“”Touchdown” turned out to be a very aggressive album because of the current times” – exclusive interview with U.D.O.

Author Arto Mäenpää - 14.6.2023

After touring Australia and Japan as well as kicking off this year’s festival season by introducing new bassist Peter Baltes last month, U.D.O. — the heavy metal five-piece led by former Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider — let the next cat out of the bag today: In between various live activities throughout the year, the band have been very productive having recorded a massive, 13-track album, at various locations. Crafted with producer and mixing engineer Martin “Mattes” Pfeiffer at Redhead Studio (Wilhelmshaven, Germany) and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann at ROXX Studio (Solingen, Germany),Touchdown is scheduled to land in the end zone of the heavy metal world on August 25 through Atomic Fire Records. The record also includes a guest appearance by violinist Stefan Pintev on the closing track, and bass tracks were recorded by Baltes. Artwork was provided by Martin Häusler who was also responsible for shooting band photos in support of the new album campaign.

Touchdown track listing:

01. Isolation Man
02. The Flood
03. The Double Dealer’s Club
04. Fight For The Right
05. Forever Free
06. Punchline
07. Sad Man’s Show
08. The Betrayer
09. Heroes Of Freedom
10. Better Start To Run
11. The Battle Understood
12. Living Hell
13. Touchdown

The LP’s first single, “Forever Free”, as well as album pre-order options, will become available on Friday, June 23.

U.D.O. played their only show in Finland this summer at Lisää Löylyä festival in Laihia on June 10th and Chaoszine sat down before the band’s show with singer Udo Dirkschneider, bassist Peter Baltes and drummer Sven Dirkschneider to discuss about the group’s upcoming album as well as about the band’s future plans. You can check out the video interview below:

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