Predator (album)

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Predator
Studio album by Accept
Released January 15, 1996 (1996-01-15)
Recorded 16th Ave. Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genre Heavy metal
Length 48:14
Label RCA/BMG Ariola (Europe)
Sweat Shop/Mayhem (US)
Victor (Japan)
Producer Michael Wagener
Accept chronology
Death Row
(1994)
Predator
(1996)
All Areas – Worldwide
(1997)
Singles from Predator
  1. "Hard Attack"
    Released: September 1996 (1996-09)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

Predator is the eleventh studio album by German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1996. It was produced by Michael Wagener and recorded at 16th Ave. Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee. Predator was Accept's last album before their hiatus from 1997, and their last recording with singer Udo Dirkschneider.

Drums and percussion, except on "Primitive", and additional percussion on "Predator" were played by Michael Cartellone from Damn Yankees and Lynyrd Skynyrd.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hard Attack"   Wolf Hoffmann, Peter Baltes, Udo Dirkschneider 4:46
2. "Crossroads"   Baltes, Hoffmann, Dirkschneider, Deaffy 5:13
3. "Making Me Scream"   Hoffmann, Baltes, Dirkschneider, Deaffy 4:14
4. "Diggin' in the Dirt"   Hoffmann, Baltes, Dirkschneider, Deaffy 4:01
5. "Lay It Down"   Hoffmann, Baltes, Deaffy 5:02
6. "It Ain't Over Yet"   Hoffmann, Baltes 4:17
7. "Predator"   Hoffmann, Dirkschneider, Deaffy 3:37
8. "Crucified"   Hoffmann, Baltes, Dirkschneider, Deaffy 3:01
9. "Take Out the Crime"   Stefan Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Deaffy 3:12
10. "Don't Give a Damn"   Hoffmann, Baltes, Dirkschneider, Deaffy 2:58
11. "Run Through the Night"   Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Deaffy 3:19
12. "Primitive"   Hoffmann, Baltes 4:38

Credits[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
  • Michael Cartellone – drums on all tracks, except "Primitive"
  • Kalei Lam – additional percussion on "Predator"
Production
  • Michael Wagener – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Jeff Gudenrath, Doug Trantow – assistant engineers
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering at Precision Mastering, Los Angeles
  • Bill Barnes – art direction
  • Swatson, Barnes & Co. – cover design

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 27
German Albums (Official Top 100)[4] 56
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[5] 56
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 28
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Accept Predator review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Accept - Predator". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Accept: Predator" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  4. ^ "Accept – Predator". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  5. ^ "アクセプト - アクセプトのアルバム売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Accept – Predator". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  7. ^ "Accept – Predator". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.