U.D.O.: No Limits-1998.

U.D.O.:Heavy Metal from Germany.


Animal HouseFull-length1987
They Want WarSingle1988 
Mean MachineFull-length1989
U.D.O. / MammothSplit1989 
Heart of GoldSingle1990 
Faceless WorldFull-length1990
Two Faced WomanSingle1997 
Independence DaySingle1997 
No LimitsFull-length1998
Best OfCompilation1999 
Live from RussiaLive album2001
Dancing with an AngelSingle2002 
Man and MachineFull-length2002
Nailed to Metal – The Missing TracksLive album2003 
Nailed to Metal – The Complete HistoryVideo2003 
Mission No. XFull-length2005
The Wrong Side of MidnightEP2007 
Mastercutor AliveLive album2008 
Mastercutor AliveVideo2008 
Best Of & LiveCompilation2009 
Wacken Hymne – Heavy Metal W:O:ASplit2010 
Wacken Hymne – Wacken Will Never DieSplit2011 
U.D.O.: Celebrator (Rare Tracks)Split2012 
Live in SofiaLive album2012 
Metal MachineSingle2013 
Steelhammer – Live from MoscowVideo2014 
Navy Metal NightVideo2015 
Live – Back to the RootsLive album2016 
Live – Back to the Roots – Accepted!Live album2017 
Rising HighSingle2018 
One Heart One SoulSingle2018 
Fire Blood and Steel / Blood on FireSplit2019 
We Are OneCollaboration2020
Future Is the Reason WhySingle2020 
Where the Angels FlySingle2020 
Man And Machine (Live)Single2021 
Wrong Side Of Midnight (Live)Single2021 
Live in Bulgaria 2020 – Pandemic Survival ShowLive album2021
Metal Never DiesSingle2021 
Kids and GunsSingle2021 
Game OverFull-length2021


Udo DirkschneiderVocals (1987-1991, 1996-present)
See also: Dirkschneider & the Old Gang, Dirkschneider, Metal All Stars, ex-Accept, ex-Band X
Andrey SmirnovGuitars (2012-present)
See also: Andrey SmirnovEverlostFlash of AggressionNebesa, Andrey Smirnoff’s The Loner, Земляне, ex-Shadow Host, ex-Д.И.В.А., ex-Мастер, ex-Blaze Bayley (live), ex-Paul Di’Anno (live), ex-Эпидемия (live), ex-Галактика
Sven DirkschneiderDrums (2015-present)
See also: Dirkschneider & the Old Gang, .damaged, Dirkschneider (live), ex-Saxon (live)
Tilen HudrapBass (2018-present)
See also: ThrawKellerWartune, Scepsis, James Rivera’s SJS (live), ex-Paradox, ex-Pestilence, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Testament (live)
Dee DammersGuitars (2018-present)
See also: Dirty D’Sire, The Treatment

Past Members:

Dieter RubachBass (1987-1988)
See also: ex-Bad Steve, ex-Band X, ex-Lichtblick
Frank RittelBass (1987)
See also: ex-Beast, ex-Energy, ex-Warlock, ex-Coracko, ex-Snakebite, ex-Thales
Thomas FrankeDrums (1987-1988)
See also: ex-Stallion, ex-Warrant, ex-Nightprowler, ex-Snakebite
Andy SusemihlGuitars (1987-1989)
See also: David Reece, Andy Susemihl, ex-Sinner, ex-Ape, ex-Lazy, ex-Mr. Perfect
Mathias DiethGuitars (1987-1991)
See also: Dirkschneider & the Old GangGravestone, ex-Sinner, ex-Ape
Peter SzigetiGuitars (1987)
See also: Killa Notes, ex-Beast, ex-Energy, ex-Stonewashed, ex-Velvet Viper, ex-Warlock, ex-Coracko, ex-Jeff Brown, ex-Snakebite
Thomas “Bodo” SmuszynskiBass (1988-1991)
See also: Bourbon $treet, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Running Wild, ex-Darxon, ex-Kathy Hawk
Stefan SchwarzmannDrums (1988-1991, 1996-1998)
See also: Pänzer, ex-Accept, ex-Helloween, ex-Herman Frank, ex-Paradox, ex-Running Wild, ex-Voice, ex-Cronos Titan, ex-Krokus, ex-X-Wild, ex-Godiva (live), ex-Born Loosers, ex-Canberra, ex-Die Suicides
Wolfgang “Wolla” BöhmGuitars (1990)
See also: ex-Universe, ex-Darxon, ex-Stormwind, ex-Bourbon $treet, ex-Snakebite
Frank FrickeGuitars (1991)
See also: ex-Sacred Chao, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Siren, ex-X-Mas Project, ex-Living Death, ex-Laos
Fitty WienholdBass (1996-2018)
See also: ex-Bullet, Dirkschneider (live)
Jürgen GrafGuitars (1996-1998)
See also: ex-Bullet, ex-Sign (Deu)
Stefan KaufmannGuitars (1996-2012)
See also: Dirkschneider & the Old Gang, ex-Accept
Lorenzo MilaniDrums (1999-2004)
Igor GianolaGuitars (1999-2013)
See also: CoreLeoni, ex-Jorn, ex-Wild Willy’s Gang, ex-Ain’t Dead Yet, ex-Arrakis, ex-Gotthard (live)
Francesco JovinoDrums (2005-2014)
See also: David Reece, Vanishing Signs, Voodoo Circle, ex-Edge of Forever, ex-Jorn, ex-Primal Fear, ex-Sinner, ex-Sunstorm, ex-Hardline
Kasperi HeikkinenGuitars (2013-2017)
See also: Beast in BlackMerging FlareConquest, ex-Iconofear, Guardians of Mankind, ex-Amberian Dawn, ex-Gamma Ray (live), ex-Elenium, ex-Disease, ex-Dirkschneider (live)
Bill HudsonGuitars (2017-2018)
See also: Circle II CircleMetal Against CoronavirusNorthTaleDoro (live), ex-The Supremacy, ex-Jon Oliva’s Pain, Emphatic, I Am Morbid, ex-Aquaria, ex-Avian, ex-Cellador, ex-Power Quest, ex-Kobra and the Lotus (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live), ex-Epicurean (live), ex-Savatage (live), ex-Written in Blood, ex-Vital Remains (live), ex-Westfield Massacre

