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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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Guitarist STEFAN KAUFMANN Quits U.D.O.

Guitarist Stefan Kaufmann has left U.D.O. — the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — for health reasons. U.D.O. has begun with the preparations for the forthcoming studio album and is looking for a new guitar player with immediate effect. Interested parties can send their application to ITM Agency ...

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Celebrator - U.D.O.

You have to be a headbanger to get this statement, but just the sound of Udo Dirkschneider's voice is comforting. Like Rob Halford, like Bruce Dickinson, like Tom Araya, like the late, great Ronnie Dio, there's no mistaking Udo Dirkschneider. While there's been a bounty of German metal heroes (and heroines i.e. Sabina Classen and ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Honored With 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider — who turned 60 this past April — was honored with a "lifetime achievement award" by his record label, AFM Records, at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held on August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany. Dirkschneider's award recognized his status as one of the most ...

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Stalingrad - ACCEPT

There are no two ways about it; when ACCEPT returned with ex-TT QUICK frontman Mark Tornillo and released "Blood of the Nations" countless fans and critics were floored with the results. Now the question is whether a sophomore jinx (for Tornillo-led albums anyway) would derail the highly anticipated follow-up, "Stalingrad". No jinxes here; just another ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' To Receive Vinyl Release

"Celebrator", a collection of rare tracks from U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will be released on double vinyl on August 17 via High Roller Records. It is limited to 500 copies in three different colors: * 100 x white vinyl * 200 x yellow vinyl * 200 x ...

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U.D.O.'s 'Celebrator' Lands On German Chart

"Celebrator", a collection of rare tracks from U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 73. "Celebrator" was made available on May 4 via AFM Records. The official trailer for "Celebrator" can be seen below. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' Trailer Available

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. The official trailer for "Celebrator" can be seen below. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. Stormbreaker ...

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Skull 13 - SLEEPY HOLLOW

The metal world has benefitted from a slew of reunions these past few years. While just as many have made us regret the decision to reform, several others have proven to us that some bands do in fact get better with age or at least reinforce why we loved those early releases in the first ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' Audio Samples Available

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. Stormbreaker ("Rev-Raptor" Japan BONUS) 02. Tallyman (Taken from the "Rev-Raptor" ...

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ALICE COOPER Guitarist RYAN ROXIE Releases 'All Excess' Trailer

A short trailer for "All Excess With Ryan Roxie", the new TV/web magazine show developed by ALICE COOPER guitarist Ryan Roxie and produced by Sixty Seven Films, can be seen below. "All Excess With Ryan Roxie" will feature interviews with such musicians as Alice Cooper, Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT), Tommy Clufetos (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE, ...

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EMPIRES OF EDEN Vocalist Competing On Australia's 'The Voice'

Chris Ninni, one of the singers featured on the global metal project EMPIRES OF EDEN, makes his major TV debut as contestant on the Australian version of the hit singing competition "The Voice". The show prides itself on revealing the true talent of the unsigned world. Chris has appeared on all EMPIRES OF EDEN's releases, ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Talks Vocal Technique In New Video Interview

Marko Osterholz of Rockvoice HQ recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. You can now watch the chat below. U.D.O. will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. "Celebrator" track ...

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