Origin: Germany  
Genres: Power Metal
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U.D.O.

While it is accurate to say that U.D.O. is the band led by former Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, it's also a bit misleading, in that Udo has been fronting this band for far longer than his tenure in Accept. This project dates all the way back to 1987, when Udo started up shortly after his initial departure from Accept. He returned to that band for a time in the early nineties, and then when Accept folded (temporarily, as it turns out) in 1997, Udo revived U.D.O. and hasn't looked back since. Naturally the style here isn't a radical departure from Accept, and for quite some time U.D.O. would include Accept tunes in its live sets, though that has recently come to a close.

Current Members

Udo Dirkschneider

vocals (ex-Accept)

Andrey Smirnov

guitars (Master)

Dee Dammers

guitars

Tilen Hudrap

bass (Paradox, ex-Pestilence, Vicious Rumors)

Sven Dirkschneider

drums

Former Members/Guests

Peter Szigeti

guitars (ex-Velvet Viper, ex-Warlock)

Andy Susemihl

guitars (ex-Sinner)

Jürgen Graf

guitars (ex-Bullet)

Igor Gianola

guitars (ex-Jorn)

Kasperi Heikkinen

guitars (Beast In Black, Elenium)

Mathias Dieth

guitars (ex-Gravestone, ex-Sinner)

Stefan Kaufmann

rhythm guitar (ex-Accept)

Frank Rittel

bass (ex-Warlock)

Thomas Smuszynski

bass (ex-Running Wild)

Fitty Wienhold

bass (ex-Bullet)

Tomas Franke

drums

Stefan Schwarzmann

drums (ex-Accept, ex-Krokus, Pänzer, ex-Running Wild, ex-X-Wild)

Lorenzo Milani

drums

Francesco Jovino

drums (ex-Primal Fear, ex-Sinner, Voodoo Circle)



Discography



Animal House  
1987 GUN
  1. Animal House
  2. Go Back to Hell
  3. They Want War
  4. Black Widow
  5. In the Darkness
  6. Lay Down the Law
  7. We Wanit It Loud
  8. Hot Tonight
  9. Warrior
  10. Coming Home
  11. Run For Cover
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Peter Szigeti
  • Mathias Dieth
  • Frank Rittel
  • Tomas Franke



Mean Machine  
1988 GUN
  1. Don't Look Back
  2. Break the Rules
  3. We're History
  4. Painted Love
  5. Mean Machine
  6. Dirty Boys
  7. Streets on Fire
  8. Lost Passion
  9. Sweet Little Child
  10. Catch My Fall
  11. 'Still In Love With You
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Andy Susemihl
  • Mathias Dieth
  • Thomas Smuszynski
  • Stefan Schwarzmann



Faceless World  
1990 GUN
  1. Heart of Gold
  2. Blitz of Lightning
  3. System of Life
  4. Faceless World
  5. Stranger
  6. Restricted Area
  7. Living on a Frontline
  8. Trip to Nowhere
  9. Born to Run
  10. Can't Get Enough
  11. Unspoken Words
  12. Future Land
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Mathias Dieth
  • Thomas Smuszynski
  • Stefan Schwarzmann



Timebomb  
1991 GUN
  1. The Gutter
  2. Metal Eater
  3. Thunderforce
  4. Overloaded
  5. Burning Heat
  6. Back in Pain
  7. Timebomb
  8. Powersquad
  9. Kick in the Face
  10. Soldiers of Darkness
  11. Metal Maniac Master Mind
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Mathias Dieth
  • Thomas Smuszynski
  • Stefan Schwarzmann



Solid  
1997 GUN
  1. Independence Day
  2. Two Faced Woman
  3. Desperate Balls
  4. The Punisher
  5. Devil's Dice
  6. Bad Luck
  7. Preachers of the Night
  8. Hate Stinger
  9. Braindead Hero
  10. Pray for the Hunted
  11. Healer
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Jürgen Graf
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Stefan Schwarzmann



No Limits  
1998 GUN
  1. The Gate
  2. Freelance Man
  3. Way of Life
  4. No Limits
  5. With a Vengeance
  6. One Step to Fate
  7. Backstreet Loner
  8. Raise the Crown
  9. Manhunt
  10. Rated X
  11. Lovemachine
  12. Iím A Rebel
  13. Azreal
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Jürgen Graf
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Stefan Schwarzmann



Holy  
1999 Nuclear Blast
  1. Holy
  2. Radiers of Beyond
  3. Shout It Out
  4. Recall the Sin
  5. Thunder in the Tower
  6. Back Off
  7. Friends Will Be Friends
  8. State Run Operation
  9. Danger
  10. Ride the Storm
  11. Cut Me Out
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Lorenzo Milani



