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

Latest Accept News

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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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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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:


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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:

Municipal Waste
Gama Bomb
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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