“Steelhammer – Live From Moscow”, the new Live album by German Metal legends U.D.O., will be released on May 23rd on AFM Records (June 10th in the US) as DVD/2CD, BluRay/2CD & ltd. triple vinyl (tricolor, limited to 500 units only).
As a teaser, the live clip “Trip To Nowhere” is available now, check it out below.
Beside numerous songs from the band’s newest success album „Steelhammer“, the brand new Live release includes lots of classics and fan favorites, many of these haven’t been part of the U.D.O. setlist for many years.
FLASH OF AGGRESSION is a new Thrash Metal project of U.D.O. guitarist Andrey Smirnov, their debut album “Seed Of Hate” was released at the end of 2013.
Recently the band has posted online an exclusive video interview with guitarist Andrey Smirnov (U.D.O., Everlost) and drummer Sergey Serebrennikov (Everlost, Gaina) about FLASH Of AGGRESSION history and the recording process of the debut album. Check it out below:
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Russia has a special meaning for Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O.. They were one of the very first international artists to tour the huge country of Russia – and their fans are still very thankful until this day.
So recording a LIVE DVD to highlight the “Steelhammer” tour was an opportunity the band didn’t want to miss. It is the first LIVE release of U.D.O.’s new line-up which easily convinced fans and critics alike on recent festivals and headlining gigs. The band comes up with an exceptional setlist, incl. many classics that haven’t been played for a long time, fan favorites and tracks from the recent success album “Steelhammer”. U.D.O. once again prove why they are hailed as one of the best European live bands. “Steelhammer – Live From Moscow” will be available as DVD/2-CD, Bluray/2-CD and triple-Vinyl in Russian national colors (tricolor), via AFM Records.
German Metal Icon Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O.) signs a long term contract with AFM Records. The new deal includes the release of 3 albums plus 3 dvds.
“We feel very comfortable with AFM Records and we appreciate the good vibes” says Udo Dirkschneider. “The mutual understanding is perfect and our individual wishes and ideas are respected and converted. This is obviously hard to find in the music business nowadays”
Jochen Richert is very proud that U.D.O. remains part of the AFM family. “We wanted such an extensive deal with U.D.O. because the cooperation has proved fertile in the past. U.D.O. is one of our biggest acts, sales figures have grown constantly; this proves that – together – we are successful!”
According to Bravewords, U.D.O – featuring former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider – have announced March dates for the Ukraine.
U.D.O tour dates:
25 – Volketswil, Switzerland – Rocketswil Festival
30 – Aviles, Spain – Sala Quattro
31 – Madrid, Spain – Penelope **
1 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27 **
2 -Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2 **
6 – Prague, Czech Republic – Meet Factory
7 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Masters of Rock Cafe
8 – Bratislava, Slovakia – MMC Club
9 – Banska Bystrika, Slovakia – Ministry
15 – Metzingen, Germany – Stadthalle
20 – Tuttlingen, Germany – Stadthalle
21 – Solingen, Germany – Cobra
22 – Andernach, Germany – JUZ
1 – Chernigiv, Ukraine – Gorodskoj Dorn Kulturi
3 – Illichevsk, Ukraine – Metropolis
5 – Donetsk, Ukraine – Palace Of Youth
6 – Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine – Shinnik
7 – Simferopol, Ukraine – Creamean Academic Ukrainian Musical Theatre
9 – Kharkov, Ukraine – KKZU
10 – Kiev, Ukraine – Bingo Club
** with PRIMAL FEAR and BULLET
The show on February 22nd in Tuttlingen, Germany will be a special show with Marinemusikkorps Nordsee. Details will be revealed soon.
“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 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 for health reasons.
Stefan will continue to work with U.D.O. behind the scenes and produce other bands at his Roxx studio.
Kaufmann was the drummer for ACCEPT on nine albums but was forced to give up drumming towards the end of the band’s initial run due to health problems.
Stefan joined U.D.O. as a guitar player in 1996, following ACCEPT‘s second breakup, and has recorded nine albums with them.
“Live In Sofia”, the new DVD +CD and Blu-ray+CD from U.D.O., entered the Music DVD chart in Finland at position No. 1 and in Germany at No. 4.
“Live In Sofia” contains footage of U.D.O.‘s November 16, 2011 concert at Hristo Botev Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria.