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Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands | INDIE

Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands | INDIE
Band Rock




"Here is what the critics have to say:"

• “De kenners en band wisten het misschien allang, maar nu bewijst de band ook met een full length dat ze bij de betere punkbands in het genre horen. (82/100)” by
• “The Accelerators zijn net iets ouder dan de avond, maar wat zijn die gasten goed bezig.” by 3voor12 Friesland
• “Het valt me op dat het niet uitmaakt waar ik the Accelerators zie spelen. Ze knallen overal en weten elk publiek voor zich te winnen.” by 3voor12 Rotterdam
• “Debuutplaat klinkt als een klok, gaat als de brandweer.” by Fileunder
• “De koortjes (..) zijn op Accelerators standaard van Bad Religionkwaliteit.” by KindaMuzik
• “They’re tight as fuck!” by Metalrage
• “Great production, awesome song writing and nice guest appearances ; this record has it all. I’m impressed.” by Asice
• “Poppunk Record of 2009 so far.” by
• “It’s fucking enjoyable stuff!!!” by Punktastic
• “These guys can play, they can sing, and they write great high energy punk songs with a tip of the hat to pop music” by Jersey Beat - Various


2009 Accelerator s/t - Stardumb/Squinty Joe Records
2008 Accelerators /Zatopeks Split 7"- Squinty Joe Records
2007 My Baby Is An Undertaker 7" - Squinty Joe/Skintight Records
2006 Accelerators / Random Heroes Split CD – Squash Records/Killer Records
2005 No More Fuckin’ Drama CD EP - Squash Records
2004 Hit the Gas Motherfucker CD EP – Deviltown Records
2004 Accelerators / Centerfolds Live split EP (CDR) – Deviltown Records



Accelerators are:
Ox on Vocals and Bass, Erik on Drums, Marlon and Simon on Guitar and Vocals.
Since 2003, the band brings you their brand of high energy 100% pure punk rock.

With an average age of, at that time, only 15 years old the Accelerators were a young and inexperienced band.
Nevertheless they immediately made a serious dent in the regional punk rock scene.
The band played over 15 shows within half a year in the Rotterdam area and proceeded to record it’s debut EP: Hit the Gas Motherfucker!

6 years, 6 releases and 300 shows in 10 different countries later Accelerators have released their long due self titled debut album.
Recorded at the Excess Studios in hometown Rotterdam but mixed by Justin Perkins from the Smart Studios in the US
the album had been released on Stardumb Records (The Madd, The Apers) and Squinty Joe Records in March 2009.
The album features 12 songs in just under 30 minutes and features guest appearances by Danny Vapid (Screeching Weasel/Riverdales) and Kepi Ghoulie (Groovie Ghoulies).
The album was very well received by the national and international music press.

The band is currently working on a new album and aiming for a 2011 release.

Over the past years Accelerators have shared the stage with bands such as:
NOFX, No Use For A Name, Rise Against, Teenage Bottlerocket, Pro-Pain, Groovie Ghoulies,
The Apers, Heideroosjes, Peter Pan Speedrock, The Casualties, Leftovers, Manges, Zatopeks and many more of course.

Accelerators have played smoky bars, big halls and outdoor festivals including: 013, Watt, Vera, Waterfront, Melkweg, Ekko, Romein,
WurlitzerBallroom (ES), Wild at Heart (DE), Skaletta (IT), Paaspop, Rotterdam Rumble, RosRock, Metropolis, Rebellion Amsterdam, Rebellion Blackpool.

We’re sure you agree it’s pretty cool that Accelerators:
• Did a 50 shows in 50 days tour through Europe in 2010!
• Were the 2nd punk rock band ever to make it to Morocco! (The Exploited were first, beat our bastards to it)
• Played 7 shows in 1 day on 14 March 2009!
• Performed a live cover version of Charlie Lownoise & Mental Theo’s song ‘If you see the stars tonight’ on 3FM national Radio!
• Lead guitarist Marlon was the youngest (13) person to ever perform at the Lowlands Festival!
• Sold out the 1st pressing of their S/T album in the first week after release!