ACCEPT To Release 'The Abyss' Seven-Inch Single

Nuclear Blast Records is taking pre-orders for a new ACCEPT new seven-inch picture EP featuring the tracks "The Abyss" and "Teutonic Terror". The single will be made available on May 21.

Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, bassist Peter Baltes and vocalist Mark Tornillo of reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT were interviewed on the March 21, 2010 edition of KNAC.COM's "The Vault" show with host DJ Will. "The Abyss", a brand new song from ACCEPT, was also premiered on the program.

You can now listen to the entire chat using the audio player below.

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ACCEPT's new studio album, "Blood Of Nations", is scheduled for release in North America on September 14 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 15th LP was recorded at Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, England with acclaimed British producer and SABBAT guitarist Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE). The CD — which will mark the recording debut of the band's latest addition, vocalist Mark Tornillo (ex-TT QUICK) — will contain around 14 tracks, including "The Abyss", "Teutonic Terror". "Shades Of Death", "Blood Of Nations" and "Pandemic".

"The Abyss" audio stream:

The first-ever concert by the new lineup of ACCEPT — which is scheduled to take place on May 8 at the 750-capacity New York City's Gramercy Theatre — has officially sold out.

Following the New York City show, ACCEPT will head to Europe to perform special gigs in carefully handpicked venues in various European capitals.

ACCEPT has chosen to play these publicity concerts in small, intimate settings to get close to its longtime fans.

Regarding Tornillo's addition to ACCEPT, Hoffmann previously said, "It all happened in minutes. Peter and I were working on some tunes in a studio in New Jersey. Somebody suggested we give this guy Mark a call to see if he would join us on vocals. So when he arrived we started jamming on some old ACCEPT tunes — just for fun. As soon as Mark started singing we looked at each other and realized the impossible just happened: we found a new voice for ACCEPT! The timing could not have been better! Now or never... We are re-energized and excited..."

ACCEPT 2010 is:

Wolf Hoffmann: Guitar
Peter Baltes: Bass
Herman Frank: Guitar
Mark Tornillo: Vocals
Stefan Schwarzmann: Drums

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