Accept ‘SYMPHONIC TERROR – LIVE AT WACKEN 2017’ Announced
Accept will release Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017 on November 23rd via Nuclear Blast.
Fans can expect a unique, 2 hour ACCEPT show, shot on August 3rd, 2017 at the legendary W:O:A, where the band performed live in front of 80,000 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). In the final segment of the show, fans were treated 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 two new songs. The finale features am eight minute version of their eminent hit, ‘Balls To The Wall.’
“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, but I was nervous until 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.”
Accept have also announce plans 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!” says Hoffmann. “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!”