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