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

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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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Sabaton To Re-Issue Back Catalog

Available for the first time in North America as non-imports, Sabaton’s first four full-length albums will be re-issued by Nuclear Blast on April 14th, 2011. Titles include: 2005’s "Primo Victoria," 2006’s "Attero Dominatus," 2007’s "Metalizer," and 2008’s "The Art Of War." Exclusive bonus material and cover songs for each re-release will soon be announced.

Sabaton bassist Pär Sundström has this to say about the availability of the band's discography in North America and the re-releases coinciding with the band's first-ever North American tour with Germany's Accept:

"We are thrilled about finally being able to tour North America and to be able to do so with such legends as ACCEPT is even better. Finally, our first four albums will be available outside of Europe right in time for this tour. We will be playing songs from all five albums every night and during our full-length headlining shows, we will present the music from more than ten years of SABATON for the first time on North American soil."

The tour dates are as follows:

04/09/11 The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
04/10/11 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/13/11 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
04/14/11 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
04/15/11 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY (SABATON HEADLINING SHOW; NO ACCEPT)
04/16/11 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY *ONE-OFF; OVERKILL HEADLINES*
04/17/11 Club Soda- Montreal, QC – CANADA
04/18/11 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
04/20/11 Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/21/11 Blondie's – Detroit, MI
04/22/11 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
04/24/11 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
04/26/11 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
04/27/11 Peter's Room – Portland, OR
04/28/11 The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
04/30/11 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/01/11 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
05/02/11 Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA
05/03/11 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ (SABATON HEADLINING SHOW; NO ACCEPT)
05/04/11 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
05/06/11 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
05/07/11 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

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Arch Enemy Confirms Festival Appearance

Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place between July 11th and 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The confirmed line-up includes:

ABINCHOVA
ACCEPT
ACHREN
ALESTORM
AMORPHIS
ARCH ENEMY
ARKONA
AVA INFERI
BLIND GUARDIAN
BRAINSTORM
BREZNO
BULLDOZER
DEATH ANGEL
DEICIDE
HATE
HEAVEN´S GREY
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
IN EXTREMO
IN SOLITUDE
KALMAH
KREATOR
KYLESA
MERCENARY
MOONSORROW
MOONSPELL
OBSCURA
OCTOBER FILE
RISING DREAM
SERENITY
SUICIDAL ANGELS
TAAKE
THAUROROD
THE OCEAN
VANDERBUYST
VIRGIN STEELE
WATAIN
WINTERSUN

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Steelwing Issues Band Update

Steelwing has issued the following update about joining Accept on tour and posting a blog online detailing the band's shows with Sabaton last year:

"Last week we assembled our lazy asses to the first rehearsal for the upcoming Accept tour. Since we'll be playing a lot of cities for the third time in just a few months we have decided to give our loyal fans a special treat: we're going to play a couple of songs we've never played live before! If you're lucky, that might even include something from our upcoming second album... Come see us, make your way to the front row and bang your heads like there's no tomorrow and you'll find out!

"At last, MySpace seems to have worked out the bugs in their blog editor, so again you will be able to follow my tour blog here. Meanwhile, here's some stuff from the Sabaton tour last year that never got published due to the MySpace fuck up."

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Thaurorod To Play Metalcamp Festival

Thaurorod has issued the following announcement about performing at the 2011 edition of the Metalcamp festival:

"Thaurorod is confirmed to play at Metalcamp 2011. It is absolutely great to play on this amazing festival with beautiful location in Tolmin Slovenia together with all the great bands as Blind Guardian, Accept, Kreator, Amorphis, Death Angel, Wintersun, Alestorm, Kalmah and many many more...

"We hope we can give something totally outrageous for the audience coming to see us to boost even more your mood on these headbangers holidays! Until then... take a listen to the new track 'Morning Lake' we just posted from the album! Thaurorod wishes you a magnificent year 2011!"

