U.D.O. Posts Video For “Heavy Rain”

Saturday, 22nd June 2013

Germany’s U.D.O. – featuring former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider – have posted the video for the “Heavy Rain,” which comes from the band’s new album, Steelhammer, which was released on May 24 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold.

Guitarist Igor Gianola recently left U.D.O. and was replaced by Finnish axeman Kasperi Heikkinen.

U.D.O. last year announced the addition of guitarist Andrey Smirnov to the group’s ranks. He replaced Stefan Kaufmann, who left the group for health reasons.

Stefan will continue to work with U.D.O. behind the scenes and produce other bands at his Roxx studio.

Kaufmann was the drummer for ACCEPT on nine albums but was forced to give up drumming towards the end of the band’s initial run due to health problems.

Stefan joined U.D.O. as a guitar player in 1996, following ACCEPT’s second breakup, and has recorded nine albums with them.

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