U.D.O. – Steelfactory (Album Review)

U.D.O. – Steelfactory (Album Review)

Udo Dirkschneider has been delivering quality heavy metal for over 40 years. Beginning his career with Speed Metal forefathers, Accept he fronted the band for seven classic releases. In 1987 Dirkschneider departed Accept beginning a successful solo career and has issued an immense catalog of music under the U.D.O. banner. Returning briefly in the 90’s for a three-album stint, he again broke out under the U.D.O. banner. Tiring of the Accept material, he embarked on…

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DIRKSCHNEIDER Back To The Roots Tour Toronto (Photo Gallery by Brian Ronald)

DIRKSCHNEIDER Back To The Roots Tour Toronto (Photo Gallery by Brian Ronald)

DIRKSCHNEIDER rolled into Toronto’s Mod Club on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, with the Back To The Roots – Part II Tour. Already a contender for best show of the year, Dirkschneider and company delivered another excellent night of headbanging. Armed with his trusty camera, Decibel Geek‘s Brian Ronald was on hand for these captures of all the action on stage. So, enjoy the photos and be sure to catch this show as it rolls through…

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DIRKSCHNEIDER – Back To The Roots Part 2 Tour Back To Back Toronto/Ottawa!

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Back To The Roots Part 2 Tour Back To Back Toronto/Ottawa!

On April 6, 1952, 65 years ago a man was born. This man would become a stalwart figure in heavy metal. Udo Dirkschneider rose to the metalhead’s eyes and ears as frontman for the 1970s formed German band Accept. The band impressed audiences and issued a six-album catalog before Udo departed in 1987 to form his solo project U.D.O. a few years later Dirkschneider returned to Accept for a three album package in the mid-90s…

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DIRKSCHNEIDER – Live Back To The Roots

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Live Back To The Roots

I don’t commonly review live albums. Gone are the days where a live album can define a band the way Cheap Trick, Kiss and Peter Frampton‘s respective live albums did for them. Nowadays there are some bands like Rush and Iron Maiden who basically release a live album after every studio album. Sure some of these albums hold significance, like Rush‘s R40 Live being (so far still unofficially) the last tour featuring all three classic…

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DIRKSCHNEIDER – Live-Back to the Roots 2CD (Oct 28, 2016)

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Live-Back to the Roots 2CD (Oct 28, 2016)

The long-awaited live album from DIRKSCHNEIDER‘s Back To The Roots Tour will be released on October 28th as 2-CD Digipak and Gatefold 3-Vinyl in 4 different colors (black, gold, silver and clear) via AFM Records. During the tour rock legend Udo Dirkschneider was presented a ‘Sold Out’-Award for the extremely successful DIRKSCHNEIDER tour, where 31 out of 48 Europe shows were sold out! “It’s unbelievable, I never expected this tour to be so overly successful”,…

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Dirkschneider (Sweden Rock 2016 Spotlight)

Dirkschneider (Sweden Rock 2016 Spotlight)

Udo Dirkschneider, the legendary former vocalist for German Heavy Metal band Accept is taking to the tour road once again. This time under the moniker of Dirkschneider. Why under his surname Dirkschneider? Well, this is a different tour. It is a final tour. While not Udo‘s last I hope, it will be the last time that the iconic gravelly voiced vocalist will perform material from his former band, Accept. While I love the Accept material…

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Udo Announces US/Canada Tour Dates

Udo Announces US/Canada Tour Dates

Decibel Geek staff Rich “The Meister” Dillon, Shawn “Animalize” Irwin and Mikael “Lionsheart” Svensson will be getting the chance to see Udo Dirkshneider perform a set of classic Accept songs under the name DIRKSCHNEIDER at Sweden Rock Festival next week. Announced yesterday are the North American Tour dates for DIRKSCHNEIDER in this post from Blabbermouth. (From Blabbermouth) Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. singer Udo Dirkschneider will embark on a North American tour in January 2017 during…

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U.D.O.-Decadent

U.D.O.-Decadent

U.D.O. – Decadent – February 3, 2015 Former Accept frontman Udo Dirschneider has prepared Decadent for release in January 2015, February in North American markets.  Decadent, like it’s predecessor 2013’s Steelhammer, was produced by Udo and Mattes Pfeiffer in collaboration with bassist Fitty Weinhold.  Dirkschneider originally parted ways with Accept in 1987 and with twelve new songs filling the record, the 15th U.D.O. release, Decadent comes on the heels of 2014’s live album/DVD Steelhammer-Live From…

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U.D.O. Gets Decadent: A Review of The Forthcoming U.D.O. Album

U.D.O. Gets Decadent: A Review of The Forthcoming U.D.O. Album

German gravelly vocal-ed power metal superstar Udo Dirkschneider is still going strong, celebrating his 40th year in the business.  In the past couple of years, the staturally challenged front man has issued two double CD live albums, a double CD of rare recordings and his 14th top rated studio effort, Steelhammer.  The latest U.D.O. creation is entitled Decadent and set for a North American release date of February 3, 2015. 62-year-old, Udo Dirkschneider, departed German…

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