U.D.O. Reveal New Guitarist
Lgendary German heavy metal force U.D.O.
have released the following update:
“We are very proud to officially announce our new band member Andrey
Smirnov. It was a long search and we met a lot of talented musicians.
But at the end it was an easy decision since Andrey is the perfect fit
for the band (as a friend and as a musician). Everybody in the band and
around is very happy to have met Andrey just in perfect timing.
Andrey Smirnov (born December 31st, 1983) is the Russian rock
musician, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter who is the lead
vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter and founder of the Russian
modern metal band EVERLOST. He is also the session guitarist of PAUL
DI'ANNO, BLAZE BAYLEY
(ex-IRON MAIDEN) and once was a part of famous
Russian metal bands MASTER, EPIDEMIA and few others. Andrey is the well
respected studio musician. His major label releases only in 2012 consist
of Everlost single, famous Russian rock star Artur Berkut album,
popular Soviet hair-metal legend of the 80th Galaxy and his own solo
album Adrenaline. For most of these albums Andrey worked as the
sound-producer, arranger and guitarist. Also, for the last few years
Smirnov is touring guitarist of Russian retro-heroes ZEMLYANE.
Andrey was with us in the studio recording the new album and was
already a very important part of team. His live debut with U.D.O. will
be the US tour scheduled for April. The band is really looking forward
to come back to their fans in the US after such a long time. Even better
to present something very special to the US fans now.”
A photo of Smirnov can be seen below: