David Reece

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For other people of the same name, see David Rees.

David L. Reece is an American vocalist best known for his time with Accept and contribution to their 1989 album Eat the Heat.

Musical career[edit]

Before Accept[edit]

Reece grew up in Oklahoma,[1] making his recording debut with Dare Force in 1989, although he had been singing for them as early as 1982. He also recorded vocals for a demo for Sacred Child. He was replaced by Astrid Young before their album recording, but the demos were included on a re-release of their debut.[2]

With Accept[edit]

See the article about Eat the Heat. After many auditions, Reece was chosen to be the new Accept singer. He and the rest of the band produced what has been regarded as a much different sounding album compared to the previous Accept albums. The '89-'90 tour with W.A.S.P and Metal Church was eventually cancelled, and he was let go as singer as Accept went on a hiatus.

After Accept[edit]

After being sacked from Accept, he formed Bangalore Choir and released an album with them. The band included members of Hericane Alice - a band for which Reece had declined to record demo vocals earlier due to his involvement with Lillian X - a partnership which never resulted in any recorded material.[3] The following years he released two albums with Sircle of Silence with Larry Farkas from Vengeance Rising, Jay Schellen from Hurricane and Greg Chaisson, formerly of Badlands.[4] He then released an album with American band Stream.[5]

In 2007, Reece joined Swedish band Gypsy Rose, releasing an album with them the following year.[6]

Reece released his first solo album on August 28, 2009. His band consists of Andy Susemihl (ex-U.D.O.), Stefan Schwarzmann (formerly with U.D.O., currently also with Accept) and Jochen Fünders (ex-Holy Moses).


  • Accept: "Eat the Heat" (1989)
  • Bangalore Choir: "On Target" (1992)
  • Sircle of Silence: "Sircle of Silence" (1993)
  • Sircle of Silence: "Suicide Candyman" (1994)
  • Stream: "Take it or Leave it" (1995)
  • Gypsy Rose: "Another World" (2008)
  • Reece: "Universal Language" (2009)
  • Bangalore Choir: "Cadence" (2010)
  • Bangalore Choir "Metaphor" (2012)
  • Tango Down "Identity Crisis" (2012)
  • EZ Livin' "Firestorm" (2014)


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