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DORO: 'Classic Diamonds' CD/DVD Receives U.S. Release

German metal goddess Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) has just released her "Classic Diamonds" collection in the U.S. in CD/DVD formats via Locomotive Music. The CD features nine revamped Doro classics newly recorded by Doro with the help of THE METAL CLASSIC NIGHT ORCHESTRA, including such favorites as "I Rule The Ruins", "Metal Tango", "All We Are", ...

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U.D.O.: 'Mission No. X' To Arrive One Week Earlier

The release date for U.D.O.'s upcoming album, "Mission No. X" (AFM Records), has pushed forward to September 30 from the previously announced October 4. The follow-up to 2004's "Thunderball", "Mission No. X" marks the recording debut with the group of new drummer Francesco Jovino. Jovino joined the band last year as the permanent replacement for ...

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U.D.O.: '24/7' Enters German Single Chart At No. 82

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have entered the German single chart at No. 82 with their latest single, single/EP, entitled "24/7". "24/7" comes off the group's upcoming album, "Mission No. X", due on October 4 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Thunderball" marks the recording debut with the ...

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U.D.O. Film 'Mean Streets' Video

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, recently shot a video for the track "Mean Streets" (mp3 audio clip) off their upcoming CD, "Mission No. X". According to a newsletter, the clip features "Udo and his members . . in a bizarre world full of sex, naked skin and ...

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SKEW SISKIN Joined By PRIMAL FEAR Drummer

Germany's SKEW SISKIN have announced the addition of PRIMAL FEAR drummer Randy Black and bassist Henning Menke to the group's ranks. "Randy Black has committed to doing our upcoming summer shows," SKEW SISKIN write on their web site. "With time and circumstances permitting this line-up would likely include Randy beyond the summer." "For the Le ...

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ONI LOGAN: New Album Details Revealed

According to an update from the Oni Logan Fan Club, singer Oni Logan's (ex-LYNCH MOB) new album, "Stranger in a Foreign Land", will be "pre-released until the end of April." All eleven songs (total time: 46:15 minutes) were written and arranged by Oni. The band lineup for this production is: * Oni Logan - Lead ...

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U.D.O.: In Mixing Mode

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have posted the following message on their official web site: The band was working a lot in the last [few] weeks to finish the recording of the new album, which will be titled 'Mission No. X'. Stefan [Kaufmann, guitarist/producer] is finishing the mixing sessions ...

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U.D.O. Announce New Album Title

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have set "Mission No. X" as the title of their new album, tentatively due late summer via AFM Records. 13 songs will reportedly appear on the follow-up to 2004's "Thunderball", whcih will mark the recording debut with the group of new drummer Francesco Jovino. ...

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Drummer STEFAN SCHWARZMANN To Rejoin ACCEPT For Summer Festival Appearances

Drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (HELLOWEEN, U.D.O., RUNNING WILD) has recently become available and will be rejoining legendary German metallers ACCEPT for the 2005 summer festivals. Stefan has performed with the band since the "good old days" when he replaced original drummer Stefan Kaufmann. This officially finalizes the group's summer touring lineup which includes original members Udo ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Serious Injury' May Force Cancellation Of METAL FOREVER FESTIVAL Appearance

According to a posting on the group's official web site, German thrashers DESTRUCTION's previously announced appearance at the Metal Forever Festival "is on hold because one of the band members got seriously injured!" No further details are currently available. The Metal Forever Festival is scheduled to take place on February 19 at the Sporthalle in ...

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U.D.O. Cancel METAL FOREVER Appearance

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have cancelled their participation in the Metal Forever Festival due to the recent passing of AFM Records label founder Andreas "Henner" Allendörfer. AFM's current roster includes such acts as U.D.O., ANNIHILATOR, MASTERPLAN, AT VANCE and CIRCLE II CIRCLE. DESTRUCTION were in the process of ...

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SKEW SISKIN To Record German-Language Album

German hard rockers SKEW SISKIN are currently working on new material with famous German rock-star rebel Udo Lindenberg. For the first time in SKEW SISKIN history, the songs are in German language. Commented SKEW SISKIN frontwoman Nina C. Alice: "With Udo I now have a partner for writing German lyrics.....with attitude! Similar to Lemmy [MOTÖRHEAD] ...

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ACCEPT: 2005 Lineup Revealed

According to Accept-Udo.de, vocalist Udo Dirkschneider has revealed ACCEPT's lineup for their upcoming live appearances. It is as follows: Udo Dirkschneider - Vocals Wolf Hoffmann - Guitar Hermann Frank - Guitar Peter Baltes - Bass Francesco Jovino – Drums Upcoming ACCEPT festival appearances: May 13-15 – Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Rock Hard Festival Jun. ...

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ACCEPT: Japanese Tour Announced

Reunited German metal legends ACCEPT will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late July/early August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 29 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya AX Jul. 30 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya AX Jul. 31 - Osaka, JPN @ Namba Hatch Aug. 02 - Nagoya, JPN @ Diamont Hall ACCEPT festival ...

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U.D.O. Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will mark the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of this year's event will ...

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U.D.O. Announce New Drummer

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have announced the addition of drummer Francesco Jovino to the group's ranks. Jovino joins the band as the permanent replacement for Lorenzo Milani, who left the group for "personal reasons," according to a posting on U.D.O.'s web site. Jovino has already completed a Scandinavian ...

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U.D.O.: Hilarious 'Trainride In Russia' Video Posted Online

U.D.O.'s hilarious video for the track "Trainride in Russia" has been posted online at Launch.com. "Trainride in Russia" comes off U.D.O.'s latest album, "Thunderball", available now on AFM Records. The group's follow-up to 2002's "Man And Machine" was produced by U.D.O. guitarist/former ACCEPT drummer Stefan Kaufmann at his Roxx studios in Pulheim, Germany. ...

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ACCEPT: No Plans For Reunion Tour

Nuclear Blast Records has been appointed to handle publicity for the legendary German metallers ACCEPT in connection with their upcoming summer festival appearances. With regards to the group's set list for the upcoming shows, ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider recently said, "With U.D.O., I always play different ACCEPT songs and thus I know pretty exact what ...

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U.D.O. Begin Recording New Album

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have commenced the recording sessions for their new album, tentatively due in October 2005. According to a posting at the group's official web site, Udo has begun laying down the first vocal tracks. A world tour in support of the album will kick off ...

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