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U.D.O.

U.D.O. is a German heavy metal band founded by lead singer Udo Dirkschneider in 1987. Closely tied to the name U.D.O. is Accept, founded by Udo Dirkschneider and Michael Wagener (later to become a top producer) in Solingen, which was the predecessor of U.D.O.

After the breaking up of Accept in 1987, a large fan community followed Udo Dirkschneider to U.D.O.

Starting with the first albums Animal House in 1988 and Mean Machine in 1989 U.D.O. proved to be pure heavy metal without any Trend-Sound influences. Both albums continued where Accept had left of in 1986 wi ...read more

U.D.O. is a German heavy metal band founded by lead singer Udo Dirkschneider in 1987. Closely tied to the name U.D.O. is Accept, founded by Udo Dirkschneider and Michael Wagener (later to become a top producer) in Solingen, which was the predecessor of U.D.O.

After the breaking up of Accept in 1987, a large fan community followed Udo Dirkschneider to U.D.O.

Starting with the first albums Animal House in 1988 and Mean Machine in 1989 U.D.O. proved to be pure heavy metal without any Trend-Sound influences. Both albums continued where Accept had left of in 1986 with Russian Roulette. Animal House was played in by Peter Szigeti (guitars), Frank Rittel from Warlock (bass), Mathias Dieth from Sinner (guitars),Thomas Franke (drums) and of course Udo Dirkschneider (vocals.

When Mean Machine was released in 1989 U.D.O. had a totally different look. From the line-up which had played on Animal House, remained besides Udo only Mathias Dieth (guitar). New were Andy Susemihl (guitar), Thomas Smuszynski (bass) and Stefan Schwarzmann (drums).

Even though the unwritten U.D.O. law No-Keyboards was broken, U.D.O. achieved an amazing success, with the album Faceless World, produced by ex-Accept drummer Stefan Kaufmann.

At first disputed, it turned out to be, with Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Mathias Dieth (guitar), Wolla Boehm (guitar), Thomas Smuszynski (bass) and Stefan Schwarzmann (drums), U.D.O.'s most sold album so far.

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Similar Bands: Accept, Warlock, Judas Priest

LPs
Steelhammer
05/24/2013

4
4 Votes
Rev-Raptor
2011

3.7
12 Votes
Dominator
2009

3.8
10 Votes
Mastercutor
2007

3.8
10 Votes
Mission No. X
2005

3.4
7 Votes
Thunderball
2004

3.7
9 Votes
Man And Machine
2002

3.4
7 Votes
Holy
1999

3.9
9 Votes
No Limits
1998

4
6 Votes
Solid
1997

3.6
9 Votes
Timebomb
1991

4.1
15 Votes
Faceless World
1990

3.8
11 Votes
Mean Machine
1988

3.8
14 Votes
Animal House
1987

4.2
19 Votes
EPs
Leatherhead
2011

4.5
1 Votes
Infected
2009

The Wrong Side of Midnight
2007

24/7
2005

Live Albums
Best of & Live
2009

Mastercutor Alive
2008

Nailed To Metal - The Missing Tracks
2003

3.5
1 Votes
Live From Russia
2001

Compilations
Metallized - 20 Years of Metal
2007

Best Of
1999

2.8
2 Votes

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