If ACCEPT entering the German Media Control Charts at number 1 wasn’t enough, we’ve just had news that the album has hit the top of the charts globally!
The quintet from Solingen also hit number ONE in Finland, reached an incredible 22 in the country of the rising sun, Japan, as well as topping the U.S. charts at number 35.
See below for the global chart entries:
Czech Republic #2
Sweden Rock/Metal #2
US Rock #4
UK Rock #9
UK Indie #15
Canada Top 200 #114
Canada (Hardcharts) #21
“Blind Rage” is the 14th Studio-Album of the living legends from Solingen – a number that seems unreachable for musicians nowadays. It’s the dream of every artist. And if that was not enough: The newest Opus is the most successful chart album in the bands long history. “Blood Of The Nation” heralded the modern era of ACCEPT in and now with “Blind Rage”, the band has climbed even further up those charts. In the last four years, after a break of 14 years, ACCEPT released two new albums (“Blood Of The Nation” in 2010 and “Stalingrad” in 2012). Both of them broke chart records and reached the top of international ranking lists, among other top 5 in Germany, top 15 in Europe and top 40 worldwide. Now with the pole position in the official German Album Charts, the band breaks their own record once again.
Statement Markus Staiger / Owner / Nuclear Blast:
“We are proud and thankful to be part of ACCEPTs rebirth in 2010. With a number one position in the German Charts they climbed the to the top of Mt. Olympus.
This is the reward of the consequent hard work of the band, their manager Gaby Hoffmann and Deville Schober and the whole Nuclear Blast team – together we stand strong!”
“Four years ago we decided to start ACCEPT anew. Of course we hoped to reach the fans of Heavy Metal and leave a few more marks in its history. None of us would have thought that we could reach number one in the official German Charts. We would like to thank our team, our label partner Nuclear Blast, Warner Distribution and Brainstorm Music Marketing, all of who gave us enormous strength and the will to continue in order to make this happen.”
What started in the mid seventies as a worldwide trademark, maintained its status for over three decades.
ACCEPT is a phenomenon.
The German Music industry invests Millions of Euro every year to build up new acts. If you include the budgets for artist finding and development the funding is higher than any other, even higher than the development and research budgets of the automobile industry or the pharmacy industry. (Source IFPI). Still only a vanishingly low amount of German artists manage to be internationally successful.
ACCEPT is an inherent part of the international market, ranks among the biggest music exports from Germany and has influenced many innumerable bands both nationally and internationally.
The release of their new album “Blind Rage” was on the cover of the most influential Rock magazines, anywhere from Brazil to Sweden. Adequate to the resonance is the upcoming tour: Beginning this Fall ACCEPT will be touring the US, Asia, Australia and Europe for the fourth time. ACCEPT was a celebrated headliner at the biggest Heavy Metal Festival in existence, WACKEN OPEN AIR, as well as the WOODSTOCK Festival in Poland, that broke every record with more than 750.000 visitors from every subculture and genre.
The history of ACCEPT is even more unique: there are no drug scandals, no alcohol problems, no sexcapades, nothing for the boulevard press to write about – their personal history is as clean as the water from the mountains. The music stands alone and all for itself. An ACCEPT concert is a storm of Heavy Metal that lasts for hours, the real force of Rock’n’Roll, where the art of the music is the only thing that counts.
ACCEPT was never, in the whole history, influenced by any musical trends or marketing orientated actions, there were no artificial radio singles or fictional media stories, no multimedia show with LED – screens.
In the words of the online platform from N.TV: “ACCEPT is recreating the spirit of the 80ies without losing the power and the driving force behind it. The art of staying true to oneself without being repetitive pays of, and has so for years.
In the modern era of one hit wonders, fast pace trends, V.I.P. news, the fanatic obsession for scandals, ACCEPTs down to earth way is the true secret behind their success. True to the roots!
Beginning of September ACCEPT kicks off their extensive world tour. The dates are the following:
19.09.2014 Copenhagen (DK), Amager Bio
20.09.2014 Linkoeping (SE), Garden
21.09.2014 Gothenburg (SE), Traedgarn
24.09.2014 Seinajoki (FI), Rytmikotjaamo
26.09.2014 Tornio (FI), Torunda
27.09.2014 Tampere (FI), Pakkahuone
28.09.2014 Helsinki (FI), The Circus
30.09.2014 Stockholm (SE), Debaser Medis
01.10.2014 Oslo (NO), Rockefeller
03.10.2014 Karlstad (SE), Nöjesfabriken
04.10.2014 Hamburg (DE), Docks
05.10.2014 Osnabruck (DE), Hyde Park
07.10.2014 Antwerp (BE), Trix
08.10.2014 Paris (FR), Bataclan
10.10.2014 Pamplona (ES), Totem
11.10.2014 Madrid (ES), Riviera
12.10.2014 Barcelona (ES), Razzmatazz 1
14.10.2014 Toulouse (FR), Bikini
16.10.2014 Straßbourg (FR), La Laiterie
17.10.2014 Milano (IT), Live Club
18.10.2014 Munich (DE), Tonhalle
20.10.2014 Langen / Frankfurt (DE), Neue Stadthalle
21.10.2014 Berlin (DE), Huxleys
22.10.2014 Cologne (DE), Live Music Hall
24.10.2014 Erfurt (DE), Stadtgarten
25.10.2014 Zlin (CZ), Euronics
26.10.2014 Budapest (HU), Petöfi Hall
28.10.2014 Pratteln (CH), Z 7
29.10.2014 Filderstadt (DE), Filharmonie