Rounding off a special anniversary year for the band (thirty five years since foundation of the group as well as launching the debut album Animal House ) and its fearless leader and voice Udo Dirkschneider (who turned seventy this April!), November 18th 2022 will see German heavy metal legends U.D.O. release an extensive career-spanning ‘best of’ compilation, titled The Legacy.

With such a rich, high class catalogue gathered within the past three and a half decades, it’s simply an impossible task to compile a double CD of material and satisfy everyone, but The Legacy is by far the most extensive retrospective the band has ever released, featuring thirty three tracks overall and including songs from all the U.D.O. studio albums. Among these tracks are four rare songs which a lot of U.D.O.‘s loyal followers will hear for the first time here.

The Legacy proves, if any proof were needed,  that U.D.O. has produced classics throughout their entire career. Their longevity and quality of output is almost unmatched within the heavy metal scene.


CD 1:
Fear Detector
Metal Never Dies
Wilder Life (rare bonus track)
One Heart One Soul
Make The Move
What A Hell Of A Night (rare bonus track)
Falling Angels (rare bonus track)
Metal Machine
Dust And Rust (rare bonus track)
I Give As Good As I Get
Rock’n’Roll Soldiers

CD 2:
Blind Eyes
Man And Machine
Like A Lion
Shout It Out
Freelance Man
Independence Day
Metal Eater
Future Land
Blitz Of Lightning
We’re History
Break The Rules
Go Back To Hell
They Want War