Genre: Heavy Metal

Formats: Digipak, Ltd. Boxset, Ltd. Colored Vinyl 
Release Date: 22nd October 2021

Label: AFM Marketing Distribution: Suburban / Bertus
 Promotion: The Rock Online

The title of the new studio album by the band around rock icon Udo Dirkschneider (original voice of the cult
band Accept) has become a statement that has a lot to talk about.

Dirkschneider stands for clear, straightforward words. “If mankind doesn’t rethink some things, it could have
drastic consequences,” he says. Last but not least, “Game Over” is the realistic, sober observation of an artist who
has seen the world more intensely than hardly anyone else. Born in Solingen, he has been on tour around the
world for over four decades. He traveled to Russia at the time of the Iron Curtain, gave concerts at an altitude of
over 4000 meters in Peru and experienced the planet and its inhabitants many times more privately than some of
us would manage as a normal traveler.
He processes a central thought on “Game Over”: “We all, no matter where we live, just have this one planet. If
something happens on, it always has international implications.”

Global climate change is one of the topics that Dirkschneider brings up on the album. “Floods in Germany or the
fires in southern Europe and Turkey have shown how urgent it is to do something,” says the musician. “But not
only here. The world is also increasingly having a peace problem. International arms trade and private arms
possession are increasing. In many countries, there is an increasing number of shootings among minors, including
in schools. In addition, there is an unknown number of child soldiers who are actively involved in the war in many
A theme that the song. “Kids And Guns” treats.

No question about it – Udo Dirkschneider is a cosmopolitan who is at home in the world and always sees it in its

Musically, too, he thinks and feels extremely international. So “Game Over” has become a virtually ageless,
cosmopolitan work. Songs like “Metal Never Dies”, “Kids And Guns” or “Prophecy” are precise, punchy, catchy
and powerful and make the album a straight rock ´n roll“ output that goes straight to the top. Crashing riffs, precise
grooving basses and an impulsive heavyness dominate the songs. Anyone who likes unpolished, straightforward
heavy rock will immediately feel at home here.
With hundreds of shows around the world, right down to the most unknown areas, the band is a familiar
conglomerate of thoroughbred musicians and friends. Each of them knows exactly where to fit perfectly into the
other’s note. You can feel every how familiar the musicians are with each other and how passionate they are:
All the songs on the album have a own distinctive character, which is just as convincing today as it will be

Udo Dirkschneider (Vocals), Andrey Smirnov (Guitars), Fabian Dee Dammers (Guitars), Tilen Hudrap (Bass), Sven
Dirkschneider (Drums)