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Formed: 1971
From: Solingen, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Accept news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Bloodstock Adds More Bands To Festival Lineup

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:

"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!

"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.

"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...

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Gama Bomb Added To Bloodstock Lineup

There’s yet more thrash for Bloodstock with Northern Irish upstarts Gama Bomb landing an opening slot on the Ronnie James Dio mainstage. The band is looking forward to churning up the Catton Park turf, commenting:

“Bloodstock: it’s just like Woodstock, but for heavy metal types, and replacing the love and peace with chips and Carling! And Slayer! Our UK fans have been asking for this for years, and now the dream is real. So pack your tent, back up your arse with bananas and send the word – The G-Bomb are comin’ to Bloodstock!"

The band’s fourth album, "The Terror Tapes," will be released next Monday 22nd April on AFM Records. Check out the new video for "Terrorscope" right here.

British heavy metal standard bearers Beholder also step in to an early mainstage slot on Saturday. Frontman Simon Hall says “For Beholder to actually be asked to do this, without me dropping to my knees and pleading like a bitch is a true acknowledgment of where the band is right now. To be on the best Bloodstock line-up ever is something we’re not going to approach lightly, and on Saturday 10th August, let’s show the rest of the world how true British Metal fans rule all!!”

The currently announced lineup is: More...

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Ten More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2013

The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced a further ten bands for this year's edition of the event, including Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as 3 Inches Of Blood, Scar Symmetry, Dying Fetus, Xerath, Bloodbound, Vanderbuyst, Scarab and The Prophecy. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will be headlined by Slayer, King Diamond and Lamb of God.

King Diamond (Headliner)
Lamb Of God (Headliner)
Slayer (Headliner)
3 Inches Of Blood
Amorphis
Accept
Anthrax
Avantasia
Bloodbound
Dark Funeral
Death Angel
Devildriver
Dying Fetus
Ex Deo
Exodus
Firewind
Fozzy
Hell
Kataklysm
Municipal Waste
Negligence
The Prophecy
Scar Symmetry
Scarab
Vanderbuyst
Whitechapel
Xerath

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Slayer To Headline Bloodstock 2013

American thrash metal legends Slayer has been confirmed as the third and final headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, England. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will also be headlined by King Diamond and Lamb of God. A statement from Slayer guitarist Kerry King reads: "Can't wait to hit the stage at Bloodstock! Metal Festival in England? Fuck yes!! It's going to be hell on earth and I'm looking forward to having a party with all my British friends."

The organisers of the festival added: "We are thrilled to announce that seminal thrash metal legends, SLAYER are confirmed as the third and final headliner for Bloodstock 2013. The Californian four-piece will close the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday night at Catton Park, bringing their face-melting, monster riffs to the metal hordes."

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Lamb Of God To Headline Bloodstock 2013

American heavy metal outfit, Lamb Of God has been confirmed as the second headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, closing the main stage on the second day of the festival. The organisers have also confirmed two more bands for next year in Swedish black metal veterans, Dark Funeral and Finnish heavy metal group, Amorphis, who had this to say about their performance:

"Greetings from Hell-sinki's 5K studio where Amorphis is finishing recording our forthcoming 11th album. Our agent gave us the great news that we are booked for Bloodstock Festival 2013! Bloodstock has become one of the best European metal events, so it's an honour to be part of the festival again. We promise to put on an epic show, so keep the horns up and see you at Bloodstock next summer!"

The festival will take place from August 8th- 11th in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire and will feature the following bands, with many more to be confirmed: More...

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King Diamond To Headline Bloodstock 2013

The organisers of the British metal festival Bloodstock Open Air have announced that Danish heavy metal icon, King Diamond, will be one of the three headlining acts at next year's edition of the event. King and his cohorts will be closing the main stage on the first day of the festival, which will also include performances from German metal legends, Accept and Greek power metal outfit, Firewind, amongst other names yet to be announced.

Speaking on the band's performance at Bloodstock, King Diamond stated: "I'm looking so much forward to this, we all are. Finally back in England! The people at Bloodstock have gone the extra mile to make this possible, and will be expanding the stage to fit our full production. This is gonna be DARK and very HEAVY!"

