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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
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Tyr for the 2013 edition:
"After crossing the North Atlantic 70,000 Tons of Metal stopped at the Faroe Islands to pick up some of their good old friends. Please welcome TÝR on board The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! Now they continue their journey into the Norwegian Sea, course East South-East. And what are their Scouts on the European mainland doing... how far East will they go?
"Are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!
"And they also spare no expense to remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you really like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don't forget, every band plays twice! There are also Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70,000 Tons of Metal Karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don't close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists that all join us for the entire trip. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!" More...
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Angra:
"Have you prayed enough to get news from the ship? So long that you all became a little bit Angra? Yes! Please welcome Angra, who will play their first show with a new singer on board 70000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. They're now sailing North along the South American East Coast...
"...when will you hear from them again? Are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!"
The following 20 out of 40 bands have already been announced: More...
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming more bands for the event:
"No news from the ship? But news from 70,000 Tons of Metal's scouting party in Germany: They didn't want to wait until Helloween so they went to the country in the South: Switzerland. But there was too much traffic at the Gotthard and they decided to go back to Germany to meet their Kreator! Three more heavy hitters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
"So are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location. and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!
"And unlike others they also remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don't forget, every band plays twice! There are also Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70,000 Tons of Metal karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don't close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists that all join us for the entire trip. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!" More...
Metal queen Doro Pesch will be returning to North America in 2013 to rock the masses in support of her twelfth solo album, "Raise Your Fist." The tour is set to commence on February 1st in Tampa, Florida with support provided by Sweden’s Sister Sin. Exclusive pre-sale tickets can be purchased here through October 5th; afterwards, tickets will be available through all normal ticketing outlets.
Comments Doro of the long-awaited trek: “I’m so excited to tour North America again! I can’t wait to see all the great fans again and play the new songs off Raise Your Fist and of course all the songs the fans love. It’ll be a set list with the best tunes, hard and fast and lots of anthems and surprises. We’ll have some very special guests at our New York City and Los Angeles shows too and killer support from Sister Sin! I can’t wait to see you guys and wish you all the very best. Until then, raise your fist in the air and all we are will rule the ruins! I love you fuer immer! See you soon.”
"Raise Your Fist" is due out in the U.S. and Canada on November 6th via Nuclear Blast Records and features guest appearances by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister as well as Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G. More...
Sister Sin will be heading to North America as direct support for Doro on her upcoming nineteen city tour beginning February 2nd, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. Check out the full listing of tour dates below and prepare to rock.
Sister Sin has toured with Doro throughout Europe and they are now bringing their united metal mission to North America. Front-woman Liv Jagrell couldn’t be happier and comments on the upcoming experience, "We’ve been waiting a long time to get back to the US and to tour with one of my all-time idols is just a dream come true. We are so happy to get on the road again and see all of our fans out there. We’re ready to give them a good ol’ time of rock ‘n’ roll! We will be promoting our new album Now and Forever that we are all extremely proud of.” More...