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|Released||March 29, 2004|
|Recorded||August – December 2003|
|Studio||Roxx Studio, Pulheim, Germany|
Thunderball is the ninth studio album by German heavy metal band U.D.O. After their previous studio album, U.D.O. had released the DVD Nailed to Metal and an accompanying live CD titled Nailed to Metal: The Missing Tracks in 2003.
The title of this album and Udo Dirkschneider's posture on the cover are allusions to the 1965 film Thunderball .
The album was recorded at Roxx Studio in Pulheim.
All music is composed by Udo Dirkschneider and Stefan Kaufmann except where noted.
|2.||"The Arbiter"||Igor Gianola||4:07|
|3.||"Pull the Trigger"||Fitty Weinhold||4:34|
|4.||"Fistful of Anger"||Gianola||3:11|
|5.||"The Land of the Midnight Sun"||5:18|
|6.||"Hell Bites Back"||3:09|
|7.||"Trainride in Russia"||4:45|
|8.||"The Bullet and the Bomb"||Weinhold||3:58|
|9.||"The Magic Mirror"||4:56|
|10.||"Tough Luck II"||3:36|
|2.||"Blind Eyes" (Video)|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||47|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||83|
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