Heavy Metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled The Rise Of Chaos, will be unleashed this Friday, on August 4th, 2017! This will be the band’s 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast and continues the tradition of its three predecessors – Blood Of The Nations, Stalingrad, and Blind Rage – with grandeur and precision.
Today, ACCEPT reveal their first track-by-track trailer, in which Wolf Hoffmann talks about the songs“Die By The Sword”, “Hole In The Head” and “The Rise Of Chaos”. Watch it here:https://youtu.be/fSoHPOfGbp4
Recently, the band has released their second digital single “Koolaid”, off their new album The Rise Of Chaos. Check out the lyric video for the track, here: https://youtu.be/5XqlQWaqFKY
Wolf states: “‘Koolaid‘ is a well known flavored drink and has been mixed with Cyanide by a cult leader who made his congregation drink it: men, women & children. Everybody to get to heaven. Since then, the phrase ”drinking the Kool-Aid” is referring to a person or group holding an unquestioned belief, argument, or philosophy without critical examination. That common fact, that people believe everything, when sold right, has intrigued me all my life. For me, being critical and alert all the time, is the key to every decision one makes. That is the main message!”
“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.
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 represent 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 albumHeadbangers 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 Rememberwhich makes it even more special. The Night To Rememberis 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.
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