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U.D.O.

Formed: 1987
From: Wuppertal, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest U.D.O. News

Below is our complete U.D.O. news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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U.D.O. Releases New Music Video

U.D.O. has released a new music video for 'heavy Rain," which comes off latest album "Steelhammer."

The track is quite unusual for metal icon Udo Dirkschneider and his band because of its silent tunes and reflective mood. Check it out below. You can also watch the previously posted "Metal Machine" video at this location.

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U.D.O. Streaming "Basta Ya"

German Heavy Metal force U.D.O. has recorded a special song for upcoming album "Steelhammer," which will be released on May 24th (May 21st USA). “Basta Ya” comes up with a hot topic - the lack of perspectives for the youth in a united Europe.

“The youth in Europe is in a unique situation at the moment,” vocalist Udo Dirkschneider explains. “They are the first generation to grow up in a united Europe and therefore the first who have to deal with the circumstances this brings. Also, however hard their respective situation might be, they hold the future in their hands.“

Dirkschneider himself lives in Ibiza, Spain, a country where the effects of the Euro crisis left unmistakable marks, with an unemployment rate of 50% among the adolescents. "This is something I really think about a lot," Dirkschneider speaks out. "I’m a family father myself, a father of two now adult kids who both just started their working life. Young people need chances, opportunities to reach something. What happens in Spain right now, is far away from this. It’s obvious that a whole generation is in fear of losing their livelihood."

This is the first track Udo Dirkschneider has recorded in Spanish. "Basta Ya" is a typical shout in Spanish speaking countries to protest against injustice. At the same time it’s a shout of motivation, to force a change. Vitor Garcia of Spain’s Warcy sings “Basta Ya” in a duet with Dirkschneider. More...

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U.D.O. Posts "Metal Machine" Music Video

U.D.O., featuring legendary former Accept vocalist Udo Dirkshneider, posted a new music video for the track "Metal Machine." The song appears on the forthcoming new LP "Steelhammer," which is scheduled for release on May 21st in the United States (May 24 in EU) via AFM Records.

The track listing for "Steelhammer" is:

1. Steelhammer
2. A Cry Of A Nation
3. Metal Machine
4. Basta Ya
5. Heavy Rain
6. Devil's Bite
7. Death Ride
8. King Of Mean
9. Timekeeper
10. Never Cross My Way
11. Take My Medicine
12. Stay True
13. When Love Becomes A Lie
14. Book Of Faith
15. Shadows Come Alive (Digipak Bonus Track)

Check out "Metal Machine" here: More...

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Halcyon Way Posts U.D.O. Tour Video Diary

Halcyon Way has checked in with the first video updated from the road as the band tours alongside U.D.O. Check out the clip below, or catch the band live:

4/9: Amityville, NY @ Ollie's Point
4/10: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
4/11: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
4/12: Montreal, Que @ Foufounes Electriques
4/13: St-Ferdinand, QC @ Style Metal
4/14: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
4/17: Verona, WI @ Heights Event Center
4/18: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/19: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
4/20: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's More...

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U.D.O. Posts Trailer For New LP "Steelhammer"

U.D.O., featuring legendary former Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, posted a preview clip for the upcoming "Steelhammer" LP. The album is set to drop May 21st in the U.S. and May 24th in Europe.

The track listing for "Steelhammer" is:

1. Steelhammer
2. A Cry Of A Nation
3. Metal Machine
4. Basta Ya
5. Heavy Rain
6. Devil's Bite
7. Death Ride
8. King Of Mean
9. Timekeeper
10. Never Cross My Way
11. Take My Medicine
12. Stay True
13. When Love Becomes A Lie
14. Book Of Faith
15. Shadows Come Alive (Digipak Bonus Track)

Check out the teaser here: More...

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U.D.O. Reveals New Album Track Listing

German heavy metal masters U.D.O. have unveiled the track listing for their upcoming studio album “Steelhammer,” which is available below. The album is set be released on May 24th in Europe and May 21st in the U.S.

01. Steelhammer
02. A Cry Of A Nation
03. Metal Machine
04. Basta Ya
05. Heavy Rain
06. Devil's Bite
07. Death Ride
08. King Of Mean
09. Timekeeper
10. Never Cross My Way
11. Take My Medicine
12. Stay True
13. When Love Becomes A Lie
14. Book Of Faith
Bonus track on limited digipak: Shadows Come Alive More...

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U.D.O. Reveals New Album Title

German heavy metal veterans, U.D.O., led by former Accept frontman, Udo Dirkschneider, has announced that they will release a new studio album entitled, "Steelhammer" through AFM Records on May 24th. Dirkschneider co-produced the album with Fitty Wienhold. The band will be promoting the album with a run of shows in the United States and Canada in April, the schedule for which is as follows:

April 9 - Amityville, NY - Ollie's Point (16+)
April 10 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (16+)
April 11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance (16+)
April 12 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques (18+)
April 13 - St-Ferdinand, QC - Style Metal (18+)
April 14 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club (19+)
April 17 - Verona, WI - Heights Events Center (16+)
April 18 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's (All Ages)
April 19 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's (All Ages)
April 20 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's (All Ages)
April 21 -Seattle, WA - Studio Seven (All Ages)
April 23 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky-A.-Go-Go (16+)

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Guitarist Igor Gianola Leaves U.D.O.

German metal act U.D.O., featuring legendary former Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, announced that longtime guitarist Igor Gianola (Ex-Jorn) has departed the band due to personal and scheduling reasons. The band also simultaneously announced that the follow, yet untitled, LP to 2011's "Rev-Raptor" will be released on May 24, 2013.

The band posted the following on its Facebook page:

"Hello everybody,

"We have to inform you that Igor has left U.D.O. due to conflicts between band appointments and his private life and business. Since the business of U.D.O. develops and the band tours more and more all over the world Igor simply wasn´t available for so many different long periods. The band respects his decision and wishes him all the best for the future. Igor was with the band since nearly 15 years now and became a very important and highly respected bandmember.

"Thank you very much Igor!!!!!!!"

The band went on to announce that his replacement will be Ex-Amberian Dawn guitarist Kasperi
Heikkinen (Conquest/Merging Flare): More...

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U.D.O. Returns To North America With New Tour

German metal band U.D.O., featuring former Accept singer Udo Dirkschneider, have confirmed that the band will tour North America this April. This marks Udo's return to the United States and Canada after a very long drought. U.D.O. is supporting its latest LP "Rev-Raptor," released in 2011 through AFM Records.

Support acts have not yet been announced. Confirmed dates are as follows:

04-09-2013 USA-Amityville, NY - Ollie's Point
04-10-2013 USA-New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
04-11-2013 USA-Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
04-12-2013 CDN-Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
04-13-2013 CDN-St-Ferdinand, QC - Style Metal
04-14-2013 CDN-Toronto, ON - Mod Club
04-18-2013 USA-Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
04-19-2013 USA-Detroit, MI - Harpo's
04-20-2013 USA-Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
04-21-2013 USA-Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
04-23-2013 USA-West Hollywood, CA - Whisky-A-Go-Go

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U.D.O. Posts Another Clip From "Live At Sofia" DVD

German metal icon Udo Dirkschneider (formerly of Accept) posted a second new live clip for "Screaming For A Love-Bite" (which originally appeared on the classic 1985 Accept studio release "Metal Heart"). The clip is part of the DVD/2CD live release entitled "Live in Sofia," which is out now via AFM Records.

The clip for "Heart of Gold" can be seen at this location.

