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U.D.O. to release new covers album via Atomic Fire

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, January 14, 2022 at 5:47 PM (PST)

German heavy metal renegade Udo Dirkschneider has announced a covers album My Way, out April 22nd via Atomic Fire. Some foundational rock classics and some unexpected numbers are on here. I am probably most excited for the “No Class” cover.

An excerpt from the press release:

Titled My Way, the record contains seventeen cover versions of the very songs that have influenced the musician and singer the most. All kinds of classics from music history are among them – including those that you might not expect from Dirkschneider. Not only does a very personal story lie behind each of the tracks, but also a sometimes-surprising arrangement that, despite the very individual implementation, lives and breathes Udo’s manuscript throughout.

“Now, when I hear the song, I remember the time when, as a very young Udo, I’d go out to light up the town and lived all the stories that can only be experienced late at night in the clubs,” he recalls. Here, Alex Harvey’s “Faith Healer” allows the artist to feel those days of an era long past. The fact that “Nutbush City Limits” is also on the album reveals a secret rarely told until now, “What hardly anyone knows so far: I was a huge fan of Ike and Tina Turner, and especially Tina’s voice. We always covered this song during Accept rehearsals in the early days. It was one of the mainstays of our Accept rehearsal repertoire for years. Regrettably, there is no recording of it.”


With Wolfsheim’s “Kein Zurück,” Dirkschneider sings in German for the first time in his career, “I immediately felt like the words understood me. It seemed to me that the lyrics were telling the story of my career, of my highs and lows and all the good and bad experiences that life has. There simply is ‘no going back’ for those who choose to live as a musician.”


My Way Track Listing:
1. Faith Healer (Alex Harvey)
2. Fire (Crazy World Of Arthur Brown)
3. Sympathy (Uriah Heep)
4. They Call It Nutbush (Tina Turner)
5. Man On The Silver Mountain (Rainbow)
6. Hell Raiser (The Sweet)
7. No Class (Motörhead)
8. Rock And Roll (Led Zeppelin)
9. The Stroke (Billy Squier)
10. Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
11. He’s A Woman, She’s A Man (The Scorpions)
12. T.N.T. (AC/DC)
13. Jealousy (Frankie Miller)
14. Hell Bent For Leather (Judas Priest)
15. We Will Rock You (Queen)
16. Kein Zurück (Wolfsheim)
17. My Way (Frank Sinatra)
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Halcyon Way announce headlining North American tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 2:08 PM (PST)

halcyon-way Atlanta metaller Halcyon Way are hitting the road in North America with U.D.O. The tour will being April 9 in Amityville, NY and will run through April 20 and end in Joliet, IL.

From Halcyon Way:

“We are super stoked to kick off our 2013 tour plans in New York in a few weeks with the legendary U.D.O.!  Shows are already selling out on the tour and it looks like it’s going to be a great time.  Special thanks to our friends at Framus/Warwick, Crush Drums, and Miktek Audio for providing us with our backline as well!”

Halcyon Way are currently touring on 2011’s IndoctriNation.

Check out tour dates here.

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U.D.O. unveils artwork for Celebrator 25th anniversary album

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM (PST)

Singer Udo Dirkschneider of U.D.O., and formerly of Accept, has released the artwork for the upcoming U.D.O. special 25th anniversary album Celebrator. Celebrator will be a collection of hard to find tracks, bonus material and some unreleased songs from the past 25 years. The album is set to be released on May 4 and you can see the album artwork here.

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Cover Art Battle: Metal Riot’s Cover Art of the Year (We Have A Winner!)

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 12:48 PM (PST)

Time has come and all the little metalheads have opened their respective holiday boxes under their non-denominational tidings, with each headbanger giving thanks for the one thing that truly matters: Cover Art! Without cover art, we’d have no idea which album to buy, which album to avoid, and which album to try on a whim.

MetalRiot always brings the best in cover art to the fans and it is now time to declare the best cover art for all of 2011. We had some great picks this year, including some that garnered over 300 votes during their week-long reign as champs. We’ve put together the biggest winners from this year and they run the gamut from the extreme and wacky, to nude and rude. Where ever your metal heart lies, choose wisely and help make your pick the Cover Art of the Year!

Click here and vote for your favorite album cover of the year!

Happy New Year Edit:

In an insanely close race, almost 4,000 metal heads picked their choice for Cover Art of the Year. In the end, only eight votes separated first place from second.

This year’s cover art of the year is…..Breathe In Life by Betraying The Martyrs. Congratulations!

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U.D.O. releases new live footage

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 4:25 PM (PST)

German heavy metal act, U.D.O., has recently released new live footage from their current tour. Some of the footage was shot by fans on October 2nd in Tampere, Finland. It has also been confirmed that the band will be playing at next year’s Waken Open Air Festival. To see the live video click here.

U.D.O.’s last album “Rev-Raptor,” was released in May 2011 through AFM Records.



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Sister announce tour dates

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 2:28 PM (PST)

Swedish glam metallers, Sister, have announced upcoming tour dates for the winter. The schedule  includes their own headlining dates, dates supporting Fozzy, and others supporting  U.D.O. and Sister Sin. To view all of the dates click here.

Sister’s last album, “Hated,” was released in June 2011 through Metal blade Records.

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Cover Art Tuesday: Autopsy, Dark Castle, U.D.O., USX, Vastum

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 6:40 AM (PST)

How many of you Metal Rioters out there have gone to your local record store of choice and picked up a new metal album solely based on the art that graces its cover? Unfortunately, with the growth of iTunes and Pandora it seems easier and easier to overlook album cover art in general, but in the world of Heavy Metal we’re here to remind you that the art form is still alive and well!

Each Tuesday we will present to you the best album covers of the week and draw focus into what makes each cover so damn badass. Check out this week’s offering right here and vote on which cover YOU think should win “Cover Art of the Week”!

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