September 14, 2022
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 of’ compilation, titled The Legacy.

With such a rich, high class catalogue gathered within the past three and a half decades, it’s simply an impossible task to compile a double CD of material and satisfy everyone, but The Legacy is by far the most extensive retrospective the band has ever released, featuring 33 tracks overall and including songs from all U.D.O. studio albums. Among these 33 tracks are 4 rare songs which a lot of U.D.O.‘s loyal followers will hear for the first time here.

The Legacy proves that U.D.O. produced classics throughout their entire career. Their longevity and quality of output is almost unmatched within the Heavy Metal scene

The rare track Dust And Rust (originally from 2013‘s U.D.O. album Steelhammer and now included on The Legacy) is available now.

The Legacy


  1. Fear Detector
  2. Metal Never Dies
  3. Wilder Life (rare bonus track)
  4. Pandemonium
  5. One Heart One Soul
  6. Make The Move
  7. What A Hell Of A Night (rare bonus track)
  8. Pain
  9. Decadent
  10. Falling Angels (rare bonus track)
  11. Metal Machine
  12. Steelhammer
  13. Dust And Rust (rare bonus track)
  14. I Give As Good As I Get
  15. Rock’n’Roll Soldiers
  16. Dominator


  1. Mastercutor
  2. Vendetta
  3. 24/7
  4. Blind Eyes
  5. Man And Machine
  6. Like A Lion
  7. Shout It Out
  8. Holy
  9. Freelance Man
  10. Independence Day
  11. Metal Eater
  12. Future Land
  13. Blitz Of Lightning
  14. We’re History
  15. Break The Rules
  16. Go Back To Hell
  17. They Want War

U.D.O. online:

Official Website

AFM Records