New week, time to announce this weeks Record Of The Week, Blind Rage is the fourteenth studio album by German heavy metal band Accept. It was released on August 15, 2014 on Nuclear Blast Records.
Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes. Their beginnings can be traced back to the late 1960s. The band played an important role in the development of speed and thrash metal, being part of the German heavy metal scene, which emerged in the early to mid-1980s. Accept achieved commercial success with their fifth studio album Balls to the Wall (1983), which remains the band's only album to be certified gold in the United States and Canada and spawned their well-known hit "Balls to the Wall".
Following their disbandment in 1997 and short-lived reunion in 2005, Accept reunited again in 2009 with former T.T. Quick frontman Mark Tornillo replacing Dirkschneider and released their three highest charting albums to date, Blood of the Nations (2010), Stalingrad (2012) and Blind Rage (2014), the latter of which was Accept's first album to reach number one on the charts in their home country. They have sold over 17 million albums worldwide.
With the 3:rd red album with the new line up Accept have climbed back to the top again. With three killer albums in a row, they must have done a lot of impression and gained lots of new fans while having strengthened the confidence with their existing fans. Beside this they have probably or I should say absolutely guaranteed made an mr UDO pretty jealous :).
The band continues to create around the Classic Accept recipe and delivers excellent music based on on the guitar tandem of Wolf Hoffman and Herman Frank together with Mark Tornillo rattled consistent voice, all backed up around Peter Baltes heavy bass playing and the tight drumming by Stefan Schwarzmann. This band is taking the German power metal standard and throwing just enough melodic twists and variations into the chord patterns it all sounds fresh and to make the perfect and pure metal.
Overall the Blind Rage is a solid, dynamic and incredibly vital album, Mark's have done more than anyone could've expected on the these 3 records so my metal heart of Accept beats stronger with each new release, buy it and if you live or are in Stockholm this week (Sep 30), go and see the them live for god sake. Tourdates below.
Sep 28 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
Sep 30 Debaser Medis Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 01 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway
Oct 03 Nojesfabriken Karlstad, Sweden
Oct 04 Docks Hamburg, Germany
Oct 05 Hyde Park Osnabrück Osnabrück, Germany
Oct 07 Trix Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 08 Bataclan Paris, France
Oct 10 Totem Pamplona, Spain
Oct 11 Riviera Madrid, Spain
Oct 12 Razzmatazz 1 Barcelona, Spain
Oct 14 Bikini Toulouse, France
Oct 16 La Laiterie Strasbourg, France
Oct 17 Live Club Milan, Italy
Oct 18 TonHalle Munchen, Germany
Oct 20 Neue Stadthalle Langen, Germany
Oct 21 Huxleys Berlin, Germany
Oct 22 Live Music Hall Koln, Germany
Oct 24 Stadtgarten Erfurt, Germany
Oct 25 Euronics Zlin, Czech Republic
Oct 26 Petöfi Hall Budapest, Hungary
Oct 28 Z 7 Pratteln, Switzerland
Oct 29 Filharmonie Filderstadt, Germany
Nov 07 Club Quattro Hiroshima, Japan
Nov 09 Umeda Club Quattro Osaka, Japan
Nov 10 Bottom Line Nagoya, Japan
Nov 11 EX Theater Roppongi Tokyo, Japan
Nov 14 The Factory Theatre Sydney Nsw, Australia
Nov 15 Corner Hotel Melbourne, Australia, Sold Out
Nov 16 The HIFI Brisbane, Australia
Nov 17 Corner Hotel Melbourne, Australia
Nov 27 The Forum London, United Kingdom
Nov 28 Forum Palace Vilnius, Lithuania
Nov 30 Stadium Live Moscow, Russian Federation
Todays tune "Final Journey" is the last track on the album but it's a real killer with heavy riffs and a chorus that will kill you instantly!
More info @
Official Accept Web
Listen to "Accept - Final Journey" on Spotify here!