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Metal All Stars @ Arena Riga, Latvia

April 30th, 2014

Metal All Stars

5th April, 2014
Arena Riga, Latvia

Review by Anna Dumpe
Photography by Vladislavs Punculs

When Metal All Stars tour was first announced, many people had doubts about the quality and legitimacy about this specific project simply because of how impressive the line-up was. In the very beginning Metal All Stars was a tour that would take many musicians, like Zakk Wylde, Tom Araya, Vince Neil, Cronos, Phil Anselmo and many more on a tour across Eastern and Northern Europe, but after few artists cancelling or denying their appearances on Metal All Stars tour, it was questioned by even more people.
The truth is, until the actual day of the show, many heavy metals fans of Latvia really had no clue if the performance is actually going to happen due to lack of advertisement and news about artists, like Vince Neil, Phil Anselmo, Cronos, etc cancelling their appearances just days before the tour kicks off. However the show DID happen and we were there to see it all for ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »

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U.D.O.: “Steelhammer – Live From Moscow” to be released on May 23rd

March 28th, 2014

Russia has a special meaning for Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O.. They were one of the very first international artists to tour the huge country of Russia – and their fans are still very thankful until this day. So recording a LIVE DVD to highlight the “Steelhammer” tour was an opportunity the band didn’t want to miss. It is the first LIVE release of U.D.O.’s new line-up (with Russian band member) which easily convinced fans and critics alike on recent festivals and headlining gigs.

The band comes up with an exceptional setlist, incl. many classics that haven’t been played for a long time, fan favorites and tracks from the recent success album “Steelhammer”. U.D.O. once again prove why they are hailed as one of the best European live bands. “Steelhammer – Live From Moscow” will be available as DVD/2-CD, Bluray/2-CD and triple-Vinyl in Russian national colors (tricolor).


Disc 1:
1 Intro
2 Steelhammer
3 King of Mean
4 Future Land
5 Cry of a Nation
6 Trip to Nowhere
7 They Want War
8 Never Cross My Way
9 Stranger
10 Stay True
11 In the Darkness
12 Azrael

Disc 2:
1 No Limits
2 Mean Machine
3 Burning Heat
4 Metal Machine
5 Devil’s Bite
6 Go Back to Hell
7 Timebomb
8 Holy
9 Metal Heart

DVD / BLU-RAY

1 Intro
2 Steelhammer
3 King of Mean
4 Future Land
5 Cry of a Nation
6 Trip to Nowhere
7 They Want War
8 Never Cross My Way
9 Stranger
10 Stay True
11 In the Darkness
12 Azrael
13 No Limits
14 Mean Machine
15 Burning Heat
16 Metal Machine
17 Devil’s Bite
18 Go Back to Hell
19 Timebomb
20 Holy
21 Metal Heart

Bonus Content:
Behind The Scenes
Russia Travel Documentation
Trainride in Russia

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U.D.O. signs long-term contract with AFM Records

March 1st, 2014

German Metal Icon Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O.) signs a long-term contract with AFM Records. The new deal includes the release of 3 albums plus 3 dvds.

“We feel very comfortable with AFM Records and we appreciate the good vibes” says Udo Dirkschneider. “The mutual understanding is perfect and our individual wishes and ideas are respected and converted. This is obviously hard to find in the music business nowadays”.

Jochen Richert is very proud that U.D.O. remains part of the AFM family. “We wanted such an extensive deal with U.D.O. because  the cooperation has proved fertile in the past. U.D.O. is one of our biggest acts, sales figures have grown constantly; this proves that – together – we are successful!”

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Udo Dirkschneider of U.D.O.

May 24th, 2013

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Udo Dirkschneider of U.D.O.

Interviewed by Celtic Bob

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U.D.O. “Steelhammer“ Album Cover & First Teaser Available!

March 14th, 2013

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“Steelhammer” – that’s the name of the upcoming new album of legendary German Metal band U.D.O..
On May 24th (USA: May 21st) „Steelhammer“ will be released as CD, ltd. Digipak. ltd. 2-Vinyl and ltd. Fan Package.

A first album teaser is available here:

Udo Dirkschneider comments on the cover artwork:
“Our new album is a real battering ram,” Udo says. “That’s why we have chosen this cover. It really shows best that U.D.O. is pure heavy metal! U.D.O. is back!”

„Steelhammer“ was produced by Udo Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold.

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U.D.O.: Live In Sofia DVD released / Anniversary Editions of classic albums coming soon!

November 15th, 2012

U.D.O. “Live In Sofia” is now available in Europe and the USA. It includes a concert of the band in Bulgaria’s capitol, wrapped into DVD/2-CD and BluRay/2-CD packages. A second teaser can be found here.
And there’s another reason for all U.D.O. fans to celebrate:
finally the band’s extensive back catalogue will be made available again – in special “anniversary editions”. This series will start with „Solid“, „Man And Machine“, No Limits“ and „Holy“ (all albums incl. bonus tracks) on December 7th. In early 2013 more U.D.O. classics will follow.

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U.D.O. “Live In Sofia” preview-clip “Heart Of Gold” available

November 8th, 2012

On November 9th, the new live documents of German’s Metal icon#1, Udo Dirkschneider, and his band will be released. “Live In Sofia” also marks the end of an era somehow, as the stable U.D.O. lineup that performed together for many years will be shown for a last time. As it became public that guitarist Stefan Kaufmann will be no longer available for the band due to health reasons, “Live In Sofia” will be the last U.D.O. DVD with Stefan.

A preview clip for the song „Heart Of Gold“ is available now.

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U.D.O. tour with SISTER SIN & SEVENFIELD to begin tonight!

September 24th, 2011

U.D.O.’s 2nd leg of the European tour, promoting their latest album “Rev-Raptor”,was set to kick off in Gydnia (Poland) on the 21st of September and will go until the end of December. Sadly the first two shows in Poland (Gdynia and Warsaw) were  cancelled due to local logistical problems with the promoter.  The show on November 30th in As (Belgium) has been mislaid to Kerkrade’s “Rock Temple” in the Netherlands. There is only a 50 kilometer distance between both cities. Sadly the tickets from As are NOT valid in Kerkrade because the promoter is not the same in both cities!

Here are the show details again: 2011-11-30 NL-Kerkrade – Rock Temple

The bands Sister Sin, Sevenfield, .Damaged, Sister, Maxxwell and Shakra will be acting as openning bands in different cities. U.D.O. is also one of the first bands to be confirmed for next year’s Wacken Open Air. For full dates, tickets and moer information go to www.udo-online.de

Source: U.D.O.’s official web page.

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER’s ‘Jingle Balls’

December 16th, 2010
UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's 'Jingle Balls'

UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's 'Jingle Balls'

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider recently recorded a Christmas song for the biggest European music and merchandise mailorder company EMP. Laid down at DocMaKlang studio in Osnabrück, Germany, the track “Jingle Balls” was written by various staff members of EMP and is a new interpretation of the Christmas song “Jingle Bells” and the ACCEPT anthem “Balls To The Wall”.

“Jingle Balls” has now been released under the band name EVIL DISPOSITION and is available from Musicload and Amazon. All proceeds will be donated to PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals).

U.D.O. will partner with EMP for a special promotion surrounding the release of the band’s next album, “Rev-Raptor”, which is tentatively due in May 2011. This special collaboration will consist of a countdown on EMP’s web site an entire week before the CD’s release, including a message from Udo and advance snippets of each of the songs from the new album.

The release date of “Rev-Raptor” was pushed back by a few months as a result of back problems experienced by guitarist Stefan Kaufmann, the same issue that forced him to quit playing drums for ACCEPT back in the day. Stefan recently received medical treatment for this condition and had recovered enough to have played with the band on November 6 at the Rock Antenne festival at Schwabenhalle in Augsburg.

As previously reported, 17 new songs were written for “Rev-Raptor”, with 11 of them set to appear on the final product.

U.D.O.’s last album, “Dominator”, entered the official chart in Germany at position No. 27. This marked the highest German chart entry in U.D.O.’s history.

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Udo Dirkschneider

December 11th, 2005

 

INTERVIEW WITH UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER

Udo Dirkscheider’s band U.D.O. recently released a brand new studio album “Mission X” which, as the name says, is their tenth studio album to date. Last summer he also did a kind of re -union tour with his old bandmates Accept and together they did a series of succesfull gigs along with headlining huge festivals like Wacken, Swedenrock, Gods Of Metal and Tuska. While Udo is waiting a new U.D.O. tour to start in January he’s working on several other projects like the one he already did with Russian pop band Factor 2 and now another one with Finnish monster band Lordi. I met Udo when he flew to Finland in early November to do vocals for the Lordi album and we talked about all these things. At the end of our discussion the main monster Lordi himself showed up and we talked some more about their collaboration as well as some other interesting topics … 

Interview and pictures by Marko Syrjälä

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Udo Dirkschneider

January 6th, 2004



Interview with Udo Dirkschneider

Interview by Marko Syrjala & Luxi Lahtinen,

pics by Marko Syrjala

 

Udo Dirkschneider is a living legend. He?s one of the founding members of Accept which is one of the most important bands in heavy metal history. Together they released series of classic albums like Balls To The WallRestless And Wild and Metal Heart which sold millions of copies worldwide. After he left Accept in the late eighties, Udo started a new band which was simply called U.D.O. They released four very successful albums before Udo decided to reunite with Accept but just a few years later Accept break up again and it was time to regroup U.D.O in 1997.  Now the voice of Accept has once again returned with his brand new album called Thunderball and I was lucky enough to talk with master himself before their show in Finland in October 2004.

 

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