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U.D.O. announces new album 'Touchdown'

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


After touring Australia and Japan as well as kicking off this year’s festival season by introducing new bassist Peter Baltes last month, U.D.O. – the iconic heavy metal five-piece led by legendary vocalist Udo Dirkschneider – let the next cat out of the bag today: In between various live activities throughout the year, the band have been very productive having recorded a massive, 13-track album, at various locations.

Crafted with producer and mixing engineer Martin “Mattes” Pfeiffer at Redhead Studio (Wilhelmshaven, Germany) and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann at ROXX Studio (Solingen, Germany), ‘Touchdown’ is scheduled to land in the end zone of the heavy metal world on August 25th, 2023 through Atomic Fire Records. The record also includes a guest appearance by violinist Stefan Pintev on the closing track, and bass tracks were recorded by Baltes. Artwork was provided by Martin Häusler who was also responsible for shooting band photos in support of the new album campaign.

The first single ‘Forever Free’ as well as album pre-order options will become available on Friday, June 23rd. Pre-save ‘Forever Free’ 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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