The festival will take place from August 8th - 11th (no main stage performances on the 8th) and now features the following lineup, with many more bands to be announced:

King Diamond (Headliner)
Accept
Anthrax
Firewind
Fozzy

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Dragonsclaw Announces Guest Contributor

After announcing that guitarist Jack Starr will be appearing on the band's upcoming new album, Dragonsclaw has now issued the following announcement about another guest contributor:

"We are proud to announce that the brilliant David Reece (ex-Accept, Bangalore Choir) will be singing a duet on our upcoming second album, 'Judgement Day.' David will be featured on the song 'Watching My Every Move,' one of the heaviest and most aggressive tracks on the record."

Vocalist Giles Lavery remarked, “this track starts the new album with a heavy, intense metal assault. It’s one of my favourites from our new songs and David’s voice suits it perfectly."

Reece commented on his contribution saying, "Dragonsclaw are a great band with an exceptional singer and I’m truly honoured to have been asked to participate."

This upcoming new album will follow previous release "Prophecy" (reviewed here), and further details will be announced as they are made available.

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Kreator & Accept Bulldoze Worcester To The Ground

When heavy metal came into my life in 1985/1986, one of the many reasons I fell in love, married it and grafted it into my very soul is due to one special band: Accept. “Metal Heart” was the second album I ever bought, and the love affair with this music grew. Through all the the ups and downs in the band’s career - the initially dreadful David Reece album “Eat the Heat” (which I later came to appreciate a little more), feeling heartbroken about the loss of Udo Dirkschneider (twice), the near disaster of “Predator,” the angst of the band’s return with yet another American vocalist back prior to the release of “Blood of Nations” - Accept has, and always will be, the source of my own metal heart. In the 80's, I joked a lot about how it was the “Nazi choruses” that drew me in. Today, that kind of statement would put me squarely within the crosshairs of overly sensitive individuals who would have no understanding of where I came from with the description should I dare to use it today. Of course, it didn’t help that the band is German. That long abandoned reference from my youth merely refers to the deep, low all male backing vocals that, for me, made Accept one of the greatest bands ever. “Bound to Fail” was the song that coined that phrase and “Stand Tight” reinforced it. Needless to say, I was ready to finally see the one Udo-less Accept incarnation that has found a way to rejuvenate the band and capture the old metal spirit with a whole new set of young fans, which is just glorious. The pairing with Kreator, another band I discovered when “Endless Pain” was released on Noise Records shortly after the band changed its name from Tormentor, seemed almost as perfect as it was slightly “genre mixed.” Add Finland’s Swallow the Sun, who seemed like the oddball out, and this bill became a “lust see.” More...

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Accept Posts Autumn Tour Trailer

Accept has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming Autumn Eurpean tour dates in support of new album "Stalingrad" (reviewed here). Check out the trailer below. The dates are as follows:

10/18/2012 - FUZZ CLUB Athens, Greece
10/19/2012 - PRINCIPAL CLUB Thessaloniki, Greece
10/20/2012 - UNIVERSIADA HALL Sofia, Bulgaria
10/21/2012 - JUKE BOX Bucharest, Romania
10/24/2012 - BOOGALOO Zagreb, Croatia

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Kreator And Accept Announce North American Tour

Two of Germany's most respected metal veterans, Accept and Essen based thrashers, Kreator, have announced that they will be teaming up together this Autumn for a co-headlining tour of North America in support of their new albums, in a trek dubbed the "Teutonic Terror Attack." They will also be joined on the tour by Finnish metal outfit, Swallow The Sun.

Accept recently released their new album, "Stalingrad," their first since the highly successful, "Blood Of The Nations" and Kreator will be releasing their new album, "Phantom Antichrist" through Nuclear Blast Records this June.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Accept Offers Free Download Of Title Track

German legends Accept are offering a free download of the title track from the forthcoming LP "Stalingrad" at this location. The album is set for release on April 6, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Stalingrad" is:

1. Hung, Drawn And Quartered.
2. Stalingrad
3. Hellfire
4. Flash To Bang Time
5. Shadow Soldiers
6. Revolution
7. Against The World
8. Twist Of Fate
9. The Quick And The Dead
10. Never Forget (bonus track)
11. The Galley

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Accept Streaming New Track Online

German legends Accept are streaming the title track from the band's forthcoming LP "Stalingrad." The album is set for release on April 6, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Stalingrad" is:

1. Hung, Drawn And Quartered.
2. Stalingrad
3. Hellfire
4. Flash To Bang Time
5. Shadow Soldiers
6. Revolution
7. Against The World
8. Twist Of Fate
9. The Quick And The Dead
10. Never Forget (bonus track)
11. The Galley

Check out "Stalingrad" here: More...