Vitalij Kuprij: Extreme Measures-1998.

Vitalij Kuprij (Ukrainian: Віталій Купрій; born July 7, 1974[1]) is a Ukrainian-American pianistcomposer, music teacher, and keyboardist for Ring of Fire and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He resides in Reading, Pennsylvania and sometimes even at The Blue Falls Grove when he is not touring.[2]

Vitalij began piano studies at Kyiv‘s Mykola Lysenko Music Academy where he studied with Professor Nina Najditsch. After graduation, he went to Switzerland to study with Vienna’s Rudolf Buchbinder at the Basel Conservatory. In 1995, Mr Kuprij was sent to the United States upon recommendation by Sir James Galway to study with pianist Gary Graffman, President and Director of Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. From Curtis, while on full scholarship, he obtained another degree and graduated in 2000.

Galway chose him as his accompanist for the International Flute Seminar Master Classes held in Switzerland and for work on an international tour. Galway and Vitalij were on National Public Radio in the United States when Galway played a world-premier of one of his original compositions written for piano and flute. Soon thereafter, Vitalij was featured on WRTI for an hour broadcast from Philadelphia titled “Crossover with Jill Pasternak”.

On March 7, 1999, Vitalij was selected as the soloist to perform the “Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1” with the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall,[3] followed by performances at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.

After performing his Carnegie Hall solo debut, Kuprij was featured in a two-page spread in the New York Times written by arts and entertainment writer Dan Wakin.

During the summer of 2007, Vitalij appeared at Mexico’s “Music Fest” in Mexico City.

Vitalij is negotiating with the Kyiv Philharmonic to record the Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto.[citation needed]

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

In 2009, he joined the progressive rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a pianist/keyboard player and has been hired back for each subsequent tour ever since. He has toured extensively with TSO in North America and Europe.[2][4] Vitalij appears on TSO’s first EP, Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night), released in 2012, playing piano on “Winter Palace” and “Time You Should be Sleeping”. Vitalij received a writing credit for “King Rurik”, a song from Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Letters from the Labyrinth album. He was also featured as additional keyboardist of Savatage during its 2015 Wacken reunion show. [5]


In 2017, he joined 2Cellos as keyboardist for their 2017-2018 North American tours.[6]


When he is not touring, Vitalij works on writing and composing his own piano concerto. He plans to dedicate his concerto to the memory of his late father and mentor who was a professor of trombone and music theory in a conservatory in Ukraine.[citation needed]

Solo albums

  • High Definition (1997)
  • Extreme Measures (1998)
  • VK3 (1999)
  • Works of Liszt and Chopin (2001)
  • Forward and Beyond (2004)
  • The Modern European Tradition (2005)
  • Revenge (2005)
  • Glacial Inferno (2007)
  • Glacial Inferno & Revenge (compilation, 2007)
  • 12 Months of the Year (2008)
  • Journeys (2017)
  • Bridges (with Gary Ginsberg, 2019)
  • Progression (2020)

Greg Howe


  • Promised Land (2003)

Ring of Fire

  • The Oracle (2001)
  • Burning Live in Tokyo (2002)
  • Dreamtower (2003)
  • Battle of Leningrad (2014)


Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Top-10: 1998.

Witchery:Restless & Dead. Bolt Thrower:Mercenary. Kamelot:Siége Perilous. Hammerfall:Legacy Of Kings. King Diamond:Voodoo. Bal Sagoth:Battle Magic. Symphony X:Twilight In Olympus. Brainstorm:Unholy. Ancient Rites:Fatherland. Diabolical Masquerade:Nightwork.