Bassist Fitty Wienhold has introduced his departure from U.D.O., the German heavy metallic band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider.
Fitty, who joined U.D.O. in 1996, broke the information of his exit in a four-minute video message which was posted to his YouTube channel. He stated: “After 22 years being with Udo as a buddy, with U.D.O. as a bass participant, songwriter, motivator and I do not know what or extra, I made a decision to take a brand new approach in my life and go away the band. I can’t go away the U.D.O. household, as a result of it was way more than only a enterprise. I shall be there once I’m wanted — as a songwriter, as a buddy, as an advisor… no matter.”
He continued: “I am unable to put in phrases what all these years meant to me, what these years gave to me, what you all gave to me. Actually, it was 1 / 4 of my life.
“I all the time stated that we musicians are nothing with out our followers, and what we’re doing is only for you, only for them.”
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Fitty added: “I am grateful that I’ve met so many good folks everywhere in the world, and it was all the time a heat welcome. And I all the time felt that to offer 100% shouldn’t be sufficient.
“Anyway, the world would not cease turning and life goes on — U.D.O. goes on, and so lengthy Udo is alive, he shall be all the time a dwelling idol. There aren’t so many on the market like him — perhaps no one — and he by no means upset you — by no means — so get pleasure from each present, each second you might be with him.”
Wienhold‘s last efficiency with U.D.O. will happen subsequent month in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
U.D.O.‘s new album, “Steelfactory”, was launched on August 31 by way of AFM.