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Accept Unveils "Stalingrad" Art And Track List

German legends Accept have unveiled the album artwork and track listing for the band's forthcoming LP "Stalingrad." The album is set for release on April 6, 2012. The album was produced by Andy Sneap (Sabbat) and will come as a CD, 2LP (red/white) or limited edition CD with a bonus DVD with live content from the "Blood of Nations" tour and official video clips.

Guitarist Wolf Hoffman had the following comments on the expectations of the new album:

We put ourselves under enormous pressure to bring out a new album right after this tour marathon, which brought us two times around the globe. But we are very proud about what we delivered with 'STALINGRAD' and we hope our fans will like it as well

The track list for "Stalingrad" consists of the following songs:

1. Hung, Drawn And Quartered.
2. Stalingrad
3. Hellfire
4. Flash To Bang Time
5. Shadow Soldiers
6. Revolution
7. Against The World
8. Twist Of Fate
9. The Quick And The Dead
10. Never Forget (bonus track)
11. The Galley More...

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"Monsters Of Metal - Vol. 8" Release Pushed Back

The release date for the upcoming compilation “Monsters of Metal - Vol. 8” on DVD/Blu-Ray with 90 music videos and over 400 minutes of pure metal is postponed until March 16th, 2012.

The compilation includes two DVDs and one Blu-ray with clips from bands like Nightwish, Edguy, Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Hammerfall, Accept, Blind Guardian, Avantasia, Deathstars, Monster Magnet, Leaves' Eyes, Tristania, Nevermore, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Opeth and more.

The track list is as follows:

DVD1
01 Nightwish - Storytime
02 Deathstars - Metal
03 Pain - The Great Pretender
04 Amorphis - You I Need
05 Opeth - The Devils Orchard
06 Lacuna Coil - Within Me
07 Therion - Kali Yuga Part 3: Autumn Of The Aeons
08 Leaves Eyes - Take The Devil In Me
09 Tristania - Year Of The Rat
10 Draconian - The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight
11 Saltatio Mortis - Hochzeitstanz
12 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Dr. Pest
13 Monster Magnet - Gods & Punks
14 Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
15 Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
16 Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
17 Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
18 Gotthard - Remember Its Me
19 Edguy - Robin Hood
20 Blind Guardian A Voice In The Dark
21 Accept - Pandemic
22 Sabaton - Screaming Eagles
23 Hammerfall - One More Time
24 Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
25 Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
26 Powerwolf - We Drink Your Blood
27 Grave Digger - Rebellion Live@Wacken
28 Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
29 Tarot - Wings OfDarkness
30 Bullet - Stay Wild
31 Steelwing - The Illusion
32 Enforcer - Midnight Vice
33 Skullfist - Head Of The Pack
34 White Wizzard - Over The Top
35 Cauldron - Chained Up In Chains
36 Huntress - Eight Of Swords
37 Battle Beast - Into The Metalworld
38 Armored Saint - Left Hook From Right Field
39 Nevermore - Born
40 Alestorm - Shipwrecked
41 Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
42 Heidevolk - Nehalennia
43 Trollfest - Die VerdammteHungersnot
44. Milking The Goatmachine -The Wolf Is Dead More...

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Accept Reveals New Album Release Date

German heavy metal legends Accept has revealed that their brand new studio album, "Stalingrad," their first since the highly acclaimed, "Blood Of The Nations" in 2010, will be released on April 6th through Nuclear Blast Records. The album saw the band team up with producer Andy Sneap once again, with whom the band will also be touring with, as Sneap's band, Hell open for them on the forthcoming European tour dates:

April 6 - Paris, France - Bataclan
April 7 - Mons, Belgium - PPM Fest
April 8 - Schijndel, Netherlands - Paaspop Festival
April 10 - Kempten, Germany - Big Box
April 11 - Stuttgart, Germany - Pilharmonie
April 13 - Straubing, Germany - Messehalle
April 14 - Geiselwind, Germany - Event Center
April 15 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
April 17 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle
April 18 - Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit
April 19 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
April 21 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Euronics
April 22 - Warschau, Poland - Stodola More...

