2014-08-27 - After reuniting four years ago with more than 15 years in hibernation, legendary German heavy metallers ACCEPT have added yet another chapter in the story of one of the most triumphant career comebacks in the history of heavy music, this time with the band’s latest studio release Blind Rage.
For the third time since 2010, ACCEPT’s latest album has cracked the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart – this time at #35. Blind Rage also holds the #4 position on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart. In Canada, Blind Rage has debuted at #114 on the Top 200 & at #21 on the Hard Rock charts. Presciently, Blind Rage debuted at #1 on the German Media Control chart - the best possible chart entry in the career of any German music artist.
“Four years ago, we decided to start ACCEPT anew,” states the band. “Of course, we hoped to reach the fans of heavy metal and leave a few more marks in its history. None of us would have thought that it would come to this. We’d like to thank all who gave us enormous strength and the will to continue on order to make this happen.”
Brought to extreme front-and-center on Blind Rage, ACCEPT’s fabled grandiose riffs, magnificently chanted choruses, classically inspired solos, memorable refrains, and rasped vocals were once again captured by producer & renowned audio engineer Andy Sneap (EXODUS, MEGADETH, OPETH).
Given the exceptional quality of ACCEPT’s musical output, their steady climb up the worldwide charts comes as no surprise. Legions of ACCEPT fans around the world answered the call for new material, placing 2010’s Blood Of The Nations - the band’s first studio album in a decade and a half – at #187 on the American Billboard Top 200 chart. Months later, the band received a nomination for a Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Award in the “Comeback of the Year” category. In Europe, Blood Of The Nations entered the German Media Control chart at #4 and debuted at #12 on the Billboard European chart with the following additional worldwide chart entries: #7 in Sweden; #7 in Hungary; #9 in Finland; #19 in Austria; and #27 in the Czech Republic. The band toured relentlessly around the globe and invigorated audiences everywhere with the high-energy dynamics of their stage show.
ACCEPT’s 2012 album Stalingrad rode the tsunami of the band’s resurgence to a chart debut at #81 on the American Billboard Top 200. In Germany, the band repeated their Top 10 appearance by debuting at #6 on the German Media Control chart. In Europe, Stalingrad debuted at #17 in Switzerland, #32 in Austria, #25 in the Czech Republic, and #50 in France. The international demand for live shows continued.
Germany has always stood for innovation and invention, be it in the fields of technology, philosophy, classical composers, or contemporary music. With more than 300,000 works by German authors and musicians regularly published according to European Union statistics, few manage to overcome the staggering odds and succeed on an international level. ACCEPT are one of those acts who have reached the status of phenomenon - for what began locally in the mid-1970s went on to become a worldwide trademark that has maintained its elite status spanning close to four decades.
Next month, ACCEPT harnesses the driving force of their history to play four exclusive U.S. shows before heading overseas to launch their worldwide tour. Don’t miss it.
Special guests METAL CHURCH and RAVEN will play the September 12th show at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. Dates & line-ups for ACCEPT’s upcoming U.S. shows include:
• 09/11/14 Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA – with METAL CHURCH
• 09/12/14 Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA – with METAL CHURCH & RAVEN
• 09/13/14 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV – ACCEPT only
• 09/15/14 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – with RAVEN
Pre-sale ticket links can be found on the band’s official Facebook page.
Directed by Greg Aronowitz (Batman & Robin, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Lost World: Jurassic Park), “Stampede” is ACCEPT’s latest video.
Watch Blind Rage album trailers on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.
Blind Rage is available in various domestic & import formats from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop.
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