The long-awaited video for the track “Pandemic” by German heavy metal juggernauts ACCEPT is now available for viewing at this location. The video was directed by Dave Blass and produced by Doug Jeffery for Grid 41.
“Pandemic” comes off ACCEPT’s comeback twelfth full-length studio album, Blood Of The Nations, which has sold 23,500 copies in the U.S. since its release in September, 2010 according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Blood Of The Nations was recorded at Backstage Studio in England with famed producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Opeth, Arch Enemy) and debuted as the #25 Rock Album on iTunes and at #187 on The Billboard 200 chart, #170 on the Top Current Albums chart, and on the #41 Independent Albums chart. In Canada, the album debuted at #53 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart. In Europe, Blood Of The Nations entered the German album charts at #4 – the highest German chart entry in the band’s career – and debuted at #12 on the Billboard European chart with the following additional worldwide chart entries: #7 in Sweden; #7 in Hungary; #9 in Finland; #19 in Austria; and #27 in the Czech Republic.
On May 8th, 2010 – four months before their comeback album was due for release – the reunited ACCEPT hit the stage for the first time in over a decade at their sold-out show at the Gramercy Theater in New York City. What New York fans witnessed was history. Via their subsequent vicious assault upon the world, ACCEPT have seized stages in Russia, Poland, Germany, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, England, Spain, Brazil, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Istanbul, Bucharest, France, Belgium, Japan, Canada, and everywhere in-between.
The video for ACCEPT’s first single, “Teutonic Terror,” ranked #1 on the MySpace “All Genre” Video charts and was responsible for crashing the social media giant Twitter, garnering mainstream media coverage in the Financial Times, BBC World, CNN, and the New York Times, among others.
ACCEPT went on to receive two Metal Hammer Awards nominations and a nomination for Revolver’s 2011 Golden God “Comeback of the Year” Award. Blood Of The Nations was also voted “Best Album of the Year” by VH1′s “That Metal Show.” Click here for a list of “Album of the Year” accolades for Blood Of The Nations since ACCEPT’s triumphant comeback.
ACCEPT are Wolf Hoffmann on guitar, Peter Baltes on bass, Stefan Schwarzmann on drums, Herman Frank on guitar and Mark Tornillo on vocals.