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U.D.O. Signs New Deal With AFM RECORDS

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, has signed a new long-term contract with AFM Records. The new deal includes the release of three albums plus three DVDs. "We feel very comfortable with AFM Records and we appreciate the good vibes," says Dirkschneider in a statement. "The mutual understanding is ...

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DORO PESCH To Perform 'Raise Your Fist In The Air' On German TV

German metal queen Doro Pesch will perform her song "Raise Your Fist In The Air" as the ring entrance music for WBO title holder Marco Huck during his boxing rematch against challenger Firat Arslan on January 25 at the Hans-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. The event will be broadcast on the German national TV channel ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Speaks To myRockworld (Audio)

myRockworld recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. U.D.O.'s new album, "Steelhammer", was released on May 24 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold. U.D.O. last year announced the addition of guitarist ...

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Video: TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, NIGHTWISH, Ex-HELLOWEEN, ACCEPT Singers Perform At 'Christmas Metal Symphony' In Prague

Fan-filmed video footage of the December 19 concert of this year's Christmas Metal Symphony European tour at Incheba Arena in Prague, Czech Republic can be seen below. Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent ...

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Video: TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, NIGHTWISH, Ex-HELLOWEEN, ACCEPT Singers Perform At 'Christmas Metal Symphony' In Bochum

Fan-filmed video footage of the December 18 concert of this year's Christmas Metal Symphony European tour at RuhrCongress in Bochum, Germany can be seen below. Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent years and ...

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U.D.O. Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN Interviewed By GUITARHOO! (Video)

Guitarhoo! recently conducted an interview with Finnish guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen, a current member of U.D.O. and former member of AMBERIAN DAWN, MERGING FLARE and GUARDIANS OF MANKIND. Kasperi spoke about his early roots as a musician, joining U.D.O., his guitars of choice, touring, future projects and much more. You can watch the chat below. U.D.O.'s ...

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Video: TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, NIGHTWISH, Ex-HELLOWEEN, ACCEPT Singers Perform At 'Christmas Metal Symphony'

Fan-filmed video footage of the first two shows of this year's Christmas Metal Symphony European tour — which kicked off this past Friday night (December 13) in Trollhättan, Sweden and played again last night (Saturday, December 14) in Kristianstad, Sweden — can be seen below. Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra ...

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WOLF HOFFMANN: ACCEPT Has Proven Naysayers Wrong With Latest Comeback

On November 13, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT was interviewed backstage before the band's first-ever joint concert with SCORPIONS in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow. On ACCEPT's most recent "comeback," which began with 2010's "Blood Of The Nations": Wolf: "When we started ...

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DEATH DEALER Parts Ways With RHINO, Recruits Ex-INTO ETERNITY Drummer

DEATH DEALER, the new band featuring MANOWAR and the DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman alongside vocalist Sean Peck (CAGE), guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett) and bassist Mike Davis (HALFORD, LIZZY BORDEN), has parted ways with drummer Kenny "Rhino" Earl (MANOWAR) and has replaced him ...

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New Names Rumored For 'Metal All-Stars' Tour

** October 24 UPDATE**: Gabe Reed Productions and Kendra Helms Media, the producers of the previously announced Metal All-Stars tour, have released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Inaccurate and unconfirmed reports were published yesterday on various Internet outlets regarding the upcoming Metal All-Stars European tour and its talent lineup, in particular SLAYER's Tom ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Featured In LION TWIN's 'Day Of Anger' Video

"Day Of Anger", the new video from the German female-fronted metal band LION TWIN, can be seen below. The clip features a special guest appearance by former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. "Day Of Anger" comes off LION TWIN's debut album, "Nashville", which will be released on November 15. The CD was mixed ...

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U.D.O.: Quality Fan-Filmed Footage Of Gothenburg Concert

Quality fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O. — the German metal band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — performing on October 13 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden can be seen below. U.D.O.'s new album, "Steelhammer", was released on May 24 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold. Guitarist ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Says MARK TORNILLO Has 'Problems' Singing Old ACCEPT Songs

BigMusicGeek.com recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. Several excerpts from the chat follow below. BigMusicGeek.com: At what point did you realize Stefan [Kaufmann, guitar] wasn't going to be able to participate in the recording of [U.D.O.'s] "Steelhammer" [album]? Were there any warning signs that the health ...

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Legendary Hard Rock/Metal Producer MICHAEL WAGENER Interviewed On 'The Signals Of Intuition'

Legendary producer Michael Wagener (SKID ROW, OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, DOKKEN, ACCEPT, MÖTLEY CRÜE, WHITE LION, EXTREME, POISON, MEGADETH, OVERKILL, TESTAMENT), was interviewed on the August 6 edition of the 99.1 CJAM-FM show "The Signals Of Intuition". Topics discussed include Michael's entry to the world of recording, growing up with Udo Dirkschneider from ACCEPT, working with ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Interviewed On 'Noize In The Attic' (Audio)

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman was interviewed on the latest edition of the weekly two-hour classic hard rock and metal show "Noize In The Attic". You can now listen to the program using the widget below. U.D.O.'s new album, "Steelhammer", was released on May 24 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by Dirkschneider ...

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DEATH DEALER: Part Of Of Tour Video Recap

DEATH DEALER, the new band featuring MANOWAR and the DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman alongside vocalist Sean Peck (CAGE), guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett), bassist Mike Davis (HALFORD, LIZZY BORDEN), and drummer Kenny "Rhino" Earl (MANOWAR), has posted the first video recap of the ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, HAMMERFALL, Ex-ACCEPT Singers To Take Part In 'Christmas Metal Symphony'

Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent years and decades, are set to embark on the Christmas Metal Symphony European tour. The following guest stars are so far confirmed: * Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX) * ...

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DEATH DEALER: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Mexicali Concert

DEATH DEALER, the new band featuring MANOWAR and the DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman alongside vocalist Sean Peck (CAGE), guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett), bassist Mike Davis (HALFORD, LIZZY BORDEN), and drummer Kenny "Rhino" Earl (MANOWAR), kicked off its first-ever string of live shows ...

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U.D.O.: 'Heavy Rain' Video Released

"Heavy Rain", the new video from U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, can be seen below. The song comes off U.D.O.'s new album, "Steelhammer", which was released on May 24 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold. Guitarist Igor Gianola recently left U.D.O. and ...

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