ACCEPT - worldwide stream of the big Wacken Open Air show, second track-by-track trailer revealed!

Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled »The Rise Of Chaos« (out this Friday on August 4th) 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.

On thursday, ACCEPT will celebrate the album's live premiere exclusively with a special show at Wacken Open Air, Germany. The set will consist of three parts and can be seen worldwide on a live stream from 20.00 - 22.00 CEST here:

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« 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 stated: "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."

"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, organiser of Wacken Open Air.

Today, ACCEPT also reveal their second track-by-track trailer, in which Wolf Hoffmann talks about the songs 'Koolaid', 'No Regrets' and 'Analog Man'. Watch it here:

In case you've missed the first track-by-track trailer, watch it here:

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:

Wolf states: "'Koolaid' is a well known flavored drink and has been mixed with Cyanid 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!"

Get 'Koolaid' digitally, here:
Listen in NB Novelties playlist:

"»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.

You can purchase the limited edition 7inch vinyl single of the title track 'The Rise Of Chaos' in different colours here:
Get the digital single, here:

Vinyl single tracklist:
A: The Rise Of Chaos
B: Dark Side Of My Heart (live @ BYH 2015)

»The Rise Of Chaos« is available in the following formats:
BOX (DIGI, 2LP PIC, slipmat, poster, photo card)
2LP 180g (black) in gatefold

2LP 180g (red) in gatefold
2LP (orange+red splatter)
2LP 180g (NB anniversary green) in gatefold
2LP Gold vinyl (framed)
Silver Mirror Board BOX

Pre-order the new album:
Get the digital version of the new album, here:

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
04. Koolaid
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.


German Dates presented by Rock Hard, ROCKS Magazin, Rock It! Magazine, Musix, Start, Piranha Magazin, & Wacken Radio:

12.01.18 DE Hamburg - Mehr Theater am Großmarkt
13.01.18 DE Filderstadt - Filharmonie Filderstadt
14.01.18 DE Munich - TonHalle München
16.01.18 DE Leipzig - Haus Auensee Leipzig
17.01.18 DE Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
19.01.18 DE Geiselwind - EventZentrum Strohofer Geiselwind
20.01.18 CZ Zlín - Euronics
21.01.18 HU Budapest - BARBA NEGRA
23.01.18 IT Milano - Zio Live Music Club Milano
24.01.18 CH Zurich - Komplex 457
26.01.18 ES Barcelona - Razzmatazz
27.01.18 ES Madrid - La Riviera
28.01.18 ES Bilbao - Sala Santana 27
30.01.18 FR Saint-Étienne - Le Fil smac
01.02.18 FR Lille - L'Aéronef
02.02.18 DE Saarbrücken - Garage Saarbrücken
03.02.18 CH Lausanne - Les Docks
04.02.18 DE Frankfurt - Batschkapp Frankfurt
06.02.18 NL Eindhoven - Effenaar
07.02.18 BE Antwerpen - Muziekcentrum Trix
08.02.18 UK London - KOKO London
09.02.18 DE Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle Oberhausen
11.02.18 DK Copenhagen - VEGA
12.02.18 NO Oslo - Rockefeller / John DEE / Sentrum Scene
14.02.18 SE Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
15.02.18 SE Stockholm - Cruise Stockholm
17.02.18 FI Turku - Logomo
18.02.18 FI Helsinki - The Circus

More on »The Rise Of Chaos«:
'The Rise Of Chaos' (video clip):
'Koolaid' (lyric video)
Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 1:
Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 2:
Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 3:
Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 4:
Album Trailer 1:
Album Trailer 2:
Album Trailer 3:
‘Headbangers Symphony' Munich (OFFICIAL TEASER):

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