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U.D.O. “STEELHAMMER” – Hammers Through With The Heavy Metal Charge!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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STEELHAMMER marks the 14th studio album from Germany’s undisputed Heavy Metal champions: U.D.O.. Led by the constant and legendary frontman Udo Dirkschneider, U.D.O. has seized the Metal moment in 2013! Steelhammer sounds just like it’s title! The marketing sticker on the CD jewel case states “Heavy Metal Album Of The Year” and that’s not a bunch of hot air by any stretch. I find Steelhammer to stand up valiantly, amongst the best Metal albums of 2013, myself.

What makes Steelhammer pound and pummel so well is the classic age of Heavy Metal sound that these songs are all wrapped up in. U.D.O.’s guitarists (Andrey SmirnovKasperi Heikkinen) have their names written all over the superior Heavy Metal sound that explodes from Steelhammer! Udo’s vocals are so excellent that it’s scary. Long live Udo Dirkschneider!

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Udo’s clean vocals are spotlighted (hugely) with Heavy Rain. A ballad on this U.D.O. album does put the brakes on the Heavy Metal tidal wave that carried me through tracks 1 through 4, nonetheless, it is fun hearing Udo sound so much more calm as a vocalist. After all these grand Metal years and catalog of albums that Udo Dirkschneider has given the Metal community, his ballad is given a horns up from this middle-aged hell rat. Book Of Faith is both a symphonic and diverse way to close out Steelhammer; reminding me that Heavy Metal isn’t always about the riff or blast beat.

Old School Metalheads, U.D.O. and Accept fans just have to salivate over Steelhammer! Younger fans of Metal need to buy Steelhammer and hear a tried and true legend sing Heavy Metal… the Udo way. This entire U.D.O. lineup kicks ass, pure and simple. “Heavy Metal Album Of The Year”? With Steelhammer’s Heavy Metal being this memorable to me, I’m sure it has a credible shot.

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Udo Dirkschneider – vocals

Andrey Smirnov – guitar

Kasperi Heikkinen – guitar

Fitty Wienhold – bass

Francesco Jovino – drums

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Steelhammer was released in North America, back on May 21st, 2013, via AFM Records.

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LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

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U.D.O. “METAL MACHINE” – First Single And Music Video From Forthcoming “STEELHAMMER” Studio Album Are Released Today, Via AFM Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Today, Germany’s AFM Records released the first single and official music video, METAL MACHINE, from the ever legendary U.D.O. and their forthcoming studio album: STEELHAMMER.

Take a listen and look below to METAL MACHINE… a 100% Metal potent offering, from one of Germany’s greatest of Metal bands!

U.D.O. is Heavy Metal personified! Metal be thy name!

BUY THE MP3 FOR METAL MACHINE HERE:

http://afm.musiclogistics.net/releases/52304?lang=en

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STEELHAMMER Release Dates:

May 24th, 2013 (May 21st in USA)

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U.D.O. – STEELHAMMER 

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(Source: AFM Records)

For more info on this forthcoming U.D.O. album release, click on the link below! Whoa!

U.D.O. “STEELHAMMER” – Releases On May 21st In USA, Via AFM Records

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on April 16, 2013.

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Francesco Jovino, Andrey Smirnov, Udo Dirkschneider, Kasperi Heikkinen, Fitty Wienhold

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For more info on U.D.O., click on the links below!

A first album teaser is available here.

http://www.udo-online.de

facebook: U.D.O. (official)

http://www.afm-records.de

http://shop.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE AFM RECORDS.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

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U.D.O. “STEELHAMMER” – Releases On May 21st In USA, Via AFM Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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“Steelhammer” – that’s the name of the upcoming new album of legendary German Metal band U.D.O.. 
On May 24th (USA: May 21st) “Steelhammer” will be released as CD, ltd. Digipak, ltd. 2-Vinyl and ltd. Fan Package.

A first album teaser is available here.

Udo Dirkschneider comments on the cover artwork:
”Our new album is a real battering ram,” Udo says. “That’s why we have chosen this cover. It really shows best that U.D.O. is pure Heavy Metal! U.D.O. is back!”

 “Steelhammer” was produced by Udo Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold.

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Francesco Jovino, Andrey Smirnov, Udo Dirkschneider, Kasperi Heikkinen, Fitty Wienhold

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Here are the editions and track listings of the forthcoming album “Steelhammer”:

Normal CD:

01. Steelhammer

02. A Cry Of A Nation

03. Metal Machine

04. Basta Ya

05. Heavy Rain

06. Devil’s Bite

07. Death Ride

08. King Of Mean

09. Time Keeper

10. Never Cross My Way

11. Take My Medicine

12. Stay True

13. When Love Becomes A Lie

14. Book Of Faith

THE CONTENT OF THE “STEELHAMMER” BOX SET:

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Digi-Pack:

01. Steelhammer

02. A Cry Of A Nation

03. Metal Machine

04. Basta Ya

05. Heavy Rain

06. Devil’s Bite

07. Death Ride

08. King Of Mean

09. Time Keeper

10. Never Cross My Way

11. Take My Medicine

12. Shadows Come Alive (bonus track)

13. Stay True

14. When Love Becomes A Lie

15. Book Of Faith

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Japan Version:

01. Steelhammer

02. A Cry Of A Nation

03. Metal Machine

04. Basta Ya

05. Heavy Rain

06. Devil’s Bite

07. Death Ride

08. King Of Mean

09. Time Keeper

10. Never Cross My Way

11. Take My Medicine

12. Stay True

13. When Love Becomes A Lie

14. Book Of Faith

15. Dust And Rust (bonus track)

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(Sources: AFM Records, U.D.O. Official Website)

For more info on U.D.O., click on the links below!

http://www.udo-online.de

facebook: U.D.O. (official)

http://www.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

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