This EP is a prelude to their new album ‘REV-Raptor’ that will be released on May, 20. The ‘Leatherhead’ is a tribute to the Heavy Metal scene and its fans that are die hard. Straight and heavy riffs, relentless and heavy to the core I think that this song is gonna be a major metal hit. The ‘Rock’n’Roll Soldiers’ describes perfectly the very essence of U.D.O. and the personal stance of all the band members, from the days of ACCEPT back in the 70’s till now. The ‘Free or Rebellion’ and ‘Run!’ though they can be found in ‘Thundervision’ DVD are excellent add-ons, with the former bringing to my mind the ‘I’m a Rebel’ days and the latter to have something from the low but heavy pace of ‘Can’t Stand the Night’. In short, as MANOWAR once sung “whimpers and posers leave the hall”. And one should be certain, U.D.O. practice what they preach!
On November 9th, the new live documents of German’s Metal icon#1, Udo Dirkschneider, and his band will be released. “Live In Sofia” also marks the end of an era somehow, as the stable U.D.O. lineup that performed together for many years will be shown for a last time. As it became public that guitarist Stefan Kaufmann will be no longer available for the band due to health reasons, “Live In Sofia” will be the last U.D.O. DVD with Stefan.