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

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Accept Announces UK/Irish Tour Dates

German heavy metal legends Accept has announced a string of tour dates in the United Kingdom and the Republic Of Ireland in support of their latest studio album, "Blood Of The Nations." The trek will kick off in March and the dates are as follows:

March 17 - London, UK - Garage
March 18 - Prestatyn, UK - Hammer Festival
March 19 - Dublin, Ireland - The Village
March 20 - Belfast, UK - Spring & Airbreak
March 22 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation

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Accept Posts Tour Trailer Video Online

German heavy metal veterans Accept have posted a new tour promotional trailer online. The trailer is to promote the band's European leg of the "Blood Of The Nations Tour 2011." You can view the trailer below:

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Accept Announces North American Tour With Sabaton

German heavy metal kings Accept has announced that they will be heading back to North America for a headlining tour in April, sin support of their critically acclaimed new studio album, "Blood Of The Nations." Joining them on the tour will be Swedish heavy metal outfit Sabaton and, as special guests at the tour's New York show, American thrash legends Overkill.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For U.K.'s Hammerfest

The organisers of the British festival, Hammerfest has announced some more names for next year's edition of the event. British thrash metal legends Onslaught will be taking to the stage to promote their new album, "Sounds Of Violence," and they will be joined by fellow British thrashers, Evile. Also confirmed for the festival are Northern Irish thrash metal outfit Gama Bomb and American group, My Ruin. The festival will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales on March 18th and 19th.

The current lineup is as follows:

Accept
Biohazard
Municipal Waste
Onslaught
Gama Bomb
Evile
Mutant
Revoker
Attica Rage

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Accept Confirms Festival Appearance

Recently regrouped heavy metallers Accept has announced its participation for next year's edition of the Helsinki Metal Meeting, set to take place February 17-19, 2011 at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. The band are scheduled to appear on Saturday, February 19. More artists will be announced on October 25 and tickets for the event will go on sale on November 1.

Accept are currently on tour in support of its 2010 album "Blood of the Nations."

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Accept Announces European Headline Tour

Accept, the reformed German metal legends, has announced the dates for it's forthcoming headlining tour of Europe. The tour will be in support of the band's latest studio offering "Blood Of The Nations" which was released on September 14, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Accept European tour dates:
Jan. 14 - Osnabrück, Germany - Halle Gartlage
Jan. 15 - Kassel, Germany - Outback
Jan. 16 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof ter Lo
Jan. 18 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Jan. 19 - Biarritz, France - L'Attabal
Jan. 21 - Madrid, Spain - La Rivera
Jan. 22 - Pamplona, Spain - Totem
Jan. 23 - Barcelona, Spain - Apollo
Jan. 25 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Jan. 27 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini
Jan. 28 - Tuttlingen, Germany - Stadthalle
Jan. 29 - Geiselwind, Germany - Eventcentrum Strohofer
Jan. 31 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA
Feb. 01 - Wien, Austria - Arena
Feb. 02 - Budapest, Hungary - Diesel
Feb. 04 - Katowice, Poland - [to be announced]
Feb. 05 - Warsaw, Poland - [to be announced]
Feb. 06 - Gdansk, Poland - [to be announced]
Feb. 08 - Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit
Feb. 09 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
Feb. 10 - München, Germany - Tonhalle
Feb. 12 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Masters of Rock Cafe
Feb. 13 - Athens, Greece - Fuzz Club

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Accept Announces In-Store Appearance

Reformed German heavy metal icons Accept have announced an in-store appearance for the band's forthcoming tour stop in Cleveland, Ohio. Accept will be signing autographs at The Exchange on October 8, 2010 from 6 until 7 P.M.

The Exchange
6271 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130

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Accept To Stream Los Angeles Concert Online

Legendary German metal act Accept have announced plans to stream its October 19, 2010 performance in Los Angeles, California online. The concert, taking place at Los Angeles' famed Key Club, will be the first for the band to take place in the city in over 15 years.

The stream will be taking place at this location, on the day of the performance.

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Sunday Old School: Accept

While most people will tell you that heavy metal was born in Great Britain, the same people will tell you that metal's home is in Germany. Germany has several large festivals dedicated to the genre, and has produced some of the best bands ever to pick up a guitar, including the Teutonic Thrash Scene, the only thrash metal movement than can be seen as a legitimate rival to the American scene. Most of the bands from the Teutonic thrash era will explain however, that they may never have found their sound, without the influence of a band from Solingen named Accept.

