Accept previews Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017 with Breaker video

German heavy metal legends Accept will release Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017 on November 23rd.

Watch the new live video for 1981’s ‘Breaker’ here:

Fans can expect a unique, two hour ACCEPT show, shot on August 3rd, 2017 at the legendary Wacken Open Air, where the band played the biggest and most extraordinary show of their career in front of 80,000 fans live 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 a best-of from his recent solo album Headbangers Symphony, which includes metal versions of some of the world’s biggest classical compositions (e.g. Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi…). And last but not least, in the final 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’ and ‘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 ’til 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 that 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!”

The tracklist reads as follows:

Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017

Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017

DVD/Blu-Ray
Part 1: Accept
01. Die By The Sword
02. Restless And Wild
03. Koolaid
04. Pandemic
05. Final Journey
Part 2: Headbanger’s Symphony
06. Night On Bald Mountain
07. Scherzo
08. Romeo And Juliet
09. Pathétique
10. Double Cello Concerto in G Minor
11. Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
Part 3: Accept with Orchestra
12. Princess Of The Dawn
13. Stalingrad
14. Dark Side Of My Heart
15. Breaker
16. Shadow Soldiers
17. Dying Breed
18. Fast As A Shark
19. Metal Heart
20. Teutonic Terror
21. Balls To The Wall
Bonus:
22. Making Of: Wacken
23. Making Of: Headbanger’s Symphony

Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017 can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

BluRay+2CD Digibook
DVD+2CD Digibook
2CD Digipak
3LP Box (black) incl. booklet, poster
Limited Edition 3LP Box Set (gold) incl. booklet, poster
BluRay+DVD+2CD Earbook
Limited Edition Earbook inc. BluRay+DVD+2CD + signed photo card

Balls To The Wall:

Symphony No.40:

 

These songs are available on a limited vinyl single that can be bought in physical format here

Cristoffer Eriksson

Cristoffer Eriksson

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