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U.D.O. Begins Work On New Album

U.D.O. — the German metal band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — has commenced work on the follow-up to 2015's "Decadent" album for a tentative late 2017 release. In a new video message, Udo offered an update on the new disc writing sessions, saying: "We are working already, yeah, you ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: 'I Never Left ACCEPT - They Fired Me'

EMP Live last year conducted an interview with former ACCEPT and current DIRKSCHNEIDER and U.D.O. vocalist Udo Dirkschneider. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about his 1987 exit from ACCEPT, Udo said: "I never left ACCEPT. That's a very important point. They fired me. That's a very important thing. It's very interesting to ...

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Video: Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Performs 'Generation Clash' At SAINTED SINNERS CD-Release Concert

SAINTED SINNERS, the band featuring former ACCEPT singer David Reece, celebrated the release of its self-titled debut album by performing last night (Friday, February 24) at Traube in Bellenberg, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. The group's lineup is rounded out by guitar player Frank Pané, keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg (AXEL ...

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Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN Quits U.D.O. And DIRKSCHNEIDER

Finnish guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen has left U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER — the two bands fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — for personal reasons. Says U.D.O. in a statement: "There is no bad blood or drama in this departure. The band and especially Udo wanna thank Kasperi for his great support and many fantastic shows ...

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Video: UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Performs ACCEPT Classics In San Antonio

Fan-filmed video footage of DIRKSCHNEIDER, the band fronted by former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. singer Udo Dirkschneider, performing on January 27 in San Antonio, Texas can be seen below. Speaking about the decision to extend the DIRKSCHNEIDER "Back To The Roots - Farewell To Accept" tour, during which he is playing classic ACCEPT songs for ...

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Finland's Biggest Heavy Metal Festival TUSKA Celebrates 20th Anniversary In 2017

HIM, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MAYHEM, APOCALYPTICA, DIRKSCHNEIDER and SONATA ARCTICA are among the confirmed bands for the 20th-anniversary edition of the Tuska festival, set to take place June 30 - July 2 in Helsinki, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 30: SUICIDAL TENDENCIES MAYHEM WINTERSUN INSOMNIUM BRUJERIA ANNEKE VAN GIERSBEGEN'S VUUR ...

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Video: UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Performs ACCEPT Classics In Cleveland

Fan-filmed video footage of DIRKSCHNEIDER, the band fronted by former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. singer Udo Dirkschneider, performing on January 11 at Agora in Cleveland, Ohio can be seen below. Speaking about the decision to extend the DIRKSCHNEIDER "Back To The Roots - Farewell To Accept" tour, during which he is playing classic ACCEPT songs ...

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ACCEPT: Third Official Trailer For 'Restless And Live' Blu-Ray/DVD

German/American metallers ACCEPT will release a new live set titled "Restless And Live" on January 13, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. This package will include the entire show ACCEPT played at 2015's Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany on Blu-ray/DVD plus two CDs. The third official trailer for "Restless And Live" — in which guitarist ...

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Watch DIRKSCHNEIDER's Entire Performance At Moscow's ARIA FEST

Fan-filmed video footage of DIRKSCHNEIDER, the band fronted by former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. singer Udo Dirkschneider, performing on November 26 at the Aria Fest in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. Udo recently told Finland's Kaaos TV about the ongoing DIRKSCHNEIDER "Back To The Roots - Farewell To Accept" tour, during which is playing ...

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ACCEPT: First Official Trailer For 'Restless And Live' Blu-Ray/DVD

German/American metallers ACCEPT will release a new live set titled "Restless And Live" on January 13, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. This package will include the entire show ACCEPT played at 2015's Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany on Blu-ray/DVD plus two CDs. The first official trailer for "Restless And Live" — in which guitarist ...

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ACCEPT To Release 'Restless And Live' Blu-Ray/DVD

German/American metallers ACCEPT will release a new live set titled "Restless And Live" on January 13, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. This package will include the entire show ACCEPT played at 2015's Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany on Blu-ray/DVD plus two CDs. Comments ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann: "We didn't know exactly what would happen ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Official Lyric Video For '1000 Years' Song

The official lyric video for the osng "1000 Years" from San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Concussion Protocol", which was released on August 26 via SPV/Steamhammer. It was made available as a digipak version (including a poster), on 2LP gatefold ...

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