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In celebration of this week's release of Anberlin's final album, Lowborn, we have been posting an in-depth, three-part interview special looking back over the band's 12-year career. The final installment with guitarist Christian McAlhaney is now available here, while part II with vocalist Stephen Christian is here and part I with drummer Nate Young is here.
From the moment they asked me to be in the band, itís been pretty epic, honestly. I feel very blessed and very grateful to have been able to have done this in two different bands now. Most musicians and kids growing up who had dreams and aspirations of being in a touring band, Iíd say for 99% of them it doesnít work out. It...
Jonathan Bautts on 07/25/14 - 06:13 AM
Christian McAlhaney, of Anberlin, talks with The Garden Statement about how he has been "trying to arrange" Acceptance reunion shows for a Phantoms anniversary.
Iíve always been open to it, and I think the rest of the guys in the band are open to doingÖ I donít think the band would ever get back together, but I definitely feel like some reunion shows would be appropriate for sure. Iíve been trying to organize it for years.

He also talks about Lowborn's album cover "controversy" -- which I guess I missed.
Yeah, weíve had a guy that has done a lot of our layouts and graphic design. We kind of had an idea of his vision, and he sent us a lot of different versions of a photograph. Iím...
Jason Tate on 07/08/14 - 10:32 AM
Acceptance's Phantoms came out 9 years ago.
Jason Tate on 04/28/14 - 01:18 PM
Ok that wasn't too catchy, but I tried. Bad Timing Records is offering a 20% discount on Acceptance's Phantoms. Use the coupon code "TAKECOVER20" at checkout or click here for it to be applied automatically. BTR002 will be announced and in the label's hands in early December.
Christian Wagner on 11/26/13 - 09:16 AM
Today is Jason Vena's 34th (Acceptance) and Mike Herrera's 37th (MxPx) birthdays

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Jason Tate on 11/06/13 - 11:45 AM
Congratulations to battalionaffair, Ponyboy, and whitelipstickkk, who are the winners of the Acceptance vinyl giveaway. The winners can send an email to Bad Timing Records with their mailing address. If you did not win, there are still white with blue splatter copies available and three test presses will be randomly inserted into orders.
Christian Wagner on 09/27/13 - 10:56 AM
Bad Timing Records is teaming up with AbsolutePunk to give away three copies of their white with blue splatter second pressing of Acceptance's Phantoms to those who reply in this thread. The label is also inserting three test presses into random orders placed before Saturday, so make sure to pick up a copy.
Christian Wagner on 09/26/13 - 01:40 PM
The second pressing of Acceptance's Phantoms has been made available via our friends at Bad Timing Records. The webstore version is limited to 500 white splatter copies.
Christian Wagner on 09/25/13 - 11:32 AM
Listen to clips from Aaron Sprinkle's Water & Guns on Amazon, including a bonus cover of Acceptance's "So Contagious." The album comes out next week.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/24/13 - 05:34 AM
Bad Timing Records have announced second press details on Acceptance's Phantoms.
The records will be getting to us within the next 2-3 weeks. Like the first pressing, we'll put it up for sale once we have the records in hand, so probably around the third week of September. Here's the pressing info:
White w/ Blue Splatter Ė 500 units Ė available in the Bad Timing Records webstore
Solid White Ė 500 units Ė available exclusively via Hot Topic
So there it is. See you in a couple weeks.
Drew Beringer on 08/28/13 - 03:58 PM
Acceptance's Black Lines to Battlefields is now available on vinyl. Pick it up from Enjoy the Ride Records, Thunderbeard Records or Interpunk. Pressing info is in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/09/13 - 09:52 AM
Seattle Weekly has written an article on Acceptance's vinyl pressing and Bad Timing Records. You can read it here. There is one paragraph that stuck out to me, you can interpret it for yourself.
Following the vinylís success, the band is receptive to the idea of a reunion of sorts, though no one seems to want to pull the trigger. The logistics alone are daunting, with members spread across the country, many with families of their own and those full-time jobs.
Christian Wagner on 07/31/13 - 11:04 AM
Just a reminder, since so many of us are ecstatic about it - the vinyl pressing of Acceptance's Phantoms is available for purchase today at 2 pm EST (11am PST) via Bad Timing Records.

