Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled The Rise Of Chaos will be unleashed on August 4th, 2017. The band’s 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors – Blood Of The Nations, Stalingrad, and Blind Rage – with grandeur and precision.
Today, the band releases their second album trailer in which Wolf Hoffmann unveils more details about the album including info on the recordings, the sound, and processes that went into those aspects of making their new record. You can watch it here:
“The sound is always a combination of several different elements, it’s not just the sound engineer who turns it up. Also, the band has a certain sound; the riffs have a certain sound and the combination of all that turns into ACCEPT!”, explains Wolf Hoffmann. “My goal is to get better at what we are already doing without becoming any different because we have found our style, we’ve got a great singer, we’ve got a great producer, we’ve got a great team – there’s really no need to change anything!”
You can purchase the limited edition 7inch vinyl single of the title track ‘The Rise Of Chaos’ in different colors here: http://nblast.de/AcceptRiseOfChaosNB
Get the digital single, here: http://nblast.de/AcceptDigital
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Vinyl single track list:
A: The Rise Of Chaos
B: Dark Side Of My Heart (live @ BYH 2015)
Watch the new video clip of “The Rise Of Chaos” here:
“THE RISE OF CHAOS is something I have been thinking about often. Wherever we go – there is some hidden as well as some visible destruction and it kind of changes the world we know. What was there today – can be gone tomorrow and it’s somehow irritating because it happens on so many levels and no one knows what comes next. The cover portrays our last stage set-up – but now clearly “destroyed” – like… after a catastrophe”, explains Wolf Hoffmann.
Recently, an ACCEPT media day took place in Hamburg on June 13th. This day, there was a press conference featuring Wolf Hoffmann and Holger Hübner, the “Wacken” festival organizer, both looking ahead to ACCEPT’s exclusive upcoming “Wacken” performance. [More info on ACCEPT’s Special Wacken Show – below.] To wrap up the day, Wolf signed the infamous ‘Golden Book’ which belongs to the Hard Rock café in Hamburg. That day, they also shot the first album trailer, which you can see here: https://youtu.be/9oi4_VIeDY0
The Rise Of Chaos is available in the following formats:
- CD Jewel
- Orange/Blue Swirl Vinyl (Limited to 700 worldwide)
- T-shirt bundle ( T-shirt + CD + Poster)
Below is the track list for The Rise Of Chaos:
01. Die By The Sword
02. Hole In The Head
03. The Rise Of Chaos
05. No Regrets
06. Analog Man
07. What’s Done Is Done
08. Worlds Colliding
09. Carry The Weight
10. Race To Extinction
The cover artwork of the new record was created by the Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák.
And if this wasn’t enough, ACCEPT will celebrate the album’s live premiere exclusively on August 3rd, on the day before its release, as a part of a special show at Wacken Open Air, Germany. The set will consist of three parts, which represents the band’s creative power:
Part 1 will bring fans a classic ACCEPT set, packed with new and old hits.
Part 2 will present another premiere: Wolf Hoffmann will be playing tracks from his solo album Headbangers Symphony, released in 2016, with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for the very first time. On this record, Wolf has covered famous opuses by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, and Mozart, in a metal guise. And in Part 3, all elements can be seen and heard together: ACCEPT will make the holy Wacken ground shake by sharing the stage with the orchestra, supported by a complex multimedia show.
This unique concert experience will take place on this year’s Night To Remember which makes it even more special. The Night To Remember is a celebrated, long-lasting Wacken tradition; for one night of the festival, a selection of established bands will do something unique and special with their performance.
Wolf Hoffmann stated: “It’s always impressive to see how bands take this evening seriously and how much love the artists and the organist team put into their work to get a varied result. It’s a great tradition which underlines and documents the top-notch level of the international rock community like nothing else. We also want to present something that ACCEPT has never done before, we hope we can give something really special to the fans.”
“ACCEPT have been and are still a very important part of Germany’s heavy metal scene. We’re really looking forward to having them with us once more. With this epic concept, the Thursday evening will be one to remember for sure,” stated Thomas Jensen, organizer of Wacken Open Air.
More info: www.wacken.com
ACCEPT live 2017:
08/03/2017 Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
09/07/2017 Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA USA
09/10/2017 Drum Logos – Fukuoka, JAPAN
09/12/2017 Umeda Club Quattro – Osaka, JAPAN
09/13/2017 Bottom Line – Nagoya, JAPAN
09/14/2017 Nakano Sun Plaza Hall – Tokyo, JAPAN
09/17/2017 170 Russell – Melbourne, Australia
09/26/2017 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
11/17/2017 El Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, Argentina
11/19/2017 Sala del Museo – Montevideo, Uruguay
11/21/2017 Teatro Cariola – Santiago, Chile
11/23/2017 Sala Garcia Lorca de la Manzana de la Rivera – Asuncion, Paraguay
11/25/2017 Festival del Diablo III – Bogata, Columbia
11/27/2017 Peppers – San Jose, Costa Rica
More on The Rise Of Chaos:
Video Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-rQQzRp2Z0
Video Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3LA3HW9K8c
Video Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYpzKZzOrfA
Video Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsSnu2OWE8Q