Tag Archives: Udo Dirkschneider

Festival in-depth Review: Rock Castle 2021 (CZ) – Live report by Siegfried Samer (Dragony)

Posted by on September 10, 2021

Being in a metal band (or any band, for that matter) has not been easy in 2020 and 2021. Many industries were hit hard in the past two years marred by the Covid-19 pandemic. But, I daresay few as hard as the music industry, in a time when physical and even digital sales are only […]

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Rock Castle 2021 – heavy metal returns to Czechia

Posted by on August 13, 2021

    Czech promoter Pragokoncert is responsible for some of the finest festivals in the Czech Republic every year. After a year of unfortunate cancellations due to Covid-19, festivals are starting to make a triumphant return to Czechia in 2021. While some of the agency’s household festivals, notably Masters of Rock and Metalfest Pilsen, could […]

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U.D.O. release “Metal Never Dies” with music video

Posted by on July 16, 2021

  U.D.O. led by the unrelenting Udo Dirkschneider, formerly of Accept, has released a new single. “Metal Never Dies.” The track is the first single to be released from the upcoming album Game Over due out on October 22nd. This album marks the first with new members bassist Tilen Hudrap and guitarist Dee Dammers who […]

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Photos: Udo Dirkschneider kicks off North American tour in NYC, 2/23

Posted by on March 1, 2018

German heavy metal legend Udo Dirkschneider came to fame in the early ’80s as the frontman of Accept, returning to the band twice. However, as a solo artist, he’s released way more solo albums, and this current tour focuses on his solo career. The 65 year-old ‘s North American tour kicked off in New York […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/1: The charts are are star-studded

Posted by on February 1, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Well, kind of. There’s certainly a lot of debuts listed here list week, though the most anticipated one for the metal scene is likely Firewind’s latest album. Starset, however, is a focus here, considering […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/25: Code Orange crush the charts

Posted by on January 25, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Strong debuts continue to pour in for the first quarter of 2017 with newer bands like Code Orange making a name for themselves followed by well-known legends from Sepultura to Accept to Grave Digger. […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/18: Debuts reanimate the charts

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This is more like the Metal By Numbers you’re used to seeing, now that albums are actually coming out. They’re noteworthy ones too, featuring everything from a covers EP to a album to a […]

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Saxon drummer leaves hospital, band announces fill-in

Posted by on January 5, 2015

After being rushed to the hospital to address a brain aneurysm, drummer Nigel Glockler of Saxon is making a recovery and will be leaving the hospital tomorrow. In addition, the legendary heavy metal band has announced via Facebook that Sven Dirkschneider will be filling in as their live drummer until Glockler makes a full recovery. […]

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Video: Accept stampede all over mountains

Posted by on June 27, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/tor7bDFQRpM[/youtube] For many, the mere mention of the band Accept calls to mind their petite but powerful former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider. However, for the last five years, Mark Tornillo has been singing for the band, who have gone through somewhat of a creative renaissance since. With their forthcoming album Blind Rage (their fourteenth!) out on August […]

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Today in Metal: ‘I’m a Rebel’ by Accept turns 34 years old

Posted by on June 2, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCp4GR01zEo[/youtube] Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, Accept’s sophomore album, I’m a Rebel, turns 34 years old today. This is the follow-up to Accept’s debut album. The first album had a classic rock feel, and this album is really not […]

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