U.D.O. plays 3 shows in the UK at the end of January with DEAD CITY RUINS supporting at London and Sheffield. If you’d like to come along to review/photograph either the London or Sheffield shows please let me know as these guest lists will be closing soon.
25th Jan – Giants Of Rock Festival, Minehead
26th Jan – O2 Academy Islington
27th Jan – Corporation, Sheffield
U.D.O.’s new album ‘Steelfactory’ is out now on AFM Records.
After more than 40 years in the business and with a renowned breakthrough in the early 80’s with ACCEPT behind him, as well as several million records sold worldwide, Udo Dirkschneider from Solingen/Wuppertal, Germany, is one of the biggest rock legends in the business. U.D.O. has enjoyed well over two decades in the spotlight. Regardless of changes in the metal scene or the U.D.O line-up, the band has never deviated from Dirkschneider’s vision of serving up traditional balls-to-the-wall, no-nonsense heavy metal.
The German metal gods U.D.O. roll over us with a heavyweight made of steel and metal better than ever! With ‘Steelfactory’, U.D.O return to their core competence, clearly influenced by their past shows with DIRKSCHNEIDER, the songs in their rousingly simple straightness have a hymn character, as it is only known from the past. ‘Steelfactory’ has become a timeless metal album and thus the impressive statement of a master of his craft.
With its earthy, punchy and handmade sound – with the participation of the Danish producer Jacob Hansen (among others Volbeat) – ‘Steelfactory’ meets the nerve of the time, which may be triggered again since the successful DIRKSCHNEIDER tour worldwide.