Accept To Tour Australia

Classic heavy metal was shaped essentially by three highly influential bands: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Accept. Two of these legendary acts have graced our shores several times but now finally Australia gets to witness the might of the “Teutonic Terror” themselves for the very first time as Accept are set to arrive in November 2014. Proudly representing the “Made in Germany” trademark, Accept fashioned distinct musical blueprints that have influenced multiple generations of followers. They have kept their music and artistry relevant around the world and have overcome staggering odds to maintain international careers for over three decades. Accept have released classic album after album with the likes of ‘Balls To The Wall’, ‘Metal Heart’ and ‘Restless And Wild’ all becoming some of the most influential and acclaimed Metallic slabs of all time. The unforgettable vocals of Udo Dirkschneider and riffs of Wolf Hoffmann / Herman Frank became a major part of 80’s Heavy Metal history.
Their anthems of steel are known worldwide and are often cited as one of the earliest innovators of Speed Metal with their track “Fast As A Shark” putting the pedal to the metal like no other before them.

After some line-up changes, non-activity and reunion shows the band breathed new life in 2009 with the addition of Mark Tornillo and since recorded two of the strongest Accept albums yet in “Blood Of The Nations” and “Stalingrad” which both cracked the Billboard Top 200 chart. Accept were back, but not for nostalgia rather firing on all cylinders and as vibrant and vital as ever. Now they have another killer new album on the way titled ‘Blind Rage’. Australia will witness this ‘Blind Rage’ as Accept grace our shores for the very first time for 3 exclusive shows. No self-respecting fan of Classic Heavy Metal should miss this tour they perform highlights from ‘Blind Rage’ as well as all their classic anthems – ”Balls To The Wall”, ”Fast as a Shark”, ”Metal Heart”, ”Restless and Wild”, ”Teutonic Terror” and more!

In the last twelve months Accept have again risen to the top of the Metal elite and played at some of the largest music festivals on the globe including Sweden Rock Festival, HellFest, Bloodstock Open Air, Masters Rock and Bang Your Head. Sprinkle in some headlining shows between festival appearances and you have a normal touring schedule for this hardworking, dedicated band. 2011 marked an astonishing 67 shows in over 7 countries, in three short months. With fists in the air and crowd chanting tracks, Accept have worked tirelessly around the world and now it is Australia’s time.
All tickets including VIP Meet and Greet Packages will go on sale 9am Friday 2nd May. Book your tickets here: bit.ly/1rlqpDk.

November 2014
Friday 14th @ Factory Theatre – Sydney
Saturday 15th @ The Corner Hotel – Melbourne
Sunday 16th @ The Hi Fi – Brisbane
Proudly supported by Metal Evilution, Axiom Touring & Venom.

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Accept Releasing ‘Blind Rage’ Worldwide On July 18th

Accept are set to release their new studio album ‘Blind Rage’ on July 18th through Nuclear Blast. “Something happened to us, something subliminal and impetuous,” commented guitarist and main composer Wolf Hoffmann. “It is wild and scary and it’s called Blind Rage!”

‘Blind Rage’, just like its two predecessors with new vocalist Mark Tornillo, has been produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap. “The cover artwork done by Daniel Goldsworthy shows the beast coming over us — in blind rage — all over the planet. Wherever we go, whenever you turn on the TV, there is blind rage in the works — either natural catastrophes or man-made madness,” continued Hoffmann.

Hardly any other band has influenced the heavy metal genre as much as German legends Accept. Classics albums such as ‘Restless And Wild’ (1982), ‘Balls To The Wall’ (1983) and ‘Metal Heart’ (1985), have inspired generations of new bands, and this has continued since their reunion in 2009. Both ‘Blood Of The Nations’ (2010) and ‘Stalingrad’ (2012) entered the charts globally and were voted among the best albums of their respective years by Sleaze Roxx readers, and underline the premiere league status Accept still have today.