Update: There were some hiccups, but all is well - head over to their site to purchase.

Update #2: Four hours later ... the first pressing has sold out completely. - JT
Jack Appleby on 07/16/13 - 10:51 AM
Starting tomorrow, July 16th, at 2 PM EST -- Acceptance's cult-favorite Phantoms will be available for purchase on vinyl. The album will be released via Bad Timing Records and I'd recommend following them on Twitter and Facebook as well, since they've got some other great vinyl releases coming in the near future. An interview about the label and first release can be seen at Modern Vinyl.
Jason Tate on 07/15/13 - 09:59 AM
Soooo... it's looking like Acceptance's Phantoms is coming to vinyl. Take a look at #BTR001 on Twitter & Instagram - several people have posted photos, the hashtag, and lyrics. Seems like we'll find out more on Monday.
Jack Appleby on 07/12/13 - 11:06 AM
Today is the 8th Anniversary of Acceptance's beloved full-length, Phantoms. Go listen to a phenomenal record.

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Jack Appleby on 04/26/13 - 09:13 AM
Our interview with Anberlin can be found here.
I can probably say that this will be our last record on Universal. It was great, but major labels are always struggling. Theyíre polishing the brass on the Titanic. We had a good run, for sure, but there was always the risk of getting the major label rigmarole. Itís always about the profit. Itís always about the top dollar and whatís happening now, which is why every label is signing a bunch of bands that sound like Mumford & Sons. We released a super heavy rock record, but whatever. Theyíve been good to us and breathed some good life into our career.
Jonathan Bautts on 03/05/13 - 11:41 AM
Watch A Loss For Words' full set from the final date of the Acoustic Basement Tour in the replies. In addition to their original material, they also cover Acceptance and Miguel.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/01/13 - 01:00 PM
I recently interviewed Christian McAlhaney of Anberlin and he had this to say about the possibility of an Acceptance reunion. Look for the full interview early next week.
Thereís always been whispers of reunion stuff here and there. Basically, I think Jason is the last person everyone is waiting on. I donít even know what that would look like or what we would do, I just want to get the dialogue going because itís been awhile. I think a lot of people would like that, and I would like it too. There was never any closure for the guys in Acceptance. We just said we were done and never played any final shows or anything. There was just never any closure.

I think you could definitely do a...
Jonathan Bautts on 03/01/13 - 09:04 AM
A Loss For Words recently covered "So Contagious" by Acceptance for Neck Deep Media. You can find the video in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 12/28/12 - 05:49 AM
You can stream All Time Low's new song "Outlines" featuring Jason Vena of Acceptance on MTV Buzzworthy. The track was co-written with Patrick Stump.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/27/12 - 07:08 AM
Congratulations to Jason Vena, and his wife, who had their first child today.

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Jason Tate on 09/12/12 - 08:59 AM
Check the replies for an interview where All Time Low reveal that Cassadee Pope, Anthony Raneri of Bayside and Jason Vena of Acceptance will all be guest appearing on the band's upcoming album.
Jason Tate on 06/25/12 - 09:18 PM
Watch Transit cover Acceptance's "Take Cover" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/01/12 - 02:04 PM
A previously unreleased Acceptance demo titled "Waiting" can be heard here.

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Matthew Tsai on 01/09/11 - 12:25 PM
EDIT: Sadly, it is not Acceptance.

It looks like one of our favorites may be making an appearance tomorrow night.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/26/10 - 07:38 PM
According to Twitter, it looks like Gatsby's American Dream will be touring in the winter, potentially with Saves the Day. The band is also trying to get Acceptance to tour with them.

EDIT: Certain members of Acceptance are trying to reunite the band.

