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U.D.O. shares lyric video for 'Forever Free' single from 'Touchdown' album

Out August 25th, 2023 via Atomic Fire Records

L-R: Sven Dirkschneider (drums), Fabian Dee Dammers (guitars), Peter Baltes (bass), Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Andrey Smirnov (guitars)

Photo Credit: Martin Häusler


U.D.O. — the heavy metal five-piece led by former ACCEPT vocalist Udo Dirkschneider — will release a new album, “Touchdown”, on August 25 through Atomic Fire Records. The 13-track LP was recorded at various locations with producer Martin “Mattes” Pfeiffer and was mixed at Redhead Studio (Wilhelmshaven, Germany) while the mastering was handled by Stefan Kaufmann at ROXX Studio (Solingen, Germany). The record also includes a guest appearance by violinist Stefan Pintev on the closing track, and bass tracks were recorded by former ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes. Artwork was provided by Martin Häusler who was also responsible for shooting band photos in support of the new album campaign. The official lyric video for the LP’s first single, “Forever Free”, is now released.

Watch “Forever Free” below.

U.D.O. drummer, and Udo‘s son, Sven Dirkschneider explains the meaning behind the song: “‘Forever Free’ is supposed to make people not simply believe facts they hear or get shown, for example by media, but to think individually. Of course, we don’t mean that one should question everything. The song shall just express that it’s better to create own opinions about conflicts and other topics one stands for, even when they’re wrong sometimes, than to follow the mass blindly. It’s a musical tribute to our privilege of living in a free world as we luckily can.”

The first single ‘Forever Free’ as well as album pre-order options are available now, AT THIS LOCATION

‘Touchdow’ – Track Listing:01. Isolation Man02. The Flood03. The Double Dealer’s Club04. Fight For The Right05. Forever Free06. Punchline07. Sad Man’s Show08. The Betrayer09. Heroes Of Freedom10. Better Start To Run11. The Battle Understood12. Living Hell13. Touchdown

U.D.O. / DIRKSCHNEIDER live:21.05.2023 AT Vienna – Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Stadthalle08.06.2023 SE Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival10.06.2023 FI Laihia – Lisää Löylyä Festival16.06.2023 DE Augsburg – Metal am Kiez*18.06.2023 BE Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting*21.07.2023 DE Pförring – Open Air Pförring29.07.2023 DE Rottenburg-Seebronn – Rock Of Ages* *NEW*12.08.2023 ES Villena – Leyendas del Rock*16.08.2023 DE Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Open Air *NEW*17.08.2023 CZ Moravský Krumlov – Rock Castle Open Air20.08.2023 CH Vallamand (VD) – Rock The Lakes25.08.2023 DE Haddeby – Baltic Open Air *NEW*16.09.2023 DE Tuttlingen – Beast of Rocks @ Stadthalle07.10.2023 DE Würzburg – Keep It True Rising III @ Posthalle*22.10.2023 AT Linz – Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Tabakfabrik29.10.2023 AT Salzburg – Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Messezentrum10./11.05.2024 DE Braunschweig – Rock in Rautheim* *NEW**as DIRKSCHNEIDER

Tickets: https://udo-online.de/tourdates.html

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