April 1, 2024

Iconic heavy metal institution ACCEPT have released their second new single, The Reckoning, off of their highly anticipated album, Humanoid, out April 26, 2024! The dark accompanying music video channels ACCEPT‘s captivating live energy and matches the sinister instrumentation and apocalyptic lyrics of the track

Formed in 1976, ACCEPT was the first internationally successful German heavy metal band. Currently, the frontrunners are again at the top of the international heavy metal scene, having stormed the charts with their latest album, Too Mean To Die, peaking at #2 on the Official German Album Charts. Order your copy of ACCEPT‘s next masterpiece, Humanoid, now, and check out the official music video for The Reckoning below for a taste of what’s to come!

Photo Credit: Christoph Vohler

Wolf Hoffmann on The Reckoning: “We’re thrilled to release The Reckoning as our second single. It’s is one of our favorites from the new album: hard hitting, solid metal with lyrics about a poignant life theme. We hope the fans enjoy it as much as we do! “

Once again finalized by leading metal producer Andy Sneap (Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Testament, Saxon, etc.) at his Backstage Recording Studios Ltd. in Derbyshire, UK, Humanoid is a towering musical achievement and another world class entry in the ACCEPT catalog, certain to rally fans from around the world. Humanoid will be available in various formats worldwide, some of them strictly limited.

Humanoid joins absolute genre classics like Balls To The Wall, certified Gold in USA and Canada, Metal Heart, and newer masterpieces like Blood of the Nations and the #1 charting album Blind Rage. Their albums regularly place in national Top 10 sales charts, with global sales in excess of 17 million to date.


  1. Diving Into Sin
  2. Humanoid
  3. Frankenstein
  4. Man Up
  5. The Reckoning
  6. Nobody Gets Out Alive
  7. Ravages Of Time
  8. Unbreakable
  9. Mind Games
  10. Straight Up Jack
  11. Southside Of Hell

ACCEPT has never shied away from hot button issues, and this album is no exception. Yet the band’s 17th studio album is certainly not a concept album. It deals with topics like AI and how our reliance on technology is gradually stripping away our individuality. ACCEPT offers a warning in this new album and title track single Humanoid. Since singer Mark Tornillo will never be an advocate for the digital age, he counterbalances the title track with raw emotions, frailties, significant Rites of Passage we encounter on the path of life and characteristics that make us uniquely human: feeling uncomfortable, getting older, dealing with hurt, disappointment, and the final stop for everyone: death.  

Humanoid is a ferociously electrifying, dynamic and subtly nuanced platter with tongue in cheek humor, as heard in biblical references on The Reckoning – an ode to concert audiences – a thrilling new spin on the Frankenstein story and Straight Up Jack – a track that surely would have been a Bon Scott approved drinking song. 

The opening track Diving into Sin gives listeners a hair-raising energetic jolt with its Middle Eastern influenced intro, and an almost aggressive, screaming vocal from Tornillo setting the rest of the album up for a most bountiful feast. Unbreakable is as much about the band as it is the bond between ACCEPT and their fans, in the concert arena – an easy going “Hey, let’s do this” kind of rock song. Mind Games, on the other hand, has a vintage feel, circa Metal HeartNo One Gets Out Alive seems tailor made for live shows. It says that regardless of life’s circumstances, rich, famous, or not, death is the great equalizer. Upbeat and aggressive with guitar interplay, Southside Of Hell ends the disc with a wonderful bit of wordplay, courtesy of Tornillo

Humanoid is an album that targets the head, heart, gut and… balls! Listen for yourself!

Wolf Hoffmann – guitar
Mark Tornillo – vocals
Uwe Lulis – guitar
Martin Motnik – bass
Christopher Williams – drums

ACCEPT online:

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