U.D.O.
Latest Release
Decadent

Decadent

Release : 2015-01-23

Media :
CD, Digipak, Ltd. Vinyl, Fanbox

Members

Vocals:

Udo Dirkschneider

Bass:

Fitty Wienhold

Guitar:

Andrey Smirnov

Guitar:

Kasperi Heikkinen

Drums:

Francesco Jovino
 

Live

2015-03-06 DE Würzburg

2015-03-07 DE München

2015-03-10 DE Frankfurt

2015-03-11 DE Hamburg

2015-03-13 DE Kiel

2015-03-14 DK Kolding

2015-03-15 DE Bremen

2015-03-18 DE Bochum

2015-03-19 DE Losheim/Saarland

2015-03-20 DE Andernach

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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 is not only one of the biggest rock legends in the business, but he’s also someone who has seen a lot.

The new album “Decadent”, which will be released on January 23rd 2015 (February 3rd in the US) via AFM Records is the 15th U.D.O. studio album and deals mostly with the decadent behaviour of the rich upper classes, with the main theme of the album basically that of social criticism.

During his career Udo has visited virtually all the rock capitals of the world.

Long before the fall of the Iron Curtain, he travelled to Russia, played shows at the height of over 4000 meters in South America and at the beginning of 2014, even played in Ukraine, right at the heart of the conflict in Simferopol, then the absolute hot spot of the conflagration.

During this time and all over the world, Udo has experienced and witnessed a lot of things, including the devastating gap between rich and poor and the ruthless behaviour of those in power.

Decadent behaviour by privileged society exists in the whole world in completely different shades,” says Udo. “Decadence is almost like a universal language. What bothers me the most is the egocentrism that goes along with that. People who have everything seem not to really care about the world around them anymore; it’s like they use their own privileged status as an absolution for that. Also they do not seem to see that there’s a correlation between their own luxury and the poverty of others.”

On this new album “Decadent” Udo points out the (largely bad) habits of our society. This is also the main theme of the very graphic music video for the title track and first single “Decadent” itself, where the divide between rich and poor is visually illustrated in a brutally honest way by adding real film material from the news.

“If all of us would live a little bit more consciously and think about who has to pay the price for our standard of living, we could make the world a better place.”

Udo Dirkschneider and Mattes (Redhead Audio Productions, Wilhelmshaven) produced the album together with Fitty Wienhold – a successful team that also worked on previous album “Steelhammer” – and once again, it’s a winning combination that has taken elements from the whole band, who were involved in the song writing process, and crafted yet another great statement of intent from an artist still at the peak of his powers.

Udo and Fitty recorded the songs at Ibiza’s “Double U Studios” and Mattes then mixed it in Wilhelmshaven. Jacob Hansen (Volbeat) then did the mastering.

U.D.O. - Decadent

AFM 503-2

AFM 503-9

AFM 503-1

AFM 503-1

AFM 505-6

Release Date: 2015-January 23rd

Media: CD, Digipak, Ltd. Gtf. Black Vinyl, Ltd. Gtf. Gold Vinyl, Ltd. Fanbox

 

U.D.O. - Live From Moscow

AFM 502-0

AFM 502-1

AFM 502-7

Release Date: 2014-05-23

Media: BD/2-CD Digipak, Gtf. Tricolor 3-Vinyl, DVD 2-CD DVD

 


U.D.O. - Steelhammer

AFM 440-1

AFM 440-2

AFM 440-6

AFM 440-9

Release Date: 2013-May-24

Gatefold Vinyl, CD, Fanpackage, Ltd. Digipak


U.D.O. - Best Of

AFM 434-2

Release Date: 2013-March-22

Media: CD, Vinyl


U.D.O. - Live From Russia

AFM 435-3

Release Date: 2013-March-22

Media: 2-CD


U.D.O. - Animal House

AFM 427-2

AFM 427-1

AFM 427-11

Release Date: 2013-February-15th

Media: CD, Gtf. Blue 2-Vinyl, Gtf. Yellow 2-Vinyl


U.D.O. - Mean Machine

AFM 428-2

AFM 428-1

AFM 428-11

Release Date: 2013-February-15th

Media: CD, Gtf. Red Vinyl, Gtf. Grey Vinyl


U.D.O. - Faceless World

AFM 429-2

AFM 429-1

AFM 429-11

Release Date: 2013-February-15th

Media: CD, Gtf. White 2-Vinyl, Gtf. Black 2-Vinyl

 


U.D.O. - Timebomb

AFM 430-2

AFM 430-1

AFM 430-11

Release Date: 2013-February-15th

Media: CD, Gtf. Blue Vinyl, Gtf. Orange Vinyl


U.D.O. - No Limits

AFM 432-2

Release Date: 2012 - Dec - 07

CD


U.D.O. - Solid

AFM 431-2

Release Date: 2012 - Dec - 07

Media: CD


U.D.O. - Holy

AFM 433-2

Release Date: 2012 - Dec - 07

Media: CD


U.D.O. - Man And Machine

AFM 436-2

Release Date: 2012 - Dec - 07

Media: CD


U.D.O. - Live In Sofia

AFM CD 410-0

AFM DCS 410-7

Release Date: 2012-11-09

Media: Blueray/2-CD, DVD/2-CD


U.D.O. - Celebrator

AFM CD 407-9

Release Date: 2012-05-04

Media: Ltd. 2-Digi Box


U.D.O. - Rev-Raptor

AFM LP  326-1

AFM CD 326-2

AFM CD 326-9

Release Date: 2011-05-20

Media: LP/ CD/ Ltd. Digipak

 


U.D.O. - Leatherhead - EP

AFM SG 326-5

Release Date: 2011-04-08

Media: CD

 


 

U.D.O. - Dominator

AFM LP  258-1

AFM CD 258-2

AFM CD 258-9

Release Date: 2009-08-21

Media: LP/ CD/ Ltd. Digipak


 

U.D.O. - Infected - EP

AFM CD 258-5

Release Date: 2009-06-26

Media: CD


U.D.O. - Metallized

AFM CD 199-9

Release Date: 2007-11-30

Media: Ltd. Digipak


U.D.O. - Mastercutor

AFM CD 159-2

AFM CD 159-9

Release Date: 2007-05-18

Media: CD/ Ltd. Digibook


U.D.O. - The Wrong Side Of Midnight - EP

AFM SG 159-5

Release Date: 2007-04-27

Media: CD


U.D.O. - Mission No. X

AFM CD 095-2

AFM CD 095-9

Release Date: 2005-09-30

Media: CD/ Black Edition


U.D.O. - 24/7 - EP

AFM SG 095-5

Release Date: 2005-06-27

Media: CD


U.D.O. - Thunderball

AFM CD 077-2

AFM CD 077-9

Release Date: 2004-03-29

Media: CD/ Ltd. Digibook


U.D.O. - Thundervision

AFM DVD 077-5

Release Date: 2004-03-15

Media: DVD


U.D.O. - Nailed To Metal - Live Album

AFM CD 070-2

Release Date: 2003-08-25

Media: CD


U.D.O. - Nailed To Metal

AFM DCS 070-7

AFM DCS 070-8

Release Date: 2003-05-28

Media: DVD/ CD/DVD-Set


 


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