankard and many more. ‘The Mastery’ is the missing link between the technical virtuosity of albums like ‘Who Dominates Who’ and the more basic, heavy approach of ‘Repent’. This latest record in the ACCU§ER discography contains every element that’s part of their long-running sound: heavy, chunky Thrash riffs, aggressive vocals and a dash of melody, along with high class guitar solos by their youngest member, Dennis Rybakowski. The band still raise their voices to denounce social grievances and deal with psychological themes when it comes to the lyrical side of their songs.