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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Venerable rocker Udo Dirkschneider and his eponymous band U.D.O. have revealed the track listing and cover art for the new single, "Leatherhead." It features the title track, a couple video clips and a few other choice cuts. This single is set to be released on April 8, 2011, and is a follow up to 2009's full length "Dominator" (reviewed here). You can check the cover art out at U.D.O.'s MySpace Page.
LeadtherHead Track Listing
2. Rock 'n'Roll Soldiers (album track)
3. Free Or Rebellion (non-album track)
4. Run! (non-album track)
5. Jingle Balls (Videoclip)
6. Leatherhead (Videoclip)
Heavy metallers Powerwolf have announced that they will be taking part in this year's edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place between July 7-9, 2011 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany.
The confirmed line-up includes:
END OF GREEN
HAIL OF BULLETS
THE NEW BLACK
Just For Fun
Another Christmas is just around the corner, which means jolly fat men in red suits scaring the bejeesus out of crying children and uncomfortable dinners with family members who don't actually like each other. Christmas isn't just caroling and spiked egg nog though, it's also another opportunity to rock out with some metal steeped in the holiday spirit. We already gave Christmas the metal treatment with a list of the top 10 most metal light shows, as well a new edition of the Rockstar Ramblings describing what aging rockers really want to get under the tree. Slipknot front man Corey Taylor also recently posted a Christmas music video here. To keep December heavy, we've also rounded up a list of the 2010 Christmas and Anti-Christmas rock and metal songs available online.
First off is the 2010 edition of the Misantrof AntiRecords "Holy Fucking AntiChristmas" compilation, which features 15 punk, instrumental, and metal tracks tearing the most commercial holiday of the year a new one. You can stream or download the songs here, and the track listing is as follows: More...
Just For Fun
U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider has released his new christmas single, titled "Jingle Balls," performing under the name Evil Disposition. "Jingle Balls" was recorded at DocMaKlang studio in Osnabruck, Germany and was written by various staff members of EMP, a German merchandise company. You can view the "Jingle Balls" music video below:
German heavy metallers U.D.O. have announced that its forthcoming studio album, titled "Rev-Raptor," has had its release date pushed back from the original January 14, 2011 date to March 18, 2011. The band released the following statement concerning the album's delay.
"The release of the new album, 'Rev-Raptor', which was initially planned for January 14, 2011 [via AFM Records] was unfortunately postponed to March 18, 2011! The reason therefor is the sadly reappearance of Stefan's strong back suffering which forced him to quit playing drums in ACCEPT back in the days. This setback hit Stefan in the middle of the recording session for the new album and forced everybody to make a longer pause now. Stefan is under medical treatment at a specialist and we all hope that he will recover soon. The show on November 6, 2010 in Augsburg where U.D.O. will be headliner in front of 9,000 expected fans at the Masters of Rock Antenne festival in the Schwabenhalle is not compromised."
Classis/power metal stalwart Udo Dirkschneider has seen many things is his three decade career. But most of it will pale to his most recent achievement - his eponymous band U.D.O. had 2007 full length "Mastercutor" released on glow in the dark vinyl!
There are only 400 copies, and all are hand-numbered and have a full color eight page booklet, and the price for this jewel is merely 20 Euros. More details can be found at Nightofthevinyldead.com.
U.D.O. is also out playing festivals this summer in support of this new release, as well as 2009's full length "Dominator." Their full touring schedule can be found at their MySpace Page.
Crystal Viper has issued the following update about appearing on the upcoming "Metallic Dawning" compilation album:
"AFM Records will release a double CD compilation titled 'Metallic Dawning,' which will include some of the hottest True, Power and Heavy Metal tracks recorded during last few years. The album will be available for a special price, and except exclusive front cover artwork, painted by Dimitar Nikolov (father of the Keep It True Festival mascot!), it will also include 3 previously unreleased songs. This impressive double release will surely satisfy both old Metal fans, and the new guys that are just starting their adventure with Metal music, and need some guidance.
The "Metallic Dawning" track listing is as follows: More...
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that four more bands have now been added to the lineup. The biggest announcement is that Aerosmith will be headlining the event on the friday. Also joining them that day will be reunited California grungers Stone Temple Pilots. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be performing at the festival and so will Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon, who are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Crack The Skye."
The lineup (in no particular order) is now as follows: More...
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Arch Enemy are the latest band to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival. The festival will take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. Arch Enemy will perform on the 6th of August. The list of currently confirmed bands is as follows:
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
The Devil's Blood
French metallers Nightmare have issued the following statement about canceling their previously announced show alongside U.D.O:
"For some reasons beyond our control, the concert with UDO in Paris Nouveau Casino planned for January 16. 2010 has been canceled! We are very sorry for all the fans who have shown big interest in this date and who sent us great messages! We promise that we will come soon in the capital! Our agent is currently working on a new date in Paris for early 2010! Stay tuned!"
Sweden's Scar Symmetry has posted the following announcement:
"The 7th of August marks our return to lovely Spain, for a show at Festival AlternaVigo. Also on the bill: Dark Tranquillity, Dragonforce, U.D.O. and Amon Amarth. Great fun is expected!
August 8: Gladerock - Berlin, Germany
August 15: Finn Hits Fest - Pori, Finland
"If you haven't seen it check out the latest Scar Sym studio report - including footage from the vocal recording sessions!"
