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Formed: 1989
From: Düsseldorf, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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 Comments On New Album

Reigning Queen of Metal, Doro Pesch, has checked-in from her work in the studio to issue the following update:

"The new album will be entitled Raise Your Fist and has been recorded and written in the U.S., Germany, and Scandinavia. Right now we're in the mixing stages and are close to finishing everything. Most important to me are the power hymns 'Raise Your Fist In The Air' and 'Victory,' which will also be available on the forthcoming EP! Both songs have been played live on our last tour and also made last year’s Wacken Open Air shake!

"Raise Your Fist In The Air will also be available in French… which is going to be very interesting. For the diehard fans of German songs like "Für Immer" ['Forever'], there are two songs in the same vein - sensitive and quite dark 'Human Rights' and the very emotional 'Engel' ['Angel']. There are also a lot of fast songs like 'Little Headbanger' and various fist-pumping ones featuring amazing guests like Gus G (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND) on 'Last Man Standing' which fans will for sure dig live.

"We also have a song that honors the late Ronnie James Dio called 'Hero' and another highlight named 'It Still Hurts' featuring MOTÖRHEAD’s Lemmy Kilmister. The cover artwork has once again been created by British artist Geoffrey Gillespie who is a close friend and companion since he made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for his Triumph And Agony cover as the biggest album cover in the world. Since then, he's done ten covers for us!"

"Raise Your Fist" will be released in North America this coming fall. So hold fans over until then, the upcoming "Raise Your Fist In The Air" EP will be released this summer. Doro also guested on a recent episode of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show with Billy Duffy and Ian Astbury of The Cult. Watch the full episode at this location.

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Doro To Release New EP

German legend Doro Pesch announced that she will release the new EP "Raise Your Fist In The Air" on August 3, 2012 through Nuclear Blast. The track list and artwork are as follows:

1. Raise Your Fist In The Air
2. Victory
3. Engel
4. LèVe Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel

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Doro Announces European Shows

Metal queen Doro, who recently posted a live stream from the Nuclear Blast offices, has updated her European tour schedule for the coming year. The following dates are now confirmed:

04.20.12 Norway Haugesund Karmøygeddon Metal Festival
04.21.12 Norway Jevnaker Glassheim
07.19.12 Germany Cuxhaven Deichbrand Open Air
07.20.12 Germany Oberhausen Devilside Open Air
08.09.12 Germany Rottweil Kulturfestival
08.11.12 Sweden Rejmyre Skogsröjet Festival
09.08.12 Germany Schleswig Baltic Open Air

11.15.12 Germany Kiel Max
11.16.12 Germany Bremen Aladin
11.17.12 Netherlands Tilburg O13
11.18.12 Belgium Antwerp Trix
11.20.12 UK London Garage
11.21.12 France Paris Divan Du Monde
11.23.12 Spain Pamplona Totem
11.24.12 Spain Madrid Arena
11.25.12 Spain Barcelona Razzmatazz 2
11.27.12 Switzerland Pratteln Z7
11.28.12 Germany Stuttgart Longhorn/LKA
11.30.12 Germany Memmingen Kaminwerk
12.01.12 Austria Wien Scene
12.02.12 Hungary Budapest Club 202
12.04.12 Czech Republic Prag Retro Music Hall
12.06.12 Germany Bochum Zeche
12.07.12 Germany Karlsruhe Substage
12.08.12 Germany Vacha Vachwerk
12.09.12 Germany Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt

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Doro Posts Live Stream Online

Metal queen Doro hosted a live stream from the Nuclear Blast USA office on March 13th, 2012. The stream has now been posted online and can be found in the player below. Doro was also recently covered in our "Sunday Old School" column, which can be found here.

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Doro To Appear On "That Metal Show"

Reigning queen of metal Doro Pesch, who was recently covered in our Sunday Old School column, will be appearing as a guest on VH1 Classic’s Season 10 of “That Metal Show.” Doro commented:

“It’s awesome that there’s such a great and unique metal show on television. ‘That Metal Show’ is my favorite show to watch when I’m in America! I’ve known Eddie Trunk for a very long time. He’s a long-time supporter and I love what he does… and he’s always a great interview when I’m in New York. I’m very excited and looking forward to being on the show!”

Hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, the Doro episode will air Saturday, May 12th at 9 p.m. PACIFIC / 11 p.m. EASTERN. Other guests include Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy of The Cult and Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon. To view the complete schedule of guests lined up for Season 10, click here.

Doro will be participating in a live web chat with fans on Tuesday, March 13th at 10:30 a.m. PACIFIC / 1:30 p.m. EASTERN / 18:30 (6:30 p.m.) CET at the Nuclear Blast Streaming Room.

Doro’s mammoth 25 Years In Rock 2 DVD/CD set – which has immortalized her 2,500th live concert – was released last September.

