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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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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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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:
Stone Sour
Dir En Grey
Amon Amarth

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

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Andy Sneap Joins Accept On Stage In London

At the recent Accept concert in London, England, the band was joined on stage by Sabbat guitarist Andy Sneap, who also produced the band's new studio album, "Blood Of The Nations," to perform the classic song, "Balls To The Wall." You can check out fan filmed footage below. "Blood Of The Nations" is scheduled to be released on August 20th in Europe and September 14th in North America and will be the first album to feature new vocalist Mark Tornillo. More...

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Accept Reveals New Album Release Dates

German heavy metal legends Accept has announced that they will be releasing their brand new studio album, "Blood Of The Nations" on August 20th in Europe and on September 14th in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. This will be the band's first studio album since 1996's "Predator" and the first to feature new vocalist Mark Tornillo, formerly of TT Quick.

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ProgPower USA XI Lineup Announced

The full lineup for the 11th annual installment of ProgPower USA has been finalized for this September's festivities. The event, which is held in Atlanta, Georgia, will include a plethora of both stateside and European acts, including headlining acts Kamelot, Accept, and Hammerfall, along with Turisas, Nocturnal Rites, and more. This year's festival will also mark the first American appearances from Paradox, Leprous, Delain, Tarot (featuring Marcto Hietala of Nightwish), Seventh Wonder, and many more international acts.

In addition to the main two days of the event, there will be two days of pre-fest shows and activities based around ProgPower, including a Mid-Week Mayhem show on Wednesday, September 8th, and a Fest Kick-Off Show on Thursday, September 9th. More information on the festival can be found at this location.

The festival's itinerary is as follows: More...

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Accept Posts New Music Video Online

German heavy metal legends Accept has posted their new music video online for the song, "Teutonic Terror." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Blood Of The Nations," which will be the first to feature new vocalist Mark Tornillo, formerly of TT Quick.

Speaking on the video, director David Blass stated: "We had all of these cool ideas for stories about a post apocalyptic world, hot girls in Mad Max gear and cool visuals and the more we worked it the more we kept coming back to the basics... this is Accept, not Motley Crue, there are people all over the world that have waited years to see this band again, and every second that we cut away to some story that is really just filler anyway, we are missing what is really important. People want to see Wolf Hoffmann shredding his flying V, they want to see new singer Mark Tornillo singing a new Accept song, and they want to see the band ripping into the new track. So I said screw the story, get me some fire, get me some tanks and lets rock it" More...

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Accept Reveals New Album Title

German heavy metal legends Accept has announced that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be "Blood Of Nations." It was produced by Andy Sneap (who has also worked with the likes of Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy and Onslaught) and will be released later this year. This will be their first album with former TT Quick singer Mark Tornillo on vocals.

Additionally, the band has announced that they will make their live debut with Tornillo on May 8th at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

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Accept In-Studio Video Footage Posted Online

Blabbermouth.net has uploaded exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for the new ACCEPT album, which are taking place at Backstage studio in Derbyshire, England with acclaimed British producer and SABBAT guitarist Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE). The six-and-a-half-minute clip, which includes interview footage with Sneap and members of the band, as well as audio samples of the group's new material, can be viewed below.

ACCEPT's as-yet-untitled effort, which will mark the recording debut of the band's new singer, Mark Tornillo (ex-TT QUICK), will include around 12 songs and will be mixed at Backstage in January. A mid-2010 release via an as-yet-undetermined record label is expected.

Read the full article at Blabbermouth.net.

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