Mark Carras of RockMyMonkey.com recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
U.D.O. has been for confirmed for next year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The group states, “The show will be recorded for the forthcoming live DVD! Furthermore, there are more surprises currently in the works.”
Quality video footage of U.D.O.‘s May 6, 2011 performance at El Teatro Colegiales in Buenos Aires, Argentina can be seen below.
“Rev-Raptor”, the new album from U.D.O., was released on May 20 via AFM Records. The effort was made available in the following formats:
* CD (Jewel Case)
* CD (Digipak)
* CD (Japan)
* Vinyl black
* Vinyl green
* Limited Box
The digipak contains the two bonus tracks “Time Dilator” and “Heavy Metal W:O:A” plus the videos for “Leatherhead” and the second single, “I Give As Good As I Get”.
The Japanese version of “Rev-Raptor” includes the bonus tracks “Stormbreaker” and “Bodyworld”.
The green-vinyl edition of “Rev-Raptor” is limited to 200 copies and available exclusively via Nuclear Blast mailorder.
The recordings for “Rev-Raptor” took place between June 2010 and February 2011 at Roxx studios (owned by U.D.O. guitarist and ex-ACCEPT drummer Stefan Kaufmann) in Pulheim, Germany. The CD was mastered by Manfred Melchior at MM Sound Digital studios in Steinhagen, Germany. The album’s cover artwork is once again a comic-like motif: but the “Dominator” character is this time “a lot more effectual and colorful,” according to a press release.