One of their most resounding and definitive records to date – The Age of Metal

One of their most resounding and definitive records to date – The Age of Metal

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The third chapter on the new age of Accept will be released on August 19th (USA) August 15th (Europe) under the name of Blind Rage. After their return in 2010 with Blood Of The Nations, and the following up release Stalingrad (2012), the band releases this year and album that could be considered as ‘One of their most resounding and definitive records to date’.

There is not need of preamble, introductions, or presentations about this band, as everyone in the metal community knows who they are, and what they have done for heavy metal during their 33 years of musical career. Accept‘s Blind Rage, presents a variety of tracks that encompass what Accept had done in the last 4 years. Their sound on this album is emotive, epic, and pretty fucking metal, I must say. Without forgetting their roots, they have been able to revamp their trademark sound, and raise the flags of metal to the highest possible. Some of the songs on the album, like; Stampede, Dying Breed, and Final Journey have that classic Accept sound that we all love.

There is also a lot of room for change and experimentation as well, songs like Fall Of The Empire, Trail Of Tears, and 200 Years are more catchy, and epic. The melodies on this songs have their own personality, that still carrying the trademark sound of Accept, but they are somehow different from their classic sound. For some reason, I see Blind Rage adding a balance to what the band did on Teutonic Terrorand Stalingrad. Not only the album has more swing and emotion, but it also opens a window to the return of the ’80′s Power Ballad’ concept, and in this album we can find several of those.

Songs like The Dark Side Of My Heart, Wanna Be Free or The Curse, we can find a lot of 80′s reminiscence, as these songs are not only catchy, but they have soul and an attitude on their own. With that being said, this album is not only heavy and a bit regressive, but it also shows the soft side of Accept, and the capability of the band to transform and assimilate this kind of ballads to a modern audience without make it sounds like a recycled cliché.

Blind Rage, is an open book to what Accept is today, their sound, their legacy, and the way to create original heavy metal music in a market saturated with technical, scene or progressive labels. Accept, succeeds on creating a heavy metal record that sounds pure, and honest. Without a doubt a candidate for many top albums’s list this year, and of course a must have if you are die-hard fan of heavy metal on its pure essence.

Thank you The Age of Metal!


ACCEPT’s New Song FINAL JOURNEY Makes Its World Premiere on NPR (National Public Radio)

ACCEPT’s New Song FINAL JOURNEY Makes Its World Premiere on NPR (National Public Radio)

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ACCEPT’s new song “Final Journey” makes its world premiere today via NPR(National Public Radio). See the promotion now at this location: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/08/13/340054292/vikings-choice-accept-final-journey

“The late-career resurgence of Accept has been hard-won…fist-raising anthems…a bevvy of cocksure riffs balanced by a strong melody” – NPR

Heavy Metal legends ACCEPT will release their new album Blind Rage on August 19 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. Today,NPR premieres the new ACCEPT song “Final Journey” from Blind Rage, saying, “it is surprising to hear Edvard Grieg’s “Morning Mood” in the last minutes of “Final Journey,” especially pitting Grieg’s theme that conjures spring and new-ness to a song about death.”Check out the NPR premiere of ACCEPT’s “Final Journey” now at THIS location.

ACCEPT will perform a series of exclusive U.S. live performances including shows in Las Vegas (Sept. 13) and NYC (Sept. 14) as well as a show at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA (Sept. 12) where the band will be joined by special guests Metal Church and Raven, for what promises to be the most metal of evenings. The just-announced Blind Rage celebratory gigs are as follows:

     ACCEPT U.S. tour dates:
     September 11    Solana Beach, CA   Belly Up Tavern (w/ Metal Church / tickets HERE)
September 12    Beverly Hills, CA     Saban Theatre (w/ Metal Church, Raven, tickets HERE)
September 13    Las Vegas, NV        Count’s Vamp’d (ACCEPT only / tickets HERE)
September 14    New York, NY         Gramercy Theatre (w/ Raven / tickets HERE)

ACCEPT BLIND RAGE Release Parties in Germany

ACCEPT BLIND RAGE Release Parties in Germany

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Come out and  enjoy the new tracks from “Blind Rage” and win some merchandise. Here is a list of parties in Germany.

  • 15.08.2014 Berlin, Halford
  • 15.08.2014 Bremen, Aladin-Music-Hall
  • 15.08.2014 Erfurt, Club From Hell
  • 15.08.2014 Ludwigsburg, RoFa
  • 15.08.2014 Neunkirchen, Club Caesar
  • 15.08.2014 Nürnberg, RoFa
  • 16.08.2014 Coburg, Rockbar 36
  • 16.08.2014 Essen, Turock
  • 16.08.2014 Frankfurt am Main, Speak Easy
  • 16.08.2014 Göttingen, Exil
  • 16.08.2014 Hannover, Rockhouse
  • 16.08.2014 Kiel, Die Pumpe
  • 16.08.2014 Köln, Asgard
  • 16.08.2014 Nersingen, Rocks
  • 19.08.2014 Osnabrück, Bastard Club
  • 21.08.2014 Hamburg, Night Light
  • 22.08.2014 Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall
  • 22.08.2014 Darmstadt, Lobrow
  • 22.08.2014 Oberhausen, Helvete
  • 23.08.2014 Esslingen, Der Eisbär
  • 23.08.2014 Fürstenfeldbruck, Luftraum
  • 23.08.2014 Ochsenfurt, Postkeller
  • 23.08.2014 Weiden, Nitezone
  • 29.08.2014 München, Backstage
  • 07.09.2014 Vohenstrauss, Glasfabrik