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U.D.O.: New York City Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O.'s April 10 concert at Gramercy Theatre in New York City can be seen below. Guitarist Igor Gianola recently left U.D.O. and was replaced by Finnish axeman Kasperi Heikkinen. U.D.O. last year announced the addition of guitarist Andrey Smirnov to the group's ranks. He replaced Stefan Kaufmann, who left the group ...

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U.D.O.: First Official Photo Of New Lineup

The first official photo of the new lineup of U.D.O. — the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — can be seen below. Guitarist Igor Gianola recently left U.D.O. and was replaced by Finnish axeman Kasperi Heikkinen. U.D.O. last year announced the addition of guitarist Andrey Smirnov to the group's ranks. ...

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RAVEN: New Audio Interview With JOHN GALLAGHER

Metal Kaoz recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist John Gallagher of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends RAVEN. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. RAVEN is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its seminal album "All For One" in 2013. Originally released in 1983, "All For ...

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RAVEN To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'All For One'

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends RAVEN are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their seminal album "All For One" in 2013. Originally released in 1983, "All For One" was not only the band's breakout LP, it was also a massively influential slab of classic metal. The band's groundbreaking and high-energy approach was a vital ...

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U.D.O.: Footage Of 'Steelhammer' Drum Recording

U.D.O. — the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — will release its new album, "Steelhammer", on May 24 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold. Footage from the "Steelhammer" drum-recording sessions is available in the YouTube clip below. "Steelhammer" track listings: Standard CD 01. Steelhammer ...

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U.D.O.: 'Steelhammer' Preview Available

U.D.O. — the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — will release its new album, "Steelhammer", on May 24 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold. A 30-second audio preview of "Steelhammer" is available in the YouTube clip below. "Steelhammer" track listings: Standard CD 01. Steelhammer ...

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Disclosure - THE GATHERING

It's been easy for lifelong THE GATHERING fans to dish on the band's trundling ball of confusion. A large consensus rolled out on the Dutch expressionistic group in the shadow of Anneke van Giersbergen's heels out of sheer loyalty, those who'd stuck with THE GATHERING's transition from ambient metal as of 2006's "Home". It might ...

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U.D.O.: 'Steelhammer' Track Listing Revealed

U.D.O. — the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — will release its new album, "Steelhammer", on May 24 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold. "Steelhammer" track listings: Standard CD 01. Steelhammer 02. A Cry Of A Nation 03. Metal Machine 04. Basta Ya 05. ...

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HALCYON WAY Completes Writing New Album

Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers HALCYON WAY have completed the writing process for their fourth album, to be released in the second half of 2013. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to "IndoctriNation" (Nightmare Records) will once again feature the hook- and riff-infused brand of metal HALCYON WAY has been notorious for. HALCYON WAY's new album is being produced by ...

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U.D.O.: New Album Title Revealed

U.D.O. — the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — will release its new album, "Steelhammer", on May 24 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold. Guitarist Igor Gianola recenetly left U.D.O. and was replaced by Finnish axeman Kasperi Heikkinen. U.D.O. last year announced the addition ...

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EMERGENCY GATE: New Video Interview With MATTHIAS KUPKA

Louder magazine recently conducted an interview with vocalist Matthias Kupka of German metallers EMERGENCY GATE. You can now watch the chat below. EMERGENCY GATE's fifth album, "You", has just been released in Europe via ZYX Music. A video teaser for "You", featuring commentary from Mille Petrozza (KREATOR), Chris Bay (FREEDOM CALL) and Stefano Fiori (GRAVEWORM), ...

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U.D.O. Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Guitarist Igor Gianola has left U.D.O. — the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — "due to conflicts between band appointments and his private life and business." The remainining members of the group state: "Since the business of U.D.O. develops and the band tours more and more all over the world, ...

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EMERGENCY GATE: 'Mindf**k' Video Released

"Mindfuck", the new video from German metallers EMERGENCY GATE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fifth album, "You", which will be released on the following dates: Jan. 28 - France, UK (via ZYX Music) Jan. 25 – Rest Of Europe (via ZYX Music) Feb. 01 - South America (via Icarus Music) ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, MARCO HIETALA Guest On New LAZY BONEZ Single

Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT) and Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT) make guest appearances on "First To Go", the new single from Finnish melodic metallers LAZY BONEZ, who feature in their ranks three members of TAROT. The track will also appear on LAZY BONEZ's debut album, "Vol. 1", which will be released on March 22. LAZY BONEZ ...

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U.D.O. Announces New Guitarist

U.D.O. — the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — has announced the addition of guitarist Andrey Smirnov (pictured below) to the group's ranks. He replaces Stefan Kaufmann, who left the group late last year for health reasons. Commented U.D.O.: "It was a long search and we met a lot of ...

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U.D.O. Announces North American Tour

U.D.O. — the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — will embark on a short North American tour in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: April 09 - Amityville, NY - Ollie's Point April 10 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre April 11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance April ...

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U.D.O. Has Found A Replacement For Guitarist STEFAN KAUFMANN

U.D.O. — the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — has recruited a new guitarist to replace Stefan Kaufmann, who recently left the group for health reasons. A message on the U.D.O. web site reads: "U.D.O. are very happy to announce that the band line up is complete again. We found ...

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POWERWORLD Checks In From The Studio (Video)

A video message from POWERWORLD, the German/American metal band featuring vocalist David Reece (ACCEPT, BANGALORE CHOIR) and bassist Ilker Ersin (FREEDOM CALL, MOON'DOC), can be seen below. POWERWORLD recently enlisted Reece to replace Andrew "Mac" McDermott, who recorded the vocal parts on the band's second album, "Human Parasite", in 2010 and sadly passed away in ...

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Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Joins POWERWORLD

German metal band POWERWORLD has enlisted American vocalist David Reece (ACCEPT, BANGALORE CHOIR) to replace Andrew "Mac" McDermott, who recorded the vocal parts on their second album, "Human Parasite", in 2010 and sadly passed away in August 2011. Rumors that interim singer Michael Bormann, who helped out on POWERWORLD's tour with Axel Rudi Pell, would ...

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