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U.D.O. Recruits Temporary Bassist

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has tapped ex-VANIZE/MAJESTY bassist Marcus Bielenberg as the temporary replacement for Fitty Weinhold, who is currently unable to perform with the group "for private reasons." Bielenberg played with U.D.O. last weekend at the Granito Rock festival in Villalba, Spain and will do so again ...

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U.D.O. To Tour North America In Early 2008

U.D.O., the band led by legendary ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will embark on a North American tour in January/February 2008. It is not presently clear if this will be a package tour or a solo trek. Exact cities and dates to be anounced. U.D.O. recently signed with Coallier Entertainment (TWISTED SISTER, SEBASTIAN BACH, BELLADONNA, W.A.S.P.) ...

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U.D.O.: Video Footage From SWEDEN ROCK Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O. — the German band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — performing the ACCEPT classics "Restless and Wild" and "Son of a Bitch" at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 8, 2007 in Sölvesborg, Sweden has been posted at YouTube. A 23-minute audio interview with Udo Dirkschneider, ...

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Mastercutor - U.D.O.

You don't get mad when AC/DC or MOTÖRHEAD put out umpteen records with the most minor adjustments made to their sound, right? You like 'em dependable, you wanna be able to count on them churning out the rockers in their inimitable style, and you'd be weirded out if they tried anything really new. So why ...

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U.D.O. Confirmed For Romania's MAXIMUM ROCK FESTIVAL

U.D.O., THE COLD EXISTENCE and DIRTY SHIRT have been confirmed for the Maximum Rock Festival, set to take place August 10-12 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: OVERKILL U.D.O. GRAVE DIGGER TO/DIE/FOR ORPHANED LAND IRON MAIDNEM (IRON MAIDEN tribute) INNER WISH EMERALD SUN URKRAFT BURNING POINT A 23-minute audio interview ...

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U.D.O.: 'Mastercutor' Enters German Chart At No. 39

U.D.O.'s new album, "Mastercutor", has 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 ...

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DORO Celebrates 20 Years This Spring With 2-DVD Set And Tour

Locomotive Records celebrates two decades of DORO with the May 22 release of "20 Years: A Warrior Soul", a double-DVD visual treat filmed in state-of-the-art DVD9 format, plus bonus CD. The first disc is 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes documentary-styled concert footage of the "Metal Queen"'s triumphant Euro-Russian tour, 11 tunes in all, six from "Warrior ...

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NECROPHAGIST Drummer Schedules U.S. Clinics

Last week German death metal band NECROPHAGIST announced the addition of world-renowned drummer Marco Minnemann to its lineup. Minnemann will begin playing drums for NECROPHAGIST on the band's upcoming headlining North American tour, dubbed "Summer Slaughter Tour", also featuring labelmates CEPHALIC CARNAGE as well as DECAPITATED, ION DISSONANCE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS and more. The "Summer ...

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U.D.O. To Release New EP In April

U.D.O., the band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a new EP, entitled "The Wrong Side of Midnight", on April 27. The EP will include two versions of the title track as well as three non-album tracks. U.D.O. is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on its new album, "Mastercutor", ...

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ACCEPT: Rare T-Shirts For Sale

A collection of rare t-shirts from legendary German heavy metal band ACCEPT has been made available for sale at this location. ACCEPT in 2005 completed a 25th anniversary tour with a touring lineup of original members Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank (both on guitar) and Peter Baltes (bass), along with ...

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U.D.O.: New Album Title Announced

U.D.O., the band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has set "Mastercutor" as the title of its new album, due on May 18 via AFM Records. The group is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on the CD before it is mastered in the beginning of March. U.D.O. supported LORDI on September ...

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DORO: Illness Forces Belgian In-Store Cancellation

DORO has reportedly cancelled today's signing session at Feedback in Aalst, Belgium due to an unspecified illness. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, DORO has been confirmed as the support act for EDGUY for their two headlining shows at the Wartenberg Oval in Fulda, Angersbach on February 23-24, 2007. DORO released a ...

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DORO To Support EDGUY On German Dates

German hard rock singer DORO has been confirmed as the support act for EDGUY for their two headlining shows at the Wartenberg Oval in Fulda, Angersbach on February 23-24, 2007. As previously reported, DORO has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. ...

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DORO Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

German hard rock singer DORO has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER COMMUNIC DARK FUNERAL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DORNENREICH DORO EISBRECHER FEAR MY THOUGHTS ...

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DORO, LEAVES' EYES, KEEP OF KALESSIN Confirmed For Norway's KARMØYGEDDON Festival

DORO (Friday headliner), LEAVES' EYES and KEEP OF KALESSIN have been confirmed for Norway's Karmøygeddon festival, set to take place May 4-5, 2007 in Haugesund. Also scheduled to appear are KAMELOT (Saturday headliner), BREED, COMMUNIC, SCAR SYMMETRY and PICTURES OF PAIN. For more information, visit www.karmoygeddon.info. DORO released a new double DVD on ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

HEAVEN AND HELL — the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) — has been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2007 in Sölvesborg, ...

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ROB HALFORD, ROBERT PLANT, BON SCOTT, OZZY Are Among 'Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) and Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) are among the singers who appear on Hit Parader magazine's (cover) list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" (published in the November 2006 issue). Commented the editors of the magazine: "Assembling our list certainly presented a ...

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WHITESNAKE's COVERDALE, ALDRICH To Attend SWEDEN ROCK Kick-Off

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale and guitarist Doug Aldrich will be making an "exclusive appearance" at the Sweden Rock Festival kick-off on December 2 at Nalen in Stockholm, Sweden. At this event the first batch of bands booked for next year's festival will be announced. Scheduled to perform at the show are HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, WOLF and ...

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