After their spectacular surprise performance 2010 at the famous LOUDPARK FESTIVAL and continuously busy schedules ever since – finally – JAPAN dates in November 2012 are confirmed! At the height of their career in the 80s ACCEPT have been one of the first acts to open up the Asian Market for German Heavy Metal Bands for the conquest of what is to this day, an important market for heavy metal in the world!
Following the tremendous success of ACCEPT’s comeback album, “Blood Of The Nations”, and accompanying world tour — which consisted of more than 180 shows around the globe — these German heavy metal legends have now withdrawn from the stage to start work on their next CD.
The band is currently writing material for its new LP, which will be released in the spring of 2012 and will once again be helmed by British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY).
Commented ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffman: “ACCEPT and Andy Sneap have the perfect synergy. This was very obvious with ‘Blood Of The Nations’ and we are excited to continue on that same path. Andy is not only an amazing and prolific producer but also a very good friend who has long become a member of the ACCEPT family.”
“Blood of the Nations” was voted into the Top 5 comeback Albums of the 2000’s in Heavy Metal/Hard Rock category on social media networks, reaching #4! Additionally, it enjoyed the honorable accolades of the #1 Album of the Century… Latest Album “Stalingrad” follows its predecessor closely… Both Albums entered the sales charts at #4 & #5, while at the same time they compete with each other for top positions in most reader charts. This is an unprecedented achievement for ACCEPT. This has never happened in their career with two Albums in a row!#1 : Alice in Chains “Black gives way to blue” (2009)#2 : Anthrax “Worship music” (2011)#3 : Machine Head “Through the ashes of Empires” (2003)#4 : ACCEPT “Blood of the Nations”#5 : Iron Maiden « Brave New World » (2000)Alas, NO REST FOR THE WICKED: After a well deserved summer break, ACCEPT are preparing for a 20+ country tour. The sails are set for an all-out assault and the Army of Accept fans is getting ready for the Teutonic Terror Attack 2012.Check out on TOUR LINK.
Guitar World magazine is working on a “Dear Guitar Hero” feature on ACCEPT’s Wolf Hoffmann and seeks the help of fans & readers to submit questions.From today’s post on Guitar World.com:“Got a question for your favorite guitarist? Let us be your go-between. The concept is easy – you submit your queries and we pass them on to some of the world’s greatest guitarists. Only the sharpest and funniest questions will be used. Just send to firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘Dear Guitar Hero: Wolf Hoffmann’ in the subject line. Remember to include your name in the e-mail body, so you can get credited in the magazine, and impress and annoy your jealous friends!”
Two dynamic German forces have merged to co-headline a North American Teutonic Terror Attack in the most high-powered touring bill of 2012: KREATOR and ACCEPT.Opening the 23-show trek through the U.S. and Canada will be Finland’s Swallow The Sun. The follow-up to 2009’s Hordes Of Chaos, KREATOR’s new album, Phantom Antichrist, is slated for North American release on June 5th. In April, Stalingrad – ACCEPT’s follow-up to their 2010 comeback album, Blood Of The Nations – rode the tsunami of their resurgence to a Billboard Top 200 debut at #81.Check all Dates and tickets information for the ACCEPT / KREATOR Teutonic Terror Attack 2012 on the TOUR LINK.Exclusive internet pre-sale tickets are available online at EnterTheVault.com through May 26th; afterwards, tickets will be on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.