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Image: Accept, Pitriff, news, reviews, interviewsGerman metal legends ACCEPT's Stalingrad has entered the US Billboard Top 200 chart debut at #81 and selling over 5,000 units. Stalingrad is also #13 in the Top Independent Current Albums chart, #76 in the Top Current Albums chart, #7 in the Top Hard Music Albums chart, #7 in the Current Hard Music Albums chart and #29 in the Top Current Rock Albums chart.

The follow-up to Accept's Blood Of The Nations has entered the charts in the following countries:

Germany: #6
Switzerland: #17
Czech Republic: #25
Austria: #32
France: #50
US: #81

About the chart success guitarist Wolf Hoffman comments: "What a roller coaster ride! From the minute we started Accept in 2010 with Mark Tornillo until today, we are in awe! The fans worldwide have spoken and they've let us know that we matter for them. Never in a lifetime could we have expected the true and deep love we get, wherever we go. To enter the charts – again, with Stalingrad our new release - is a huge gift for us and we are more than grateful and very well aware that we could never have done that without the hottest metal label on the planet: Nuclear Blast! They gave us home and their backing is huge. But not only everybody at Nuclear Blast are doing such a great job: We have a management, a crew, and superb professionals around us who gave us confidence and strength and we are trying to show our appreciation by being the best Accept we can. We give you everything, every night! Greetings for Germany, where we play packed houses... See ya on tour - wherever you are!"

Accept are currently on the road in support of Stalingrad.

Accept's tour schedule is now as follows:

April (with HELL until the 21st)
18 - Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit
19 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
21 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Euronics
22 - Warschau, Poland - Stodola
24 - Rostov-On-Don, Russia - Officers Hall of Culture
25 - Ekatrinburg, Russia - Cosmos Concert Hall
28 - Moscow, Russia - Milk

Accept will embark on an extensive tour through the US and Canada in September and early October, before returning to South America again, followed by more dates in Europe and Asia. Detailed tour dates will be announced soon.


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