Following last year’s departure of Stefan Kaufmann, German metallers U.D.O. have welcomed Andrey Smirnov to the band. The Russian guitarist, who has done session work for Paul Di’Anno and Blaze Bayley among many others, has already recorded with U.D.O. and will soon join them on tour. According to the band (via Blabbermouth):
It was a long search 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.
Read more and check out North American tour dates at Blabbermouth.