Check out "Screaming for a Love-Bite" here:

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AFM Records Releasing New Compilation

The AFM Records label compilation "All For Metal" now continues with part 3. This time "All For Metal III" includes 26 video clips on DVD and a bonus CD with 15 tracks. The compilation will see release on November 30th, 2012 and the track listing is:

DVD
01. Orden Ogan - The Things We Believe In
02. U.D.O. - Leatherhead
03. Kissin’ Dynamite - Money, Sex & Power
04. Masterplan - Time To Be King
05. Heavenly - Fullmoon
06. Shakra - Back On Track
07. The Last Vegas - Evil Eyes
08. Morton - Weeping Bell
09. Triosphere - Marionette
10. Brainstorm - In These Walls
11. Iron Mask - God Punishes, I Kill
12. Crystal Viper - Witch’s Mark
13. At Vance - Facing Your Enemy
14. Wolfpakk - Reptiles Kiss
15. Sinner - Back On Trail
16. Oz - Dominator
17. Elvenking - The Loser
18. Nightmare - Sunrise In Hell
19. Epysode - Obsessions
20. Stahlmann - Tanzmaschine
21. A Life Divided - Heart On Fire
22. Eisbrecher - Eiszeit
23. The Murder Of My Sweet - Unbreakable
24. Lake Of Tears - House Of The Setting Sun
25. The New Black - The King I Was
26. Lyriel - Leverage
27. All Hail The Yeti - The Art Of Mourning
28. Black Messiah - Windloni
29. Ektomorf - The One
30. Solution .45 - Gravitational Lensing
31. Fear Factory - The Industrialist
32. Ministry - Ghouldiggers
33. Suidakra - Dowth 2059
34. Korzus - Truth
35. Onslaught - The Sound Of Violence
36. Tankard - Rules For Fools More...

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U.D.O. Re-Releasing Back Catalog With Bonus Songs

The “Live In Sofia” release from U.D.O. is now available in Europe and the USA, which includes a concert of the band in Bulgaria’s capitol wrapped into DVD/2-CD and BluRay/2-CD packages. A second teaser trailer for the release can be found below.

And there’s another reason for all U.D.O. fans to celebrate: finally the band’s extensive back catalog will be made available again – now in special “anniversary editions.” This series will start with "Solid," "Man And Machine," "No Limits" and "Holy" (all albums include bonus tracks) on December 7th. In early 2013 more U.D.O. classics will follow. More...

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U.D.O. Posts Clip From "Live In Sofia" DVD/Live CD

German metal icon Udo Dirkschneider posted a new live clip for "Heart of Gold" (which originally appeared on the 1990 studio release "Faceless World." The clip is part of the forthcoming DVD/2CD live release entitled "Live in Sofia," which is expected for release on November 9, 2012 via AFM Records.

The track listing for "Live In Sofia" is as follows:

1. Rev-Raptor
2. Dominator
3. Thunderball
4. Leatherhead
5. Independence Day
6. Screaming for a Love Bite (Accept cover)
7. Heart of Gold
8. Vendetta
9. Princess of the Dawn (Accept cover)
10. I Give as Good as I Get
11. Guitar solo
12. Neon Nights (Accept cover)
13. Break the Rules
14. Man and Machine
15. Drum solo
16. Living on a Frontline
17. Up to the Limit (Accept cover)
18. Two Faced Woman
19. Metal Heart (Accept cover)
20. The Bogeyman
21. I'm a Rebel (Accept cover)
22. Balls to the Wall (Accept cover)
23. Burning (Accept cover)

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Udo Appearing On New Jettblack Album

Udo Dirkschneider of U.D.O. will be appearing on Jettblack's new album "Raining Rock," which will be released this coming June 4th, 2012. Check out Udo with Jettblack on the bonus version of the title track "Raining Rock." You can also find the album's cover artwork below.

In other U.D.O. news, the band has released a 25th Anniversary album entitled "Celebrator," with the full track listing and a teaser trailer available at this location.

