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Formed: 1989
From: Düsseldorf, Germany
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Latest Doro News

Below is our complete Doro news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Doro Reveals More Album Details

"Forever Warriors, Forever United" - its 100 days to go until the release of Doro's highly anticipated new studio album. 100 days of waiting until the metal queen unleashes 25 brand new songs, her first double album ever, upon the music world. But "Forever Warriors, Forever United" isn't simply just a double album - it's two new Doro records as one, which will be released as premium 2CD set and vinyl formats on August 17th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast.

On Forever Warriors, Doro channels her inner wild warrior, with tracks like "Bastards" or the first single "All For Metal" (release: June 8th) affirming this. Her duet with Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg "If I Can't Have You..." is sure to bring any metal head to their knees. This is Doro like you've never heard her before!

Forever United takes a more sentimental turn, with lyrical topics covering friendship, love and companionship. Highlights include Doro’s tribute to the late and great Lemmy. More...

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Doro To Release Double Album

The long awaited new Doro studio album will be released on August 17th 2018 via Nuclear Blast! Today, the metal queen is proud to announce the title of the follow-up to her hugely successful release Strong & Proud... get ready for "Forever Warriors, Forever United!"

Doro's 20th album will be a huge milestone as the band’s first-ever double album, so fans can expect 24 brand new songs from the metal queen, which will also undoubtedly feature some stunning surprises.

The album cover artwork was once again created by Doro's favourite artist Geoffrey Gillespie. It portrays DORO in the middle of a swarm of wild metal heads exuding attitude, power and a lot of positive vibes.

"The cover and the title form a perfect unit," Doro explains, "Just as it should be. It all fits perfectly in line with the songs, which also deal with some political themes.

"There are some big anthems on the album, countless heavy songs, as well as heart-warming melodies! The album is supposed to give you power and thus contains a lot of energy!"

Doro continues: "On 'Forever Warriors, Forever United,' there will be a lot of big rock heroes. Fans might be curious about the many awesome guest musicians involved."

Fans can note that the first single "All For Metal" will feature several metal heroes, who can also be seen in the upcoming music video which will be released in May. The list of these stars will be unveiled soon... and Doro is already convinced that "All For Metal" is going to be the new "All We Are'!"

Guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, Dead Dasies) and former Warlock guitarist Tommy Bolan, who also contributed to the highly acclaimed album Triumph & Agony in 1987, will of course also be part of the new album. More...

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At The Gates Confirmed For Bloodstock 2018

The organisers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced some more names, including Swedish melodic death metal pioneers, At The Gates, as well as groove metal originators Exhorder, who will play the Ronnie James Dio stage and Sophie Lancaster stage respectively, while joining Exhorder on the Sophie stage will be sludge metal outfit Weight Of The Tide and death metal group Sangre. The festival will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire and will be held from August 9th - 12th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Judas Priest (Headliner)
Gojira (Headliner)
Nightwish (Headliner)
At The Gates
Suicidal Tendencies
Mr. Big
Venom Inc.
Wednesday 13
Orden Ogan
Memoriam More...

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Doro Announces New Album

German heavy metal legend Doro has announced that she will release a new studio album on August 3rd through Nuclear Blast Records. Speaking about the album, Doro Pesch stated:

"The writing process of the album is complete and we're currently finalising the mixing. This new record is going to be a diverse album with many fast songs and countless metal anthems. To be honest, I believe that one of these songs could become the next 'All We Are'! The first song that I wrote for the new album is a song dedicated to Lemmy. It's called 'Living Life To The Fullest'!"

More details, including the title, artwork and tracklisting will be revealed once they become available.

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Just For Fun

10 Great Metal X-Mas Songs: A Playlist

We've compiled a playlist of some hard-hitting X-mas tunes so you can rock out this Holiday Season with your family and friends....

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Bloodstock Open Air Adds Four More Bands To Lineup

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has confirmed a further four bands to perform at next year's edition of the festival, including German heavy metal legend Doro, who will be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday night. Also added to the event are death metal supergroup Bloodbath, who will also perform on Friday, but on the Ronnie James Dio stage, while Greek symphonic death metal veterans Septicflesh and the Chris Jericho fronted heavy metal group Fozzy will also play the RJD stage, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The festival will take place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 10th to 12th. More bands will be confirmed over the coming year, including plenty of unsigned talent.

The current lineup is as follows:

Friday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Judas Priest

Friday: Sophie Lancaster Stage

Saturday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Orden Ogan

Sunday: Ronnie James Dio Stage

Sunday: Sophie Lancaster Stage

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MetalDays Tolmin Festival Reveals Running Order

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season?

Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.


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Doro Announces Warlock 30th Anniversary Shows

Released in 1987, "Triumph And Agony" is the fourth studio album from German heavy metal titan Warlock. The record was a mammoth success globally with hit singles and MTV's Headbangers Ball favorites "All We Are" and "Für immer" among other now-pinnacle anthems like "East Meets West," "Metal Tango," "I Rule The Ruins," and "Touch Of Evil."

