Peter Baltes Exits Accept

Accept’s founding bassist Peter Baltes has announced his departure from the band. He said the following:

“To all ACCEPT fans: I hereby like to announce my departure as bass player from ACCEPT. I have been with the band from the very beginning. Many of you have been there as well. I like to thank you all for the great years we shared together. Keep it metal.”

The band added:

“We are all heartbroken! Peter needed a change in his life and we wish him all the best. He will always be part of the ACCEPT family and to honor his tribute to music history, we should all wish him well. Gaby, Wolf, Mark, Uwe & Christopher …in deed ACCEPT WILL KEEP IT METAL!”

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Accept Share “Shadow Soldiers” Video From “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017”

Accept have shared footage of “Shadow Soldiers” from their new live release “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017,” which was released today (November 23). That effort features the band’s August 3, 2017 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival. That two-hour concert was divided into three parts, with the first part featuring new tracks like “Die By The Sword” and “Koolaid”, as well as some hits like “Restless And Wild” and “Pandemic,” the second part featuring guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and a symphony orchestra playing tracks off his “Headbangers Symphony” album, which includes metal versions of classical compositions from Beethoven, Mozart, etc. and the third part featuring Accept and an orchestra playing hits like “Princess Of The Dawn”, “Breaker”, “Fast As A Shark” and “Metal Heart”, as well as new songs like “Stalingrad”, “Shadow Soldiers” and “Teutonic Terror”. The event was closed out with an eight-minute version of “Balls To The Wall”.

Accept Announce German “Symphonic Terror” Shows With An Orchestra

Accept will be playing some April shows with an orchestra in Germany. The idea for these concerts originated from the band’s special set at the 2017 Wacken Open Air festival. That particular performance is the focus of the band’s new live release “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017,” which will be available on November 23. Here’s the dates.

04/20 Wuppertal, GER – Stadthalle
04/21 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auesee
04/22 Hamburg, GER – Mehr!Theater
04/23 Fürth, GER – Stadthalle
04/25 Saarbrücken, GER – Congresshalle
04/27 München, GER – Circus Krone

Accept Share “Breaker” Video From “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017”

Accept have shared footage of “Breaker” from their new live release “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017,” which will be available on November 23. That effort will feature the band’s August 3, 2017 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival. That two-hour concert was divided into three parts, with the first part featuring new tracks like “Die By The Sword” and “Koolaid”, as well as some hits like “Restless And Wild” and “Pandemic,” the second part featuring guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and a symphony orchestra playing tracks off his “Headbangers Symphony” album, which includes metal versions of classical compositions from Beethoven, Mozart, etc. and the third part featuring Accept and an orchestra playing hits like “Princess Of The Dawn”, “Breaker”, “Fast As A Shark” and “Metal Heart”, as well as new songs like “Stalingrad”, “Shadow Soldiers” and “Teutonic Terror”. The event was closed out with an eight-minute version of “Balls To The Wall”.

Accept Share “Symphony No. 40 In G Minor” Video From “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017”

Accept have shared footage of “Symphony No. 40 in G Minor” from their new live release “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017,” which will be available on November 23. That effort will feature the band’s August 3, 2017 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival. That two-hour concert was divided into three parts, with the first part featuring new tracks like “Die By The Sword” and “Koolaid”, as well as some hits like “Restless And Wild” and “Pandemic,” the second part featuring guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and a symphony orchestra playing tracks off his “Headbangers Symphony” album, which includes metal versions of classical compositions from Beethoven, Mozart, etc. and the third part featuring Accept and an orchestra playing hits like “Princess Of The Dawn”, “Breaker”, “Fast As A Shark” and “Metal Heart”, as well as new songs like “Stalingrad”, “Shadow Soldiers” and “Teutonic Terror”. The event was closed out with an eight-minute version of “Balls To The Wall”.

Accept Share “Balls To The Wall” Video From “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017”

Accept have shared a new live video for their song “Balls To The Wall.” The footage is from the band’s new live release “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017,” which will be available on November 23. That effort will feature the band’s August 3, 2017 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival. That two-hour concert was divided into three parts, with the first part featuring new tracks like “Die By The Sword” and “Koolaid”, as well as some hits like “Restless And Wild” and “Pandemic,” the second part featuring guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and a symphony orchestra playing tracks off his “Headbangers Symphony” album, which includes metal versions of classical compositions from Beethoven, Mozart, etc. and the third part featuring Accept and an orchestra playing hits like “Princess Of The Dawn”, “Breaker”, “Fast As A Shark” and “Metal Heart”, as well as new songs like “Stalingrad”, “Shadow Soldiers” and “Teutonic Terror”. The event was closed out with an eight-minute version of “Balls To The Wall”.

Accept Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017”

Accept have officially revealed the cover art and track listing for their new live release “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017.” That effort will be available on November 23 and it will feature the band’s August 3, 2017 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival. That two-hour concert was divided into three parts, with the first part featuring new tracks like “Die By The Sword” and “Koolaid”, as well as some hits like “Restless And Wild” and “Pandemic,” the second part featuring guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and a symphony orchestra playing tracks off his “Headbangers Symphony” album, which includes metal versions of classical compositions from Beethoven, Mozart, etc. and the third part featuring Accept and an orchestra playing hits like “Princess Of The Dawn”, “Breaker”, “Fast As A Shark” and “Metal Heart”, as well as new songs like “Stalingrad”, “Shadow Soldiers” and “Teutonic Terror”. The event was closed out with an eight-minute version of “Balls To The Wall”. In other news, Accept are also planning a special European tour with an orchestra for spring 2019.

DVD/Blu-ray Track Listing:

Part 1: Accept

01. “Die By The Sword”
02. “Restless And Wild”
03. “Koolaid”
04. “Pandemic”
05. “Final Journey”

Part 2: Headbanger’s Symphony

06. “Night On Bald Mountain”
07. “Scherzo”
08. “Romeo And Juliet”
09. “Pathétique”
10. “Double Cello Concerto In G Minor”
11. “Symphony No. 40 IN G Minor”

Part 3: Accept with Orchestra

12. “Princess Of The Dawn”
13. “Stalingrad”
14. “Dark Side Of My Heart”
15. “Breaker”
16. “Shadow Soldiers”
17. “Dying Breed”
18. “Fast As A Shark”
19. “Metal Heart”
20. “Teutonic Terror”
21. “Balls To The Wall”

Bonus:

22. “Making Of: Wacken”
23. “Making Of: Headbanger’s Symphony”