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Doro

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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First Bands Confirmed For Bang Your Head Festival

The organizers of Germany's Bang Your Head!!! festival has announced the first set of bands for next year's edition of the event. Japanese heavy metal veterans Loudness will be performing a special "old school" set at the festival, which will also see performances from Doro, Enforcer and Jag Panzer. The festival will take place between July 16th and 17th in Balingen, Germany.

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Krypteria to Tour Germany with Doro

German goth-metallers Krypteria has checked in with the following tour update:

"When it became obvious that we would not be able to do our October tour throughout Germany due to [guitarist] Chris' condition, we immediately went to work on an adequate alternative so we would still be able to perform "My Fatal Kiss" live for our fans in 2009.

"Today we gladly announce Krypteria's return to the live circuit for this December.

"Even though we have not been able to set up a full-fledged headliner tour due to obvious logistical issues, we've received a little, no, a ton of help from a friend: Doro Pesch, the metal queen herself, and her booking agency Noisegate Productions just invited us to join them as special guest on their December tour - wow !

"The Hard&Heavy icon from Duesseldorf and Krypteria have some history together: In 2008 Doro, being one of the nicest people in all of Rock'n'Roll, had asked [singer] Ji-In to join her on her single 'Celebrate'; a couple of months later they performed the song - originally mixed by Krypteria's Chris - at Doro's 25th live anniversary event with All-Girl All-Star line-up.

"With Doro and the guys in her band always kicking major ass and us being determined to royally rock the crowds as well, this should shape up to be one heck of a live double whammy before Christmas."

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Mob Rules To Appear On "All For Metal II" Set

Mob Rules has issued the following statement about their video clip for the song "Astral Hand" appearing on an upcoming compilation CD/DVD set:

"Our brand new video clip 'Astral Hand' will be featured on the 'ALL FOR METAL II' compilation, to be released on October 9th (also the release date of our 'Astral Hand' EP). 'All For Metal II' is a DVD+CD compilation which will be sold for a special low price (suggested retail price is 9,99 euro)."

The track listing for "All For Metal II" will be as follows: More...

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Doro Postpones Arizona Tour Dates

Doro has issued the following announcement about postponing their upcoming Arizona tour dates, which were scheduled for September 18th and 19th:

"Dear Fans,

"We are extremely sorry for the late word on this but the 2 shows in Arizona must be postponed until a later date. We tried our best to make it work but Doro has an emergency meeting in NY which could not be changed due to it's nature. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

"We will make these shows up at a later date and hopefully include additional shows in some of the cities we were unable to reach on this leg.

"Thank you very much for your patience and understanding. Our heartfelt apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused."

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Arch Enemy Recaps December Tyranny Tour

Arch Enemy vocalist, Angela Gossow, has posted this message:

"We had a blast, thanx to our wonderful German friends & fans and touring with a killer line-up, really cool people and the best crew in the whole world! Rene from Mercenary actually took the time to write a review of the tour for my forum on www.AngelaGossow.Com - go and check it out!

"They also got an in depth tour report on the Mercenary Myspace Page, plus their kick-butt version of BURNING ANGEL in their player. Listen and bang your head!

"Sister Sin are young, tight and simply awesome and their take on hardrocking metal always put a smile on my face and made me tap my feet. Watch out for these guys and gal - they will get to you! And thanx for getting our gear from and back to Sweden again! We love you!!!

"Leaves Eyes - I got to meet Alex and Liv, both very sweet people. Not sure if they felt 'at home' as they were def the odd band out and my death metal soul doesnt really resonate with their quiet tunes. I hope they enjoyed it nevertheless- I loved the diversity of this tour line-up and the different dynamics each band brought to the table.

"Special thanx go out to Dirk Lehberger for making sense of the daily chaos, Clem Bennett for the best sound ever, Eddie for multitasking as drum tech and monitor tech (and being brilliant and never out of breath despite the heavy work load), Merch Chris for selling out our last stock and Swiss Samael Chris for a light show that left people in awe and hopefully cross eyed for the rest of the night! You all were wonderful and made IT happen. We would be lost without you and could hardly tie our shoe laces on our own I am afraid..

"And a big THANK YOU to DORO for inviting us to her 25 year anniversary show! We had a short, but raging set and I hope she enjoyed her massive bash.. I think the stress backstage would have killed me..

