Pioneering German heavy metallers ACCEPT have released the first of three online trailers for their upcoming new album Blind Rage, due out in North America on August 19th. Episode One features guitar player Wolf Hoffman discussing how the album title and artwork were selected. “It’s really about aggression,” he states. “Metal has never been about love and peace. It’s always been in-your-face.” Watch the video on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: Blind Rage was produced by renowned audio engineer Andy Sneap (EXODUS, MEGADETH, OPETH). The album is available as an exclusive mail-order import edition, import box set, import vinyl, digi-pak, and jewel-case CD versions. Pre-order bundles include an exclusive artwork t-shirt + a poster & photo card and can be purchased now at the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop. “Stampede” is ACCEPT’s latest video, directed by Greg Aronowitz (Batman & Robin, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Lost World: Jurassic Park). The digital single can be purchased from the following outlets: • iTunes: • Amazon MP3: • Google Play: • NB MP3: The track listing for Blind Rage is: 01. Stampede 02. Dying Breed 03. Dark Side Of My Heart 04. Fall Of The Empire 05. Trail Of Tears 06. Wanna Be Free 07. 200 Years 08. Bloodbath Mastermind 09. From The Ashes We Rise 10. The Curse 11. Final Journey BONUS DVD: Live in Chile 2013 Prior to the overseas launch of ACCEPT’s headlining European tour on September 19th in Copenhagen, Denmark, the band will perform four exclusive U.S. live performances in mid-September. Their September 12th show at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California includes special guests METAL CHURCH and RAVEN. The exclusive U.S. ACCEPT shows and their line-ups are as follows: 09/11/14 Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA – with METAL CHURCH 09/12/14 Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA – with METAL CHURCH & RAVEN 09/13/14 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV – ACCEPT only 09/15/14 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – with RAVEN ACCEPT are: • Wolf Hoffmann – Guitars • Peter Baltes – Bass • Hermann Frank – Guitars • Stefan Schwarzmann Drums • Mark Tornillo - Lead Vocals