The April 12 concert by reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT at Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago, Chile will be professionally filmed for the band’s forthcoming DVD. The group states: “This is gonna be awesome. We can’t wait for this one.”
Speaking to Sweden’s Metalshrine last November, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann stated about the band’s plans to release a concert DVD: “It’s in the works, man! A lot of fans are asking for it and they feel that ACCEPT is so strong now and they’ve seen us live. They think, ‘They’re on fire! Where can I get proper recorded DVD from?’ We’ve already recorded some shows and it’s actually quite challenging. Everybody’s doing these live DVDs at festivals, because that’s the easiest thing because the cameras are already there, but I’m not sure what we end up doing. I think it’s almost a discrepancy, because at the live show, you really have to focus on the audience at that moment and you’ve got to play the greatest hits and maybe two or three songs from the new one, where on a DVD, I always wanna see more obscure songs that might not work so well at the concert while you’re there. I’m always thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be better if we had a sort of a special occasion where we recorded some stuff that we don’t normally play live?’ I’m not sure. I haven’t debated that all the way through to the end, but I always think, ‘If we just record a show, maybe that’s not enough? Maybe we should have a special event where we just set aside for filming and look at it that way.'”
ACCEPT‘s new album, “Stalingrad”, sold around 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Blood Of The Nations”, opened with around 2,900 units back in September 2010 to land at No. 187.
“Stalingrad” was released on April 6, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was once again helmed by British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY), who worked on the band’s critically acclaimed comeback effort, “Blood Of The Nations”.