Accept will release their new studio album, The Rise Of Chaos, on August 4th through Nuclear Blast.

Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann says, “The Rise Of Chaos is something I have been thinking about often. Wherever we go, there is some hidden as well as some visible destruction and it kind of changes the world we know. What was there today can be gone tomorrow and it’s somehow irritating, because it happens on so many levels and no one knows what comes next. The cover is our last stage set, but now clearly ‘destroyed’ — like… after a catastrophe.”

Accept will launch the disc on August 3r with special show at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. The group’s set will consist of three parts: Part one will bring fans a classic Accept set, packed with new and old hits. Part two will present another premiere: Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann will play tracks from his solo album, Headbangers Symphony, released in 2016, with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for the very first time. On this record, Wolf covered famous opuses by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi and Mozart in a metal guise. And in Part 3, all elements can be seen and heard together: Accept will make the holy Wacken ground shake by sharing the stage with the orchestra, supported by a complex multimedia show.

This unique concert experience will take place on this year’s Night To Remember, which makes it even more special. The Night To Remember is a celebrated, long-lasting Wacken tradition; for one night of the festival a selection of established bands will do something unique and special with their performance.

Hoffmann states, “It’s always impressive to see how bands take this evening seriously and how much love the artists and the organizing team put into their work to get a varied result. It’s a great tradition which underlines and documents the top-notch level of the international rock community like nothing else. We also want to present something that ACCEPT has never done before, we hope we can give something really special to the fans.”

Thomas Jensen, organizer of Wacken Open Air, adds “Accept have been and are still a very important part of Germany’s heavy metal scene. We’re really looking forward to having them with us once more. With this epic concept, the Thursday evening will be one to remember for sure.”

3 Responses

  1. I LOVE ACCEPT! I have been a big fan of this band since the 80’s. BALLS TO THE WALL, FAST AS A SHARK, and METAL HEART are three of the best albums of that era from any 80’s metal band you can name! I wish that they could have achieved the same level of fame as the Scorpions (who I also love)!This newest version of Accept with Mark T. as vocalist has put out three terrific albums that kick some serious ass (STALINGRAD and BLIND RAGE are my two favorites)! I am SO looking forward to the new release, and I hope that Accept can tour near here so that I can attend a show.

  2. Me too Keith. Accept is my second favorite German band, behind Scorpions. Breaker, Restless and Wild, Balls To The Wall, Metal Heart and Russian Roulette, are Accept at their finest. I saw them open for Ozzy in 1984. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen. One of my best friends saw them a few years ago and he was completely blown away by them. Mark Tornillo delivers the goods on their Stalingrad tour from the Blind Rage cd/dvd, and on the Restless and Live dvd/2cd set.

  3. Keith, if you don’t have it, I’d highly recommend their Breaker album. It’s very good. Mark Tornillo of TT Quick has helped continue Accept. The band has put out great albums with him as vocalist. I also think he’s great replacement for Udo D. and does an excellent job on the band’s songs from that era. “Fast as a Shark” is a great song off their Restless and Wild album. The fast double bass drumming by Stefan Kaufmann was very influential to a lot of metal drummers/bands of the thrash/speed metal movement, right behind the fast double bass drumming of Motorhead’s Phil Taylor on their song “Overkill”.

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