Category: U.D.O

U.D.O. & Das Musikkorps Der Bundeswehr – We Are One (2020)

There comes a time in nearly every veteran metal musician’s life when the urge to collaborate with an orchestra becomes irresistible. It’s actually quite surprising that Udo Dirkschneider waited so long to conjure a project as unashamedly overblown as his new effort “We Are One”, but if anyone has earned the right to tick off the few remaining goals from his to-do list, it’s the none-more-metal ex-ACCEPT frontman.
Admittedly, the appeal of U.D.O. — Dirkschneider’s titular crew, on and off, since 1987 — has always been noticeably narrower than that of his former band, but he is one of metal’s most adored vocalists nonetheless, with a towering legacy and some of the genre’s greatest ever anthems on his CV.

U.D.O. – Steelfactory [Japanese Edition +1] (2018)

After honoring the classic ACCEPT songs live with his other project DIRKSCHNEIDER in the last couple of years, it’s definitely time for vocalist Udo Dirkschneider to release a new U.D.O. studio album. To be released next week, the songs on “Steelfactory” are clearly influenced by these recent shows – the simple straightness of the anthem-like songs make it a timeless...

ACCEPT – Metal Heart + Kaizoku-Ban [Cherry Red / HNE Remaster]

One of my favorite ACCEPT albums, their sixth studio effort “Metal Heart“has been reissued by Hear No Evil / Cherry Red Records, remastered by the ‘Rock Candy guy’ Andy Pearce.“Metal Heart” is Accept’s second major label release after the instant metal classic Balls To The Wall. Produced by expert Dieter Dierks (Scorpions) this record found the legendary and highly influential...

ACCEPT – Balls To The Wall + Staying A Life [Expanded / Remastered]

“Balls To The Wall” was the album that made ACCEPT famous all over the World, and without a doubt, it’s one of their best. For sure it deserved a Deluxe Edition, and prestigious British label Hear No Evil / Cherry Red Records did a great job putting out this “Balls To The Wall / Staying A Life“, a double CD...

ACCEPT – Russian Roulette [Cherry Red remastered & expanded]

Cherry Red / Hear No Evil Records have been doing a terrific job lately remastering classic albums with the same quality standards of colleagues like Rock Candy or YesterRock. Among the revisited bands they reissued, there is ACCEPT‘s truly classic ’80s albums with expanded artwork and bonus material (two of them featured here on the blog).Now we are presenting “Russian...

U.D.O. – Decadent (2015)

* One of the most unique vocalists in the history of Heavy Metal may also be the most prolific, and yet Udo Dirkschneider gets far less credit for pioneering and defining the genre than he deserves. After two decade plus fronting Accept, Dirkschneider went solo forming his own band U.D.O. and since then has released thirteen studio records and five...