ACCEPT Wolf Hoffmann discusses new album ‘The Rise Of Chaos’

ACCEPT’s 4th studio album to be released through Nuclear Blast, The Rise Of Chaos, will be in stores this week, on August 4th. In anticipation of their new offering, the band have been rolling out a series of trailers and today sees the release of the second track by track video. Watch as Wolf Hoffmann discusses the tracks ‘Koolaid’, ‘No Regrets’ and ‘Analog Man’, here: | EMBED:

Watch Wolf Hoffmann discuss the tracks ‘Die By The Sword’, ‘Hole In The Head’ and ‘The Rise Of Chaos’:

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The Rise Of Chaos track list:

01. Die By The Sword
02. Hole In The Head
03. The Rise Of Chaos
04. Koolaid
05. No Regrets
06. Analog Man
07. What’s Done Is Done
08. Worlds Colliding
09. Carry The Weight
10. Race To Extinction

“The Rise Of Chaos is something I have been thinking about often. Wherever we go – there is some hidden as well as some visible destruction and it kind of changes the world we know. What was there today – can be gone tomorrow and it’s somehow irritating, because it happens on so many levels and no one knows what comes next. The cover portrays our last stage set-up – but now clearly “destroyed” – like… after a catastrophe”, explains Wolf Hoffmann.

The cover artwork of the new record was created by the Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák.

ACCEPT will celebrate the album’s live premiere exclusively on August 3rd, on the day before its release, as a part of a special show at Wacken Open Air, Germany. The set will consist of three parts, which represent the band’s creative power:

Part 1 will bring fans a classic ACCEPT set, packed with new and old hits. Whilst part 2 will present another premiere: Wolf Hoffmann will be playing tracks from his solo album Headbangers Symphony with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for the very first time. The finale and part 3 will see ACCEPT sharing the stage with the orchestra and supported by a complex multimedia show.

This unique concert experience will take place on this year’s Night To Remember which makes it even more special. The Night To Remember is a celebrated, long-lasting Wacken tradition and allows for a selection of established bands to perform something unique and special for their fans.

Wolf Hoffmann stated: “It’s always impressive to see how bands take this evening seriously and how much love the artists and the organising team put into their work to get a varied result. It’s a great tradition which underlines and documents the top-notch level of the international rock community like nothing else. We also want to present something that ACCEPT has never done before, we hope we can give something really special to the fans.”


Watch ‘The Rise Of Chaos’, which was shot in Nashville’s famous rehearsal centre Soundcheck – the video consists of 81,127 still images that were later transformed into video sequences: | EMBED:

Listen to the track ‘Koolaid’: | EMBED:

Wolf commented on the track: “‘Koolaid’ is a well known flavoured drink and has been mixed with Cyanid by a cult leader who made his congregation drink it: men, women & children. All so everybody could get to heaven. Since then, the phrase ‘drinking the Kool-Aid’ refers to a person or group holding an unquestioned belief, argument, or philosophy without critical examination. That common fact, that people believe everything, when sold right, has intrigued me all my life. For me, being critical and alert all the time, is the key to every decision one makes. That is the main message!”

Behind The Scenes at The Rise Of Chaos video shoot #1:
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TRAILER #1: Wolf Hoffmann meets with the organiser of Wacken to discuss ACCEPT’s special show at the festival this year: | EMBED:

TRAILER #2: Wolf Hoffmann discusses songwriting and working with Andy Sneap when recording: | EMBED:

TRAILER #3: Wolf Hoffmann discusses the connection between the band’s new album title and events occurring in today’s world: | EMBED:

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