Scar Symmetry's upcoming album, "Dark Matter Dimensions," will be released in October through Nuclear Blast.
Fans of the legendary German heavy metal band Accept will be disapointed to hear that there will be no reunion with members Udo Dirkschneider and Stefan Kaufmann. The two are currently busy finishing up the new U.D.O. record which is entitled, "Dominator" and will be released on August 21st through AFM Records.
German metal band U.D.O. has issued the following update about recording a new album and upcoming tour dates:
"U.D.O. are in studio at the moment to record the "Mastercutor" successor. The album title will be probably "Dominator" and the release date is August 21st 2009 on AFM RECORDS. Beforehand there is the release of the limited single "Infected" on June 26th planned. The single includes beside the title track 2 non album tracks and 2 live songs. On the same day U.D.O. will play on the well-known BANG YOUR HEAD festival in Balingen as co-headliner.
"It is also planned to introduce the complete new album to the public the first time on the BANG YOUR HEAD festival (not live on stage but the studio tracks). This will happen in the context of a signing session...
22.05. D - Kreuth/Tannenhausen - Wacken Rocks
23.05. D - Kreuth/Tannenhausen - Wacken Rocks
11.06. E - Toledo - Monsters Of Rock 1984 Reloaded
13.06. D - Mainz - Messegelaende (with DER W.)
19.06. CH - Zell - Open Quer
20.06. CZ - Letohrad - Festival
26.06. D - Balingen - Bang Your Head (with JOURNEY)
10.07. S - Herrgård - Rockweekend
11.07. N - Kvinesdal - Norway Rock Festival
08.08. FIN - Pien-Sulkava - Harvester Rock Festival
"In late 2009 there will follow a indoor tour through the USA, Europe, South America and Japan."
U.D.O. — the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — has issued the following update:
"For the beginning of December, there were 2 or 3 shows in Belarus announced and there are seemingly tickets on sale. We want to inform the fans that U.D.O. has NEVER confirmed these shows and as a result will NOT play there. The local promoter in Belarus has asked for the dates and they were reserved by the management but he has neither closed a deal nor payed the necessary advance payment. He was not allowed to sell tickets in pre-sale as long as we didn't confirm the shows.
"DON'T BUY any tickets, please!!! If you already bought tickets then refund them immediately and reclaim your money."
According to a posting on U.D.O.'s web site, fans who attend the German group's concerts will now have achance to purchase a recording of each show immediately following the completion of the gig on a 1 GB USB stick with a U.D.O. logo printed on it.
U.D.O. will release its "best-of" album, "Metallized - 20 Years of Metal", on November 30 via AFM Records. The CD booklet will be filled with photos from the last 20 years and and will include liner notes written by Metal Hammer journalist Andreas Schöwe. The first 12 songs on the collection were chosen by fans via the official U.D.O. web site, while tracks 13 to 16 will consist of two unreleased songs, an acoustic version of the ACCEPT classic "Balls to the Wall", and a live version of "The Bullet and the Bomb".
U.D.O.'s new album, "Mastercutor", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 39 — the highest German chart position in the band's history.
"Mastercutor" was released on May 18 via AFM Records. Several extra songs were recorded for the CD, with different territories getting their own bonus cuts. The Japanese edition of the CD comes with the track "Man a King Ruler", the Russian album includes "Platchet Soldat", and both feature the song "Streets of Sin". The European limited-edition version of "Mastercutor" includes the songs "Borderline" and "Screaming Eagles".
DORO, SAXON,W.A.S.P., U.D.O., PRIMAL FEAR, IRON FIRE and HIGH´N DRY are confirmed for the Heavy Christmas Meeting which will be taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany at Philipshalle on December 12th.
U.D.O.'s forthcoming Best Of package, entitled Metallized - 20 Years Of Metal, will be released through AFM Records on November 30th.
As previosuly reported, Metallized be loaded with pictures showcasing the last 20 years of the band's career with liner notes written by Metal Hammer journalist Andreas Schöwe. The first 12 songs featured on the album were chosen by the fans via the official U.D.O. website, while tracks 13 to 16 include two unreleased songs, and acoustic version of 'Balls To The Wall' and a live version of 'The Bullet And The Bomb'.
The complete tracklist is as follows: 'Holy', 'Heart Of Gold', 'Animal House', 'Cut Me Out', 'They Want War', 'Cry Soldier Cry', 'In The Darkness', 'Man And Machine', '24/7', 'Trainride To Russia', 'Independence Day', 'Thunderball', 'Shadow Maker' (unreleased song), 'Terror In Paradise' (unreleased song), 'Balls To The Wall (acoustic version), 'Bullet And The Bomb' (live from St. Petersburg).
Metallized - 20 Years Of Metal will be released through AFM Records before the end of the year.
Fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O. — the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — performing the ACCEPT classic "Metal Heart" on October 23, 2007 in Bordeaux, France can be viewed here.
U.D.O. has set "Metallized - 20 Years Of Metal" as the title of its upcoming "best-of" album, due in December via AFM Records. The CD booklet will be filled with photos from the last 20 years and and will include liner notes written by Metal Hammer journalist Andreas Schöwe. The first 12 songs on the collection were chosen by fans via the official U.D.O. web site, while tracks 13 to 16 will consist of two unreleased songs, an acoustic version of the ACCEPT classic "Balls to the Wall", and a live version of "The Bullet and the Bomb". More...