In honor of its 30th anniversary, this September Warlock vocalist Doro Pesch will for the first time ever perform the album in its entirety on two European festival dates this Summer and a special run of U.S. live performances.

Joined by original "Triumph And Agony" guitarist Tommy Bolan alongside bassist Nick Douglas, drummer Johnny Dee, guitarist Bas Maas and guitarist/keyboardist Luca Princiotta, Pesch will hit Worcester, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

"'Triumph And Agony' was our breakthrough album in America," issues Pesch, "and it's still one of my absolute favorites! I'm so excited to play some of these songs for the first time and I'm so much looking forward to play with Tommy again. I'm sure it's gonna sound great and we'll put on a killer show." More...

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Doro Posts Lemmy Tribute

A year ago Motorhead fronter and rock legend Lemmy Kilmister passed away and his death marked the end of an era of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll.

While fans all over the world raised their Jack and Coke glasses on December 28th to mark the anniversary of his passing, metal queen Doro came up with a special idea to celebrate the life and legacy of her colleague and very close friend.

In this new video to the song "It Still Hurts: that she recorded with Lemmy in 2012, you can find the clip footage and many pictures of several decades from both metal legends working together and sharing the spirit of heavy music.

Doro comments: "It's been exactly one year since the world of rock lost on of its greatest characters - and one of my best friends. Lemmy Kilmister. One year and we miss him so much.

"Therefore it was our great wish to release this video with a compilation of our greatest moments that we had together. Here it is. In memory of Lemmy, one of the greatest rock'n'roll heroes!
It still hurts! R.I.P., my dear friend - we love you." More...

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Tobias Sammet And Doro Appearing On RTL

Avantasia mastermind Tobias Sammet and his long-time music colleague the queen of metal Doro Pesch will soon rock the "Ultimative Chartshow" on German channel RTL. Tobias and Doro will be appearing on three episodes of the show: "Best of 2016 - the most successful hits of the year," "The most successful one hit wonder ever," and "The most successful radio hits from all time" putting to use their superior music knowledge.

The concept of the cult tv show is letting music industry insiders give their opinion and ranking on the most successful songs based around a certain topic, while telling us some personal anecdotes around those tracks.

Tobi Sammet and Doro Pesch have both had big chart achievements of their own: Sammet and his rock project Avantasia achieved second place in the official German charts for the third time since 2010 with his album "Ghostlights" and Doro's anniversary-CD/DVD "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" also climbed straight to #2 in Germany.

The dates for the shows, which are moderated by Oliver Geissen:

16.12.2016, 08.15 pm, RTL
31.12.2016, 08.15 pm, RTL
06.01.2017, 08:15 pm, RTL

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Doro Gearing Up For U.S. Shows

Reigning metal queen Doro Pesch will return to the U.S. next week for a short run of live dates leading to her performance at this year's edition of the Rock Carnival in Lakewood, New Jersey alongside The Used, Life Of Agony, Sebastian Bach, Cinderella's Tom Keifer and many others.

The tour will kick off on September 24th and run through October 2nd. Direct support (through October 1st) will be provided by New York's Obsidian. See all confirmed performances below along with a video trailer.

9/24/2016 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
9/25/2016 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
9/27/2016 Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
9/28/2016 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
9/30/2016 Palace Theatre - Stafford Springs, CT
10/01/2016 Fish Head Cantina - Halethorpe (Baltimore), MD
10/02/2016 Rock Carnival - Lakewood, NJ More...

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AFM Records Announces 20 Year Compilation

2016 marks the 20th anniversary for Germany-based metal label AFM Records. Being in the business for two decades now and working with the “who's who” of the scene, the company is proud to present a special compilation of highlights and new tracks titled “20 Years - Metal Addiction."

Of course all the big names who were (and are) crucial for the label’s evolution during the years are featured here: Doro, U.D.O., Fear Factory, Evergrey, Avantasia, Rhapsody Of Fire, Danzig, Leaves’ Eyes, Edguy, Destruction, Masterplan, D-A-D, Ministry and many more.

Two brand new, previously unreleased songs by Iron Mask and Eden’s Curse perfectly round off this extensive release, which comes up with a total of 52 tracks on 3 CDs. More...

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Doro Posts "Earthshaker Rock" Video

Only one week is left until the metal queen Doro will release her brand-new 2Blu-ray/3DVD+CD package entitled "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" through Nuclear Blast.

That's one great reason to present another live clip from the release - check out "Earthshaker Rock" (live at Wacken) in the player below. If you missed it, the previously released video for "Love Me In Black" is also still online right here.

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Doro Posts DVD Trailer

Doro's upcoming 2Blu-ray/3DVD+CD package "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" is nearly here, due to land on June 24th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast Recrds.

After the presentation of a few live clips, another trailer has been launched today, which is available below. If you missed it, the live video for "Love Me In Black" is also still online at this location.

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Doro Posts "Love Me In Black" Video

The metal queen Doro will release her brand new 2Blu-ray/3DVD+CD package entitled "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" on June 24th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast.

Today a new live clip from this package has been launched - check out "Love Me In Black" below. German fans can also catch a special cinema edition premiere:

20.06. D Berlin - UCI KINOWELT Colosseum

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Doro Announces DVD Release Party

A night to remember: metal queen Doro will come to Hamburg on Tuesday, June 28th, to celebrate a DVD release party at Hard Rock Cafe with fans, friends, partners and guests.

The relese of "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" will be celebrated massively as fans can look forward to meeting Doro and her band along with a signing session.

Before that, a 110-minute cut of the 7-hour plus DVD will be shown on all big screens and monitors. It features highlights of Doro's anniversary shows in Wacken, Dusseldorf, New York and Moskau as well as a scene from the "Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of Doro" documentary.

Doro comments: "I'm looking forward to celebrate the premiere of the anniversary DVD in Hamburg's Hard Rock Cafe. I hope that as many fans as possible will have find time and fancy to party with us and my record label, Nuclear Blast."

You can also catch these exclusive cinema premieres:

06.06. D Düsseldorf - UCI KINOWELT @ Medienhafen (Cinema Preview)
20.06. D Berlin - UCI KINOWELT Colosseum (Premiere)

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Doro Posts "Bad Blood" Video

Metal queen Doro will release her brand-new 2Blu-ray/3DVD+CD package entitled "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" on June 24th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast.

To give fans another taster of what is to expect from this release, the live clip for "Bad Blood" has been revealed today. Check it out below. "Strong And Proud" will also be coming to two German theaters:

06.06. D Düsseldorf - UCI KINOWELT @ Medienhafen (Cinema Preview)
20.06. D Berlin - UCI KINOWELT Colosseum (Premiere) More...

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Rock Carnival Announces 2nd Year Details

New Jersey, get ready to rock harder than ever: the second annual Rock Carnival will take place on September 30th, October 1st and October 2nd in Lakewood, NJ at First Energy Park, home of the Lakewood Blue Claws.

As with its inaugural year, which drew a staggering 50,000+ attendees, the second annual Rock Carnival will feature classic carnival rides and entertainment, the most delicious food truck offerings, high-action pro wrestling, beer gardens pouring the tastiest of brews, and of course... the best in local, national and international rock and heavy metal music performances.

This year will introduce a "Classic Rewind" Friday night concert, featuring some special performances from 2015 acts returning to the event they loved. Three-day general admission and reserved seat weekend packages for this year's Rock Carnival go on sale Friday, May 13th at 12:00pm Eastern time.

The first wave of Rock Carnival live music entertainment to be announced is topped by single-day headliners Twisted Sister, whose performance will mark an official farewell show for the U.S. northeast. More...

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Doro Releasing 3 DVD Anniversary Set

Doro celebrated her 30th anniversary of performing live throughout 2013 and 2014 by touring the world extensively for a year and by playing three official anniversary shows.

The tour kicked off in front of 85,000 people at the world's biggest metal festival, Wacken – followed by two sold-out nights in her hometown of Dusseldorf, where she also started out her outstanding career.

And everyone came to party with Doro: Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Biff Byford (Saxon), Chris Caffery (Savatage), Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), Joakim Brodén (Sabaton), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Udo Dirkschneider, Uli Jon Roth, Lordi as well as many more amazing guests.

Three decades of Doro and those three unforgettable nights have been forever captured on three DVDs and two Blu-rays; including a two-hour plus music movie which delivers deep insights behind the scenes and inside the heart of Doro.

Nuclear Blast will release this Doro anniversary package on June 24th, titled "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal," and available in these formats:

Limited 3 DVD Digibook
Limited 2 Blu-Ray Digibook
Limited Gatefold Silver Vinyl
Limited Deluxe Earbook (includes 56-page Earbook, 3 X DVD, 2 X Blu-Ray, exclusive tote bag)
All come with a signed insert (while stocks last) More...

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Doro Releasing New Single

Following her upcoming North American tour, Doro Pesch will be presented with the Metal Goddess award at the Vegas Rocks! Hair Metal Awards 2016 on May 15th.

But before receiving this award, Doro will release a brand new single titled "Love's Gone To Hell" on April 1st via Nuclear Blast. As to be expected for such a special song, Doro has recorded a visually stunning music video for "Love's Gone To Hell," filmed in locations such as the Renaissance Palace Bückeburg (Lower Saxony, Germany).

Doro states: "'Love's Gone To Hell' is a magical song, a big anthem - and for myself it's on the same level as the all-time favourites 'All We Are', 'Love Me In Black' and 'Für Immer'." More...

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