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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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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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