Rounding off a special anniversary year for the band (35 years since foundation of the group as well as launching the debut album ‚Animal House) and its fearless leader and voice Udo Dirkschneider (who turned 70 this April), November 18 2022 will see German Heavy Metal legends U.D.O. release an extensive career-spanning ‘best of’ compilation, titled The Legacy. […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY DIGIMAG #200 HERE There’s been some big albums, tours and announcements this week, making the choice for the DigiMag cover a little harder than usual, but we think we got it right by electing to have Electric Mary and Shotgun Mistress share the space, both talking about their upcoming tour that sees them […] …Continue Reading

Udo Dirkschneider needs no introduction amongst old-school metal lovers. Starting his distinguished career as vocalist for Accept, he continued pushing with projects U.D.O and Dirkschneider to firmly establish himself among the greats. Musically, Udo is an enigma, a man who has consistently and successfully done things entirely his own way, which is an increasing rarity […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY DIGIMAG #195 HERE HEAVY isn’t about just giving exposure to established bands who have an existing fan base. We also try to identify emerging talent and, where possible, reward such bands with featured interviews and the occasional cover story where possible. It gives us great pleasure this week to introduce you to Stillnight, […] …Continue Reading

He is THE constant among the German metal scene – Udo Dirkschneider. Originally becoming world-famous as a founding member of ACCEPT, he continues to steadily expand upon his international successes with his U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER outfits. Remaining true to himself over the years in a way few musicians could, Dirkschneider consistently bucks music industry trends in favour of following his heart. Yet his […] …Continue Reading