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Formed: 1989
From: Düsseldorf, Germany
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MetalDays Tolmin Festival Reveals Running Order

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season?

Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.


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Doro Announces Warlock 30th Anniversary Shows

Released in 1987, "Triumph And Agony" is the fourth studio album from German heavy metal titan Warlock. The record was a mammoth success globally with hit singles and MTV's Headbangers Ball favorites "All We Are" and "Für immer" among other now-pinnacle anthems like "East Meets West," "Metal Tango," "I Rule The Ruins," and "Touch Of Evil."

In honor of its 30th anniversary, this September Warlock vocalist Doro Pesch will for the first time ever perform the album in its entirety on two European festival dates this Summer and a special run of U.S. live performances.

Joined by original "Triumph And Agony" guitarist Tommy Bolan alongside bassist Nick Douglas, drummer Johnny Dee, guitarist Bas Maas and guitarist/keyboardist Luca Princiotta, Pesch will hit Worcester, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

"'Triumph And Agony' was our breakthrough album in America," issues Pesch, "and it's still one of my absolute favorites! I'm so excited to play some of these songs for the first time and I'm so much looking forward to play with Tommy again. I'm sure it's gonna sound great and we'll put on a killer show." More...

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Doro Posts Lemmy Tribute

A year ago Motorhead fronter and rock legend Lemmy Kilmister passed away and his death marked the end of an era of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll.

While fans all over the world raised their Jack and Coke glasses on December 28th to mark the anniversary of his passing, metal queen Doro came up with a special idea to celebrate the life and legacy of her colleague and very close friend.

In this new video to the song "It Still Hurts: that she recorded with Lemmy in 2012, you can find the clip footage and many pictures of several decades from both metal legends working together and sharing the spirit of heavy music.

Doro comments: "It's been exactly one year since the world of rock lost on of its greatest characters - and one of my best friends. Lemmy Kilmister. One year and we miss him so much.

"Therefore it was our great wish to release this video with a compilation of our greatest moments that we had together. Here it is. In memory of Lemmy, one of the greatest rock'n'roll heroes!
It still hurts! R.I.P., my dear friend - we love you." More...

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Tobias Sammet And Doro Appearing On RTL

Avantasia mastermind Tobias Sammet and his long-time music colleague the queen of metal Doro Pesch will soon rock the "Ultimative Chartshow" on German channel RTL. Tobias and Doro will be appearing on three episodes of the show: "Best of 2016 - the most successful hits of the year," "The most successful one hit wonder ever," and "The most successful radio hits from all time" putting to use their superior music knowledge.

The concept of the cult tv show is letting music industry insiders give their opinion and ranking on the most successful songs based around a certain topic, while telling us some personal anecdotes around those tracks.

Tobi Sammet and Doro Pesch have both had big chart achievements of their own: Sammet and his rock project Avantasia achieved second place in the official German charts for the third time since 2010 with his album "Ghostlights" and Doro's anniversary-CD/DVD "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" also climbed straight to #2 in Germany.

The dates for the shows, which are moderated by Oliver Geissen:

16.12.2016, 08.15 pm, RTL
31.12.2016, 08.15 pm, RTL
06.01.2017, 08:15 pm, RTL

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Doro Gearing Up For U.S. Shows

Reigning metal queen Doro Pesch will return to the U.S. next week for a short run of live dates leading to her performance at this year's edition of the Rock Carnival in Lakewood, New Jersey alongside The Used, Life Of Agony, Sebastian Bach, Cinderella's Tom Keifer and many others.

The tour will kick off on September 24th and run through October 2nd. Direct support (through October 1st) will be provided by New York's Obsidian. See all confirmed performances below along with a video trailer.

9/24/2016 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
9/25/2016 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
9/27/2016 Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
9/28/2016 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
9/30/2016 Palace Theatre - Stafford Springs, CT
10/01/2016 Fish Head Cantina - Halethorpe (Baltimore), MD
10/02/2016 Rock Carnival - Lakewood, NJ More...

