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Music journalist and band manager Jill Hughes Kirtland has self-published a book entitled "Not Just Tits in a Corset: Celebrating Women in Metal," which features a foreword by Doro Pesch.
Told in their own voices through a series of intimate interviews and photographs of prominent and influential women in the metal industry, "Not Just Tits in a Corset" details the unique history, challenges, and triumphs women have encountered throughout their careers in metal music, while also celebrating the compelling global community these women have created amongst each other and the fans.
Featured women include Lita Ford, Ann Boleyn, Doro Pesch, Betsy Bitch, Leather Leone, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Elize Ryd, Sharon Den Adel, Alissa White-gluz, Angela Gossow, Maria Brink, Floor Jansen, Tarja Turunen, Cristina Scabbia, Charlotte Wessels, Roxy Petrucci, Linda Mcdonald, Lzzy Hale, And Simone Simons, and more.
The book is now available as a hardcover or softcover printed book or e-book on the author's website and will be available through other online retailers soon. A book launch party open to the public (all ages) will take place on Thursday, April 3rd (6:30pm) at Roxy & Duke's Roadhouse in Dunellen, New Jersey. Female-fronted metal bands Mindmaze, A Sound Of Thunder, and Flames Of Fury will be performing that night with other special guests. More...
In honor of her 30 year stage jubilee, Doro Pesch will celebrate with fans from all over the world with two shows on May 2nd - the "Classic Night" with Orchestra - and May 3rd - the "Rock Night" with many guests - at CCD Stadthalle in her hometown Düsseldorf.
Just in time for the celebration, there will be an anniversary record from the rock queen. The "Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition" contains the re-release of the "Raise Your Fist" record, as well as a bonus CD entitled "Powerful Passionate Favorites." There you find new and unreleased tracks, but also Doro cover versions of her favorite artists, such as Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, Metallica, and Dio.
The bonus CD track listing is as follows:
01. It Still Hurts - The ballad of Doro and Lemmy, with a new mix from Jacob Hansen (Vobleat)
02. Lève Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel - The french version of the single "Raise Your Fist In The Air"
03. Babe I´m Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin cover
04. Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner cover
05. Only You - New version of the track, which was written by Gene Simmons in 1990
06. Egypt (The Chains Are On) - Dio cover
07. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica cover
08. Warfare - new song
09. NYC Blues- Home recorded demo version of a new track
You can also see Doro live: More...
In honor of her 30 year stage jubilee, Doro Pesch will celebrate with fans on two separate shows this coming May 2nd May 3rd, 2014 at CCD Stadthalle at her hometown Düsseldorf. She comments:
"We came up with something very special for our 30 years stage anniversary, with two totally different shows, that cover the entire creative spectrum of my band and me – from emotional and soft, to hard, raw and heavy.”
Nuclear Blast also issued the following press release about the special performances: "The first anniversary show on May 2nd will be dedicated to Doro and the Classic Night Orchestra. Accompanied by brass, strings and her band, Doro will perform her most beautiful, emotional ballads like ‘Für Immer‘, ‘1000x Gelebt‘ or ‘Let Love Rain On Me‘ in the stylish surroundings of CCD Stadthalle.
"At this night big hits like ‘All We Are,‘ ‘Metal Tango,‘ or ‘Burn It Up‘ can’t be missing, that shine even brighter as they now receive a classical overdo by the orchestra. Fans have been waiting for this to happen for the past ten years, since Doro’s last performance with the Classic Night Orchestra was in 2004, after her album 'Classic Diamonds' has been praised by fans and critics alike.
"At the second anniversary show on May 3rd, Doro will let out the rock lady in her. On this night the blonde superstar will travel through all of her 30 years of an incredibly successful carrier, delivering a three hours high voltage set with all things Rock’n’Roll she has to offer. Fans can look forward to all hits, hymns and many surprises. On both days Doro will welcome several fantastic guests that will give their honors to the Metal-Queen on this big event. Amongst them of course Biff Byford, vocalist of legendary band Saxon as well as Chris Caffrey (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O; ex-Accept) and Blind Guardian's Hansi Kürsch." More...
