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Eligible since: 2004 (The 2005 Induction Ceremony)

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Balls to the Wall (1984)

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Will Accept be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


11 comments so far (post your own)

C'mon guys!! They influenced a lot of speed and thrash mtal bands! Balls to the Wall is one of the greatest metal songs ever! C'mon metalheads pay your respects to this awesome German band!

Posted by Child in Time 27 on Saturday, 12.27.08 @ 00:04am

They are the the fathers of speed metal!


Posted by MetalWarrior on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 19:20pm

I don't know..."Balls To The Wall" sounds an awful lot like AC/DC. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 20:01pm

Accept are the fathers of teutonic metal! Theys should get in! They did influence the whole genre of music(thrash) including Metallica...Go UDO! BALLS TO THE WALL!!!

Posted by UDO on Thursday, 04.9.09 @ 00:55am

Who is this Butt Munch ??? !!!

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 04.9.09 @ 11:26am

I agree with some of the above points and this band did have some level of influence, but something about this band just seemed so bland to me. There was much better Metal out there, and I think they really haven't deserved a look from the Hall.

Posted by The_Avenger on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 23:55pm

Maybe. "Balls to the Wall" is timeless.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 06.29.10 @ 17:43pm

Accept does have influence in that they played a big role in the transition between the NWOBHM and thrash. But there isn't a single NWOBHM band in yet, so let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Posted by Ironhawk on Thursday, 01.13.11 @ 06:00am

"Accept are the fathers of teutonic metal!"

I'm sorry but we can't have representatives of all the 53 subgenres of Metal in the Hall of Fame. Unless we no longer want to be a Hall of Fame and more like an "encyclopedia with walls"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 10.31.11 @ 08:56am

they've influenced a lot in speed metal

Posted by James Hetfield on Tuesday, 05.22.12 @ 09:45am

Together with motorhead they're one of the founding fathers of speed metal

Posted by Tom Araya on Thursday, 05.31.12 @ 23:44pm

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