"It was also fun to meet my old pal Pete (from Asmodina and Mistress) again who played in Pratteln and Bad Arolsen with his new band All We Hate!

"I hope you all have relaxing holidays and a great 2009!!!"

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Sonata Arctica Confirmed For Norway Rock Festival

Finnish metal act Sonata Arctica has been added to the bill for 2009's Norway Rock Festival. The festival also boasts appearances from Satyricon, W.A.S.P. and Doro. More details will be announced once they are revealed.

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Arch Enemy to Perform At Doro's "25 Years in Rock"

ARCH ENEMY have been invited to perform as special guest at Doro's "25 Years in Rock" anniversary event on December 13th, 2008 in Düsseldorf, Germany at the ISS-Dome. The festival will feature a crushing line-up and fantastic guests - to be announced in detail soon. Tickets can be bought at METALTIX.de, more info can be obtained at DORO.de.

ARCH ENEMY @ Doro's "25 Years in Rock" anniversary festival:

13.12.08 Saturday D, Düsseldorf ISS-DOME
The free Metal Market starts at 2pm. Show entry is at 4pm.

Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow comments: "I am so excited to rock hard with the one and only Mrs. Doro Pesch! She is not only my teenage idol ('All We Are' from Warlock was about the only song I liked at school disco!) and basically my neighbour (Cologne – Duesseldorf is right next to each other) – But she is hands down one of the nicest, down-to-earth and most beautiful musicians I have met so far. I can hardly believe its her '25 Years In Rock' anniversary – She is still as youthful as ever! She's got the power for sure! You don't want to miss out on this extraordinary event and maybe seing me and Doro on a stage together! Make sure you get your tickets early!"

Angela Gossow is also featured on Doro Pesch's new single, "Celebrate," including other guest appearances by Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES), Veronica Freeman (BENEDICTUM), GIRLSCHOOL, Floor Jansen (AFTER FOREVER) and another one that was recorded with the help of Biff Byford (SAXON).

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Sons of Seasons Signs To Napalm Records

Mastermind and multi-talent Oliver Palotai signs to Napalm Records with his band SONS OF SEASONS. Oliver, who also plays guitars in Doro and keyboards in Kamelot, promises that the debut album will deliver a symphonic metal masterpiece.

Oliver Palotai comments: "We are very happy to announce that with Napalm Records, we found the right partner with which to bring our music from the cradle to the ears of metal and rock fans all around the world. Since the beginning in 2007, Sons Of Seasons turned out to be the melting pot of all our creative energies and we are impatient to finally get into the studio and go on tour. In early 2009, we will introduce the first chapter of Sons of Seasons by releasing our debut album 'Gods of Vermin'."

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Death Angel Confirmed For Magic Circle Festival

San Francisco thrash metal pioneers Death Angel have been confirmed as the latest addition to a stellar Magic Circle Festival lineup. The Magic Circle Festival will be held in Bad Arolsen/Germany from July 9 to 12, 2008. Death Angel will be performing as a special guest at the MCF Events Hall on Thursday, July 10th.

The latest festival itinerary is as follows:

17:30 - 18:15 BENEDICTUM
18:45 - 19:45 MSG
20:15 - 21:15 TED NUGENT
22:00 - 23:15 ALICE COOPER More...

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Girlschool Schedules New Tour Dates

UK rock legends GIRLSCHOOL have added new dates to their upcoming live itinerary. The band now have the following gigs scheduled:

7/26 - Benatska Nok Open Air - Mala Skala, Czech Republic
9/4 - 100 Club - London, England (album release party)
10/18 - Lantaarn - Helendoorn, Holland
10/19 - Metal Female Voices Festival - Wieze, Belgium
10/20 - Zeche - Bochum, Germany
10/29 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
10/30 - Halle 101 - Speyer, Germany
11/15 - Keep It True Festival - Wuerzburg, Germany
12/16 - Astoria - London, England (30th Anniversary Show, with DORO, MCQUEEN, guests)

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More Bands Confirmed For Magic Circle Festival

Michael Schenker Group (MSG), Beloved Enemy, Titanium Black, Mob Rules and Benedictum have been confirmed for the Magic Circle Festival 2008, set to take place July 9-12 in Bad Arolsen, Germany.

These bands are added to the already impressive list including Manowar, Alice Cooper, Brazen Abbot, Def Leppard, Doro, Holyhell, Ted Nugent, W.A.S.P., and Whitesnake.

