Predator (album)

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Studio album by Accept
Released 15 January 1996 (1996-01-15)
Studio 16th Ave. Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genre Heavy metal
Label RCA/BMG Ariola (Europe)
Sweat Shop/Mayhem (US)
Victor (Japan)
Producer Michael Wagener
Accept chronology
Death Row
(1994)Death Row1994
All Areas – Worldwide
(1997)All Areas – Worldwide1997
Singles from Predator
  1. "Hard Attack"
    Released: September 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal8/10[2]
Hard Force (FRA)3/5 stars[3]
Hard n' Heavy (FRA)3/5 stars[4]

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.[5]

Track listing[edit]

1."Hard Attack"Wolf Hoffmann, Peter Baltes, Udo Dirkschneider4:37
2."Crossroads"Baltes, Hoffmann, Dirkschneider, Deaffy5:12
3."Making Me Scream"Hoffmann, Baltes, Dirkschneider, Deaffy4:13
4."Diggin' in the Dirt"Hoffmann, Baltes, Dirkschneider, Deaffy4:01
5."Lay It Down"Hoffmann, Baltes, Deaffy5:01
6."It Ain't Over Yet"Hoffmann, Baltes4:15
7."Predator"Hoffmann, Dirkschneider, Deaffy3:38
8."Crucified"Hoffmann, Baltes, Dirkschneider, Deaffy3:01
9."Take Out the Crime"Stefan Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Deaffy3:12
10."Don't Give a Damn"Hoffmann, Baltes, Dirkschneider, Deaffy2:58
11."Run Through the Night"Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Deaffy3:21
12."Primitive"Hoffmann, Baltes4:36
Total length:48:05


Band members
Additional musicians
  • Michael Cartellone – drums on all tracks, except "Primitive"
  • Kalei Lam – additional percussion on "Predator"
  • 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


Chart Peak
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 27
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 56
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[8] 56
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 28
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 49


  1. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Accept Predator review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  3. ^ "Cronique". Hard Force (in French). No. 9. January 1996. p. S3. 
  4. ^ Bourgade, Louis (February 1996). "Review of Predator". Hard n' Heavy (in French). No. 22. p. 72. 
  5. ^ "Accept - Predator". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Accept: Predator" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  7. ^ " – Accept – Predator". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  8. ^ 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 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ " – Accept – Predator". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  10. ^ " – Accept – Predator". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 June 2014.