No matter what styles of music have been trendy, ACCEPT always remained on top, were regarded as most important German Metal export of all time besides the SCORPIONS and wrote music history like no other Metal act. Classics like "Balls To The Walls" or "Metal Heart" mustn't miss in any good collection. The dream of many Metal fans comes true now as ACCEPT have reunited for a few festivals shows in 2005 – the band announces a best of set par excellence: "With U.D.O., I always play different ACCEPT songs and thus I know pretty exact what the fans want to hear. Wolf, whom I met for the first time since eight years now, has the same set list in mind. But we don't want to give away everything in advance", frontman Udo Dirkschneider explains. "We're really looking forward to playing these shows and we won't disappoint any ACCEPT fan for sure!" ACCEPT will kick off at the Rock Hard Festival which takes places at the Amphitheatre Gelsenkirchen (Germany) on May 13th – 15th 2005. "Besides the Rock Hard Festival we will only play Wacken in Germany, a tour is definitely not planned", Udo states. "We will play at the Sweden Rock Festival as Scandinavia was one of the biggest markets for ACCEPT ever, and perhaps at two or three more open airs in Europe. Afterwards I'll focus on U.D.O. again completely." In cooperation with ACCEPT manager Gaby Hoffmann, Nuclear Blast adopts the publicity for the forthcoming festival season. Another result out of the cooperation contact is an exclusive merchandise deal for the upcoming festivals which also includes classic ACCEPT motives! Fotocredit: Andreas Schöwe