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26th July 2017


The mighty Accept have their new studio album, 'The Rise Of Chaos', unleashed in less than two weeks now, on Friday August 4th, the night after they premiere tracks from the album in their biggest gig to date, a symphonic experience at Wacken on Thursday 3rd August.

Today, the German Metal pioneers have announced a show at London's Koko on 8th February 2018 as part of a twenty-eight date long European tour.

12th January: (DE) Hamburg - Mehr! Theater
13th January: (DE) Filderstadt - Filharmonie
14th January: (DE) Munich - TonHalle
16th January: (DE) Leipzig - Haus Auensee
17th January: (DE) Berlin - Huxleys
19th January: (DE) Geiselwind - Eventzentrum
20th January: (CZ) Zlín - Euronics
21st January: (HU) Budapest - Barba Negra
23rd January: (IT) Milano - Live Music Club
24th January: (CH) Zurich - Komplex 457
26th January: (ES) Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz
27th January: (ES) Madrid - La Riviera
28th January: (ES) Bilbao - Santana 27
30th January: (FR) Saint-Étienne - Le FIL
1st February: (FR) Lille - L'Aéronef
2nd February: (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage
3rd February: (CH) Lausanne - Les Docks
4th February: (DE) Frankfurt - Batschkapp
6th February: (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
7th February: (BE) Antwerpen - Trix
8th February: (UK) London - Koko
9th February: (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
11th February: (DK) Copenhagen - Vega
12th February: (NO) Oslo - Rockefeller
14th February: (SWE) Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
15th February: (SWE) Stockholm - Cruise
17th February: (FI) Turku - Logomo
18th February: (FI) Helsinki - The Circus

'The Rise Of Chaos' was delivered to the MetalTalk offices last week and we're hugely impressed with everything about Accept's fifteenth studio album. More to come on that next week.

In the meantime, Wolf spoke recently about 'The Rise Of Chaos' and about playing the new songs live. See what Wolf has to say in this exclusive video which premiered earlier this week on MetalTalk.

Accept released the second single from 'The Rise Of Chaos' late last week and it's 'Koolaid', a real standout track from the album. Check it out here.

Wolf Hoffmann told us about 'Koolaid':

"'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 and children. All so everybody could get to heaven.

"Since then, the phrase 'drinking the Koolaid' 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' is Accept's fourth album with frontman Mark Tornillo and it's also the German pioneers' fourth studio release through Nuclear Blast Records.

The night before the release, Thursday August 3rd, Accept will celebrate the album's live premiere exclusively as a part of a special show at Wacken Open Air, Germany. The set will consist of three parts:

Part One will bring fans a classic Accept set, packed with new and old hits.

Part Two will present another premiere: Wolf Hoffmann will be playing tracks from his solo album, 'Headbangers 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 Three, 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 Remember' which makes it even more special. The 'Night To Remember' is 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 told us when the Wacken performance was first announced:

"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 and we hope we can give something really special to the fans."


Thomas Jensen, organiser of Wacken Open Air, told us:

"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."

MetalTalk will have a big presence at Wacken this year so stay tuned for the full lowdown on what will be a glorious night. 'The Rise Of Chaos' will be in stores the following morning, August 4th, but you can pre-order yours right here.


And while you are waiting to hear 'The Rise Of Chaos', check out the trailers and behind the scenes videos the band have released in the run-up to the album's release.

'The Rise Of Chaos' tracklist:
1. Die By The Sword
2. Hole In The Head
3. The Rise Of Chaos
4. Koolaid
5. No Regrets
6. Analog Man
7. What's Done Is Done
8. Worlds Colliding
9. Carry The Weight
10. Race To Extinction


Wolf added:

"'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."

The cover artwork of the new record was created by the Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák.



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