Accept was originally formed in 1968 by vocalist Udo Dirkschneider and guitarist Michael Wagener under the name Band X and performed at an amateur level for around eight years before being offered a spot on the Rock am Rhein bill. The performance at the festival was impressive and led to the band receiving a record deal shortly after. They released a self-titled album in 1979 but found little success with the record and as a result, guitarist Gerhard Wahl and drummer Frank Friedrich, being replaced by Stefan Kaufmann and Jörg Fischer respectively. Accept would find greater rewards with their next album, "I'm A Rebel" however, resulting in their first televised performance, with even more success coming the next year when the band released, "Breaker," which earned them a spot supporting Judas Priest on their "Point Of Entry" tour. The group began evolving their sound somewhat with their next album, "Restless And Willd," which would prove to have a profound effect on the speed metal genre. More...

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Accept Enters German Albums Chart

German heavy metal legends Accept have entered the albums chart in their native country at number four with their first studio album in fourteen years, "Blood Of The Nations." A message from guitarist Wolf Hoffmann reads as follows:

"This really swept us off our feet! Of course, you dream about being on top of the charts, but this was pretty much out of the question. We tested new waters with our new singer Mark [Tornillo, ex-TT Quick] and emerged as winners! But even more than that, this is the reward for our unique collaboration with our label Nuclear Blast, Brainstorm Music Marketing, and all the others who gave their everything for Accept. But most of all, we want to thank our fans without whom we would be nothing! THANK YOU!"

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Accept Announces First Leg of North American Tour

After debuting their new line up to a sold-out audience in New York this past May and then traveling to Europe for shows in 16 different countries in 80 days (including two shows opening for AC/DC), Germany’s legendary metal band ACCEPT will return to tour the U.S. for the first time in 14 years on a co-headlining tour with King’s X. Their first show will kick-off the eleventh annual ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta.

Guitarist & songwriter Wolf Hoffman checks in about the band’s time in Germany and their upcoming North American trek:

“Believe me, this was boot camp, but we loved every minute of it! Twelve months ago, there was nothing on the horizon that would have made us believe we would be on the stages of the world again as ACCEPT… and here we are! [New lead vocalist] Mark Tornillo inspires us to get it all out in a way we have not been challenged before. We can't wait to be on stage with him!!!! He is the new kid on the block and he is the reason we are back again. It is such a relief, such vitamin shot!!! And if we could, we would never stop!!!”

When asked what has surprised the band the most about their fans, Hoffman responds enthusiastically:

“NO DOUBT ABOUT IT – the biggest surprise is the way they make us feel welcomed. Of course we hoped the fans would be happy to have us back - who would not believe that about their fans? - but, what is happening here, EVERYWHERE we go, is a TOTAL KNOCK-OUT for us. WE HAVE NOT SEEN FANS SO HAPPY IN A LONG, LONG TIME.”

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

09/09/2010 ProgPower USA Kick-Off – Atlanta, GA Center Stage
09/23/2010 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
09/24/2010 Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD
09/25/2010 The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
09/27/2010 B. B. King's – New York, NY
09/29/2010 Showcase Live - Foxboro, MA
10/01/2010 The Silo – Reading, PA
10/02/2010 The Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI
10/09/2010 The Arcada Theatre - St. Charles (Chicago), IL
10/12/2010 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
10/13/2010 House Of Blues - Houston TX More...

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Accept Announces Loud Park Appearance

Iconic German speed metal act Accept have announced their participation in the upcoming Loud Park 10 festival. Loud Park 10 is scheduled to take place on October 16th and 17th at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama City, Japan. Accept join the Saturday October 16th, 2010 line-up alongside Korn, Halford and Stone Sour.

Saturday October 16:
Korn
Halford
Stone Sour
Accept
Ratt
Hellyeah
Dir En Grey
Edguy
Amon Amarth
Chthonic
Engel

Sunday, October 17:
Ozzy Osbourne
Motorhead
Avenged Sevenfold
Angra
Spiritual Beggars
Five Finger Death Punch
Kuni
Halestorm
3 Inches of Blood
Trash Talk

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