Photo: Martin Hausler German heavy metal group U.D.O. (also performing as DIRKSCHNEIDER) are in the final stages of their 2023 summer festival tour and with the arrival of their highly awaited studio album »Touchdown« (to be released this Friday -- on August 25, 2023 -- via Atomic Fire Records) being around the corner, the band are pleased to announce the first more extensive..
Udo Dirkschneider – what an absolute legend! The name itself is a trademark and you just can’t mistake THAT voice for anybody else’s: my wife just cringed in agony when I played the album again while writing this review. The eighteenth album of the U.D.O. band is coming out less than two years after the..
Photo Credit: Tim Tronckoe The force of nature that is Udo Dirkschneider seems to be on a one-man mission to swamp the stores with 'new' U.D.O. releases and this 'best of' 2CD compilation follows on rather rapidly from his recent and most excellent covers album called most appropriately My Way. Dirkschneider has over 50-years' worth..
Photo Credit: Tim Tronckoe Rounding off a special anniversary year for the band (35 years since foundation of the group as well as launching the debut album Animal House) and its fearless leader & voice Udo Dirkschneider (who turned 70 this April), November 18th 2022 will see German Heavy Metal legends U.D.O. release an extensive career-spanning 'best..
Photo Credit: Tim Tronckoe GAME Over? NO, but the WAITING is finally over! U.D.O. -- the band led by iconic singer Udo Dirkschneider, who celebrated his 70th birthday (April 6th) in the form of his first solo album titled My Way earlier this year (released April 22, 2022 through Atomic Fire Records; hitting #4 of the German album charts, the highest entry of his..
German heavy metal icon Udo Dirkschneider will turn 70 years old on April 6, 2022. He is THE constant among the German metal scene. Born in Wuppertal during the post-war period, when heavy metal hadn't even been envisioned, he is one of the decisive characters who helped shape the genre so significantly over the course of about five decades. Originally becoming world-famous..
I'm sure we all know this by now but U.D.O. is a German heavy metal band that was formed by the vocalist Udo Dirkschneider in 1987 after he had left fellow German metal band Accept. Since then, Dirkschneider he has carved out a huge and spectacular career for himself and his new band and has..
The title of the new studio album by the band around rock icon Udo Dirkschneider (original voice of the cult band Accept) has become a statement that has a lot to talk about. Dirkschneider stands for clear, straightforward words. “If mankind doesn't rethink some things, it could have drastic consequences,” he says. Last but not..
Photo: Manfred Jasmund The title of the new studio album by the band around rock icon Udo Dirkschneider (original voice of the cult band Accept) has become a statement that has a lot to talk about. Dirkschneider stands for clear, straightforward words. “If mankind doesn't rethink some things, it could have drastic consequences,” he says...
U.D.O. release their new live album 'Live in Bulgaria 2020 – Pandemic Survival Show' on 19th March, 2021. U.D.O. return with the upcoming 5th live album of the heavy metal legend. The year 2020 faced many with tough challenges, but U.D.O. managed to play a great show under pandemic conditions in front of the breath..