Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider was interviewed on the Bulgarian Internet rock radio station Tangra Mega Rock in Sofia during the 2014 "Metal All Stars" European tour. You can now watch the chat below.
U.D.O. will release "Steelhammer - Live From Moscow" on May 23 as a DVD/2CD, Blu-ray/2CD and triple-vinyl in Russian national colors (tricolor). The effort was recorded on September 28, 2013 at Arena Hall in Moscow.
Russia has a special meaning for Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O. They were one of the very first international artists to tour the huge country of Russia — and their fans are still very thankful until this day. So recording a live DVD to highlight the "Steelhammer" tour was an opportunity the band didn’t want to miss. It is the first live release of U.D.O.'s new lineup (with a Russian bandmember) which easily convinced fans and critics alike at recent festivals and headlining gigs.
The band came up with an exceptional setlist, including many classics that haven't been played for a long time, fan favorites and tracks from the recent success album, "Steelhammer".
The DVD / Blu-ray contains the following tracks:
03. King Of Mean
04. Future Land
05. Cry Of A Nation
06. Trip To Nowhere
07. They Want War
08. Never Cross My Way
10. Stay True
11. In the Darkness
13. No Limits
14. Mean Machine
15. Burning Heat
16. Metal Machine
17. Devil's Bite
18. Go Back To Hell
21. Metal Heart
Bonus content of the DVD/Blu-Ray:
* Behind The Scenes
* Russia Travel Documentation
* Trainride In Russia
Additionally the DVD/Blu-ray version includes 2 audio CDs of the show (CD 1: tracks 01 - 12, CD 2: tracks 13 - 21).
U.D.O. recently signed a new long-term contract with AFM Records. The new deal includes the release of three albums plus three DVDs.
U.D.O.'s latest album, "Steelhammer", was released on May 24, 2013 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold.
U.D.O. in 2012 announced the addition of guitarist Andrey Smirnov to the group's ranks. He replaced Stefan Kaufmann, who left the group for health reasons.
"Live In Sofia", the most recent DVD+CD and Blu-ray+CD from U.D.O., entered the Music DVD chart in Finland at position No. 1 and in Germany at No. 4.
"Live In Sofia" contains footage of U.D.O.'s November 16, 2011 concert at Hristo Botev Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria.