German heavy metal band U.D.O. has recorded a special song for upcoming album “Steelhammer,” which will be released on May 24, 2013 (May 21, 2013 U.S.). The track is called Basta Ya.
â€œThe youth in Europe is in a unique situation at the moment,â€ vocalist Udo Dirkschneider explains. â€œThey are the first generation to grow up in a united Europe and therefore the first who have to deal with the circumstances this brings. Also, however hard their respective situation might be, they hold the future in their hands.â€œ
Dirkschneider himself lives in Ibiza, Spain, a country where the effects of the Euro crisis left unmistakable marks, with an unemployment rate of 50% among the adolescents. “This is something I really think about a lot,” Dirkschneider speaks out. “Iâ€™m a family father myself, a father of two now adult kids who both just started their working life. Young people need chances, opportunities to reach something. What happens in Spain right now, is far away from this. Itâ€™s obvious that a whole generation is in fear of losing their livelihood.”
This is the first track Udo Dirkschneider has recorded in Spanish. “Basta Ya” is a typical shout in Spanish speaking countries to protest against injustice. At the same time itâ€™s a shout of motivation, to force a change. Vitor Garcia of Spainâ€™s Warcy sings â€œBasta Yaâ€ in a duet with Dirkschneider.