Tag: Blood Of The Nations
April 6th 2012 is the day! The new ACCEPT album “STALINGRAD” will be released worldwide. The previous album “Blood Of The Nations“, which was released in August 2010 was a huge success and nominated over 50 times worldwide for the “Hardrock and Metal Album Of The Year” being the most successful album of ACCEPT history. Following an extensive 180 show tour that took ACCEPT round the world twice, the band retreated into the studio to produce an album that shows them in their most purist form. “STALINGRAD” is a no compromise album from start to finish without a filler track anywhere to be found, sticking to the winning combination of working with producer Andy Sneap.
Because of the huge success of “Blood Of The Nations“, the expections are very high for the new album “STALINGRAD“. Wolf Hoffmann says “We put ourselves under enormous pressure to bring out a new album right after this tour marathon, which brought us two times around the globe. But we are very proud about what we delivered with ‘STALINGRAD’ and we hope our fans will like it as well“.
“STALINGRAD” will be available in stores like this:
Ltd. CD + DVD
2 LP (red) in Gatefold
2 LP (white/red) in Gatefold – excl. Blast! Mailorder Edition
The DVD will include:
Live @ Bang Your Head 2011
01. Princess Of The Dawn
03. No Shelter!
Live @ Masters Of Rock 2010
04. Teutonic Terror
05. The Abyss
06. Teutonic Terror
The tracklist of the CD looks like this:
01. Hung, Drawn And Quartered.
04. Flash To Bang Time
05. Shadow Soldiers
07. Against The World
08. Twist Of Fate
09. The Quick And The Dead
10. Never Forget (bonus track)
11. The Galley
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Following the tremendous success of ACCEPT’s comeback album Blood Of The Nations and the accompanying world tour (more than 180 shows around the globe), these German heavy metal legends have now withdrawn from the stage to start work on their next CD.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 their new album with British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY) at the helm.
Comments ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffman:
“ACCEPT and Andy Sneap have the perfect synergy. This was so clear with Blood Of The Nations and we are excited to continue on that 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.”
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ACCEPT have released their new video for the song PANDEMIC off their latest critically acclaimed album BLOOD OF THE NATIONS.
Slim Jim’s Top Ten of 2010
SHOOTER JENNINGS – Black Ribbons
The 70’s big classic rock – ball trippin’ – brain smokin’ – ear melting heavy tuneage of old is not dead. Shooter Jennings has created the heaviest album of 2010. In pure sonic fury, huge epicness, and massive songwriting. This isn’t Outlaw Country, This isn’t your daddy’s classic rock, this is Shooter Jennings and Hierophant (his band) racing along your brainwaves, fucking with all you thought you knew about music, and tainting what may come in the future. Take a little WHITE STRIPES, sprinkle some MUSE, add a dash of BLACK KEYS, smoke it with some Pink Floyd and dose repeatedly with Shooter himself, and you’ll get Black Ribbons. While the music will kick your ass, the lyrics will fuck with your brain, and the whole experience will make you think this whole fucked up industry could simply be saved if they’d just put out more solid music like this. This album should propel Shooter into Arenas and onto your grid faster than the clap takes hold of your sad tiny withered cock. But it seems the world would rather listen to the likes of sluts like Ke$ha, or 16 year old pubescent boys like Beiber than embrace the monster that is Shooter and Hierophant. WAKE UP people… If you haven’t experienced Black Ribbons… GO NOW. Do it here. You’ll thank me later. Oh, yes, Don’t Feed The Animals… And… FUCK YOU I’m FAMOUS. Did I mention there are 20 songs on this disc? 20! All of them will fuck with you, tie you in psychedelic knots and drip musical ecstasy semen out of your earholes. And don’t forget the indelible STEPHEN KING. Oh yeah, how could I forgot the title track Black Ribbons? It is quite simply the best Bruce Springsteen song that he never wrote.
ELEPAHNT MOUNTAIN – The Last Days of Planet Earth
Joe Altier and Slider from BRAND NEW SIN reunite to form ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN. The best Southern tinged Hard Rock album of the last year or three, and they hail from SYRACUSE, NY! If you’ve heard of BRAND NEW SIN, and have heard their first two records, then you’ll know exactly what ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN sounds like. And you’ll love it. You can spread the herd here.
