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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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Doro Unveils Artwork For New Live Album

Today, Doro Pesch of Warlock reveals the album artwork as well as the track list for her upcoming live masterpiece "Triumph And Agony Live," which will be released on September 24, 2021. The artwork centres on Geoffrey Gillespie's famous original drawing of the "Warlock" embracing the blonde rock star.

Doro says: "The cover and the whole artwork including booklet and inlay are a combination of live shots and the amazing iconic Warlock paintings of my favourite artist, Geoffrey Gillespie, who did all the classic Doro / Warlock artworks. It worked out great. I am so happy with it."

Doro will celebrate the 35th anniversary of her hit album "Triumph And Agony" with the release of the spectacular live album "Triumph And Agony Live."

The highly anticipated work will be released in many different configurations on CD, vinyl, cassette, Blu-ray as well as in an exclusive, strictly limited fan box! More...

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Doro To Release "Triumph And Agony Live" Album

There's something big coming up!

In celebration of 35 years of her classic album "Triumph And Agony" Doro Pesch of Warlock will release "Triumph And Agony Live" in various formats including CD, vinyl, cassette, DVD, Blu-ray and a huge boxset on September 24, 2021

Doro says: "It was always my dream to play the 'Triumph And Agony' album in its entirety live. The first time we did it was at Sweden Rock followed by a big tour in the USA and Spain, and more large festival shows like Graspop and Norway Rock."

Now it's finally done: a great live album/DVD/Blu-ray called "Triumph And Agony Live."

“It's one of my favourite records we've ever done! It includes some of our big classic anthems like ´All We Are´, ´Für Immer´ and ´I Rule The Ruins´ as well as fan favourites like ´Metal Tango´, ´Three Minute Warning´, ´Kiss Of Death´ and ´East Meets West´, not to forget headbanging album opener ´Touch Of Evil´. I'm super excited to let the fans hear and see it!"

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Doro To Stream Final Drive-In Concert

Doro Pesch is the first rock musician to stage a concert at drive-in cinemas for her fans. The Metal Queen's first show in June was attended by hundreds of thrilled fans in the city of Worms, Germany and watched by more than half a million (!) people worldwide via live stream.

After another successful show in Stuttgart, DORO invites her fans to Bühl on August 1st to her third and (for now) last drive-in cinema show. There, DORO will be rocking all of her famous hits such as "Für Immer," "Love Me In Black" and "All For Metal." Also on the setlist is her new hit-single "Brickwall."

Doro is full of anticipation: "Over the last few months, I really missed my band and fans. The drive-in show has been a real unique experience and career highlight for me. That's why I'm really looking forward to the final show on August 1st in Bühl. We'll celebrate together and have a great time. It feels so good to be rocking alongside with you again. Hopefully, we can soon enjoy normal shows again as well."

For this last drive-in cinema show of the tour, the queen of rock and metal will join forces with the streaming service airtango.live which will be streaming the gig from start to finish. For a fee of €5.99 the user will get access to the whole concert for a month, plus additional DORO content including greetings, behind-the-scenes clips and Doro videos. The streaming pre-order will be starting soon at www.airtango.live

Doro comments: "All the fans who can't be present at the show on August 1st in Bühl will have the chance to stream the gig from home."

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Doro Releases "Brickwall" Music Video

One and a half years after the release of her extremely successful double album "Forever Warriors, Forever United," metal queen Doro Pesch has already started working on material for a new album. "Since February, I've been back in the studio in the USA. There are some pretty awesome things happening in these writing sessions," Doro reveals.

One of these new, special songs is no longer a secret -"Brickwall" has been released digitally today, and will be released on vinyl on July 31st 2020.

Watch the new video for "Brickwall" below.

"Brickwall is a harbinger for the upcoming album that will be released in 2021", DORO explains. "I want to give my fans a taste of what it's going to be like – and the song also fits quite well with these dark times.“

"The lyrics are about unbreakable, unconditional love for a person in deep trouble. Even though it isn't always easy to deal with that person, you still do everything to support them and get through the dark times side by side – even if you literally have to tear down walls."

"Brickwall" was recorded in Hamburg together with Andreas Bruhn (Ex-The Sisters Of Mercy) and will also be available as coloured 7“ vinyl in gold and silver limited to 300 copies each.

"The b-side features a great live version of Soldier Of Metal", Doro promises. "The song was recorded during our recent Forever Warriors tour in winter, where the song was celebrated by the fans every single evening. It's supposed to help fans remember the feeling of a live show and raise anticipation for the next tour, that can hopefully start this autumn." More...

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Doro Pesch Plays First Drive-In Show In Germany

German's heavy metal veteran Doro Pesch performed her first drive-in show in Germany yesterday amid the coronavirus pandemic. The concert took place at the CARantena-Arena in Worms.

Doro's next drive-in gig will take place on June 28 at the Autokino am Moviepark, in Bottrop.

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Guitarist Bob Kulick Passes Away

Bob Kulick, the veteran guitarist who made his name performing with the likes of Kiss, W.A.S.P., Meat Loaf, Doro and others, has sadly passed away at the age of 70. No cause of death has been revealed as of yet. The news was broken by his brother Bruce, who himself performed with Kiss, who took to Twitter with the following message:

"I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated. Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this sad time."

Bob Kulick auditioned for Kiss when the band was forming, but Ace Frehley was chosen over him. Despite this, he would make uncredited appearances on four albums, including "Alive II," "Unmasked," "Killers" and "Creatures Of The Night," as well as working with frontman Paul Stanley on his debut solo album. Before this, he recorded with rock icon Lou Reed on the classic, "Coney Island Baby" album and would later join W.A.S.P. for two studio albums, "The Crimson Idol" and "Still Not Black Enough," before working with metal queen Doro Pesch on her 2000 release, "Calling The Wild," where he played with the singer and Motorhead frontman Lemmy on the ballad, "Love Me Forever."

His work stretched beyond hard rock and heavy metal, as he would also work with Meat Loaf, Diana Ross and Michael Bolton, as well composing music for beloved cartoon Spongebob Squarepants and the World Wrestling Federation, performing with Motorhead on the theme for wrestler Triple H entitled, "The Game," widely regarded by wrestling fans as one of the best entrance themes ever. He would eventually release a solo album in 2017 entitled, "Skeletons In The Closet." More...

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Hear Her Roar: Women In Metal

Today marks International Women's Day, in which we remember the contributions of many great women throughout history as well as in the world today. The day was first celebrated by the Socialist Party Of America on February 28th 1909. The tradition of celebrating women on March 8th was first done in the then newly formed Soviet Union, who declared the day a national holiday. It was adopted by other Communist and Socialist countries as a holiday before the United Nations recognised the event in 1975. Today the significance of the day varies, still being a public holiday in some countries, a day of protest in others and officially ignored in a number of other nations. So, what does all this have to do with heavy metal? Marie Curie, Rosa Luxemburg, Angela Davis and Joan Of Arc may not be common names in the metal world, but we have plenty of our own heroines and ladies to rival the lords.

For a long time, the role of women in heavy metal was seen by outsiders as miniscule or worse, nothing more than objects. Perhaps women have more of a role in metal music than previously thought however. Let's take for example what's considered the first heavy metal album, "Black Sabbath" by Black Sabbath. The cover art depicts a mysterious woman, cloaked in black, stood right in the middle of an illustration of Mapledurham Watermill in Oxfordshire. This is only a tiny example of course, but as heavy metal grew, so did the presence of women. Bands would often sing about women, be it in the context of relationships ("Victim Of Changes" by Judas Priest for example, was comprised of two earlier songs "Whisky Woman" and "Red Light Lady,") sex "Charlotte The Harlot" by Iron Maiden or as inspirations ("Jet City Woman" by Queensryche.) More...

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Metal Church To Tour With Doro

West Coast metal veterans Metal Church has announced that they will be teaming up with German metal icon Doro Pesch for a co-headlining tour of the United States this Spring. Joining them on the trek will be Images Of Eden.

Says Doro: "We are doing a double headliner tour with our long time friends Metal Church. What a superb power package for all metal fans. I am so exited to hit the stage together with Metal Church and I am very sure that the fans in the United States will be as thrilled as we are.“

Metal Church frontman Mike Howe added, "I am excited to get out on the road and embrace our faithful fans again, and any new fans are welcome into the fold! I'm also looking forward to joining forces with legendary metal singer Doro Pesch!!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Saxon Sends A Thunderbolt To Bath

It's funny the places metal gigs can take place. From stadiums to high school gymnasiums, leisure centres to the green fields of the countryside. On this night, British heavy metal legends Saxon brought thirty nine years worth of head banging to The Forum, an all seated venue in the well to do town of Bath. They were in good company too, bringing with them German trailblazer Doro Pesch and Toby Jepson's new band, Wayward Sons. While we came to rock out, did we actually get out of our seats? Read on, MacDuff.

Opening the show was Wayward Sons, the latest band to feature vocalist Toby Jepson, formerly of such bands as Little Angles, Gun and Fastway. Having only formed in 2016 and released their debut album, "Ghosts Of Yet To Come" this past September, they're still a very young band in the eyes and ears of most people. Security unfortunately decided to enforce their seated only policy for the openers, which made it a little difficult to gauge peoples' reaction, though they received a strong round of applause every time they finished a song. By the end of their set, a few devoted fans to the audience left were stood, fists pounding and heads banging. Wayward Sons, though security did their best to prevent it, were a success. More...

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Doro Posts New Video Online

The undisputed metal queen Doro releases her new 2 CD studio album, "Forever Warriors, Forever United" today. Her new offering boasts 25 brand new tracks and to celebrate its release, Doro is premiering the new official video for 'It Cuts So Deep'. Watch it below.

"I wrote this together with David Bryant because I love doing ballads with a keyboardist and pianos. And he is renowned! It's a very sensitive song and I think it's one of my finest ballads", explains Doro. "We have toured very intensively over the past few years, gathering so many impressions along the way and meeting so many great people. That really inspired me. The songs and ideas literally flooded our minds and this also didn’t stop in the studio. From over 50 song ideas we quickly had 14 songs for an album, then suddenly 20 and in the end it was 24." More...

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Bloodstock 2018: Day One

Festival season is drawing to a close for another year, with the likes of Wacken, Graspop, Hellfest and others all over until 2019. This year, Metal Underground had the pleasure of attending Bloodstock Open Air, the fastest growing metal festival in the United Kingdom, held at Catton Park, Derbyshire and featuring bands from all across the globe, from legends to unsigned acts. So how did this year's edition of Bloodstock go? Read on, MacDuff.

The grounds open on Thursday, as the finishing touches are being put on the main stage, though fans are still treated to an evening of metal courtesy of the second stage, named after the SOPHIE charity (Stamp Out Prejudice Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere) which this year was headlined by Russian folk metal band, Arkona. I was only able to catch one set, which was from British death metal outfit Bloodshot Dawn, a solid performance which attracted a decent sized crowd and a positive response from those in attendance. One thing that will hit you immediately after entering the arena area is how expensive everything is, even by festival standards. We expect prices to be raised at festivals, but £7 for a standard burger is ridiculous, add fries and a soft drink and it comes to £14.80, way more than the mediocre refreshments should cost. This is why it's useful to bring food and drink of your own and eat in the campsite during some downtime. More...

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Amon Amarth Singer Guests On Doro’s New Track

Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg guests on Doro Pesch‘s new single “If I Can’t Have You, No One Will“. You can stream the below newly debuted music video for the song, which comes from Doro‘s forthcoming new double album, “Forever Warriors // Forever United“, out August 17th via Nuclear Blast.

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Doro Posts New Video Online With Johan Hegg

In only three weeks time the undisputed metal queen Doro will release her 2 CD studio album, "Forever Warriors, Forever United." Her new offering boasts 25 brand new tracks and today, she releases the masterpiece "If I Can't Have You - Nobody Will."

The latest Doro single is a duet that combines passion and melody with brutal harshness. Passion is provided by the blonde rock goddess herself - while the harshness comes from none other than Amon Amarth singer Johan Hegg. Doro says: "The work with Johan, who also contributed to the lyrics, was stunning. We got to know each other during the recording of the Amon Amarth album Jomsviking and it is wonderful that this great collaboration could be continued on my album."

Doro continues: "The video for the song perfectly reflects this obsessive song. We filmed in various ruins with our great director David Havlena. It has become very special, almost like a little movie. I can not wait to introduce the song on August 3rd at Wacken Open Air where the song will celebrate its live premiere with special guest Johan Hegg!" More...

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Doro Posts New Lyric Video Online

On August 17th, the undisputed metal queen Doro will release a 2 CD studio album, "Forever Warriors, Forever United." Her new offering boasts 25 brand new tracks and today she is teasing fans further by releasing the second single. Watch the lyric video for 'Lift Me Up' here below.

"'Lift Me Up' is one of my absolute favourites", reveals Doro. "This song has a lot of good energy, it builds you right up. I also love the catchy melody and lyrics."

The tracklisting for the album is as follows:

CD1:
1. All For Metal
2. Bastardos
3. If I Can't Have You - No One Will
4. Soldier Of Metal
5. Turn It Up
6. Blood, Sweat And Rock 'N' Roll
7. Don't Break My Heart Again
8. Love's Gone To Hell
9. Freunde Fürs Leben
10. Backstage To Heaven
11. Be Strong (Bonus)
12. Black Ballad (Bonus)
13. Bring My Hero Back Home Again (bonus

CD2:
1. Resistance
2. Lift Me Up
3. Heartbroken
4. It Cuts So Deep
5. Love Is A Sin
6. Living Life To The Fullest
7. 1000 Years
8. Fight Through The Fire
9. Lost In The Ozone
10. Caruso (Bonus)
11. Tra Como E Coriovallum (Bonus)
12. Metal Is My Alcohol (Bonus) More...

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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)
Emperor
At The Gates
Suicidal Tendencies
Devildriver
Kamelot
Combichrist
Mr. Big
Jasta
Bloodbath
Venom Inc.
Septicflesh
Wednesday 13
Fozzy
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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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
Emperor
Bloodbath
Memoriam

Friday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Doro

Saturday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Gojira
Combichrist
Septicflesh
Orden Ogan

Sunday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Nightwish
Devildriver
Fozzy

Sunday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Watain

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