Also, a third full day of music has been added to the Magic Circle Festival at no additional charge. "Magic Circle Music is all about value for the fans, and three nights at the original price is the best way we could think of to add to that value," says Magic Circle Music founder and MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio.

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Third Night Confirmed for Magic Circle Fest 2008

The rock ‘n’ roll rebel Ted Nugent is the latest artist confirmed to perform at the spectacular Magic Circle Festival 2008 in Bad Arolsen, Germany. Ted Nugent joins an impressive lineup that includes heavy metal powerhouses Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, WASP, Doro, Brazen Abbot (featuring Joe Lynn Turner), HolyHell, Gotthard and many more, with the mighty MANOWAR headlining the whole festival and celebrating the 20th anniversary of “The Kings of Metal.”

Two days of music was not enough to contain such an impressive lineup, so a third full day of music has been added to the Magic Circle Festival at no additional charge. “Magic Circle Music is all about value for the fans, and three nights at the original price is the best way we could think of to add to that value,” says Magic Circle Music founder and MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. The Magic Circle festival will begin on Wednesday, July 9 with opening ceremonies, followed by three days of music on Thursday, July 10 with Alice Cooper appearing as very special guest, Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12

Tickets for the Magic Circle Festival are available now at www.magiccirclefestival.com, www.nuclearblast.de, www.ticketsonline.de, www.eventim.de, www.ticketagenten.de.

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Doro Kicks Off North American Tour In Philly

Germany's long-reigning metal queen, DORO PESCH kicked off her North American tour on March 20th at Jokers, in Philadelphia, PA. The concert represented something of a homecoming for her backing band (Johnny Dee, drums; Nick Douglas, Bass, Joe Taylor, guitar) who all currently reside in (or were originally from) the surrounding NJ-Philly area. Locomotive labelmates FATAL SMILE (from Sweden) opened the show. DORO makes stops in Virginia, upstate New York and New York City before hitting Toronto, on March 25th.

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Doro Reveal New EP Release Date

AFM Records has issued the following details of DORO's next release:

"Over the years the very special, deep friendship between Metal Queen Doro Pesch and Boxing Queen Regina Halmich became obvious to anybody. Especially for Regina Halmich´s last fight on November 30th, Doro wrote the new song 'The Queen', which will be Regina’s anthem for this special evening.

To share this special event with all the fans of Doro, Regina and the millions of TV spectators, Doro will not only perform 'The Queen' on fight night, but her new CD The Queen (a collection of all fight hymns Doro sang for Regina) will be in stores on November 30th."

The tracklist is as follows: 'The Queen', 'She's Like Thunder', 'We're Like Thunder', 'All We Are', 'Fight'.

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Bands Confirmed For Heavy Christmas Meeting

DORO, SAXON,W.A.S.P., U.D.O., PRIMAL FEAR, IRON FIRE and HIGH´N DRY are confirmed for the Heavy Christmas Meeting which will be taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany at Philipshalle on December 12th.

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Scarlet Sins To Play All-Girl WA Powerbox Festival

Scarlet Sins is confirmed to play the first annual Powerbox Festival at the Whitehorse Amphitheatre in Darrington, Washington. The Powerbox Festival will feature the world's best female hard rock and metal acts. Other headliners on the bill include: Girlschool, McQueen, Kittie, Vixen and Doro.

Some of the proceeds of the show will go towards a breast cancer charity in the memory of former Girlschool guitarist Kelly Johnson who passed away on July 15.

The festival runs from Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 4 inclusive.

Scarlet Sins is set to play at 9pm on Saturday night.

Tickets are available through the festival site at: powerboxfest.com.

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Heavy Metal Festivals Proliferate Across Europe

Bryan Reesman of Grammy.com reports: It's summertime, so plenty of heavy metal and hard rock festivals and tours are rolling across America, shaking the rafters with loud guitars and screaming fans. But for all the hoopla surrounding Ozzfest, Warped Tour, Sounds Of The Underground and other traveling rock and roll circuses, not to mention the steady growth of annual events like the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, there are even greater numbers of heavy music festivals in England and across Europe that are attracting tens of thousands of fans per weekend and making an even greater cultural impact. Volume-driven events like Wacken Open Air, Download and Graspop have become the major destinations for headbangers of all persuasions.