THE BLACK KEYS – Brothers
Raw. Stripped. Deeper grooves than the ones fading on your wrist. Monochromed Stereophonically challenged. Bluesier than 20 quarts of Papa’s Jambalaya. More soulful than the most devout Methodist. The more I listen to this the more I want to go find all my ex’s. And slap the unloving chaos addicted shit out of them. The ultimate break up album. As it spins right now, I’m thinking it should move UP my top ten list. Fuck it. Ten Cent Pistol just reinforced the fact. And this is now my #3 best album of 2010 (As I originally wrote this, it was set at 7). You can join the Brothers here.
FILTER – The Trouble with Angels
An amazing return for FILTER. Raw, punishing, beautiful. Read my original review here.
ACCEPT – Blood of the Nations
Another reunion of sorts for ACCEPT. A new singer and a new lease on life. A great album that reminds us all why ACCEPT are Fast as a Shark. Read my original review here.
DISTRUBED – Asylum
More melodic than the past albums. More straight forward guitar solos than before. And more David Draiman. What more could you ask from a DISTURBED album? You can join the Asylum here.
SLASH – Slash
Slash gets a bunch of singers to sing on his album instead of going around singing on theirs. Great songs, great singers like Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE), Lemmy (MOTORHEAD), Ian Astbury (THE CULT), Ozzy, Chris Cornell (AUDIOSLAVE, SOUNDGARDEN), and many more. The most notable standout track and singer is Fergie (FERGIE, BLACK EYED PEAS) on the track Beautiful Dangerous. The woman should be singing balls out Rock N Roll all the time, not this pop pap shit with BEP. She has a great voice and holds her own amongst the more traditional and legendary vocalists on this album. You can get Slashed here.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Nightmare
Never a big A7X fan. But after seeing them this year at the Rockstar Uproar Festival with Disturbed I found a new respect for them as a live band. I figured out my problem with the band. M. Shadows has a good voice, but as he sings about dark lyrics, and leads the crowd into chants of ‘fuck you’ his voice has a rather high range to it. Making the music seem lighter and more lilting than the lyrics therefore belying the heaviness of the music. At times making it seem rather jokish or tongue in cheek. However after seeing their amazing performance live, I now get it. And can move past the vocal issue. The album is their best by far. Blazing guitars you’ve come to expect, full stream riffs crunch and chunk along getting your head and feet involved tapping along. Definitely deserving of anyone’s top ten list. You can become the Nightmare here.
EXODUS – Exhibit B: The Human Condition
EXODUS simple continues to pummel you into submission with their latest album. It is the fourth album in their return that does not fail to impress. The one drawback may simply be Rob Dukes‘ dry vocal style. But the brutal beating that you endure while listening to the album more than makes up for the lack of dimensions in his voice. Albums 6 – 10 will continue to beat the ever loving fuck out of your brain and spleen. I have no doubts about this. The band has never sounded better, tighter, or more focused than here. Which can only mean great things on the horizon for us fans. You can witness the Human Condition here.
DEATH ANGEL – Relentless Retribution
Any year is a good year when DEATH ANGEL releases a new album. The most important part of this is that the band promises to tour endlessly for this release. So that means we get more live Death Angel than ever before. And this boys and girls is a good thing. You can read my original review here.
After a career-defining return to the world’s live stages in support of their critically-acclaimed new album, Blood Of The Nations, Germany’s heavy metal legends ACCEPT announce their second headlining comeback to North America in 2011 with support coming from Sweden’s power metal sextet Sabaton. The 20-show trek launches in Orlando, Florida on April 9th and ends in Houston, Texas on May 7th.
“2010 has been the most stunning year in our career – to be reunited with our fans all over the world is spectacular and overwhelming. To come back to America… sensational!! We can’t wait to see you all again and we will have a special program to present! LOOK OUT & LET’S ROCK TOGETHER!”
