Pioneering German heavy metallers ACCEPT have released the last of their three online trailers for their upcoming new album Blind Rage, due out in North America on August 19th. “I’m a gut player,” shares ACCEPT guitarist & songwriter Wolf Hoffmann about his songwriting process. “I don’t really ever know exactly why something works… what scales I’m using or what melodies… I just play what I feel. I’m not somebody who just sits down and practices his instrument all day long and waits for a nice melody to come his way. I do it the opposite way.” About his guitar solos on the new album, Hoffmann reveals: “I think, ‘What could that song really need?’ as if it was a vocal idea, because that you certainly do the same way. I usually work alone. I can’t concentrate when other people are in the room. I usually lock myself away working out solo parts.” Hoffmann also discusses his guitar and band influences. Watch Blind Rage Trailer #3 on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=anGCPo4507k&list=PLB4brr7vf-P4vHk7Bv2X39gjeqHxLKIhi Trailer #1 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI2dSE_HbM0 Trailer #2 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=N112phE_QJU Blind Rage was produced by renowned audio engineer Andy Sneap (EXODUS, MEGADETH, OPETH). The album is available in the following formats from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop: http://smarturl.it/ACCEPT-Blind-Rage-NB • Exclusive Bundle: Digi-pak + exclusive artwork t-shirt, poster, and photo card • Exclusive import box set • Exclusive import vinyl • 2-disc digi-pak: CD + bonus DVD • Jewel-case CD “Stampede” is ACCEPT’s latest video, directed by Greg Aronowitz (Batman & Robin, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Lost World: Jurassic Park). The “Stampede” digital single can be purchased from the following outlets: • iTunes: http://georiot.co/AcceptStampedeItunes • Amazon MP3: http://georiot.co/AcceptStampedAMZMP3 • Google Play: http://smarturl.it/AcceptStampedeGoogle • NB MP3: http://smarturl.it/AcceptStampedeNB-MP3 The track listing for the Blind Rage digi-pak 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 ABOUT ACCEPT Built around the songwriting nucleus of Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes, ACCEPT's beginnings can be traced back to the late 1970s. The German band played a pivotal role in the development of speed and thrash metal, which emerged in the early to mid-1980s. Along with Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, ACCEPT has delivered an undeniable impact on the global metal scene by writing & performing an innovative, pioneering body of work which include some of the most influential metal albums of all time, including 1982’s Restless and Wild (which debuted "Fast As A Shark," the first speed metal song ever recorded), 1984’s Balls To The Wall (the group's most well-known song to date which has become a worldwide metal anthem) and 1985’s Metal Heart