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Matthew Tsai on 10/14/10 - 07:18 PM
An (old) new Acceptance song has surfaced, and it's in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 07/06/10 - 12:33 PM
Head to the replies to hear a new Ivoryline song that features Jason Vena, formerly of Acceptance.

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Blake Solomon on 06/21/10 - 10:51 PM
Acceptance now has a twitter. Oh, the band doesn't have any plans of reuniting, but they won't rule it out.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/25/10 - 11:33 PM
Acceptance has posted a new (old) demo, "Desperate," on their Myspace.
Mike Kraft on 09/24/09 - 02:34 AM
Anton Djamoos on 09/05/09 - 09:53 PM
Acceptance have posted a remix of "So Contagious" on their myspace. No, this does not mean that they are reuniting.

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Anton Djamoos on 06/03/08 - 08:14 PM
Apparently David Cook of American Idol fame is a big fan of Acceptance.

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Adrian Villagomez on 05/06/08 - 08:49 PM
Search/Rescue's new album, The Compound, is now available for download or purchase on Amazon or iTunes.

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Anton Djamoos on 02/26/08 - 07:47 PM
Update: The chat is now over. I would like to personally thank Jason for staying on for so long and for answering everyone's questions and to take the time to return to the music community, even if it was only for a few hours. For everyone that missed the chat, you can read everything Jason said here.

Jason Vena (ex-Acceptance) will be chatting in this thread at approximately 7 p.m. EST under the username jvena. Come in and ask him how life is, about his post-touring adjustment, or just say hello.
Anton Djamoos on 01/30/08 - 03:54 PM
Tomorrow night around 7 p.m. EST, Jason Vena (ex-Acceptance) will be chatting on AP.net. We cannot guarantee an exact time at the moment, but it will be around that time, so be sure to check in to talk.
Anton Djamoos on 01/29/08 - 04:59 PM
Search/Rescue (ex-Gatsby's American Dream, ex-Acceptance) has posted three new songs on myspace.

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Rohan Kohli on 08/13/07 - 10:28 PM
Search Rescue, a new band featuring Bobby Darling and Ryan Van Wieringen from Gatsbys American Dream and Kaylan Cloyd from Acceptance, has launched a new MySpace page with 2 songs up for streaming.
Scott Weber on 03/10/07 - 01:56 PM
Christian (ex-Acceptance) has posted an update on what him and a few of the other ex-members have been up to since the break up.
UpdateSoooooooooo, I bet many of you have been wondering what the crap Nick, Kyle, and I have been up to since Acceptance broke up and we moved to California. (For those of you just joining us, yes Acceptance has broken up) Well, I'll tell you.... Kyle has been diligently working on a movie script for Warner Bros. that he and his brother have been writing for quite some time, Nick has been trying to make some cashish working odd jobs around town (think slave labor), and I have been painstakingly working on my tan and a killer mullet.

Collectively we have been...
Melissa Johnson on 10/25/06 - 09:11 PM
Acceptance, who recently broke up, has made their full length Phantoms available for download in its entirety over at pureVOLUME.com.
Rohan Kohli on 08/05/06 - 08:56 AM
Acceptance have posted a new demo entitled "Not Afraid" on their MySpace, which you can stream or download. You can expect one more new track to be added in the very near future. We'll keep you up-to-date and let you know when it's up. Consider this their "goodbye" gift to you.
Jared Kaufman on 08/04/06 - 05:55 AM
Punk Video Guys posted a live video of Acceptance performing "Permanent", and it can be viewed here.
Katie Schmitz on 07/13/06 - 03:03 PM
Episode three of the Acceptance video series can be seen at their MySpace page. The band is currently working on their second full length album.
Ryan Imhof on 05/02/06 - 02:33 PM
Acceptance has launched a video series that highlights all of the 'drama and suspense' of making a new record. Episode one can be seen here and a new episode will be posted every week.
Ryan Imhof on 04/20/06 - 12:17 PM
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