Confirmed ACCEPT with Sabaton tour dates are:
04/09/11 THE CLUB AT FIRESTONE – ORLANDO, FL
04/10/11 CULTURE ROOM – FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
04/13/11 JAXX – WEST SPRINGFIELD, VA
04/14/11 THE TROCADERO – PHILADELPHIA, PA
04/16/11 BEST BUY THEATER – NEW YORK, NY ***ONE-OFF with OVERKILL, who are HEADLINING***
04/17/11 CLUB SODA – MONTREAL, QC – CANADA
04/18/11 IMPERIAL DE QUEBEC – QUEBEC CITY, QC – CANADA
04/20/11 MOD CLUB – TORONTO, ON – CANADA
04/21/11 BLONDIE’S – DETROIT, MI
04/22/11 BOTTOM LOUNGE – CHICAGO, IL
04/24/11 BLUE BIRD THEATER – DENVER, CO
04/26/11 EL CORAZON – SEATTLE, WA
04/27/11 PETER’S ROOM – PORTLAND, OR
04/28/11 GRAND BALLROOM AT THE REGENCY – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
04/30/11 HOUSE OF BLUES – SAN DIEGO, CA
05/01/11 GALAXY THEATRE – SANTA ANA, CA
05/02/11 VENTURA THEATER – VENTURA, CA ***No SABATON***
05/04/11 CLUB VEGAS – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
05/06/11 DOS AMIGOS – ODESSA, TX
05/07/11 SCOUT BAR – HOUSTON, TX
Exclusive pre-sale tickets for the tour are available online at EnterTheVault.com through December 14th; afterwards, tickets go on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.
For more ACCEPT click here.
“It seems that the time has come for us to put the touring wheels in motion for our next world tour in
It’s funny but these days around – about this time – I can’t help but reflect on the past when we had to
load the touring van ourselves. Sometimes in the ice and snow, being afraid that we would get frostbites
on our fingers and not be able to play the gig!
I remember one winter we had a gig at Hull City Hall in England. We were driving in heavy snow when we
hit black ice and the car hit the motorway barriers so hard that it was never able to be driven again.
However, it was fortunate that a passing farmer saved the day by letting us pile into his old Land Rover and was kind enough to drive us to the gig!
It seems just like yesterday, as they say, that we were on tour with our good friends Budgie, Accept,
Warlock, AC/DC, Saxon, Pantera… to name just a few. Very good memories indeed!
Actually, I have just received a copy of Accept‘s new album “Blood of the Nations“. And was really happy that Wolf and the boys are still creating great classic metal. I think it was back in ’81 that Priest
and Accept hit the road together for the first time and what a great tour that was! I really hope that we can meet up with the guys next year, at least on some of the festival dates and have a good laugh
when talking about the old times.
It was our great fortune, as time passed, to go on and tour with almost every band that you can think of. Some tours included very cool line-ups that many people may not even be aware of: e.g. Priest, Whitesnake & Iron Maiden / Priest, Scorpions & Def Leppard / Priest & UFO… and the list goes on.
People often ask me what it’s like to be on a tour and I always say the same things about it: simply
it’s the hardest thing that you will ever do, but you wouldn’t change it for the world. The travelling
becomes such a major part of your life that you actually feel like a piece of luggage yourself! But
I must confess when you get to go to places that you have never been before like Korea, Turkey,
Romania, Columbia etc. it’s no surprise that you feel like the luckiest man alive. I guess mainly
because for me – growing up as a kid – thinking of going to any of these places would have been
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BRAVE WORDS recently interviewed ACCEPT‘s Wolf Hoffman:
Stranger things have happened. But whenever a classic act feels the creative juices flowing, yet need to find a new voice due to a death, split or other drama to complete the puzzle, it’s a recipe for disaster. Ask Mr. Iommi about the revolving door of singers post-DIO. In history, two success stories stick out; AC/DC and VAN HALEN. Nothing else comes close. So when guitar legend Wolf Hoffman‘s creative juices were flowing and he couldn’t convince Udo Dirkschneider to take another kick at the can, he started looking for the new voice of ACCEPT. You could hear a big sigh in the distance. No disrespect to former TT QUICK singer Mark Tornillo, but Accept made the disastrous call once in their career and our ears are still ringing from the ‘generation clash‘ (1989′s dismal Eat The Heat with singer David Reece). But here we are in 2010, and Hoffman‘s gut instinct is churning again. He’s got a waft of material he’d created with bassist Peter Baltes and the band needed a voice. Fast-forward to the present and Accept‘s new album, Blood Of The Nations is a blinder, even to the point of entering the German album charts at #4, marking the highest entry ever in the band’s career at home, beating out the #5 position of 1986’s Russian Roulette. So what the hell happened? Hoffman fills in the blanks with BraveWords.com below:
Hoffman: “Man, we really just wanted to prove to the world that we’ve still got it, and we got a little bit ticked off about the early people who said it couldn’t be done, which in turn made us try even harder. We wrote this whole album in two or three months. And this is all brand-new stuff. We just met Mark and figured he’s the perfect man for the gig, and we sat down and asked him whether he wanted to join us. And we called the other guys and within a day or so it was decided that we were gonna re-start Accept. And then we sat down and said, ‘oh, shit, now we need to write new songs, so let’s get to it.’ And Peter and I did, and we wrote all that stuff over the summer last year.”
Reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT will record their October 8, 2010 concert in Cleveland, Ohio for a possible future live release. The show at the Agora will also include performances by KING’S X and Cleveland’s own SHOK PARIS.
“If there is any American city being essential in engraving our love for America, it has been Cleveland,” says ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. “That is where we had the first impression of being ‘KINGS IN AMERICA!’ I believe any rock band knows if you make it in Cleveland, you make it anywhere. And so we did. We can’t wait to be back!”
“I sure believe that Cleveland will be a historic night,” adds ACCEPT manager (and Wolf‘s wife) Gaby Hoffmann. “Thank you to all of our Cleveland fans who have supported the band over the years. We are looking forward to seeing you again.”
The live recording will be done by Cleveland-based Spectrum Sound, with Tony Alberts engineering. Alberts has engineered live recordings from STARZ, ANVIL, TROUBLE, TRIVIUM, RAVEN, PILEDRIVER and JAG PANZER, to name a few.
ACCEPT, in the midst of its “Blood Of The Nations” world tour, will spend two days in Cleveland. The band will make a visit to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during the afternoon of October 7 for a private tour and then host a retail in-store signing session on October 8 at The Exchange in Parma Heights, Ohio (6271 Pearl Road) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Nuclear Blast will provide free ACCEPT posters, pizza and soft drinks. No purchase is necessary to attend. Fans are encouraged to bring their ACCEPT collectibles for the band to sign. Cameras and video are permitted as well.
For more ACCEPT click here.
AOL Music is sponsoring a Full CD Listening Party for ACCEPT’s Blood Of The Nations. Stream the entire album – which includes the bonus track “Time Machine” – at this location.
Click here to read the Associated Press album review that likens Mark Tornillo joining ACCEPT to Ronnie James Dio joining Black Sabbath and Brian Johnson joining AC/DC!
All fans are invited to participate in the FREE Meet & Greets that will take place after every show throughout ACCEPT’s co-headlining tour with King’s X, which launches this Friday in Baltimore, Maryland. The members of ACCEPT have pledged to stay until the very last fan leaves happy, so grab your ACCEPT memorabilia & camera and get ready for a night of autographs and photographs!
Confirmed tour dates are:
09/24/2010 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
09/25/2010 The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
09/26/2010 ***IN-STORE SIGNING AT VINTAGE VINYL, 2 – 4 p.m.*** – Fords, NJ
09/27/2010 B. B. King’s – New York, NY
09/29/2010 Showcase Live – Foxboro, MA
10/01/2010 The Silo – Reading, PA
10/02/2010 The Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI
10/06/2010 Scatz – Middleton, WI
10/08/2010 The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH with IN-STORE SIGNING AT THE EXCHANGE, 6-7 p.m. in Parma Heights, OH
10/09/2010 The Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL
10/11/2010 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
10/12/2010 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
10/13/2010 House Of Blues – Houston TX
10/19/2010 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA ***THIS L.A. SHOW WILL BE STREAMED LIVE WORLDWIDE***
Pre-sale ticket links are available on the band’s MySpace page.
Read away-team.com’s review of ACCEPT‘s Blood Of The Nations right here.
1968. How many of you can say you were alive then? How many of you knew that Accept has been around for the last 42 years? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? I didn’t think so. Sure today’s Accept bears no resemblance to the original band, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t carry the name proudly, or properly.
