Herman Frank

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Herman Frank
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Herman Frank performing at Kavarna Rock Fest 2013.
Background information
Origin Hanover, Germany
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Accept, Victory, Moon'Doc, Sinner, Hazzard, Saeko, Thomsen, Poison Sun
Website www.hermanfrank.com

Herman Frank (born in 1950) is a heavy metal guitarist from Germany best known for his work with Accept and Victory. In 2009, he released his first solo album called Loyal to None. Frank has also recorded with Hazzard, Sinner, Moon'Doc, Saeko, Thomsen and Poison Sun. As a record producer and engineer, he has worked for Saxon, Rose Tattoo, Crown of Creation, Molly Hatchet and several others.

Musical career[edit]

With Accept[edit]

Herman Frank joined Accept in 1982 shortly before the release of their album Restless and Wild. He replaced guitarist Jan Koemmet, who had been hired for Jörg Fischer but had left the band before the recording sessions. Frank himself departed after the release of the following (and the band's most successful) album, Balls to the Wall, in 1983.

When Accept reunited for festival appearances in 2005, it was with Herman Frank in the spot alongside constant presence Wolf Hoffmann. He was involved in the band's recent reunion and appears on their 2010 album, Blood of the Nations, their first album in 14 years, and its 2012 follow-up, Stalingrad.


Band albums[edit]

  • 1983 – Hazzard
  • 1985 – Touch of Sin
The Element
  • 1985 – Time[1]
  • 1986 – Don't Get Mad ... Get Even
  • 1987 – Hungry Hearts
  • 1989 – Culture Killed the Native
  • 1990 – Temples of Gold
  • 1992 – You Bought It – You Name It
  • 2003 – Instinct
  • 2006 – Fuel to the Fire
  • 2011 – Don't Talk Science
  • 1995 – Moon'Doc
  • 1996 – Get Mooned
  • 2000 – Realm of Legends
  • 2004 – Above Heaven, Below Heaven
  • 2006 – Life
  • 2009 – Let's Get Ruthless
Poison Sun
  • 2010 – Virtual Sin

Solo albums[edit]


  • Matthias Blazek: Das niedersächsische Bandkompendium 1963–2003 – Daten und Fakten von 100 Rockgruppen aus Niedersachsen. Celle 2006, pp. 148–149. ISBN 978-3-00-018947-0.


  1. ^ "The Element – Time [1985]". Melodic Hard Rock. Retrieved November 10, 2012.

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