"The festivals are getting more and more important because the people come together from everywhere, and the open-airs are becoming a real happening for the fans from different places and countries," declares ATROCITY frontman Alex Krull. "Actually the audience is becoming the 'star' and not just the band playing on stage. Some festivals last for several days, and the people are celebrating together, joining the metal markets, or making new friends."

Singer Doro Pesch, who is based both in New York and Düsseldorf, Germany, believes there are more festivals overseas because the demand is greater. "I think that people are really into metal and rock again, almost like it used to be in the '80s," she observes. "The festivals are sometimes sold out in a couple of days. The time is good for our kind of music again. It's really, really great."

Read the full article at Grammy.com.

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Doro Tour Updates And Photos Reported

PiercingMetal.com has filed a review and uploaded pictures from veteran vocalist Doro Pesch's June 5th show at B.B. King's in New York City, NY. SAVATAGE / TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery, also a member of Doro's band, opened the show. Go to this location to check out the material.

Doro's tour schedule is now as follows:

June
29 - Open Air - Trinec, Czech Republic
30 - Monsters Of Rock - Kavarna, Bulgaria

July
4 - Zeche - Bochum, Germany
5 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany
6 - Mönchsdeggingen, Germany - Festalle Mönchsdeggingen
14 - MC Lo Siempre Festzelt - Waldstetten, Germany
21 - Cat Rock Festival - Uelsen, Germany

August
5 - Stenbersky Kopec - Stenberg, Czech Republic
16 - Summer Breeze Festiva l- Dinkelsbühl, Germany
25 - Summer's End Open Air - Andernach, Germany

September
1 - Rock Open Air - Duisburg, Germany

October
19 - Metal Female Voices V - Wieze, Belgium

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Doro Update Tour Schedule

DORO's European tour schedule has been updated with festival dates in Uelsen and Duisburg, Germany and Stenberg, Czech Republic. A one-off show with W.A.S.P. on July 5th in Saarbrücken, Germany has also been confirmed. Her complete 2007 tour schedule is now as follows:

June
4 - Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
5 - BB King's in New York, NY
6 - Webster Theater in Hartford, CT
8 - The Loft in Poughkeepsie, NY
9 - Mark's Rock Club in Bedford, NH
10 - Jaxx in West Springfield, VA
12 - Fou Founes Elecriques in Montreal, QUE
13 - Funhouse in Toronto, ONT
14 - Peabody's in Cleveland, OH
15 - Pearl Room in Chicago, IL
16 - Station 4 in St.Paul, MN
17 - Static Bar in Topeka, KS
18 - Larmier Lounge in Denver, CO
20 - Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA
21 - The Clubhouse in Phoenix, AZ
22 - Launch Pad in Alburquerque, NM
23 - Sanctuary in San Antonio, TX
24 - Meridian Red Room in Houston, TX
26 - The Muse in Nashville, TN
29 - Open Air in Trinec, Czech Republic
30 - Monsters Of Rock in Kavarna, Bulgaria

July
5 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany (NEW DATE - with W.A.S.P.)
6 - Mönchsdeggingen, Germany - Festalle Mönchsdeggingen
14 - MC Lo Siempre Festzelt - Waldstetten, Germany
21 - Cat Rock Festival - Uelsen, Germany (NEW DATE)

August
5 - Stenbersky Kopec - Stenberg, Czech Republic (NEW DATE)
16 - Summer Breeze Festiva l- Dinkelsbühl, Germany
25 - Summer's End Open Air - Andernach, Germany

September
1 - Rock Open Air - Duisburg, Germany (NEW DATE)

October
19 - Metal Female Voices V - Wieze, Belgium

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Leaves' Eyes To Headline Metal Female Voices Fest

LEAVES' EYES have been confirmed to be the headliner of the Metal Female Voices Fest V, which is due to take place on October 20th, 2007 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. According to the band the theme of their show will be "En Saga i Belgia", and it will be filmed for release on their forthcoming DVD.

Other bands on the bill include: AFTER FOREVER, BATTLELORE, DISTORTED, DRACONIAN, ELIS, EPICA, THE GATHERING, IMPERIA, INTERRIA, SERAPHIM, SIRENIA, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and VALKYRE.

DORO has now been confirmed to headline the festival pre-show on October 19th, also at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. Other acts scheduled to perform on the night include HOLY MOSES, DARZAMAT and DYLATH-LEEN

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