ACCEPT has released their new masterpiece “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017” on November 23 via Nuclear Blast, featuring impressive images and the bombastic sound of this rousing fusion of metal plus a symphonic orchestra. The band has also unveiled a new live video to the song ‘Shadow Soldiers’ which you can view below. The album is available in various formats at the official Nuclear Blast store page.
“We are so glad we recorded this unique show – this very special concert at Wacken will always stay in our memories”, states Accept guitarist and mastermind Wolf Hoffmann. And because what started as a premiere at Wacken caused a sensation and recognition worldwide, the “Symphonic Terror” will hit cities live in April 2019! This can only mean one thing: ACCEPT will debut their great orchestra-tour throughout Europe in 2019 and they already revealed the first tour dates for Germany.
The confirmed dates are as follows:
20.04.19 Wuppertal – Stadthalle
21.04.19 Leipzig – Haus Auesee
22.04.19 Hamburg – Mehr!Theater
23.04.19 Fürth – Stadthalle
25.05.19 Saarbrücken – Congresshalle
27.05.19 München – Circus Krone
Wolf Hoffmann is already filled with anticipation: „Those who couldn’t be there at Wacken have never seen Accept like this. But it’s definitely worth it! On our last tour, I personally missed the orchestra in some songs. What I can already say is this: There will be some visual and musical surprises on the Symphonic Terror-Tour, that you wouldn’t exactly expect from Accept. 2019 will be exciting!“
“Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017”
Fans can expect a unique, two-hour Accept show, shot on August 3rd, 2017 at the legendary Wacken Open Air, where the band played the biggest and most extraordinary show of their career in front of 80,000 fans live at the festival, on top of thousands of more fans watching via the live stream! The show was divided into three parts, showing the full creative power of Accept: The first part hosted the premiere of new tracks ‘Die By The Sword’ and ‘Koolaid’, as well as some of their most popular songs, such as ‘Restless And Wild’ and ‘Pandemic’.
The middle part hosted guitarist Wolf Hoffmann accompanied by a symphony orchestra, presenting a best-of from his recent solo album Headbangers Symphony, which includes metal versions of some of the world’s biggest classical compositions (e.g. Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi…). And last but not least, in the final part fans were able to bang their heads to ACCEPT anthems (also accompanied by the orchestra), such as ‘Princess Of The Dawn’, ‘Breaker’, ‘Fast As A Shark’ and ‘Metal Heart’, as well as to new songs like ‘Stalingrad’, ‘Shadow Soldiers’ and ‘Teutonic Terror’. The finale could be nothing less than an 8-minute version of their eminent hit ‘Balls To The Walls’!
“This was a mash-up of intensity and precision,” Wolf Hoffmann says about the fusion of heavy metal and classical music. “The fans are extremely open-minded,” continues Wolf happily, “but I was nervous ’til the last minute before the show anyway. After all, it’s still a metal festival! But I think that, after many years of Accept combining both worlds, fans have started to really accept this concept.”