Live In Russia  LIVE
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Holy
  2. Raiders Of Beyond
  3. Midnight Mover
  4. Independence Day
  5. Metal Eater
  6. Protectors Of Terror
  7. Animal House
  8. Turn Me On
  9. Drum Solo
  10. T.V. War
  11. No Limits
  12. Run If You Can
  13. Winter Dreams
  14. In The Darkness
  15. Like A Loaded Gun
  16. Recall The Sin
  17. Break The Rules
  18. Midnight Highway
  19. Heaven Is Hell
  20. Monster Man
  21. Living On A Frontline
  22. Heart Of Gold
  23. Shout It Out
  24. Cut Me Out
  25. I´m A Rebel
  26. They Want War
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Lorenzo Milani



Man And Machine  
2002 Nuclear Blast
  1. Man And Machine
  2. Private Eye
  3. The Dawn Of The Gods
  4. Silent Cry
  5. Like A Lion
  6. Black Heart
  7. Network Nightmare
  8. Animal Instinct
  9. Dancing With An Angel
  10. Hard To Be Honest
  11. Unknown Traveler
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Lorenzo Milani



Nailed To Metal - The Complete History  VIDEO
2003 AFM



Thunderball  
2004 AFM
  1. Thunderball
  2. The Arbiter
  3. Pull The Trigger
  4. Fistful Of Anger
  5. The Land Of The Midnight Sun
  6. Hell Bites Back
  7. Trainride In Russia (Poezd Po Rossii)
  8. The Bullet And The Bomb
  9. The Magic Mirror
  10. Tough Luck II
  11. Blind Eyes
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Lorenzo Milani



Thundervision  VIDEO
2004 AFM



Mission No. X  
2005 AFM
  1. Mission No. X
  2. 24/7
  3. Mean Streets
  4. The Eye Of The Eagle
  5. Primecrime On Primetime
  6. Shellshock Fever
  7. Stone Hard
  8. Number For A Number
  9. Cry Soldier Cry
  10. Breaking Down The Borders
  11. Mad For Crazy
  12. Scream Killers
  13. Way Of life
  14. Rebellion
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Francesco Jovino



The Wrong Side Of Midnight  EP
2007 AFM
  1. The Wrong Side Of Midnight (Single Version)
  2. The Wrong Side Of Midnight (Album Version)
  3. Streets Of Sin
  4. Man A King Ruler
  5. Cry Soldier Cry (Russian Version)
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Francesco Jovino



Mastercutor  
2007 AFM
  1. Mastercutor
  2. The Wrong Side Of Midnight
  3. The Instigator
  4. One Lone Voice
  5. We Do - For You
  6. Walker In The Dark
  7. Master Of Disaster
  8. Tears Of A Clown
  9. Vendetta
  10. The Devil Walks Alone
  11. Dead Man's Eyes
  12. Crash Bang Crash
  13. Screaming Eagles
  14. Borderline
  15. Man A King Ruler
  16. Platchet Soldat
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Francesco Jovino
2007 Readers' Album #88




Metallized - 20 Years Of Metal  COMPILATION
2007 AFM
  1. Holy
  2. Heart of Gold
  3. Animal House
  4. Cut Me Out
  5. They Want War
  6. Cry Soldier Cry
  7. In the Darkness
  8. 24/7
  9. Trainride to Russia
  10. Independence Day
  11. Thunderball
  12. Shadow Maker (previously unreleased)
  13. Terror in Paradise (previously unreleased)
  14. Man and Machine
  15. Balls to the Wall (acoustic version)
  16. Bullet and the Bomb (live)



Mastercutor Alive  
2008 ZXY
  1. Mastercutor
  2. 24/7
  3. They Want War
  4. The Bullet And The Bomb
  5. Midnight Mover
  6. Vendetta
  7. Mission No. X
  8. Midnight Highway
  9. The Wrong Side Of Midnight
  10. Breaker
  11. Guitar Solo
  12. Princess Of The Dawn
  13. One Lone Voice
  14. Winterdreams
  15. Living For Tonite
  16. Thunderball
  17. Drum Solo
  18. Man And Machine
  19. Animal House
  20. Metal Heart
  21. Holy
  22. Balls To The Wall
  23. Fast As A Shark
  24. Burning
  25. Outro
  26. I'm A Rebel
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Francesco Jovino



Mastercutor Alive  VIDEO
2008 ZXY



Infected  EP
2009 AFM
  1. Infected
  2. Systematic Madness
  3. Bodyworld
  4. Platchet Soldat (Remix)
  5. Poezd Po Rossii (Live in Moscow 2008)
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Francesco Jovino



Dominator  
2009
  1. The Bogeyman
  2. Dominator
  3. Black And White
  4. Infected
  5. Heavy Metal Heaven
  6. Doom Ride
  7. Stillness Of Time
  8. Devil's Rendezvous
  9. Bleeding Heart (Japanese bonus)
  10. Pleasure In The Darkroom (digipack bonus)
  11. Speed Demon
  12. Whispers In The Dark
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Francesco Jovino
2009 Readers' Album #53




