U.D.O. – “Steelhammer – Live From Moscow” DVD/2CD, Bluray/2CD, Vinyl (AFM Records)
Grandaddy metal’s back – and rockin the Arena Hall in Moscow no less! UDO was one of the first bands to tour Russia, so for the man, his band and their fans there is a special meaning, a bond, between them hence why they were the prime choice – and clearly up for it – for the recording of this live DVD. Now with a new line-up made up of Andrey Smirnov (guitar), Kasperi Heikkinen (guitar), Fitty Wienhold (bass), and Francesco Jovino (drums), what better way to prove yourself to your loyalest fans than by putting together a special set list made up of classics, new favorites and rarities and delivering them with the masterful voice and showmanship that makes UDO a top live attraction in this part of the world. From ‘Metal Machine’ to ‘Burning Heart’ to Accept’s classic ‘Metal Heart’ this mega 21 tracker satisfies the big expectations of the Russian fans judging by their raucous response to the band’s tight power packed delivery and Udo’s heart felt rapport. If that wasn’t enough the whole OTT affair is offered in a dazzling array of formats including triple-vinyl Russian national colors – Putin must be blushing – so just say ‘Da!’ and feel the heat of the steel in Moscow!!!!