U.D.O. w/ Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr release video for “Neon Animal” feat. Manuela Markewitz
U.D.O. with Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr (Concert Band of the German Armed Forces) have unveiled another video, and this time for the ballad “Neon Animal”, in support of their upcoming new album titled We Are One, which will be released via AFM Records on July 17, 2020.
The following message was posted on Dustin Hardman‘s Facebook page earlier today (with slight edits):
“U.D.O. and the Musikkorps der Bundeswehr/Band of the German Armed Forces released the second brand-new single video “Neon Diamond”
In “Neon Diamond” Udo shows his entire vocal range in a ballad-like duet with the exceptional singer Manuela Markewitz!
“The guitar riff immediately reminds you of the time of Metal Heart, plus the incredible voice of the charming Lady Manuela in a duet with Udo, which ensures a great, unique timbre and puts the icing on the cake!
The highly acclaimed album “We Are One will be released on July 17th, 2020 via AFM-Records worldwide!
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 songs have been developed and arranged by U.D.O. together with Christoph Scheibling. The two former Accept musicians 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.
Stay tuned for more news coming soon!”
U.D.O. w/ Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr‘s “Neon Animal” video feat. Manuela Markewitz: