Friday Release #116
"U.D.O." the and of Udo Dirkschneider releases it's new album - "Game Over" and without noticing this is already their 17th album.
It's absolutely amazing how Udo Dirkschneider does not stop for a moment and continues to release materials from several projects simultaneously.
July 2020, U.D.O. Collaborated with "Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr", the military band of the German Federal Armed Forces, on an album called "We Are One".
In March 2021 the band U.D.O.'s fifth live album was released. Named "Live in Bulgaria 2020 - Pandemic Survival Show", which was recorded on September 18, 2020 and was one of the only shows that took place of such magnitude in front of an audience during the Covid-19 lockdowns.
This album included a collaboration with his former bandmates Peter Baltes (bass) and Stefan Kaufmann (guitar) and it led to the formation of a new band called "Dirkschneider & The Old Gang" which released an EP called "Arising" in August this year.
Today, as mentioned, the 17th studio album was released, Which includes no less than 16 new songs !!!
As can be understood even from the title of the album,"Game Over" continues the line of "We Are One" and warns that if humanity will not reconsider it's ways, it could find itself facing deadly consequences. The line of protest that calls for the world's awakening can also be learned from the title of the songs themselves. For example, "Prophecy," "Marching Tank," or "Kids And Guns," which deals with increased arms sales and regulation in the U.S. arms industry, leading to higher homicide rates.
Musically we get more of this great thing called U.D.O. - Powerful, melodic and sweeping Power/Symphonic metal.
This is the band's first studio album in 3 years, since the excellent "Steelfactory" LP released in 2018. This is the first time the band has written an entire album with the two new members, bassist Tilen Hudrap and guitarist Dee Dammers, who have already visited Israel in a live performance at the Havana Club TLV in April 2019.
01. Fear Detector
02. Holy Invaders
04. Empty Eyes
05. I See Red
06. Metal Never Dies
07. Kids And Guns
08. Like A Beast
09. Don't Wanna Say Goodbye
11. Marching Tank
12. Thunder Road
13. Midnight Stranger
14. Speed Seeker
15. Time Control
16. Metal Damnation