Accept has been off the radar for the past few years. In fact Blood Of The Nations is their first album in 10 years. And other than having a new singer front the band, there is little changed in the band over the last decade. They sound a little tighter, a little edgier, a little rejuvenated, and a whole lot like the Accept of old.
The opening track ‘Beat The Bastards‘ reveals the traditional Accept riffs and while the vocals may not be familiar to most, it fits the Accept sound better than any singer since Udo Dirkschneider. Vocalist Mark Tornillo deftly handles his duties, singing, growling, and screaming, with deft aplomb. There are times where you forget that it isn’t Udo; the growling vocals are that similar. But it isn’t like the band is attempting to get an Udo clone. Mark’s voice is similar in many ways, but it is also distinctly his own.
The guitars are what make Accept…. Accept. The traditional twin guitar attack of Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank has been what has always set Accept apart from other European Metal bands. Guitar Duos like K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton from Judas Priest, Dave Murray and Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden set the bar for the twin guitar sound. Hoffmann and Frank are probably more underrated than they should be. Trading leads and rhythms deftly, with that distinct Accept melodic crunch, as soon as any of the 14 tracks of Blood Of The Nations begins you know who you are listening to immediately.
The anthemic lyrics and subject matter haven’t changed either. The title track ‘Blood Of The Nations‘ is pure sing along metal anthem fodder that Accept has been known for. From 1982’s Restless And Wild, 1983’s Balls To The Wall, 1985’s Metal Heart, and almost every subsequent album, Accept’s twin guitar sound and anthemic lyrics are what defined them and set them above and apart from most bands of their day.
They haven’t forgotten this fact on Blood Of The Nations. Massive riffs fill this album from beginning to end. Sing along anthems like ‘Blood Of The Nations’, ‘Teutonic Terror’, and even ‘The Abyss’ keep the listener involved in the music, not to mention at shows it must lead to massive sing alongs.
If you are a fan of the Accept ‘of old’, then Blood Of The Nations is for you. If you haven’t been much of a fan of Accept, then Blood Of The Nations is for you. If you have never heard Accept, or heard OF them, then Blood Of The Nations is for you. If you are a fan of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc, then Blood Of The Nations is for you. In short, if you are a fan of Metal, then Blood Of The Nations is for you.
Nuclear Blast USA’s Webshop is now taking pre-orders for the exclusive North American mail-order digi-pak edition of ACCEPT’s Blood Of The Nations album. This exclusive release features the bonus track “Time Machine.”
The pre-order bundle includes an ACCEPT “Teutonic Terror” t-shirt and can be ordered here.
Tracklisting for the Blood Of The Nations digi-pak is:
01. Beat the Bastards
02. Teutonic Terror
03. The Abyss
04. Blood of the Nations
05. Shades of Death
06. Locked and Loaded
07. Time Machine (North American Bonus Track)
08. Kill the Pain
09. Rollin’ Thunder
11. New World Comin’
12. No Shelter
13. Bucketful of Hate
Blood Of The Nations, ACCEPT’s twelfth full-length studio album recorded at Backstage Studio in England with famed producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Opeth, Arch Enemy), will be released in North America on September 14th.
ACCEPT’s 2010 line-up (which features three on-going members) is: Wolf Hoffmann, guitar; Peter Baltes, bass; Stefan Schwarzmann, drums; Herman Frank, guitar; and Mark Tornillo on vocals.
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23 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
24 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
25 – Sayreville, NJ – The Starland Ballroom
27 – New York, NY – B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
29 – Foxborough, MA – Showcase Live
1 – Reading, PA – The Silo
2 – Mount Clemens, MI – The Emerald Theatre
9 – Chicago, IL – The Arcada
12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
13 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Accept recently signed with Universal Japan for their comeback album, Blood Of The Nations.
Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann comments on the deal: “Japan was our last missing component in the international marketplace, which we have completed now with Universal! They are the perfect partners for us over there. Japan has always been a terrific market for us. We had tremendous success there in the past, so we are very happy to come back to Japan after all these years.
Rock music is still a big thing in Japan and every good rock band in the world has Japan on their wish list. We can see from our website that we have a lot of fans there. We are excited and looking forward to bring them our new album and our great live shows.”
Blood Of The Nations will hit the streets on August 20th in Europe and September 14th in North America.