German heavy metal legends ACCEPT are set to release their new live album Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017 on November 23rd via Nuclear Blast. Until then, they are teasing fans by releasing live videos from that set. Today the band have unveiled the official live video for the 1981 classic “Breaker”. Check it out here.
Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017 will be available in the following formats:
- BluRay+2 CD-DIGI
- DVD+2 CD-DIGI
- 2 CD-DIGI
- 3 LP Box (black) incl. booklet, poster
- 3 LP Box (gold) incl. booklet, poster // NB Mailorder exclusive
- BluRay+DVD+2 CD-Earbook
- BluRay+DVD+2 CD-Earbook + photo card (signed) // NB Mailorder exclusive
Pre-order Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017 here.
Pre-order the album on iTunes to receive “Balls To The Wall,” “Symphony No. 40” and “Breaker” instantly.
Part 1: Accept
01. Die By The Sword
02. Restless And Wild
05. Final Journey
Part 2: Headbanger’s Symphony
06. Night On Bald Mountain
08. Romeo And Juliet
10. Double Cello Concerto in G Minor
11. Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
Part 3: Accept with Orchestra
12. Princess Of The Dawn
14. Dark Side Of My Heart
16. Shadow Soldiers
17. Dying Breed
18. Fast As A Shark
19. Metal Heart
20. Teutonic Terror
21. Balls To The Wall
22. Making Of: Wacken
23. Making Of: Headbanger’s Symphony
Watch the official live video for the classic hit “Balls To The Wall”.
Fans can expect a unique, 2 hour ACCEPT show, shot on August 3rd, 2017 at the legendary W:O:A, where the band played the biggest and most extraordinary show of their career in front of 80.000 live fans at the festival, on top of thousands more fans watching via the live stream! The show was divided into three parts, showing the full creative power of ACCEPT: The first part hosted the premiere of new tracks “Die By The Sword”and “Koolaid”, as well as some of their most popular songs, such as “Restless And Wild”and “Pandemic”. The middle part hosted guitarist Wolf Hoffmann accompanied by a symphony orchestra, presenting the best-of from his recent solo album Headbangers Symphony, which includes metal versions of some of the world’s biggest classical compositions (e.g. from Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi,…). And in the last but not least part, fans were able to bang their heads to ACCEPT anthems (also accompanied by the orchestra), such as “Princess Of The Dawn,” ‘Breaker,” “Fast As A Shark” and “Metal Heart,” as well as to new songs like “Stalingrad,” “Shadow Soldiers” or “Teutonic Terror”. The finale could be nothing less than an 8 minute version of their eminent hit “Balls To The Walls”!
“This was a mash-up of intensity and precision,” Wolf Hoffmann says about the fusion of Heavy Metal and classical music. “The fans are extremely open-minded,” continues Wolf happy, “but I was nervous ’till the last minute before the show anyway. After all it’s still a metal festival! But I think that, after many years of ACCEPT combining both worlds, fans have started to really accept this concept.”
What started as a world premiere in Wacken and caused quite a stir worldwide (thanks to the live streams) will be continued in early 2019. This means: ACCEPT are planning to tour across Europe with an orchestra in spring 2019! “I really hope we will be able to fulfill our dream – we are working hard on it!” tells Wolf Hoffmann with eager anticipation. “What I can already say now is that there will be lots of optical and musical surprises, that fans of ACCEPT have never experienced before. We want to multiply what we have achieved in Wacken and are happy about every bit of support we get. One thing is for sure: 2019 will be exciting!”