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Sunday Old School: Doro

All too often, the role of women in heavy metal has been relegated to either eye candy or soprano singer for symphonic bands. But they can also rock just as hard as many of the guys can. No further proof of this is needed than Düsseldorf’s own, Doro Pesch. Doro began her musical journey in the early eighties singing with such bands as Snakebite and Beast before she was recruited by another local band named Warlock. This would prove to be one of the biggest decisions of her career as after a year of hard work performing in the clubs of Europe, the band received a record deal from Belgian label, Mausoleum, through whom the group released their first studio album, "Burning The Witches" in 1984. The album led Warlock to sign with Vertigo for future releases, beginning the next year with, "Hellbound."

They toured Europe heavily in support of the album, before their third record, "True As Steel" brought them to the attention of North American head bangers, thanks largely to the single, "Fight For Rock," which was able to find a place on the Billboard Singles Chart and receive regular airplay on MTV. Their profile was also increased in their native continent, perhaps most notably when they opened the 1986 edition of the Monsters Of Rock festival, which also featured Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead and fellow German rockers, Scorpions. Warlock was dealt a blow when two members, Frank Rittel and Peter Szigeti left the band to join U.D.O. the new band from former Accept singer Udo Dirkschneider, leaving Warlock to recruit Tommy Bolan and Tommy Henriksen for their next album, "Triumph And Agony," which spawned the popular single, "All We Are." Their status continued to rise worldwide, particularly in North America where they toured with such bands as Megadeth, Sanctuary and Fates Warning amongst others. More...

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Doro Posts Promo/Interview Video For Xmas Song

Metal queen Doro posted a new promo video for the upcoming release of her "Merry Metal Xmas" single with Onkel Tom Angelripper (Sodom, Onkel Tom). The single will be released on December 9, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the video here:

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Sister Sin Posts Motorhead Cover Music Video

Sister Sin has posted a music video online for the band's cover version of the Motorohead track "Rock N Roll." The video clip, which also features metal queen Doro, can be found below. A previously uploaded video clip of Doro commenting on working with Sister Sin is also still available online at this location.

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Doro To Release X-Mas Anthem

Legendary metal queen Doro just announced the release of the official X-Mas anthem for all metalheads.

"I had the feeling, the time was right to record a song for X-Mas," says Doro. "I am at recording my new album right now, which should be out by next summer. While doing this, I suddenly came up with a fitting melody and lyrics.“

The song's called “Merry Metal X-Mas,” performed by DORO and showcasing a guest appearance by Sodom's very own Onkel Tom Angelripper. "I definitely wanted something loud and funny," she explains.

“Merry Metal X-Mas” will be released December th9, 2011 and will be available as a digital download and limited 7” vinyl single (Christmas tree green). Doro also has the following upcoming winter dates:

08.12.2011 GER - Saarbrücken @ Garage
09.12.2011 GER - Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
10.12.2011 GER - München @ Backstage Werk
11.12.2011 GER - Hannover @ Capitol
13.12.2011 GER - Fulda @ Kreuz
14.12.2011 GER - Nürnberg @ Hirsch
16.12.2011 GER - Osnabrück @ Rosenhof
17.12.2011 GER - Herxheim @ Festhalle
18.12.2011 GER - Hamburg @ Docks

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Doro Announces "Winter In Rock" Tour Dates

German legend Doro Pesch announced a string of dates for Germany dubbed the "Winter In Rock" for December of this year.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

08.12.11 GER Saarbrücken Garage
09.12.11 GER Aschaffenburg Colos Saal
10.12.11 GER München Backstage Werk
11.12.11 GER Hannover Capitol
13.12.11 GER Fulda Kreuz
14.12.11 GER Nürnberg Hirsch
16.12.11 GER Osnabrück Rosenhof
17.12.11 GER Herxheim Festhalle
18.12.11 GER Hamburg Docks

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Doro Cancels Shows In Slovakia

Due to problems with the local promoter in Slovakia, Doro Pesch will not be playing the previously announced shows in Kosice and Bratislava. Doro commented on the cancellations:

"Dear Fans, unfortunately the two shows in Slovakia got cancelled due to promoter issues. It's a shame that we aren't able to play in Kosice and Bratislava.

"We are extremely sorry, we were so excited and were really looking forward to it. We hope to be able to play in the near future. For further information please get in touch with the promoter or venue. We love you guys.”

Doro also recently teamed up with Sister Sin to record a Motorhead cover song. You can find a video clip of Doro discussing the track at this location.

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Doro Comments On Working With Sister Sin

Sister Sin has recorded a cover version of Motorhead's "Rock 'N Roll", which is now available on iTunes. You can also check out a video clip below of metal queen Doro, who teamed up with Sister Sin for the cover, as she comments on getting involved in the cover song.

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Doro Announces Another DVD Release Show

In 2008 Doro Pesch celebrated her 25th anniversary concert at the ISS Dome in her hometown of Dusseldorf, Germany. With over 8,500 people in attendance, the performance included guest appearances by Overkill’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, Grave Digger’s Chris Boltendahl, former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen, Scorpions’ Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker, Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes), Floor Jansen (After Forever), Axel Rudi Pell and many others.

The set was recorded in its entirety and resulted in the mammoth "25 Years In Rock" 2 DVD/CD set which includes the once-on-a-lifetime concert as well as out-takes from DORO’s 2,500th concert and more. "25 Years In Rock" will finally be available to North American fans on September 13, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.

In conjunction with the Stateside release, Doro will perform two special shows — her previously announced appearance in New York City on September 9th and an additional show in Chicago on September 11. Both nights will include clips from the DVD, limited edition merchandise and an autograph session followed by a performance by the metal queen herself. Details are as follows:

9/09/2011 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
9/11/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

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Doro Announces DVD Release Show

Legendary metal maven Doro Pesch will perform a special show in New York City this Fall. Scheduled for September 9th, 2011 at the Gramercy Theatre, the show will mark the official U.S. screening/release party for Doro's "25 Years In Rock" DVD, which is set for release in North America via Nuclear Blast on September 13th.

Released in Europe late last year (also via Nuclear Blast), the 2 DVD/CD set includes Doro's 25-year anniversary show in its entirety as well as out-takes from her 2,500th concert and much more. Tickets for the show will go on sale July 6, 2011. For more info on the show, point your browser here.

In related news, professionally filmed video footage of Doro's entire Hellfest performance in Clisson, France can be viewed at this location (courtesy of Arte, a Franco-German TV network).

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Saltatio Mortis Comments On Upcoming Wacken Show

Saltatio Mortis has issued the following statement about performing at the upcoming Wacken Open Air 2011 festival:

"In six weeks it's that time again, we play on one of the most legendary metal festivals - Wacken. Of course, we look forward to seeing you Friday night to welcome to the equally legendary party days.

"Of course we are also playing a song from the new CD 'Storm of paradise' for you, but that's not all: we will get even a prominent visitor. The Queen of Metal will also be at Wacken, and has just committed spontaneously to a short visit. So we look forward to Salome together with Doro!

"With anticipation, your minstrels."

More information on the Wacken Open Air festival can be found here. In other Saltatio Mortis news, you can check out a teaser clip from the band's new "10 Years Of Wild And Free" DVD by heading over to this location.

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Xandria To Play Metal Female Voices Festival

Xandria is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming Metal Female Voices festival, which is set to take place in Belgium from October 21st - 23rd.

Other confirmed bands for the festival include Therion, Doro, Battlelore, Stream of Passion, Deadlock, Amaranthe, Draconian, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found by heading over to this location.

Footage is also available of Xandria performing live with the band's new vocalist Manuela Kraller here.

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Doro Updates Tour Schedule

German metal Queen Doro has announced the dates for her "In Rock" tour, which is in support of her latest release, the "25 Years In Rock" DVD/CD deluxe box set. The currently announced dates are as follows:

07.04.2011 SWE Stockholm - Swedenrock Cruise
09.04.2011 SWE Malmö - KB
10.04.2011 GER Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
21.04.2011 BRA Rio de Janeiro - Ilha dos Pescadores
23.04.2011 BRA Sao Luis - Red Club
24.04.2011 BRA Sao Paulo - Carioca Club
26.04.2011 ARG Buenos Aires - Roxy Live
28.04.2011 COL Bogota - Teatro Mama
30.04.2011 MEX Mexico City - Circo Volador
18.06.2011 CZE Ckyne - Rocková Pumpa Festival
19.06.2011 FRA Clisson - Hellfest
24.06.2011 GER Dischingen -Rock Am Härtsfeldsee
13.08.2011 GER Thallichtenberg -Castle Rock Open Air
01.10.2011 RUS Moscow - Tochka Club
02.10.2011 RUS Sankt Petersburg - Avrora Club
04.10.2011 CZE Praha - KC Vltavská
05.10.2011 CZE Brno - Semilasso
07.10.2011 SVK Kosice - Jumbo Center
08.10.2011 SVK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
09.10.2011 GER Memmingen - Kaminwerk
11.10.2011 ITA Milano - Limelight
13.10.2011 ESP Barcelona - Bikini
14.10.2011 ESP Lleida - Cotton Club
15.10.2011 ESP Bilbao - Rock Star Live
16.10.2011 ESP Madrid - Sala Heineken
18.10.2011 SWI Luzern - Schürr
20.10.2011 FRA Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
21.10.2011 FRA Paris - Alhambra
22.10.2011 BEL Wieze - Metal Female Voices Festival
08.12.2011 GER Saarbrücken - Garage
09.12.2011 GER Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
10.12.2011 GER München - Backstage Werk
11.12.2011 GER Hannover - Capitol
13.12.2011 GER Fulda - Kreuz
14.12.2011 GER Nürnberg - Hirsch
16.12.2011 GER Osnabrück - Rosenhof
17.12.2011 GER Herxheim - Festhalle
18.12.2011 GER Hamburg - Docks

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"Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1" Teaser Trailer Posted

On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1 Release Date Postponed

Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...

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Operatika To Make Festival Appearance

New Jersey symphonic metal act Operatika has announced that it will perform at this year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place between October 21-23, 2011 at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium.

The confirmed line-up now inludes:

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