Blood Of The Nations, the new album from reformed German heavy metal legends ACCEPT, has debuted at #187 on The Billboard 200 chart, #170 on the Top Current Albums chart, and on the #41 Independent (Current) Albums chart. In Canada, the album debuted at #53 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart
With 2,900 copies sold since its September 14th release, Blood Of The Nations marks ACCEPT’s largest first week sales numbers since the inception of SoundScan. ACCEPT fans have spoken and have turned this comeback album into the resurgence of a career!
Guitarist Wolf Hoffman checks in from pre-tour band rehearsals about the new album’s success in the U.S. and Canada: “What a story! We went nuts and promised ourselves WE ARE READY TO ROCK YOUR TOWN AND BE BETTER THAN EVER! WE ARE PUMPED UP! Can’t wait to see ya! Thank you all for giving us this fantastic start!”
Blood Of The Nations was recorded at Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, England with acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (Exodus, Arch Enemy, Megadeth). Last week, the album debuted as the #21 Rock Album on iTunes and debuted at #28 with a bullet on the CMJ Loud Chart for college radio and has climbed to the #7 position. Worldwide debut numbers for Blood Of The Nations are:
#4 – Germany
#7 – Sweden
#7 – Hungary
#9 – Finland
#12 – Billboard European Chart
#19 – Austria
#27 – Czech Republic
Stream AOL Music’s Full CD Listening Party for Blood Of The Nations – which includes the bonus track “Time Machine” – at this location
Click here to read the Associated Press album review that likens Mark Tornillo joining ACCEPT to Ronnie James Dio joining Black Sabbath and Brian Johnson joining AC/DC.
All fans are invited to participate in the FREE Meet & Greets that will take place after every show throughout ACCEPT’s co-headlining tour with King’s X, which launches this Friday in Baltimore, Maryland. Band members have pledged to sign autographs and take photos until the very last fan leaves happy.