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 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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Those Hosers are Fired! – Ep302

Those Hosers are Fired! – Ep302

The guys are back this week after realizing their Canadian friends were too busy with their own podcast to cover their normal Thanksgiving duties. For five years, Rich “Meister” Dillon and Wally “Gator” Norton devotedly filled in on the last week of Thanksgiving so Chris and Aaron could enjoy time with their families and celebrate their holiday. However, this year the calls and emails went unanswered and the guys were forced to go back out…

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DIRKSCHNEIDER Destroys Toronto! (Concert Review)

DIRKSCHNEIDER Destroys Toronto! (Concert Review)

I am writing this review with ringing ears, bloodshot eyes, aching muscles, a “Metal Heart” and a huge smile on my face. This condition I find myself in comes courtesy of Dirkschneider, both the man and his incredible band. Last night Dirkschneider rolled into Toronto’s Mod Club on the Farewell To Accept tour and delivered heaping amounts of loud and wonderful heavy metal and then they delivered some more and then EVEN MORE! “Epic!” is what I…

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Dirkschneider and Udo – Nominated for Metal Hammer Awards

Dirkschneider and Udo – Nominated for Metal Hammer Awards

A huge “horns in the air” salute goes out to Dirkschneider for being nominated “BEST LIVE BAND”, and also to Udo himself for also being nominated for the 2016 “LEGEND” award at this year’s Metal Hammer Awards. The winners will be announced on September 16th, 2016 during the Metal Hammer Award Show in Berlin. Late last year Mr. Udo Dirkschneider announced to the world that he would be travelling the globe on what was to be…

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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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MANIMAL – Trapped in the Shadows (Album Review)

MANIMAL – Trapped in the Shadows (Album Review)

“Back on the train heading nowhere Catching the ride of my life Travelled too far to get sober Vanishing into the mist” (Irresistable) Swedish metal band Manimal was founded in 2001.  They are made up of Samuel Nyman (vocals), Henrik Stenroos (guitar), André Holmqvist (drums) and Kenny Boufadene (bass).  Their first full-length album, The Darkest Room, was released in 2009 and, for the last couple of years, the band has been working on the follow-up. …

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Manimal – Trapped in the Shadows (January 22, 2016)

Manimal – Trapped in the Shadows (January 22, 2016)

Goteborg Sweden 2001 saw the formation of the hard rock/metal band Manimal. Band members Samuel Nyman, Henrik Stenroos, André Holmqvist, Kenny Boufadene issued their first album, The Darkest Room, in 2009 and now they are back with the sophomore effort, Trapped in the Shadows. To be released on November 20, 2015, (January 22, 2015, in North America) on the AFM Records label, Trapped in the Shadows features a special guest appearance from the legendary Udo Dirkschneider who lends…

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U.D.O.-Navy Metal Night (2CD/DVD) (August 21, 2015)

U.D.O.-Navy Metal Night (2CD/DVD) (August 21, 2015)

In February 2014, U.D.O. played a very special sold-out show, accompanied by a German Navy Orchestra (Marinemusikkorps Nordsee). The symphonic sound of the orchestra and the choir merged with the songs of U.D.O. and made the evening a unique unforgettable experience for the audience. This bombastic live event will now be made available for all fans of U.D.O. on DVD or Blu-Ray plus 2 CD’s. “I was simply overwhelmed by the whole event, it’s like a…

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