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U.D.O. Posts "Celebrator" Trailer

German metal legend Udo Dirkschneider (Ex-Accept) posted a trailer for the upcoming U.D.O. 25th Anniversary album entitled "Celebrator." The release will be a collection of unreleased tracks, rare
bonus songs and forgotten teasures. "Celebrator" is scheduled for release on May 4, 2012.

The track listing for the double CD is as follows:

CD 1:

1. Stormbreaker ("Rev-Raptor" Japan Bonus)
2. Tallyman (Taken from the "Rev-Raptor" recording session)
3. Run! (Remix)
4. Free Or Rebellion (Bonus "Leatherhead" Single)
5. Bleeding Heart ("Dominator" Japan Bonus)
6. The Silencer (Taken from the "Dominator" recording session)
7. Bodyworld (Bonus "Infected" Single) Show lyrics
8. Systematic Madness (Bonus "Infected" Single) Show lyrics
9. Head Over Heels (Hammerall feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
10. Balls To The Wall (Piano Version)
11. Artificialized (Taken from the "Mastercutor" recording session)
12. They Only Come Out At Night (Lordi feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
13. Streets Of Sin (Bonus "Wrong Side Of Midnight" Single) More...

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U.D.O. Unveils Artwork For "Celebrator" LP

German metal legend Udo Dirkschneider (Ex-Accept) unveiled the album artwork for the special U.D.O. 25th Anniversary album entitled "Celebrator." The release will be a collection of unreleased tracks, rare bonus songs and forgotten teasures. "Celebrator" is scheduled for release on May 4, 2012.

Check out the album artwork here:

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U.D.O. To Release Rare Tracks Album

U.D.O. has issued the following announcement about releasing the upcoming "Celebrator" album through AFM Records:

"U.D.O. will release a 'rare tracks' album with some very special gems for the fans. The album is called 'Celebrator' and will be released April 20th via AFM Records.

"Subtitle of the album is 'rare tracks' to make sure nobody expects a new studio album. We are currently working on the final track listing which will be released later this month."

For more on U.D.O. check out the band's Facebook profile here.

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U.D.O. Issues Tour Recap

U.D.O. has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent run of European tour dates:

"Last Saturday we finished our 3 months lasting European tour with a magnificent show in front of a fantastic and wild crowd. Thank you Memmingen, this was a real highlight at the end of a long and intensive tour and you really pushed us to the limit.

"Thanks to all our fans all over Europe who attended the shows and supported us all the time. This tour was the highlight of the U.D.O. touring history so far! THANK YOU!!

"During this Europen tour we played 49 shows and had 11 shows sold out plus many more nearly sold out. More than 40.000 people came to see us, this is FU**** GREAT!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

"2012 will be a very special year for U.D.O. but also for 'Mr. German Tank' Udo Dirkschneider himself. We will present a lot of interesting activities and also some very interesting news and releases.

"In spring 2012 we will tour Russia, Belarus and Ukraine and we plan to release the live CD/DVD/Blu-Ray of the 'Rev-Raptor Tour,' recorded during our Show in Sofia/Bulgaria in front of a few thousand people. In summer we will play festivals and another tour in South America. We hope to see you soon!"

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Wacken Open Air 2012 Sold Out

The organizers of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have announced that next year's edition of the event, scheduled to take place between August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany, has already sold out. A message from the organizers reads as follows:

"Amazing! Wacken is sold out for the seventh time in a row! For the seventh time in a row Wacken Open Air is sold out and never before in such a short time! All 75,000 tickets are sold. Thanx for your support, metalheads! A huge part of the billing is already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well as high-class acts. As every year we have made every effort to provide a terrific billing! And the announcements don´t stop. Via our online advent calendar at least one band will be announced every day during December. Together we will turn the 23. Wacken Open Air into a mega party!"

The currently confirmed bands are as follows: More...

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Opeth Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Swedish progressive metal veterans Opeth have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place from August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Opeth
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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