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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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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The Nations" and the accompanying world tour (more than 180 shows around the globe), the German heavy metal act has now withdrawn from the stage to start work on the next CD.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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Avenged Sevenfold To Headline Golden Gods Show

Orange County, California based hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place on April 20th at the Nokia Centre in Los Angeles, California and will be televised by VH1 on May 28th.

Also performing at the show will be the original lineup of the Alice Cooper band, as well as Duff McKagen's Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat and Fozzy, who's lead singer Chris Jericho will also be hosting the event. Alice Cooper is also set to receive the eponymous Golden God award, while Motley Crue will be picking up the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The list of other nominees for the awards are as follows: More...

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"Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1" Teaser Trailer Posted

On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Metalcamp 2011 Lineup Announced

Zonaria is the latest act to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, which is set to take place from July 11th - 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):


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Wolf Hoffmann Unveils New Jackson Flying V Guitar

Accept's Wolf Hoffmann has posted a video clip online unveiling his new Jackson Flying V guitar before shooting the "Teutonic Terror" music video. Check out the footage in the video clip below.

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Warmachine To Support Accept

Warmachine has checked in with the following brief announcement about supporting Accept at an upcoming show in Toronto:

"Warheads! Warmachine will be supporting German Metal Legends Accept on April 20th at The Mod Club in Toronto, Canada. Details for the show are as follows."

Accept, Sabaton, Ash Lee Blade, and Warmachine
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
The Mod Club Theatre
722 College Street West
Toronto, ON M6G 1B3 Canada
Doors @ 7:PM

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Accept To Perform Entire "Restless & Wild" Album

Nuclear Blast Records has issued the following announcement about Accept performing the entire "Restless & Wild" album on the band's upcoming show in Switzerland:

"Today, Accept are proud to announce an exclusive show for their fans in Switzerland, a show that will go down as another defining, legendary moment for heavy metal. The fans at the Z7 Hall in Pratteln, Switzerland can get ready to hear a very special performance that will become a milestone in Accept’s fabled history.

"The band has decided to perform their historic 1982 album Restless & Wild in its entirety, including such trend-setting gems as 'Fast As A Shark,' 'Restless & Wild' and 'Princess Of The Dawn!' These classic songs will be supplemented with several new songs from their latest album Blood Of The Nations. This exclusive show will be talked about for years to come as yet another high point in Accept’s chronicle of special events and a very distinct experience for all hard rock fans and the many die-hard Accept followers. This performance will happen only once and it will happen in Pratteln. Be there on January 25th!"

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Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1 Release Date Postponed

Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...

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Accept Announces South American Tour Dates

German heavy metal legends Accept have announced a string of tour dates for South America in support of their latest studio album, "Blood Of The Nations." The trek will kick off in early May and the dates are as follows:

May 08 - Mexico City, Mexico - Circo Volador
May 10 - La Paz, Bolivia - TBD
May 11 - Lima, Peru - Barranco Bar
May 13 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Novedades
May 14 - Buenos Aires, Argentina – El Teatro Flores
May 15 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Carioca Club

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Accept Announces Tour Of Russia

German heavy metal legends Accept have announced a string of tour dates for Russia in support of their latest studio album, "Blood Of The Nations." The trek will kick off in early March and the dates are as follows:

March 07 - Minsk, Belarus - Palace of Sports
March 09 - Moscow, Russia - Milk
March 11 - Vladivostok, Russia - Golden Fish
March 12 - Ussuriysk, Russia - Extrim
March 13 - Nachodka, Russia - Diamond Concert Hall

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Steelwing Posts New Tour Blog

Steelwing is currently on the road with Accept. The band has now issued the following announcement about posting a new tour blog online:

"Greetings metal hearts! We have now embarked on the Accept support tour which - needless to say - has been totally awesome so far! Just imagine getting to see one of your favourite bands play every night. As always we've been up to a lot of random, boring and pointless shit, as you're about to find out."

You can check out the full tour blog, including photos from the road, at this location.

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Visions Of Atlantis To Play Metalcamp Festival

Visions of Atlantis has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Metalcamp festival:

"Hey out there! Visions of Atlantis will be playing on Metalcamp 2011 which takes Place in Tolmin/SLO from the 11th to 17th of July 2011.

"VoA will perform among other great bands like Blind Guardian, Arch Enemy, Accept, Kreator, In Extremo, Amorphis, etc. Be sure to check your tickets fast!"

Additional details on the Metalcamp Festival can be found at this location.

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