Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled ‘The Rise Of Chaos’ will be unleashed in just 1.5 weeks, on August 4th. This will be the band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast, continuing the tradition of its three predecessors – ‘Blood Of The Nations’, ‘Stalingrad’, and ‘Blind Rage’ - with grandeur and precision.
Today, ACCEPT have announced a show at London’s Koko on 8th Feb 2018, as part of a 28 date long European tour.
Tickets are on sale now: 08th Feb – London, Koko
12.01.18 (DE) Hamburg - Mehr! Theater
13.01.18 (DE) Filderstadt - Filharmonie
14.01.18 (DE) Munich - TonHalle
16.01.18 (DE) Leipzig - Haus Auensee
17.01.18 (DE) Berlin - Huxleys
19.01.18 (DE) Geiselwind - Eventzentrum
20.01.18(CZ) Zlín - Euronics
21.01.18 (HU) Budapest - Barba Negra
23.01.18 (IT) Milano - Live Music Club
24.01.18 (CH) Zurich - Komplex 457
26.01.18 (ES) Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz
27.01.18 (ES) Madrid - La Riviera
28.01.18 (ES) Bilbao - Santana 27
30.01.18 (FR) Saint-Étienne - Le FIL
01.02.18 (FR) Lille - L'Aéronef
02.02.18 (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage
03.02.18 (CH) Lausanne - Les Docks
04.02.18 (DE) Frankfurt - Batschkapp
06.02.18 (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
07.02.18 (BE) Antwerpen - Trix
09.02.18 (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
11.02.18 (DK) Copenhagen - Vega
12.02.18 (NO) Oslo - Rockefeller
14.02.18 (SWE) Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
15.02.18 (SWE) Stockholm - Cruise
17.02.18 (FI) Turku - Logomo
18.02.18 (FI) Helsinki - The Circus
Last week, the band released their second digital single 'Koolaid', off of ‘The Rise Of Chaos’. Check out the lyric video for the track, here:
Wolf Hoffmann stated:
"'Koolaid' is a well-known flavoured drink, which in the past has been mixed with Cyanide by a cult leader who forced his congregation to drink it: men, women & children. All so everybody could 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 anything, when sold in the right way, has intrigued me all my life. For me, being critical and alert all the time, is the key to every decision that one makes. That is the main message!"
The Rise Of Chaos tracklist:
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 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.
The cover artwork of the new record was created by the Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák.
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. Whilst part 2 will present another premiere: Wolf Hoffmann will be playing tracks from his solo album Headbangers Symphony with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for the very first time. The finale and part 3 will see ACCEPT sharing the stage with the orchestra and 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 and allows for a selection of established bands to perform something unique and special for their fans.
"It's always impressive to see how bands take this evening seriously and how much love the artists and the organising 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."
More on ‘The Rise Of Chaos’:
'The Rise Of Chaos' (video clip): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFqFYHFNeCc
'Koolaid' (lyric video) https://youtu.be/5XqlQWaqFKY
Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-rQQzRp2Z0
Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3LA3HW9K8c
Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYpzKZzOrfA
Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsSnu2OWE8Q
Album Trailer 1: https://youtu.be/9oi4_VIeDY0
Album Trailer 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdL905-EAIQ
Album Trailer 3: https://youtu.be/LN_X0g1lcM4