Accept (Accept album)

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Studio album by Accept
Released 16 January 1979 (1979-01-16)
Recorded September and December 1978
Studio Delta-Studio, Wilster, Germany
Genre Heavy metal
Label Brain Metronome GmbH
Producer Frank Martin
Accept chronology
I'm a Rebel
Singles from Accept
  1. "Lady Lou" / "Seawinds"
    Released: November 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Accept is the self-titled debut album released by German heavy metal band Accept. It was recorded in 1978 and released in early 1979 on the German label Brain Records. Drums on the record are played by Frank Friedrich, but he chose not to pursue a professional music career and so his place was taken by Stefan Kaufmann just prior to the album's release.[2] Bassist Peter Baltes performs lead vocals on "Seawinds" and "Sounds of War".

Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann later remembered the debut as simply a collection of songs the band had worked up over their formative years, with no real focus: "We were just playing songs that we had always played. It was material that had gathered up over the first few months and years of our existence and it was a mixture of all kinds of stuff." He also recalls it selling around 3,000 copies. Lead vocalist Udo Dirkschneider expressed dissatisfaction with the group's first effort looking back on it: "Naturally, it was very exciting for us the first time we entered a recording studio but also disappointing at the same time."[3] Accept would gain better production values and a more cohesive direction on future releases, but the debut was an important early step that gained them the ability to play the neighbouring countries of Belgium, the Netherlands and France for the first time.

Swedish metal band Therion covered "Seawinds" on Crowning of Atlantis (1999)

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Accept.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Lady Lou" 3:01
2. "Tired of Me" 3:13
3. "Seawinds" 4:29
4. "Take Him in My Heart" 3:30
5. "Sounds of War" 4:33
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Free Me Now" 2:59
7. "Glad to Be Alone" 5:11
8. "That's Rock 'n' Roll" 2:52
9. "Helldriver" 2:40
10. "Street Fighter" 3:29
Total length: 35:57


  • A Russian edition released by Fono Ltd. in 2017 contains a spoken commentary track by Udo Dirkschneider talking about the early years of the band.


Band members
  • Frank Martin – producer for Delta Studio Productions
  • René Tinner, Manfred Schunke – engineers, mixing
  • Jacques Sehy – photography
  • Alster-Atelier, Hamburg – cover design
  • The motor-saw was provided by Fichtel & Sachs
  • Published by Oktave, Hamburg


  1. ^ Hinds, Andy. "Accept Accept review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Accept". Nuclear Blast America. Nuclear Blast. Archived from the original on 16 March 2005. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Heavy Metal and Hard Rock News 2005". 24 March 2005. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2012.