Category: U.D.O

U.D.O. – Live In Bulgaria Pandemic Survival Show (2021)

Last year forced many to face tough challenges, but U.D.O. managed to play a show on September 18, 2020 under pandemic conditions in front of 2,500 fans at the Roman Amphitheatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, making it one of few rock n’ roll shows under coronavirus.
Live In Bulgaria Pandemic Survival Show” captures the German metal band fronted by ex-ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider performing his most recent fan favorites, but there were a number of tracks that had rarely been played live, and because the situation was extra special, U.D.O. delighted the audience by playing some ACCEPT hits like ‘Metal Heart’, ‘Balls to the Wall’, and more…

ACCEPT – I’m A Rebel [Japan SHM-CD remastered Ltd numbered mini-LP] Out Of Print

To complete ACCEPT‘s early albums reissue here’s the out of print, Japanese remastered Ltd numbered mini-LP release of the band’s second effort, “I’m A Rebel“, pressed on SHM-CD.
The album finds Accept continuing to search for their musical direction, experimenting with a more commercial sound than on their debut, some kind oh Scorpions meets AC/DC. Bassist Peter Baltes once again sings lead vocals on two tracks, the slower-paced songs “No Time to Lose” and “The King”.
The title track was written by Alex Young, eldest brother of record producer and musician George Young and AC/DC guitarists Angus Young and Malcolm Young. The song became the basis for the band’s first music video and single.

ACCEPT – Russian Roulette [HNE / 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 Roulette” remastered & expanded, an album that proved once more that if fiery melodic Teutonic metallic hard rock was what you hankered for, then nobody did it better than Accept.

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 including as bonus the EP “Kaizoku-Ban, 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 German band go in a slightly more US radio-friendly style than their previous releases.

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 in remastered form.
I love “Balls To The Wall”, it’s like a soundtrack of my youth. Not only includes 10 killer tracks, it also redefined the ‘metal sound’ of the Eighties, with a production – courtesy of master Michael Wagener – that set a new bar for what heavy rock could sound like on a record.
From the fantastically catchy chord progressions, clean and sharp…

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...

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...