Professionally filmed video footage of German/American metallers ACCEPT performing their classic song “Balls To The Wall” on March 3 at Badlands Pawn in Sioux Falls, South Dakota can be seen below.
The latest ACCEPT album, “Blind Rage”, was released in August 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Like its two predecessors, 2010’s “Blood Of The Nations” and 2012’s “Stalingrad”, the new effort was helmed by British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Goldsworthy.
“Blind Rage” sold around 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release.
ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann recently told Metal Rules about the songwriting process for the band’s next CD: “It has always been the same formula for years, where Peter [Baltes, bass] and I jam on ideas, add some scratch vocals then combine it with other elements of songs. We let it sit and simmer for a little while come back to it. It’s a piecemeal process that takes shape over a course of many weeks. Very seldom do we write a song after just one go at it. It’s always about coming back to it and going over it again and again. Once we have a demo that’s worth listening to, and an idea of what the songs is about, we give it to [singer] Mark Tornillo to write the lyrics and put his spin on it. It’s meant to be released in 2017. It’s always hard to plan these things. We made a mistake a few years back and committed to a date as the tour was booked and then had to scramble to finish the album. It wasn’t fun and we don’t want to do it again. We just want to work hard until we feel it’s ready.”
ACCEPT in April 2015 announced the addition of guitarist Uwe Lulis (GRAVE DIGGER, REBELLION) and drummer Christopher Williams to the group’s ranks.
ACCEPT parted ways with guitarist Herman Frank and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann in December 2014.