Ronnie James Dio is one of the most beloved figures in rock history. His gifts, both as a singer and songwriter, are instantly recognizable, whether he was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, or leading Dio. Sadly, Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, but his towering voice and legacy live on.
To celebrate one of rock’s most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.
Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.
"This Is Your Life" will be available from Rhino on April 1st, 2014. The track listing is as follows:
1. “Neon Knights” – Anthrax*
2. “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D*
3. “The Mob Rules” – Adrenaline Mob
4. “Rainbow In The Dark” – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher*
5. “Straight Through The Heart” – Halestorm*
6. “Starstruck” – Motörhead with Biff Byford*
7. “The Temple Of The King” – Scorpions*
8. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)” – Doro
9. “Holy Diver” – Killswitch Engage
10. “Catch The Rainbow” – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
11. “I” – Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy*
12. “Man On The Silver Mountain” – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren*
13. “Ronnie Rising Medley (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King)” – Metallica*
14. “This Is Your Life” – Dio
* Previously unreleased More...
Doro will perform the march-in hymn for WBO title holder Marco Huck during his boxing fight on January 25th against challenger Firat Arslan.
Doro is a huge boxing fan herself, and best friend of female boxing legend Regina Halmich. On countless world championships, she was thrilled in the front row and was even standing in the ring herself in 2002 for celebrity boxing.
Doro comments: “I am so much looking forward to perform my hit single 'Raise Your Fist In The Air,' as a march-in hymn for world champion Marco Huck, as I am huge fan of boxing since my childhood. I saw many fights live, mostly of my good friend Regina Halmich, for who I was playing few times in the ring. 'Raise Your Fist In The Air' is the perfect song for a boxing fight, as it is about the fighting spirit, power and fists."
The fight will take place at the Hans-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart. It will be broadcast live on German national TV channel ARD – as well as in 60 countries worldwide. Doro will perform live approx. at 23.00 CET.
Metal maven Doro Pesch has joined the ranks of the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Motörhead, and Slayer in the bottled liquid category and proudly presents two very special rock 'n' roll drinks: Doro Hero Cava Brut Reserva Champagne and Herzblut [Lifeblood] Vino Tinto Red Wine.
"It was my wish for my 30-year stage anniversary - which I will be celebrating on May 2nd and 3rd, 2014 in my hometown of Düsseldorf [Germany] - to present unique drinks to the fans that represent my own taste and quality standard," comments Doro. "We went to a great old wine region in Spain to pick the right product for me and I discovered a very fine red wine there."
View Metal & Wine's eight-minute making-of video of these two special and commemorative drinks below.
"Hero" is a track off of Doro's 2012 album, Raise Your Fist, which was dedicated to one of the all-time greatest vocalists in rock and metal, Ronnie James Dio. "Herzblut [Lifeblood]" was released as a single in 2009. The "Herzblut" EP contains German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese versions of the song. More...
When Doro celebrates her big anniversaries, she will traditionally welcome several heroes of the rock and metal scene, and this will also be the case for her 30 year stage anniversary. Doro will be playing two shows on May 2nd and May 3rd, 2014 at CCD-Stadthalle, where her fans can look forward to seeing many superstars.
Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian has already confirmed his appearance. As of today it is also confirmed that Miland "Mille" Petrozza of Kreator and Udo Dirkschneider, the former Accept shouter, will come to Düsseldorf to celebrate Doro's anniversary together with her.
Udo comments: "Of course! For Doro I will always be up front. Actually I was planning on being part of her show in Wacken this summer, but I could not make that date.”
"I have the most awesome friends and colleagues," Doro bursts out about the Teutonic trio. You can see her live on these dates: More...
Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.
"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.
Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:
01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...
Leisure time does not seem to exist for singer Doro Pesch, as she is once again about to face an overwhelming schedule, which has her commute between two worlds: the music business and the movie industry.
After vocal recordings in early October in Hamburg, Doro took off to the Swiss mountains this past week, to finish working on the sequel of "Anuk – Way Of The Warrior," where she is starring in front of director Luke Gasser’s camera. Doro impersonates warrior Meha, who is fighting rivaling hordes with her mountain people in 2,500 BD.
Hardly back, Doro gathered her band for a final rehearsal prior to the upcoming Germany tour, which starts October 12, 2013 in Munich.
A relaxed Doro comments: "Stress? No. I am looking forward to my fans, especially since we’re celebrating our 30th stage anniversary on this tour. And the making of the movie was just great. In one scene I had to bite off an enemy’s ear. Afterwards you can see my face covered with a blood. Looks really tough, but it was so much fun to do this movie. I also love those scenes when I’m surrounded by horses and dogs.”
The spectacle will be available on screen in late 2014. And its soundtrack will most certainly include songs from Doro's most recent output "Raise Your Fist In The Air"." She comments: "For me the song 'Free Your Heart' fits to the film perfectly.“
Catch Doro live:
12.10.2013 München Backstage Werk
13.10.2013 Frankfurt Batschkapp
16.10.2013 Hamburg Große Freiheit
18.10.2013 Münster Jovel Music Hall
19.10.2013 Wilhelmshaven Pumpwerk
16.12.2013 Nürnberg Hirsch
17.12.2013 Saarbrücken Garage
19.12.2013 Hannover Capitol
20.12.2013 Leipzig Haus Auensee
21.12.2013 Magdeburg Factory
Nuclear Blast Records has checked in with the following update about metal queen Doro's 30th anniversary shows:
"Doro Pesch really hits it off! In 2013/2014 the Metal-Queen celebrates her 30th Throne-Anniversay with special shows all around the world.
"The phenomenal kick-off to this concert row has taken place last Friday at the largest and most important metal festival of the world, Wacken, where 80,000 fans have given their rock queen an overwhelming welcome and international stars of the genre like Motorhead, Biff Byford (Saxon), Eric Fish (Subway to Sally), Uli Jon Roth (Ex-Scorpions and Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger) payed their honours to Doro on stage."
Wacken was only the beginning. "I want to celebrate this big anniversary all year long with my fans around the world," Doro who will start an extended European Tour with her band from October onwards, explains. "We are in the midst of planning special Shows in London, Paris and New York." More...
The 2013 installment of the Wacken Open Air Festival kicks off today, but you don't have to be there to catch some of the action over the course of the weekend. Select bands from the festival will be shown via live stream at this location. There is no guarantee that the broadcast will be available in every country.
According to the schedule, highlights of the Wacken Metal Battle with Annihilator will be shown today at 18:30 (CET), 12:30pm (EST), 9:30am (PST). In addition, for Friday and Saturday, bands broadcast will be:
Friday, 2 August 2013 - Start: 18.30 CET (12:30pm EST)
Agnostic Front @ Black Stage
Ugly Kid Joe @ Party Stage
Corvus Corax @ Party Stage
Pretty Maids @ True Metal Stage
Amorphis @ Party Stage
Saturday, 3 August 2013 - Start: 16.45 CET (10:45am EST)
Black Messiah @ Headbangers Stage
Legion Of The Damned @ Headbangers Stage
Ihsahn @ Black Stage
Candlemass @ Party Stage
Sonata Arctica @ Party Stage
DevilDriver @ Party Stage
Lingua Mortis feat. Rage @ Black Stage
In addition, on August 3, 2013 beginning at 8pm CET (2:00pm EST), Wacken will be broadcast live at this location. At this point, the following artists will be streamed live:
Drugmetal.ru has posted a five part video series online featuring interviews from the 2013 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise.
Check out the playlist below, which features members of In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Nile, Doro, 3 Inches Of Blood, Tiamat, and Anaal Nathrakh.
It was back in 1983 that a then unheard of 19 year old vocalist called Dorothee Pesch entered the stage with her band Snakebite in Düsseldorf, Germany for the very first time.
Just four years later the power woman made her big international break with new combo Warlock and “Triumph and Agony” – featuring the future worldwide hits “All We Are” and “Für Immer” - which has been sold over 5 million times to date.
Today, after about 2,800 shows in more than 50 different countries on four continents, Doro has become a trademark for thrilling rock music and energetic live shows. Yesterday, April 15th, the 30 year anniversary tour kicked off in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Over the course of the following weeks, it’ll be continued in Russia, Scandinavia, South Europe, Germany, on various summer festivals (Wacken Open Air, Metalfest Loreley Germany among others) and eventually even in North and South America.
Doro comments: “Though it’ll be super-demanding once again, I’m looking forward a lot to the fans all over the world. We’ve received so many requests that we’ll even have to postpone the tour’s scheduled highlight and final show in my home town Düsseldorf from December 2013 to March 2014.” Further details and additional tour dates to be announced soon. More...
Legendary metal queen Doro Pesch is currently finishing up the Raise Your Fist North American tour, which commenced with a fiery appearance on the 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise late last month.
Touring in support of the anthemic "Raise Your Fist" full-length, released worldwide via Nuclear Blast late last year, the iconic songstress continues to enthrall the masses with her permeating voice, metallic grace and infectious, onstage charm. Comments the perpetually upbeat Doro:
“So far the tour has been so amazing! It’s the best North American tour we’ve ever done. The venues have been packed and so many have sold out. The fans have been truly amazing and so supportive, it’s been overwhelming! The Joliet, Illinois show was so intense, we’re saving some of the live footage for an upcoming DVD. Some shows have been very long -- everyone wants to hear so many songs; so many encores! We are so looking forward to playing the rest of these shows, especially Hollywood! The old Warlock members, our label and so many friends are coming out. I truly thank all the fans who’ve made these shows so amazing and possible.”
Additionally, Doro devotees in Tempe, Arizona will have the opportunity to meet Pesch and her band mates at a special in-store meet & greet on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at Naked Dave’s Music located at 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ. The signing session will run from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. For more info, go to this location.
DORO North American Headlining Tour 2013:
2/19/2013 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/20/2013 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/21/2013 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
2/22/2013 House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
2/23/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
Kreator has checked in with the following-post cruise update from the 70,000 Tons of Metal floating festival:
"More then 2000 sisters and brothers in spirit on a metal cruise ship. Thank you for making the 70k tons of metal a lifetime experience for us. Great bands, many old friends and lots of new ones from all over the world.
"We hope you enjoyed our sets and the rare tracks we dug out for you as much as we did. Check out a cool video from the cruise plus a jam with Doro, Mille and some friends playing a Judas Priest classic below."
Stay tuned for Metalunderground.com's own coverage of the metal cruise coming soon. More...
Legendary metal maven Doro Pesch will kick off her long-awaited North American tour tonight in Tampa, Florida following an explosive performance at this year’s edition of the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. See what Doro has to say about the trek in the player below.
Doro will be touring in support of her "Raise Your Fist" full-length, released worldwide via Nuclear Blast late last year. Featuring guest appearances by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G, with artwork by British artist and longtime Doro collaborator Geoffrey Gillespie, "Raise Your Fist" debuted at #65 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart upon its first week of release.
The year and a half wait is finally over - Sweden's Sister Sin has made its way back to North America.
Beginning tomorrow, February 1st in Tampa, Florida the band will tour alongside Doro to blaze through nineteen cities before beginning a series of headlining dates on February 24th in Las Vegas.
Ready to electrify audiences with energetic and powerful stage performance, watch as vocalist Liv Jagrell talks about touring with her idol, Doro, in the clip available below. More...
The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.
The complete lineup is as follows:
3 Inches of Blood
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Metal Church More...
Promoters of the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, to be held from January 28, 2013 to February 1, 2013, have announced the addition of a Dutch two pack, symphonic metal band Delain and folk bank Heidevolk. Thirteen band are still left to be announced, but the updated lineup is as follows:
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
The heavy metal cruise 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this coming January 28th, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL. The organizers of the cruise have now announced both Tiamat and Evergrey as the latest confirmed bands. For more info and to book a cabin, head over to this location.
So far the following 23 out of 40 total acts have been announced:
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SUBWAY TO SALLY