ACCEPT New Song ‘Final Journey’ Premieres
NPR’s All Songs Considered has premiered the new track & lyric video “Final Journey” from pioneering German heavy metal band ACCEPT’s soon-to-be-released album Blind Rage, due out in North America on August 19th.
“‘Final Journey’ is certainly not about ACCEPT, but about all of us,” stated lead singer Mark Tornillo. “Eventually, we all take that final journey and when we do, we will most surely travel alone. ‘Where to?’ is the question!”
Stream the song here: www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/08/13/340054292/vikings-choice-accept-final-journey
Next month, ACCEPT will play four exclusive U.S. shows before heading overseas to launch their worldwide tour. Special guests METAL CHURCH and RAVEN will participate in the September 12th show at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.
Upcoming ACCEPT shows & line-ups are:
09/11/14 Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA – with METAL CHURCH (advanced tickets HERE)
09/12/14 Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA – with METAL CHURCH & RAVEN (advancedtickets HERE)
09/13/14 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV – ACCEPT only (advanced tickets HERE)
09/15/14 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – with RAVEN (advanced tickets HERE)
Blind Rage was produced by renowned audio engineer Andy Sneap (EXODUS, MEGADETH, OPETH). The album is available in exclusive CD bundles, vinyl, and import formats from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop.
The track listing for the Blind Rage digi-pak is:
02. Dying Breed
03. Dark Side Of My Heart
04. Fall Of The Empire
05. Trail Of Tears
06. Wanna Be Free
07. 200 Years
08. Bloodbath Mastermind
09. From The Ashes We Rise
10. The Curse
11. Final Journey
Live in Chile 2013
ACCEPT’s official music video for “Stampede” was directed by Greg Aronowitz (Batman & Robin, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Lost World: Jurassic Park). It was filmed on location in April in the high desert of California at Devil’s Punchbowl – a tilted sandstone formation with other-worldly geology – and features the band unleashing blistering heavy metal from the mountain tops against a wide-spanning horizon and an absolutely amazing natural backdrop.
More Blind Rage on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:
- “Stampede” video – www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbUXHTWZ9vk
- Album Trailer #1 – www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI2dSE_HbM0
- Album Trailer #2 – www.youtube.com/watch?v=N112phE_QJU
- Album Trailer #3 – www.youtube.com/watch?v=anGCPo4507k
- Wolf Hoffmann – Guitars
- Peter Baltes – Bass
- Hermann Frank – Guitars
- Stefan Schwarzmann Drums
- Mark Tornillo – Lead Vocals
Built around the songwriting nucleus of Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes, ACCEPT‘s beginnings can be traced back to the late 1970s. The German band played a pivotal role in the development of speed and thrash metal, which emerged in the early to mid-1980s. Along with Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, ACCEPT has delivered an undeniable impact on the global metal scene by writing & performing an innovative, pioneering body of work which include some of the most influential metal albums of all time, including 1982’s Restless and Wild (which debuted “Fast As A Shark,” the first speed metal song ever recorded), 1984’s Balls To The Wall (the group’s most well-known song to date which has become a worldwide metal anthem) and 1985’s Metal Heart. ACCEPT‘s premier status as ambassadors of the genre has led to pop culture crossover into film (The Wrestler), television (Justified; Beavis and Butthead), and the video games realm (Grand Theft Auto, Guitar Hero). ACCEPT’s popularity and status as one of the world’s exemplary heavy metal bands has allowed them to flourish for decades with no sign of slowing down. The band’s two previous albums – Blood of the Nations (2010) and Stalingrad (2012) – have charted internationally, topping both critic and fan polls in the process.
Visit ACCEPT online at www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.com.