David Reece

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David Reece
Birth nameDavid L. Reece
OriginUnited States
GenresHeavy metal
Years active1980s–present
Associated acts

David L. Reece is an American vocalist who has been active in the heavy metal rock scene professionally since the late 1980s, recording with several bands in diverse genres including Bonfire from January 2015 to July 2016. He is best known for his time with the band Accept, appearing on their 1989 album Eat the Heat.

Musical career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Reece was raised in Oklahoma, eventually moving to Minnesota and performing with major local rockers Dare Force[1] in the early 1980s.[2] He also recorded vocals in 1987 for a demo for the hard rock band Sacred Child. Although he was replaced by Astrid Young before recording their album,[3] the demos were included on a re-release of their debut.

With Accept[edit]

After many auditions, Reece was chosen to be the new Accept singer, and was the lead vocalist appearing on the album Eat the Heat. 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 1989-1990 tour with W.A.S.P and Metal Church was eventually cancelled, and he was dropped from the band as Accept went on a hiatus.

After Accept[edit]

After being fired from Accept, he formed Bangalore Choir and released the album "On Target" with them. The band included members of Reno, Nevada's Razormaid and the slightly more well-known 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.[4] 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.[5] He then released an album with American band Stream.[6]

In 2007, Reece joined Swedish band Gypsy Rose, releasing an album with them the following year.[7]

Reece released his first solo album on August 28, 2009, with Andy Susemihl (ex-U.D.O.), Stefan Schwarzmann (ex-U.D.O., ex-Accept) and Jochen Fünders (ex-Holy Moses) participating. He later released an album from a joint project with Martin Kronberg from Gypsy Rose in between releases from a reunited Bangalore Choir, and another solo album in between releases by Tango Down. He then released an album with the band EZ Livin' before joining Bonfire in 2015.[8] On the new solo project "Resilient Heart" 2018, Reece has teamed up with the musicians Marco Angioni (guitar, songwriter, producer), Martin J. Andersen (guitar, songwriter), Malte Frederik Burkert (bass) and Sigurd J. Jensen (drums). The album will be recorded at Death Island Studio in Denmark with Marco Angioni as producer and is entitled 'Resilient Heart'." Out on LP and CD the 9th of November 2018


  • Sacred Child: Sacred Child (1987, CD re-release of 1998 includes bonus demo with David Reece recorded in 1987)
  • 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)
  • Alex De Rosso: Alex De Rosso (1995, 2 songs performed by David Reece)
  • Stream: Chasing The Dragon (2003, compilation with 2 unreleased tracks with David Reece)
  • Stream: Stream (2006, compilation with 1 unreleased demo track with David Reece)
  • Gypsy Rose: Another World (2008)
  • Voices of Rock: Voices of Rock II: High & Mighty (2009, 1 song performed by David Reece)
  • Reece: Universal Language (2009)
  • Bangalore Choir: Cadence (2010)
  • Bangalore Choir: All Or Nothing – Live At Firefest (2011)
  • Reece-Kronlund: Solid (2011)
  • Bangalore Choir: Metaphor (2012)
  • Tango Down: Identity Crisis (2012)
  • Reece: Compromise (2013)
  • Tango Down: Charming Devil (2014)
  • EZ Livin': Firestorm (2014)
  • Wicked Sensation: Adrenaline Rush (2014)
  • Bonfire: Glorious (2015)
  • Bonfire: Pearls (2016)
  • Sainted Sinners: Sainted Sinners (2017)
  • Sainted Sinners: Back With A Vengeance (2018)
  • Reece: Resilient Heart (2018)


  1. ^ "Jeff Severns Guntzel: "Sex, Drugs, & Awesome Hair" in City Pages March 19th 2008". Archived from the original on March 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "Dare Force - discography, line-up, biography, interviews, photos". www.spirit-of-metal.com.
  3. ^ "Sacred Child". Encyclopaedia Metallum. 2002–2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2009-07-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Sircle of Silence - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". www.metal-archives.com.
  6. ^ "Stream - Take It or Leave It - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". www.metal-archives.com.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "David Reece of Bonfire". hardrockhaven.net. March 13, 2015.

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