Best Of & Live  
2009
  • Francesco Jovino



Leatherhead  EP
2011 AFM
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold



Rev-Raptor  
2011 AFM
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Francesco Jovino
2011 Readers' Album #55




Celebrator  COMPILATION
2012 AFM
  1. Stormbreaker ("Rev-Raptor" Japan Bonus)
  2. Tallyman (Taken from the "Rev-Raptor" recording session)
  3. Run! (Remix)
  4. Free or Rebellion (Bonus "Leatherhead" Single)
  5. Bleeding Heart ("Dominator" Japan Bonus)
  6. The Silencer (Taken from the "Dominator" recording session)
  7. Bodyworld (Bonus "Infected" Single)
  8. Systematic Madness (Bonus "Infected" Single)
  9. Head Over Heels (Hammerall feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
  10. Balls to the Wall (Piano Version)
  11. Artificialized (Taken from the "Mastercutor" recording session)
  12. They Only Come Out at Night (Lordi feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
  13. Streets of Sin (Bonus "Wrong Side of Midnight" Single)
  14. Tears of a Clown ("Classical Version")
  15. Man a King Ruler ("Mastercutor" Japan Bonus)
  16. Hardcore Lover (Remix from "24/7" - Single)
  17. Scream Killers (Bonus "24/7" Single)
  18. Platchet Soldat (Remix featuring Faktor2)
  19. Borderline ("Thunderball" Japan Bonus)
  20. Dancing with an Angel (Remix featuring Doro)
  21. X-T-C (Remix from "A Tribute to ACCEPT Vol. 2")
  22. Azrael (Remix from "No Limits")
  23. The Key (Remix from "No Limits" Japan Bonus)
  24. Metal Gods (from "A Tribute to Judas Priest")
  25. Born to be Wild (Raven featuring Udo Dirkschneider)



Live In Sofia  LIVE
2012 AFM
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Igor Gianola
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Francesco Jovino



Steelhammer  
2013 AFM
  1. Steelhammer
  2. A Cry Of A Nation
  3. Metal Machine
  4. Basta Ya
  5. Heavy Rain
  6. Devil's Bite
  7. Death Ride
  8. King Of Mean
  9. Time Keeper
  10. Never Cross My Way
  11. Take My Medicine
  12. Stay True
  13. When Love Becomes A Lie
  14. Book Of Faith
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Kasperi Heikkinen
  • Andrey Smirnov
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Francesco Jovino
2013 Readers' Album #49




Steelhammer - Live From Moscow  VIDEO
2014 AFM



Decadent  
2015 AFM
  1. Speeder
  2. Decadent
  3. House Of Fake
  4. Mystery
  5. Pain
  6. Secrets In Paradise
  7. Meaning Of Life
  8. Breathless
  9. Under Your Skin
  10. Untouchable
  11. Rebels Of The Night
  12. Words In Flames
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Kasperi Heikkinen
  • Andrey Smirnov
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Francesco Jovino



Navy Metal Night  LIVE
2015 AFM



Live - Back To The Roots  LIVE
2016 AFM
  1. Intro
  2. Starlight (Accept cover)
  3. Living for Tonite (Accept cover)
  4. Flash Rockin' Man (Accept cover)
  5. London Leatherboys (Accept cover)
  6. Midnight Mover (Accept cover)
  7. Breaker (Accept cover)
  8. Head over Heels (Accept cover)
  9. Neon Nights (Accept cover)
  10. Princess of the Dawn (Accept cover)
  11. Winterdreams (Accept cover)
  12. Restless and Wild (Accept cover)
  13. Son of a Bitch (Accept cover)
  14. Up to the Limit (Accept cover)
  15. Wrong Is Right (Accept cover)
  16. Midnight Highway (Accept cover)
  17. Screaming for a Love-Bite (Accept cover)
  18. Monsterman (Accept cover)
  19. T.V. War (Accept cover)
  20. Losers and Winners (Accept cover)
  21. Metal Heart (Accept cover)
  22. I'm a Rebel (Accept cover)
  23. Fast as a Shark (Accept cover)
  24. Balls to the Wall (Accept cover)
  25. Burning (Accept cover)
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Kasperi Heikkinen
  • Andrey Smirnov
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Sven Dirkschneider



Live - Back To The Roots - Accepted!  LIVE
2017 AFM
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Andrey Smirnov
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Sven Dirkschneider



Steelfactory  
2018 AFM
  1. Tongue Reaper
  2. Make the Move
  3. Keeper of My Soul
  4. In the Heat of the Night
  5. Raise the Game
  6. Blood on Fire
  7. Rising High
  8. Hungry and Angry
  9. One Heart One Soul
  10. A Bite of Evil
  11. Eraser
  12. Rose in the Desert
  13. The Way
  • Udo Dirkschneider
  • Andrey Smirnov
  • Fitty Wienhold
  • Sven Dirkschneider




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