Holiday Special in the ACCEPT SHOP, FREE Gift with Minimum Purchase

Holiday Special in the ACCEPT SHOP, FREE Gift with Minimum Purchase

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ACCEPT Announce Their First Dates for 2015, More to Come!

ACCEPT Announce Their First Dates for 2015, More to Come!

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ACCEPT Renew & Expand a Worldwide BOOKING DEAL with CONTINENTAL CONCERTS in Germany

Gerald Wilkes, longtime business partner of Gaby Hoffmann, is expanding his European Deal with ACCEPT and will be the worldwide Booking Agent as of January 1st 2015.

Gaby Hoffmann: “We have a very close relationship with Gerald and many successful tours, specially the BLIND RAGE World Tour in 2014, and growing logistic demands present a need for us to fasten the seat belts and go into the next round. We believe all touring business in one hand will make it more efficient for all of us and for all our partners around the world. The new tour schedule with even more countries, for instance AUSTRALIA, where ACCEPT opened a brand new market for themselves in 2014, started with sold out shows and needs special attention. Concerts in Asia, Africa, Middle East etc are on the menu and we need a strong partner with international connections to open more markets for us.”

Gerald Wilkes: “CONTINENTAL CONCERTS and I are really proud about expanding our successful relationship with ACCEPT! This is a big step for us and we believe that the band is stronger than ever and that there are still a lot of territories that ACCEPT will conquer in the future. I have been working with the band for so many years and it feels great to have such a close continuous relationship for such a long time.”


Accept Blind Rage BEST ALBUM 2014 on The Metal Voice –Top 10 albums of 2014

Accept Blind Rage BEST ALBUM 2014 on The Metal Voice –Top 10 albums of 2014

Accept Blind Rage BEST ALBUM 2014 on The Metal Voice –Top 10 albums of 2014


ACCEPT: TURNING WILDERNESS INTO RAGE by MALCOLM DOME

ACCEPT: TURNING WILDERNESS INTO RAGE by MALCOLM DOME

Famous, genius writer MALCOLM DOME, who has followed ACCEPT for 30 years was at ACCEPT’s LONDON SHOW!

Despite the fact, that the band had the most SOLD OUT SHOWS in their touring history with the BLIND RAGE 2014 World Tour, they just missed the SOLD OUT mark at the beautiful FORUM!!! Wolf Hoffmann states: The audience has been fantastic and PETER & I said after a few minutes into is HOLY SHIT .. we better come back to the UK!

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Thank you Classic Rock.

As the veteran Germans play The Forum, the band’s Wolf Hoffmann talks to Classic Rock

Accept are not content to be a nostalgia band. In fact, current album Blind Rage did something they’ve never experienced before.

“For the first time ever we had a number one album in Germany.  It took us by surprise.  We didn’t know this would be a successful period. Three albums and five years with Mark Tornillo (vocals) and we are strong.”

So, it’s no surprise that the band’s contemporary vigour is reflected in their live setlist.  Unlike  many of their peers they feel confident enough to pepper their performance with material from Blind Rage, and it’s immediate predecessors Blood Of The Nations (2010) and Stalingrad (2012).

“There are very few bands who are trying really hard to make relevant new albums”, says guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. “A lot of our friends take the attitude that nobody wants anything new from them, so they go out and play old stuff. We don’t want to suck up to our past and rest on our laurels. We are opening a new chapter.”

In London, the band get pumping with no less than four modern tracks, slicing through Stampede, Stalingrad, Hellfire and 200 Years. And the audience enthusiasm is at such a high level you’d never have know these don’t come from their glory days in the 80s.

“It’s tricky putting together a setlist, but it’s a good problem to have. Now half of the set is new stuff and half of it is old. People really seem to like the fact that we are playing a shit load from Blind Rage. It’s remarkable to see the brand new songs going down as well as the songs which have been around for 30 years.”