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AFM Records Announces 20 Year Compilation

2016 marks the 20th anniversary for Germany-based metal label AFM Records. Being in the business for two decades now and working with the “who's who” of the scene, the company is proud to present a special compilation of highlights and new tracks titled “20 Years - Metal Addiction."

Of course all the big names who were (and are) crucial for the label’s evolution during the years are featured here: Doro, U.D.O., Fear Factory, Evergrey, Avantasia, Rhapsody Of Fire, Danzig, Leaves’ Eyes, Edguy, Destruction, Masterplan, D-A-D, Ministry and many more.

Two brand new, previously unreleased songs by Iron Mask and Eden’s Curse perfectly round off this extensive release, which comes up with a total of 52 tracks on 3 CDs. More...

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Doro Posts "Earthshaker Rock" Video

Only one week is left until the metal queen Doro will release her brand-new 2Blu-ray/3DVD+CD package entitled "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" through Nuclear Blast.

That's one great reason to present another live clip from the release - check out "Earthshaker Rock" (live at Wacken) in the player below. If you missed it, the previously released video for "Love Me In Black" is also still online right here.

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Doro Posts DVD Trailer

Doro's upcoming 2Blu-ray/3DVD+CD package "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" is nearly here, due to land on June 24th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast Recrds.

After the presentation of a few live clips, another trailer has been launched today, which is available below. If you missed it, the live video for "Love Me In Black" is also still online at this location.

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Doro Posts "Love Me In Black" Video

The metal queen Doro will release her brand new 2Blu-ray/3DVD+CD package entitled "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" on June 24th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast.

Today a new live clip from this package has been launched - check out "Love Me In Black" below. German fans can also catch a special cinema edition premiere:

20.06. D Berlin - UCI KINOWELT Colosseum

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Doro Announces DVD Release Party

A night to remember: metal queen Doro will come to Hamburg on Tuesday, June 28th, to celebrate a DVD release party at Hard Rock Cafe with fans, friends, partners and guests.

The relese of "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" will be celebrated massively as fans can look forward to meeting Doro and her band along with a signing session.

Before that, a 110-minute cut of the 7-hour plus DVD will be shown on all big screens and monitors. It features highlights of Doro's anniversary shows in Wacken, Dusseldorf, New York and Moskau as well as a scene from the "Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of Doro" documentary.

Doro comments: "I'm looking forward to celebrate the premiere of the anniversary DVD in Hamburg's Hard Rock Cafe. I hope that as many fans as possible will have find time and fancy to party with us and my record label, Nuclear Blast."

You can also catch these exclusive cinema premieres:

06.06. D Düsseldorf - UCI KINOWELT @ Medienhafen (Cinema Preview)
20.06. D Berlin - UCI KINOWELT Colosseum (Premiere)

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Doro Posts "Bad Blood" Video

Metal queen Doro will release her brand-new 2Blu-ray/3DVD+CD package entitled "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" on June 24th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast.

To give fans another taster of what is to expect from this release, the live clip for "Bad Blood" has been revealed today. Check it out below. "Strong And Proud" will also be coming to two German theaters:

06.06. D Düsseldorf - UCI KINOWELT @ Medienhafen (Cinema Preview)
20.06. D Berlin - UCI KINOWELT Colosseum (Premiere) More...

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Rock Carnival Announces 2nd Year Details

New Jersey, get ready to rock harder than ever: the second annual Rock Carnival will take place on September 30th, October 1st and October 2nd in Lakewood, NJ at First Energy Park, home of the Lakewood Blue Claws.

As with its inaugural year, which drew a staggering 50,000+ attendees, the second annual Rock Carnival will feature classic carnival rides and entertainment, the most delicious food truck offerings, high-action pro wrestling, beer gardens pouring the tastiest of brews, and of course... the best in local, national and international rock and heavy metal music performances.

This year will introduce a "Classic Rewind" Friday night concert, featuring some special performances from 2015 acts returning to the event they loved. Three-day general admission and reserved seat weekend packages for this year's Rock Carnival go on sale Friday, May 13th at 12:00pm Eastern time.

The first wave of Rock Carnival live music entertainment to be announced is topped by single-day headliners Twisted Sister, whose performance will mark an official farewell show for the U.S. northeast. More...

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Doro Releasing 3 DVD Anniversary Set

Doro celebrated her 30th anniversary of performing live throughout 2013 and 2014 by touring the world extensively for a year and by playing three official anniversary shows.

The tour kicked off in front of 85,000 people at the world's biggest metal festival, Wacken – followed by two sold-out nights in her hometown of Dusseldorf, where she also started out her outstanding career.

And everyone came to party with Doro: Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Biff Byford (Saxon), Chris Caffery (Savatage), Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), Joakim Brodén (Sabaton), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Udo Dirkschneider, Uli Jon Roth, Lordi as well as many more amazing guests.

Three decades of Doro and those three unforgettable nights have been forever captured on three DVDs and two Blu-rays; including a two-hour plus music movie which delivers deep insights behind the scenes and inside the heart of Doro.

Nuclear Blast will release this Doro anniversary package on June 24th, titled "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal," and available in these formats:

Limited 3 DVD Digibook
Limited 2 Blu-Ray Digibook
Limited Gatefold Silver Vinyl
Limited Deluxe Earbook (includes 56-page Earbook, 3 X DVD, 2 X Blu-Ray, exclusive tote bag)
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Doro Releasing New Single

Following her upcoming North American tour, Doro Pesch will be presented with the Metal Goddess award at the Vegas Rocks! Hair Metal Awards 2016 on May 15th.

But before receiving this award, Doro will release a brand new single titled "Love's Gone To Hell" on April 1st via Nuclear Blast. As to be expected for such a special song, Doro has recorded a visually stunning music video for "Love's Gone To Hell," filmed in locations such as the Renaissance Palace Bückeburg (Lower Saxony, Germany).

Doro states: "'Love's Gone To Hell' is a magical song, a big anthem - and for myself it's on the same level as the all-time favourites 'All We Are', 'Love Me In Black' and 'Für Immer'." More...

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Doro Gearing Up For U.S. Shows

Doro Pesch will return to the U.S. next week for short run of live dates set to commence with an appearance on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise East, which will set sail from Miami, Florida on February 22nd.

From there, Doro and her band mates will make their way through seven venues, the trek coming to a close in Queens, New York at Blackthorn 51 on March 6th. Additionally, Doro will make an in-store meet-and-greet appearance at Rock Fantasy Records prior to her performance at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York on March 5th.

Says Doro of the upcoming dates: "I'm so excited to start the New Year with some tour dates in the states! I can't wait to see all the loyal fans again and many new faces. I'm so happy and honored to be part of the Monsters Of Rock cruise as well! We'll play all our highlights as well as the best songs of the Warlock era. You can expect a full metal, high-energy, amazing show with lots of heart, soul and true metal power!"

In related news, Doro will be honored with the Metal Goddess Award at this year's edition of the Vegas Rocks! Hair Metal Awards in May at the Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. More...

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Doro Releases 3D Figurine Line

Doro Pesch has played more than 2,800 concerts in more than 60 countries across four continents in her thirty year plus career - and now the metal queen comes to your home, whenever you want, wherever you want, forever!

Staramba has made this feat possible: from now on, the Berlin-based startup company offers Doro and her entire band as D figures in different sizes. Doro and the band were made using a photogrammetry scanner 3D Instagraph, which scans a person within a few seconds. Afterwards, lifelike and full-coloured figures emerge shift by shift in a 3D printer.

"The figures became absolutely super," Doro states. "It's a really interesting experience to hold yourself in your hands suddenly. I'm sure that the fans will love these new figures and they will get them all for their homes."

Doro Pesch and her band mates Johnny Dee (drums), Nick Douglas (bass), Bas Maas (guitars), Luca Princiotta (guitars) as well as Harrison Young (keyboards) are available now as a full package in the scale of 1:20 and 1:15 from the Staramba online shop. The crew is also currently crowd funding an upcoming music video - full details at this location. More...

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Doro Kickstarting New Music Video

German metal queen Doro Pesch has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help release a high quality video production for the band’s brand new single "Love's Gone To Hell." Doro comments:

"Dear friends, fans & supporters, while creating new music for our next release, we hit on something that immediately had a very, very special vibe to it and sparked our imagination plus an amazing story.

"The title of this special song is 'Love's Gone To Hell.' We believe that this song carries a tremendous magic and that it immediately draws you in and gives you chills… It is our dream to bring this wonderful song to life in the form of a beautiful, fantastic music video, and it is our goal to create this high quality vision together with you!

"For your support and contributions, there are many special and one of a kind rewards to be had. A unique payback in the form of small to very large rewards can be expected in return for your pledge and support. We would be so happy to do this project together with you and realize an amazing high class, high quality music video for this magical, very special song: 'Love's Gone To Hell.'

"Thank you so much for all your support and belief for all these years. Keep on rocking everybody! Let's rule the ruins! Für immer with love and gratitude, the Doro band." More...

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Doro To Play Rock In Rio

Doro Pesch recently rocked several legendary clubs in the American capital cities, and this coming September 19th for her very first time, she will perform at Rock in Rio.

"This is amazing and a dream coming true," says Doro Pesch, who will be the first female German artist ever to conquer this legendary stage.

Rock in Rio celebrates its 30th anniversary, where Doro will enter stage alongside the Brazilian power metal heroes from Angra, who had Dor as a guest singer on the song "Crushing Room."

“Now the members invited me to perform this track along with them at Rock in Rio. I think that we might also play my hymn 'All We Are,'" adds the metal queen.

But before Doro will write metal history in September, she will act with her band on a German tour, starting on April 19th in Saarbrücken and ending up on December 19th in Nürnberg. Special guest on the dates in April and May will be Norwegian rock act Spitfire. The upcoming Doro dates are as follows: More...

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Doro Embarking On U.S. Tour

Reigning queen of metal Doro Pesch is readying to kick off another stretch of U.S. tour dates next week.

Slated to embark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 3rd, Doro will rumble stages through Virginia, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and California with the eleven-date run coming to a close at the legendary Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles.

The trek follows Doro's East Coast run last Fall. Support will be provided by Santa Cruz hard rock/heavy metal unit, Archer.

Said Doro of her return to the United States: "I'm so excited to start the second leg of the US tour! I can't wait to see all our diehard fans and our new fans on this run. We will rock like there's no tomorrow and it will be only the best of the best songs in our setlist and a totally awesome show. I feel we're stronger than ever and since the fans are the most important thing in our lives, we can't wait to kill on this tour and blow everybody's minds. I'm so looking forward to rocking everyone's world. We will play lots of Warlock tunes, songs from our latest record Raise Your Fist and more! Hope to see everyone!"

3/03/2015 The Legendary Dobbs - Philadelphia, PA
3/04/2015 Empire - Springfield, VA
3/05/2015 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/08/2015 Scout Bar - Houston, TX
3/09/2015 Trees - Dallas. TX
3/11/2015 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
3/13/2015 Club Red - Tempe, AZ
3/14/2015 City National Groove - Anaheim, CA
3/15/2015 Ramona Main Stage - Ramona, CA
3/17/2015 LVCS - Las Vegas, NV
3/18/2015 Whiskey a Go Go - Los Angeles, CA More...

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Doro Kicking Off North American Trek

Metal queen Doro Pesch will kick off the North American leg of her "30 Years Strong & Proud" anniversary tour next week.

Slated to commence in Wisconsin on October 10th, Doro will rock eleven cities, including a very special New York City performance at the Gramercy Theater on October 20th where Doro and her bandmates will be joined by a host of special guests including Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (Overkill), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Jean Beauvoir (Crown Of Thorns, Plasmatics), Leather Leone (Rude Girl, Chastain), and more.

In addition to marking 30 years since the release of "Warlock's Burning The Witches," Doro will be touring in support of the "Raise Your Fist" album released worldwide via Nuclear Blast in 2012. More...

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