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U.D.O. Streaming New Song "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.

The track listing for "Steelhammer" is:

1. Steelhammer
2. A Cry Of A Nation
3. Metal Machine (watch the music video here)
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)

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1. spiral_architect writes:

THIS DOESN'T SPEAK TO ME. IT DOES REMIND ME OF WHEN DAVID LEE ROTH RELEASED A SPANISH VERSION OF "EAT 'EM AND SMILE" THOUGH. I COULD NEVER GET INTO THAT ONE EITHER.

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