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Accept Posts 2012 Tour Preview Video

German traditional metal giants Accept has posted a preview video for the band's 2012 European Tour. Accept is completing work on the new LP "Stalingrad," which is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2012 release.

The confirmed dates on the tour this far are:

April 06, 2012 — PARIS / Le Bataclan, FRANCE
April 07, 2012 — MONS / PPM Festival / Lotto Mons Expo, BELGIUM
April 10, 2012 — KEMPTEN / Big Box, GERMANY
April 11, 2012 — FILDERSTADT / Filharmonie, GERMANY
April 13, 2012 — STRAUBING / Messehalle GERMANY
April 14, 2012 — GEISELWIND / Eventcenter, GERMANY
April 15, 2012 — PRATTELN / Z7, SWITZERLAND
April 17, 2012 — OBERHAUSEN / Turbinenhalle, GERMANY
April 18, 2012 — HAMBURG / Docks, GERMANY
April 19, 2012 — BERLIN / Huxleys, GERMANY
April 21, 2012 — ZLIN / Euronics, CZ
April 22, 2012 — WARSAW / Stodola, POLAND

Check out the tour trailer video here:

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Hell Confirmed As Opener For Accept EU Tour

U.K. band Hell announced that the band will provide support for German legends Accept in April 2012 for the upcoming European tour. Hell had released its debut LP "Human Remains" this year after forming twenty years ago.

The following dates are confirmed:

06.04.2012 Paris (F), Bataclan
07.04.2012 Mons (BE), PPM Fest
10.04.2012 Kempten , Big Box
11.04.2012 Stuttgart, Pilharmonie
13.04.2012 Straubing, Messehalle
14.04.2012 Geiselwind, Event Center
15.04.2012 Pratteln (CH), Z7
17.04.2012 Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
18.04.2012 Hamburg, Große Freiheit
19.04.2012 Berlin, Huxleys

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Accept Reveals New Album Title

German heavy metal legends Accept have reportedly set "Stalingrad" as the title of their forthcoming new album, which is expected to be released in April of next year through Nuclear Blast Records.

The veterans are currently recording the album with producer Andy Sneap at guitarist Wolf Hoffman's Nashville studios.

This will be the groups second studio album with vocalist Mark Tornillo, who made his debut with the band on the wildly successful "Blood Of The Nations" album (reviewed here), which was released in August of last year.

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Accept Announces 2012 Tour Dates

German metal legends Accept announced the first string of dates for a 2012 World Tour beginning in Paris in April, presumably around or after the follow up to "Blood of the Nations" is released. The band are currently working on that follow up LP.

The dates are as follows:

April 6, 2012 - Paris (F), Bataclan
April 7, 2012 - Mons (BE), PPM Hard
Aptil 8, 2012 - TBA (NL), Festival
April 10, 2012 - Kempten (DE), Big Box
April 11, 2012 - Stuttgart (DE), Pilharmonie
April 13, 2012 - Straubing (DE), Exhibition Hall
April 14, 2012 - Geiselwind (DE), Event Center
April 15, 2012 - Pratteln (CH), Z7
April 17, 2012 - Oberhausen (DE), Turbine Hall
April 18, 2012 - Hamburg (DE), Grosse Freiheit
April 19, 2012 - Berlin (DE), Huxley's
April 21, 2012 - Zlin (CZ), Euronics
April 22, 2012 - Warsaw (PL), Stodola

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Accept Writing New Album

Following Accept's comeback album "Blood Of The Nations" and the accompanying world tour (more than 180 shows around the globe), the German heavy metal act has now withdrawn from the stage to start work on the next CD.

The band is currently writing material for the new album with British producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Arch Enemy) at the helm. Comments Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffman:

“Accept and Andy Sneap have the perfect synergy. This was so clear with Blood Of The Nations and we are excited to continue on that path. Andy is not only an amazing and prolific producer, but also a very good friend who has long become a member of the Accept family.”

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