This issue also includes a 200 page pdf and 100 free mp3 songs!!
INTERVIEWS this issue include:  Joe Bonamassa, Halestorm, Dee Snider, Tyketto, Nazareth, Ann Wislon, Enuff Z’ Nuff, Tarja, UDO, Glass Tiger, Primal Fear, Monster Truck, Epica, Uriah Heep, Hardcore Superstar and many, many more...
Our ‘Divine Decade’ series looks at 1979 and includes debut albums by Saxon, Accept, Axe and Aviary amongst others, as well as classic live albums such as Judas Priest’s ‘Unleashed In The East’, UFO’s ‘Strangers In The Night’ and Cheap Trick’s monumental ‘At Budokan’. Albums of the year?  AC/DC ‘Highway To Hell’, Kiss ‘Dynasty’, Whitesnake ‘Lovehunter’ and Rainbow’s ‘Down To Earth’. What a year!!
Our enthusiasts Guide looks at the off-shoot projects and solo albums from the members of Queen while ‘Unsung Heroes’ takes an in-depth look at the career of Jon Stevens.
ALL THIS and so much more, including over 50 pages of reviews, including full page review of the new Steve Perry solo album, ‘Traces’!!
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U.D.O - "One Heart One Soul" (2018) // official clip // AFM Records

AFM RECORDS is damn proud to present you the NEW official Video “One Heart One Soul
From the German metal gods U.D.O.! Taken from the new album “Steelfactory” which hit the streets August 31st.2018 worldwide!
Check out and bang your head!

U.D.O. 'Navy Metal Night' Out July 31st (EU) / August 18th (US)

Release Year: 
Friday, July 31, 2015
On July 31st, the new U.D.O. DVD/2CD 'Navy Mettal Night' will be released via AFM Records.

In February 2014, U.D.O. played a very special sold out show, accompanied by a German Navy Orchestra (Marinemusikkorps Nordsee). The symphonic sound of the orchestra and the choir  merged with the songs of U.D.O.  and made the evening a unique unforgettable experience for the audience.

This bombastic live event will now be made available for all fans of U.D.O., either on DVD or BluRay plus 2 CDs.

And at this year’s WACKEN OPEN AIR, the unique musical collaboration can be seen live on stage  again, this time with the German Federal Armed Forces Orchestra.
"I was simply overwhelmed by the whole event, it’ss like a dream came true”,  Udo Dirkschneider states. “It’s really more than words can say. This DVD will be something special to me, definitely a highlight of my career.”
“Navy Metal Night” is produced by Mattes & Björn Schlüter and co-produced by Udo Dirkschneider. Mixed by Mattes & Björn at Redhead Studio A, Wilhelmshaven and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Ribe, Denmark.

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - HERMAN RAREBELL, JACK BLADES

Monday, February 23, 2015
Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features interviews with former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell (Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock), U.D.O. vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (ex Accept), journalist Martin Popoff, stand up comedian/actor Bethany Black, and independent music marketing expert John Oszajca, and is now available for streaming at this link:


In the first hour, Udo Dirkschneider discusses the writing and recording of U.D.O's new album 'Decadent', their touring plans, and chooses 2 tracks from the new release.

Night Ranger frontman Jack Blades talks about the band's forthcoming UK dates (London, Islington 02 Academy, Thurs 12
th March, Hard Rock Hell AOR, Wales, Sunday 14th March) and what fans can expect from the setlist. Jack also reveals that Night Ranger may begin working on a new album after their summer tour of the US ends later in 2015, gives an update on Revolution Saints, and chooses 2 Night Ranger tracks.

Also in part 1, the show's ongoing series of interviews with musicians and comedians who are fans of Monty Python continues as stand up comic Bethany Black (star of Russell T Davies's 'Banana') drops in to talk about her love of Kiss, Monty Python, and her roller derby adventures as 'Beth Leppard'. Beth chooses a favourite Python song and Kiss classic.

In part 2, former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell talks about his new album of re-recorded Scorpions classics, 'Herman's Scorpions Songs' (featuring Bobby Kimball, Doogie White, Don Dokken, Tony Martin, and many more), his current role as drummer in Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, playing on Pete Way's solo album, and the population explosion in France which was partly fuelled by the Scorpions' 'Still Loving You'. Plus three songs from 'Herman's Scorpions Songs'.

Esteemed journalist Martin Popoff takes a look at the history of 80s Metal with his new book 'The Big Book of Hair Metal: The Illustrated Oral History of Metal's Debauched Decade', and chooses 80s classics from Ratt and Whitesnake. (www.martinpopoff.com )

And finally, musician and online music marketing expert John Oszajca talks about 'Music Marketing Manifesto', his course for independent musicians, inspired by his own major label experiences at the sharp end of the music industry. John explains how the course can help musicians to make a clear strategy to get their music out to the right audience, and survive in the 21st century music industry (www.musicmarketingmanifesto.com)

You can also listen on Sunday 22nd February 15:00-17:00, Tuesday 24th February 12:00-14:00 and Thursday 26th January 07:00-09:00 on  www.totalrock.com

U.D.O. “Decadent” Cover Artwork And New Tour Dates!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
U.D.O. “Decadent” cover artwork and new tourdates!

U.D.O. reveal cover artwork of their new album “Decadent” (which will be released on January 23rd in Europe and February 3rd  2015  in the US) and announce the first dates of their European tour 2015. More dates will follow soon.

U.D.O. Decadent Tour:

Mar 06, 2015 D-Würzburg - Posthalle
Mar 07, 2015 D-München - Backstage
Mar 11, 2015 D-Hamburg - Markthalle
Mar 13, 2015 D-Kiel - Pumpe 6
Mar 14, 2015 DK-Kolding - Godset
Mar 18, 2015 D-Bochum - Zeche
Mar 19, 2015 D-Losheim/Saarland - Eisenbahnhalle
Mar 20, 2015 D-Andernach - JUZ
Mar 21, 2015 D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
Mar 22, 2015 D-Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
Mar 25, 2015 D-Nürnberg - Hirsch
Mar 26, 2015 D-Berlin - C Club
Mar 27, 2015 D-Leipzig - Hellraiser
Mar 28, 2015 D-Regensburg - Airport
Mar 31, 2015 GB-London - The Garage
Apr 03, 2015 GB-Nuneaton - Queens Hall
Apr 09, 2015 E-Madrid - Sala Caracol
Apr 10, 2015 E-Valladolid - Polideportivo
Apr 11, 2015 E-Zaragoza - CC Delicias
Apr 12, 2015 E-Barcelona - Sala Salamandra
Apr 14, 2015 E-Ibiza Wacken Cruise - tba
Apr 16, 2015 E-Valencia - Sala Rock City
Apr 23, 2015 S-Stockholm - Klubben
Apr 24, 2015 S-Borlänge - Liljan
Apr 25, 2015 S-Gothenborg - Trädgårn
Apr 26, 2015 S-Malmö - KB
Apr 30, 2015 N-Oslo - Vulkan Arena
May 01, 2015 N-Haugesund - Karmoygeddon Festival
May 02, 2015 N-Trondheim - Byscenen
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