Accept – The Rise of Chaos Coming Out August 4th

Long running German heavy metal band Accept have a new album, The Rise of Chaos, coming out August 4th on Nuclear Blast Records.


  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

The title track was previewed as a music video. “The Rise of Chaos” is inoffensive, pedestrian heavy metal like a genericized Judas Priest:

Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled The Rise Of Chaos, will be unleashed on August 4th, 2017. The band’s 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors – Blood Of The Nations, Stalingrad, and Blind Rage – with grandeur and precision.

Today, the band releases their first album trailer, which was filmed at the recent ACCEPT media day in Hamburg on June 13th. A press conference took place on the day featuring Wolf Hoffmann and Holger Hübner, the WACKEN Festival organiser, both looking ahead to ACCEPT’s exclusive upcoming Wacken performance. [More info on ACCEPT’s Special Wacken Show – below.] To wrap up the day, Wolf signed the infamous “Golden Book” which belongs to the Hard Rock café in Hamburg. Watch the clip, here:

You can purchase the limited edition 7inch vinyl single of the title track ‘The Rise Of Chaos’ in different colors here:
Get the digital single, here:
Listen in NB Novelties playlist:

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

“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.

The Rise Of Chaos is available in the following formats:
CD Jewel
Orange/Blue Swirl Vinyl (Limited to 700 worldwide)
T-shirt bundle ( T-shirt + CD + Poster)
Pre-order the new album:
Get the digital version of the new album, here:

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

And if this wasn’t enough, ACCEPT will celebrate the album’s live premiere exclusively on August 3rd, on the day before its release, as a part of a special show at Wacken Open Air, Germany. The set will consist of three parts, which represent the band’s creative power:

Part 1 will bring fans a classic ACCEPT set, packed with new and old hits.
Part 2 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 3, 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 organist 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, organizer of Wacken Open Air.

More info:

ACCEPT live 2017:
08/03/2017 Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
09/07/2017 Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA USA
09/10/2017 Drum Logos – Fukuoka, JAPAN
09/12/2017 Umeda Club Quattro – Osaka, JAPAN
09/13/2017 Bottom Line – Nagoya, JAPAN
09/14/2017 Nakano Sun Plaza Hall – Tokyo, JAPAN
09/17/2017 170 Russell – Melbourne, Australia
09/26/2017 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
11/17/2017 El Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, Argentina
11/19/2017 Sala del Museo – Montevideo, Uruguay
11/21/2017 Teatro Cariola – Santiago, Chile
11/23/2017 Sala Garcia Lorca de la Manzana de la Rivera – Asuncion, Paraguay
11/25/2017 Festival del Diablo III – Bogata, Columbia
11/27/2017 Peppers – San Jose, Costa Rica

More on The Rise Of Chaos:
Video Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 1:
Video Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 2:
Video Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 3:
Video Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 4:

Pre-order your physical copy of The Rise Of Chaos, here:

Or digitally, here:

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4 thoughts on “Accept – The Rise of Chaos Coming Out August 4th”

  1. Cull & Tone Her says:

    I like how literally no one commented/gives a shit about this.

    1. The commenters are a limited segment of our readership.

  2. canadaspaceman says:

    Lots of metalheads still like true metal like ACCEPT, but probably feel there is not much to say. ACCEPT hold the standard along with Saxon , Armored Saint, Riot, etc.
    You either like, or you don’t like, regular heavy metal.
    Not everything has to be voiced out loud. This isn’t a forum like bravewords, thrashunlimited, etc.

    1. Trashchunk says:

      I have to agree with that, newer Accept is extremely hit and miss with a solid little EP you can make taking the best of their last three albums. The song they chose for the video is real shitty, they usually have one or two really fucking good heavy metal song per album so I am going to guess there is probably something good on it.

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