Heavy Metal tough guys ACCEPT will release their new album Blind Rage on August 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The influential group’s 14th studio album was produced by renowned audio engineer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Napalm Death, Opeth) and is the follow-up to 2012’s Stalingrad, which debuted at #81 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was hailed as “brilliant” and a record that “the traditional metalhead will really cherish” by Goldmine.
The first single from Blind Rage, “Stampede”, will precede the full-length album on July 11, available digitally and as a limited vinyl edition. The band recently filmed a video for “Stampede”, which will make its online premiere this summer.
“Whatever we do on record, it’s there for eternity,” says ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. “If you do something great it’s not something people throw away tomorrow. Songs we wrote 30 years ago are still loved by fans today. That teaches you to be careful with what you release and make sure you like it yourself. With Blind Rage, we have a collection of songs with the classic ACCEPT feel, and — as always — there’s an overriding theme of aggression and rage in our music.” “Otherwise, it wouldn’t be metal,” he concludes.
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2.) Dying Breed
3.) Dark Side of My Heart
4.) Fall of the Empire
5.) Trail of Tears
6.) Wanna Be Free
7.) 200 Years
8.) Bloodbath Mastermind
9.) From the Ashes We Rise
10.) The Curse
11.) Final Journey
ACCEPT will promote Blind Rage with a European headlining tour which will kick off on September 19 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Just prior to the Euro tour launch, the band will perform a series of exclusive U.S. live performances including shows in Las Vegas (Sept. 13) and NYC (Sept. 14) as well as a show at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA (Sept. 12) whereACCEPT will be joined by special guests Metal Church and Raven, for what promises to be the most metal of evenings. The just-announced Blind Rage celebratory gigs are as follows:
September 12 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre (w/ Metal Church, Raven, tickets HERE)
September 13 Las Vegas, NV Count’s Vamp’d (ACCEPT only)
September 14 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre (w/ Raven)