It’s only with the double pack of Losers and Winners and London Leather Boys that the band ease their way back 30 years. Tornillo’s vocals actually have a lot more in common with Brian Johnson than with Udo Dirkschneider. In fact, his whole stage persona brings to mind the AC/DC master, and not just because he wears a hat. He has a stage bonhomie and grinning residue that lends a certain relaxed edge to everything.

“Maybe it was because we were away for so long [effectively a decade from 1997], and feel we still have something to prove. It’s a new era, and we wanted Blind Rageto leave a permanent mark. This is a new time, and we have to prove ourselves all over again.”

“Do we get enough acknowledgement from people for our influence in metal? We’re quite happy with the respect we get from the music industry. Yes, we were the first metal band out of Germany. At the start, we were kids who dreamt of touring the world. And you had to go outside of Germany to be a professional musician. We weren’t really accepted in Germany until we came back from the States in 1984. But it’s always said that a lot of German metal bands were formed after Accept made our mark. Indirectly we did help to create the German metal scene. But that was never what we set out to do. So, it’s hard for me to take credit.”

The encore again mixes old and new, with the mid-paced madness of Teutonic Terror linking the flamboyant Metal Heart and the always welcome finale, Balls To The Wall.  It’s a crisp, plunging way to finish off the night.

“I was into The Beatles and Jethro Tull early on. I listened to the latter’s Stand Up all day long. My sister had it, and I’d play it all the time.”

The one disappointment about the gig is the modest turn out. Accept should be capable of packing places like this. Yet while it’s ultimately too big for their present stature, the performance is of arena  headlining stature, which is where Accept belong.

“We wanted to move forward, and present ourselves in a nice environment, which is why we did The Forum this time. We haven’t given up on the UK. Metal is enjoying a resurgence there, so we want to play more shows in the future.”

The smiles on everyone’s face at the end, band and fans alike, says it all. Accept have the sort of commitment and charismatic determination that this writer first witnessed in 1980, when the youthful band headlined the Markthalle in Hamburg. Living in the past? No, using it as a springboard into a bright future. Turning Wildness into Rage.


Thank You ACCEPT Fans! See You In 2015!

Thank You ACCEPT Fans! See You In 2015!

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THANK YOU ACCEPT FANS!

#1 ALBUM

45 SHOWS

20 COUNTRIES

PLAYED FOR NEARLY ONE MILLION FANS

SOLD OUT SHOWS IN 9 COUNTRIES

SEE YOU IN 2015!


ACCEPT Stampede Behind The Scenes Video

ACCEPT Stampede Behind The Scenes Video

This is a behind-the-scenes making of the Accept video for the song “Stampede”. It was shot on location in California by Scott Diussa with a Nikon D4s. The band photo was shot by Alan Hess.

ACCEPT is taking the 2014 BLIND RAGE World Tour to Japan and Australia, see dates and ticket info at www.acceptworldwide.com/tour


New BLIND RAGE Tour Shirt Available in the ACCEPT SHOP

New BLIND RAGE Tour Shirt Available in the ACCEPT SHOP

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We just added a brand new ACCEPT BLIND RAGE 2014 World Tour t-shirt to the ACCEPT SHOP. Order your shirt today!


ACCEPT Releases a Live Video of PANDEMIC from Woodstock

ACCEPT Releases a Live Video of PANDEMIC from Woodstock

ACCEPT releases a live video of PANDEMIC from their recent performance at the 2014 WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL in Poland. The festival broke all records with over 750,000 fans in attendance for the charity event. Let this video be a warmup for everyone as ACCEPT kick off the 2014 BLIND RAGE this week with US shows in California, Nevada and New York City. First stop is Solana Beach, CA. Don’t miss these few special US shows on the 2014 BLIND RAGE tour, details and tickets can be found at http://www.acceptworldwide.com. This is the only chance to catch ACCEPT in the US in 2014, but don’t fear they will be returning with more US dates in 2015.


ACCEPT BLIND RAGE Out Now Worldwide!

ACCEPT BLIND RAGE Out Now Worldwide!

ACCEPT Blind Rage Out Now!

 

The new ACCEPT album BLIND RAGE is out now worldwide! Get your copy at your favorite music retailer!