At this year’s Wacken Open Air festival, German metal force U.D.O. was celebrating its 25th anniversary with an extensive live show. In addition vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (who became 60 years young this April) was honored with a “lifetime achievement award” by his label AFM Records, paying tribute to the man’s outstanding career, which, we all know, started with Dirkschneider founding and fronting Accept, the band he led to international stardom. Dirkschneider became one of the most popular and respected voices in metal ever, having a massive effect on following generations of musicians.
But the journey of the Solingen-born man and his band has not come to an end yet – his mission not accomplished at all! Quite the contrary: U.D.O.’s latest studio album “Rev-Raptor” (2011) and the tour played in support of this release, became the most successful ones in their history.
So U.D.O. and AFM Records extended their long-term deal and look forward to continue on the path of recent years’ success.
On September 28th already the new DVD “Live In Sofia” will be released, which was filmed on the “Rev-Raptor” tour. This concert film will also be available in BluRay format. Both the DVD & BluRay will be accompanied by 2 CDs that includes the full concert as well.