Just over 5 weeks are left until fans of heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT can finally put their hands on the band’s forthcoming studio album, “The Rise Of Chaos” (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. The title track ‘The Rise Of Chaos’ was released digitally a few weeks ago, and the song will also be purchasable physically in the form of a 7″ vinyl single from next Friday. Today, the brand-new music video for the track has been revealed. Shot in Nashville’s famous rehearsal centre Soundcheck, the video consists of 81,127 still images that were later transformed into video sequences.
The following people were a part pf the video’s creative process:
Scott Diussa | director, producer, editor, photographer
Theodore Miesner | photographer, editor, lighting director
Brad Moore | photographer
Used cameras and lenses:
Four Nikon D5 cameras, 14-24mm 2.8, 24-70mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8, 105mm 1.4, 58mm 1.4
“The Rise Of Chaos” – Track Listing:
01. Die By The Sword
02. Hole In The Head
03. The Rise Of Chaos
05. No Regrets
06. Analog Man
07. What’s Done Is Done
08. Worlds Colliding
09. Carry The Weight
10. Race To Extinction
“»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 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 organising 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, organiser of Wacken Open Air.
ACCEPT live 2017:
03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
07.09. USA Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
10.09. J Fukuoka – Drum Logos
12.09. J Osaka – Umeda Club Quattro
13.09. J Nagoya – Bottom Line
14.09. J Tokyo – Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
17.09. AUS Melbourne – 170 Russell
26.09. USA New York, NY – Irving Plaza
17.11. RA Buenos Aires – El Teatro Flores
19.11. ROU Montevideo – Sala del Museo
21.11. RCH Santiago – Teatro Cariola
23.11. PY Asuncion – Sala Garcia Lorca de la Manzana de la Rivera
25.11. CO Bogota – Festival del Diablo III
27.11. CR San Jose – Peppers