ACCEPT The Rise of Chaos Album Teaser #2 – The Recording and The Sounds


Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled »The Rise Of Chaos«, will be unleashed on 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.


Today, the band releases their second album trailer in which Wolf Hoffmannunveils more details about the album including info on the recordings, the sound and processes that went into those aspects of making their new record.


“The sound is always a combination of several different elements, it’s not just the sound engineer who turns it up. Also the band has a certain sound, the riffs have a certain sound and the combination of all that turns into ACCEPT!”, explains Wolf Hoffmann“My goal is to get better at what we are already doing without becoming any different because we have found our style, we’ve got a great singer, we’ve got a great producer, we’ve got a great team – there’s really no need to change anything!”


You can purchase the limited edition 7inch vinyl single of the title track ‘The Rise Of Chaos’ in different colours here:

Get the digital single, here:

Listen in NB Novelties playlist:


Vinyl single tracklist:

A: The Rise Of Chaos

B: Dark Side Of My Heart (live @ BYH 2015)


Watch the new video clip of ‘The Rise Of Chaos’ here:


“»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”, explainsWolf Hoffmann.


Recently, an ACCEPT media day took place in Hamburg on June 13th. This day, there was a press conference featuring Wolf Hoffmann and Holger Hübner, the “Wacken” festival organiser, both looking ahead to ACCEPT’s exclusive upcoming “Wacken” performance. [More info on ACCEPT’s Special Wacken Show – below.] To wrap up the day, Wolf signed the infamous ‘Golden Book’ which belongs to the Hard Rock café in Hamburg. That day, they also shot the first album trailer, which you can see here:


»The Rise Of Chaos« is available in the following formats:



BOX (DIGI, 2LP PIC, slipmat, poster, photo card)

2LP 180g (black) in gatefold



2LP 180g (red) in gatefold

2LP (orange+red splatter)

2LP 180g (NB anniversary green) in gatefold

2LP Gold vinyl (framed)

Silver Mirror Board BOX


Pre-order the new album:

Get the digital version of the new album, here:


Below is the track list for »The Rise Of Chaos«:

  1. Die By The Sword
  2. Hole In The Head
  3. The Rise Of Chaos
  4. Koolaid
  5. No Regrets
  6. Analog Man
  7. What’s Done Is Done
  8. Worlds Colliding
  9. Carry The Weight
  10. Race To Extinction


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 theCzech 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. 

More info:


More on »The Rise Of Chaos«:


Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 1:

Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 2:

Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 3:

Behind-The-Scenes, Pt 4: