German heavy metal legends Accept are releasing a very special, limited 10 inch vinyl single titled ‘Balls To The Wall / Symphony No.40 in G Minor’, which will be released on October 5th via Nuclear Blast.

Both songs on the single are from their upcoming live album Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017, which will be released on November 23rd.

SIDE A – Balls To The Wall
LIVE AT WACKEN OPEN AIR 2017, with CNSO Symphony Orchestra

SIDE B – Symphony No.40 in G Minor
LIVE AT WACKEN OPEN AIR 2017, with CNSO Symphony Orchestra

You can pre-order the single now via this link below, in either limited edition silver or gold vinyl:

Accept are experiencing more success than ever before, having hit their stride creatively. In the 10th year since the band’s reunion, the quintet can look back on four top 10 albums in Germany, including an unbelievable #1 with Blind Rage (2014) and a brilliant #3 with their latest album The Rise Of Chaos (2017).

Over the past few months the German band has been anything but passive, having toured heavily on top of finalising their latest project, the upcoming live release Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017, which will be released on November 23rd via Nuclear Blast!

In the live release, fans can expect a unique, 2 hour Accept show, shot on August 3rd, 2017 at the legendary Wacken Open Air festival, where the band played the biggest and most extraordinary show of their career in front of 80,000 fans live, on top of thousands more fans watching via a 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 coming last but not least, 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’ or ‘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 happy, “but I was nervous ’till 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.”

What started out as a world premiere in Wacken and caused quite a stir worldwide (thanks to the live streams) will be continued in early 2019. This means that Accept are planning to tour across Europe with an orchestra in spring 2019! “I really hope we will be able to fulfill our dream – we are working hard on it!” explains Wolf Hoffmann with eager anticipation. “What I can already say now is that there will be lots of optical and musical surprises, that fans of Accept have never experienced before. We want to multiply what we have achieved at Wacken and are happy about every bit of support we get. One thing is for sure: 2019 will be exciting!”

Accept have some upcoming live dates:
28.09. USA Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
29.09. USA Pasadena, CA – The Rose
30.09. USA Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon

06.10. MEX Monterrey – Tecate México Metal Fest
10.10. BR Belém – Botequim
12.10. BR Fortaleza – Complexo Armazém (w/ KORZUS, MATANZA)
14.10. BR São Paulo – Carioca Club
16.10. BR Belo Horizonte – MG
02.11. DE Weissenhäuser Strand / Ostsee – Metal Hammer Paradise

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