Happy release day! U.D.O. and the Musikkorps der Bundeswehr/Band of the German Armed Forces released their highly acclaimed album “We Are One” worldwide via AFM-Records!
German Rock band U.D.O, including icon Udo Dirkschneider (the original voice of Accept with worldwide hits such as `Balls To The Wall‘, `Metal Heart‘ etc) presents, together with the renowned Concert Band of the German Armed Forces under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Scheibling, a unique worldwide musical project.
The album contains 15 new songs that will be released through AFM Records /Soulfood Music. All new songs have been developed and arranged by U.D.O. together with Christoph Scheibling. The two former Accept musicians Accept-Mitstreiter Stefan Kaufmann and Peter Baltes have been part of the songwriting too – as well as the German Armed Forces´ composers Guido Rennert and Alexander Reuber. The title of the album `We Are One‘ has been the driving force for everyone involved.
Whatever anyone might think about the `rock band meets orchestra‘ collaborations that already exist in the music world, this is far from what `We Are One‘ really is. This is one of the most elaborate concept albums the market has ever seen, the hard rocking sound of U.D.O. has not only been intensified by a 60 piece orchestra, but contains some unique arrangements that underline how characteristic yet versatile U.D.O. is.
This project surprises the listener in every aspect, and is a project with a clear statement: ‘We Are One‘ is a critical reflection of a world in which we all leave our mark, and in which we all have to show responsibility