Mission No. X

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Mission No. X
Udo mission X.jpg
Studio album by U.D.O.
Released September 30, 2005
Recorded Roxx Studio, Pulheim, Germany, 2005
Genre Heavy metal
Label AFM Records
Producer Stefan Kaufmann
U.D.O. chronology
24/7 (EP)
(2005)24/7 (EP)2005
Mission No. X
The Wrong Side of Midnight (EP)
(2007)The Wrong Side of Midnight (EP)2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Mission No. X is U.D.O.'s tenth studio album, released on September 30, 2005 by AFM Records. The original release date was announced for October 4 but was pushed forward by one week.[2][3][4] It was recorded at Roxx Studio in Pulheim.[5]

Previous drummer Lorenzo Milani left the band due to "personal reasons" and was replaced by Edge of Forever drummer Francesco Jovino after their previous release.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Udo Dirkschneider and Stefan Kaufmann except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Embarkation"   1:30
2. "Mission No. X" Dirkschneider, Kaufmann, Igor Gianola 4:07
3. "24/7"   3:57
4. "Mean Streets"   4:21
5. "Primecrime on Primetime"   3:56
6. "Eye of the Eagle"   5:08
7. "Shell Shock Fever"   3:53
8. "Stone Hard"   4:21
9. "Breaking Down the Borders"   3:19
10. "Cry Soldier Cry"   5:16
11. "Way of Life" (Re-recorded Version)   3:39
12. "Mad for Crazy"   3:47
Total length: 47:14


  • The enhanced edition release by AFM Records contains the "Mean Streets" music video
  • The limited edition release by CD-Maximum contains the 24/7 EP along with the "Mean Streets" music video


Additional musicians

  • Mathias Dieth: solo guitar on "Way Of Life"
  • Johannes Schiefner - uilleann pipes on "Cry Soldier Cry"


  • Martin Häusler: Cover art, Design
  • Stefan Kaufmann: Producer, Engineering, Mixing
  • Manfred Melchior: Mastering
  • Dirk Schelpmeier: Photography


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "U.D.O.: New Album Details Revealed, Audio Samples Available". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved June 7, 2005. 
  3. ^ "U.D.O.: 'Mission No. X' Cover Artwork Posted Online". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved July 20, 2005. 
  4. ^ "U.D.O.: 'Mission No. X' To Arrive One Week Earlier". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved September 24, 2005. 
  5. ^ "U.D.O. - Mission No. X". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved May 28, 2010.