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

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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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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

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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:

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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Accept Live Footage Available

A new live footage featuring heavy metal veterans Accept has made its way online. The clip was taking during the band's appearance at the "Sauna Open Air" festival in Tampere, Finland on June 11, 2011. You can view the band's performance of the track "Up To The Limit" in the player below.

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Accept Posts "Pandemic" Video

Accept has posted a music video online for the song "Pandemic," which is off the band's "Blood of the Nations" album (reviewed here). You can check out the video clip in the player below.

Accept - Pandemic

Accept | Myspace Music Videos

In other recent Accept news, guitarist Herman Frank was injured during an on-stage fall at a live show.

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Accept Guitarist Injured After Fall On Stage

Nuclear Blast Records has issued the following announcement about Accept guitarist Herman Frank injuring himself at a live show:

"Accept was forced to play as a four-piece during their concert in Houston, Texas this past Saturday, May 7 after the band’s guitarist, Herman Frank, suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung in a stage fall the previous night in San Antonio. Herman fell backwards during the song 'Bulletproof' and will miss the remaining dates of Accept’s 'Blood of the Nations' Tour 2011.

"Of course, the band has done this before. Accept performed and toured as a four-piece during the 1990s as well, and the Houston show was a perfect example that the four of them (Wolf, Peter, Mark and Stefan Schwarzmann) can still blow the roof off and concert hall! The band is now on their way to South America for the final leg of the tour. The Accept website will keep you updated on Herman’s condition. We all wish him all the best and a quick recovery!"

Peter Baltes also explains: “Unfortunately, Herman had an accident during last night’s show in San Antonio. He tripped and landed hard on his back. Even though he managed to finish the show, his pain became unbearable as we arrived in Houston. He was taken to the emergency room, where the doctors discovered four broken ribs and a punctured lung. He will remain at the hospital for now. Considering his condition, his spirit is great, and we all need to give our support to him as he recovers from his injuries. In the meantime, the band will continue the tour, and Herman will rejoin us as soon as he is all healed up and good to go.”

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Accept Announces Festival Appearances

The Accept tour procession continues to crisscross the metal world with no signs of fatigue or slowing down. Currently, the band is preparing for an assault of the American continent with confirmed dates in the USA, Canada, and South America.

Following later in June, European fans will once again be witness to additional live Accept spectacles on their home continent. Following the three month long European Spring tour Accept has announced several European festival appearances. In addition, Accept will add several headliner-shows in Berlin, Bremen, and Bochum.

The following dates are now confirmed:

03.06.2011 CZ - Pilzen, Metalfest
04.06.2011 GER - Berlin , Columbia Club
05.06.2011 GER - Bremen, Aladin
07.06.2011 GER - Bochum, Zeche
09.06.2011 SW - Sölversborg, Sweden Rock Festival
11.06.2011 FIN - Tampere, Sauna Open Air
09.07.2011 SWE - Gävle Gasklockorna, Getaway Rock Fest
15.07.2011 GER - Balingen, Bang your Head Festival
16.07.2011 SL - Tolmin, Metal Camp

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Stormwarrior Confirmed For Bang Your Head Fest

Stormwarrior and Legion of the Damned have been confirmed for Germany's Bang Your Head festival. The upcoming festival will take place on July 15th and July 16th at the Messegelände in Balingen.

For further information on the festival, visit this location.

Other confirmed bands include: Desaster, Crystal Viper, Accept, Helloween, Immortal, Lordi, Amorphis, Death Angel, Asphyx, and more.

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Powerwolf To Play Metalcamp

Powerwolf has issued the following brief announcement about appearing at the upcoming Metalcamp festival:

"The Wolves will hold the sermon of steel at this year's Metalcamp on July 15th. Can't wait to sanctify this wonderful place with wolfish metal."

Other confirmed acts include Evile, Moonspell, The Ocean, Arch Enemy, Blind Guardian, Zonaria, Alestorm, Accept, and many more. Additional details on the festival are available at this location.

Powerwolf also recently announced additional festival appearances this year at Masters of Rock and Rock Harz Open Air.

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