Exclusive U.S. Tour Dates in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City Announced
Heavy Metal legends ACCEPT will release their new album Blind Rage on August 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The influential group’s 14th studio album was produced by renowned audio engineer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Napalm Death, Opeth) and is the follow-up to 2012′s Stalingrad, which debuted at #81 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was hailed as “brilliant” and a record that “the traditional metalhead will really cherish” by Goldmine.
The first single from Blind Rage, “Stampede“, will precede the full-length album on July 11, available digitally and as a limited vinyl edition. The band recently filmed a video for “Stampede“, which will make its online premiere this summer. (more…)
Founded in the 70’s Accept are pioneers in terms of metal music and have gained cult status by now.
The band will be playing a special Restless and Wild/ Best Of set. Restless and Wild was their fourth studio album which has had a great impact on the world of metal not only because Fast as a Shark is considered to be the very first speed metal song at all. We are thrilled to see them play their epic show. This will definitely be a “Night to Remember”!
We are going to celebrate our anniversary as promised with bands from all the different stages of the festival history. As always it is our goal to bring you a good mixture of old metal veterans and some fresh blood. We think this makes the perfect Line-up for a 25th Anniversary!
We are very happy to have such bands as 5th Avenue, Axe ‘n Sex, Sacred Season or Skyline in our Line-up because they performed at the very first Wacken Open Air and therefore laid the basis for the festival itself.
Other companions like Saxon, Motörhead, Kreator, Hammerfall and Tobi Sammet of Avantasia + special guests will perform live on stage due to our jubilee. Accompanied by some newcomers and bands which haven’t played at the festival in a long time, for example Megadeth, King Diamond or Carcass.
25 years of Wacken Open Air – a journey through time and metal history – be prepared and get excited for the greatest heavy metal party of the year!!
When we were not sure if we would be THROWN TO THE WOLVES by the world we feared, that it could be a TRAIL OF TEARS and we felt like a DYING BREED! What held us together was always: WANNA BE FREE and keep doing what we want! And by now – despite BLOODBATH MASTERMIND & THE CURSE – we are convinced that even in 200 YEARS there will be no FALL OF THE EMPIRE and our awesome fans will join the STAMPEDE, because we all know: FROM THE ASHES WE RISE and our FINAL JOURNEY is not happening anytime soon! Mark, for many years to come…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY from ACCEPT