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Guitarist Tommy Bolan discusses about Warlock, Triumph and Agony 30’th Anniversary shows and more

August 27th, 2017


Warlock was a German heavy metal band, formed originally in 1982. The band gained popularity and commercial success in Europe in the mid-1980s, due also to the personality and stage presence of female lead vocalist Doro Pesch. Warlock supported on tour successful metal bands, such as Judas Priest and Megadeth and they also performed on some of the biggest metal festivals including Monsters of Rock at Castle Donington in 1986. A couple of months later the band relocated to the US and also went through a few line-up changes. Guitarist Peter Szigeti and bassist Frank Rittel left the band they were replaced by American musicians Tommy Bolan and Tommy Henriksen. The new lineup started working new material with acclaimed producer Joey Balin, and as a result, the band released TRIUMPH AND AGONY (1987) which is still the band’s most successful album to date. Although the album was a big success, there were more changes to come. By the end of the decade, Doro Pesch was the sole original member who remained in the band, and she was forced to change the name to Doro for legal reasons. Doro has continued her successful career as a solo artist, but Warlock has reunited with different lineups for festival appearances and special occasions since 2003, under the name Warlock 1986. In 2017, Doro announced that she’s going to reunite with TRIUMPH AND AGONY era guitarist Tommy Bolan and the band would do a selected shows to celebrate the 30’th Anniversary of the album under the name Doro Pesch’s Warlock. The first show took its place in Swedenrock Festival on June. There I had a pleasure to meet Tommy and discuss all things related to his time with Warlock, reuniting with Doro and his other career steps including working with Richie Ramone. Read on!

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July 9th, 2017


Once again, the Finnish two-man-team made their annual road trip to Sweden Rock.  The 2017 line up presented a wide range of metal and hard rock as usual. Over 70 bands offered one hell of an experience for the attendees during the four-day festival. Sweden Rock has been successful during the past twenty years, always being sold out as it was again this year. However, it took a bit longer until all the tickets were gone this year. It has become quite logical for us to give an in-depth report on several bands performing at Sweden Rock to all the readers out there. It was an enormous pleasure to testify Scorpions, Venom, Ratt, Warlock, Running Wild, and a whole lot more.  Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every bloody band, but hopefully, you will have a pleasant reading experience… Stay hard, True As Steel.

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Doro Pesch – Following her Heart for Over 30 Years!

July 16th, 2016
Doro Pesch - Strong and Proud - 30 Years of Rock and Metal

Doro Pesch – Strong and Proud – 30 Years of Rock and Metal

Interview by Robert Cavuoto

The Metal Queen, Doro Pesch will be releasing her brand-new 2Blu-ray/3DVD+CD box set entitled Strong and Proud – 30 Years of Rock and Metal on July 15, 2016 in the US through Nuclear Blast.

Three decades of Doro are captured in this monster box set that gives fans a chance to see her perform her extensive catalogue of music live.  It features her 30th anniversary shows which took place during her 2013 – 2014 world tour and kicked off in front of 85,000 people at the world’s biggest metal festival; Wacken – followed by two sold-out nights in her home town, Dusseldorf, where she also started her outstanding career.

Doro invited all her friends to come to party and perform with her like Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD), Biff Byford (SAXON), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE), Blaze Bayley (ex-IRON MAIDEN), Udo Dirkschneider, Uli Jon Roth, as well as LORDI. Included in this box set is a two-hour movie/documentary, which delivers deep insights behind the scenes as well as inside the heart of Doro.

In this interview, Doro provides us with a very candid and honest look into her success over the last 30 years and the importance of this tremendous box set!

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TOMMY HENRIKSEN – solo artist, Alice Cooper band, Hollywood Vampires, ex -Warlock

December 22nd, 2015




Tommy Henriksen is an American musician from New York who is best known from his current work as a guitarist / songwriter for Alice Cooper’s band and Hollywood Vampires. Henriksen is also a solo artist and sought-after songwriter, arranger, producer and mixer. He has worked with, among others: Lady Gaga, Meat Loaf, Lou Reed and Halestorm.  For the last year and a half, the Alice Cooper band has toured the world with Motley Crue. In November, the tour finally arrived in Finland. I met a good-humored Tommy in Helsinki, and here is a summary of our interesting conversation which runs through Tommy’s past career and future projects.

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DORO @ The Garage, London November 22nd 2015

December 10th, 2015

Doro Pesch @ The Garage

Highbury & Islington, London

November 22nd, 2015

Words: Ann Sulaiman

Photos: Inty Malcolm



A week after Europe and the UK were shaken by previous news of terror in France at the Bataclan concert hall, venues in London chose to carry on with hosting live music shows. It was thus fitting that one of these would be Heavy Metal Queen Doro Pesch at The Garage in Highbury & Islington, for the London leg of her European tour. Having styled herself as a champion for freedom and love through the genre, it can be said that Doro was a symbol of hope for this reporter, while also being a symbol of the 80’s for her better known Warlock days.

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July 18th, 2014


Having celebrated the 30  year anniversary of the first time she took the stage this past May with a two-night live concert party in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany in addition to shows throughout Europe, the U.K., and in Latin America, multi-decade recording artist & legendary metal maven DORO PESCH will be bringing her career-spanning anniversary show to North America this fall.

“The Anniversary Tour was incredibly well-received everywhere and we know there are many more places we need to get to,” shares vocalist & songwriter Doro.  “I’m always super excited to play in the USA and Canada. Looking forward to seeing all our great fans, friends, and metalheads again.  See you soon… Raise Your Fist!”

Fans will soon be invited to participate in an online poll to select the set lists for the tour via Doro’s official Facebook page.

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Doro to celebrate “30 Years – Strong & Proud” Anniversary in North America

July 11th, 2014




2014 has been a very special year for Doro and her band. Celebrating 30 Years of Rock & Metal with fans from all over the world…and the response has been absolutely fantastic. After a massive 2-night stand in Düsseldorf, Germany and shows in Latin America, Europe and the UK…the time has
come to rock North America.

“I’m always super excited to play in the USA and Canada – looking forward  to seeing all our great fans, friends and Metalheads again” -Doro says.

“To make things extra-special we want the fans to get involved in picking the set lists for the tour. We’ll be running a poll on our Facebook page. We hope you’ll check that out and cast your vote”.

“The Anniversary Tour was incredibly well received everywhere and we know there are many more places we need to get to. So we are planning an additional second US tour leg in spring 2015″.

To accompany the tour, Nuclear Blast America will release “Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition”, containing the re-release of the great “Raise Your Fist” record and a bonus CD, “Powerful Passionate Favorites”, featuring Doro and the band’s versions of songs by some of their favorite artists, such as LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, KISS and DIO. Also some new and rare tracks as well. The release date in North America is scheduled for October 14th.

“See you soon..Metalheads. Raise Your Fist”!

Doro will offer VIP meet greet tickets for each show which include a preshow meet and greet with the band.. early entry

10          Rt 20   Racine , WI
11          POV’s    Spring Lake , MN
12          Mojoes     Joliet , ILL
14          Peabodys          Cleveland , OH
15          Altar Bar      Pitt , PA
16          Hard Luck          Toronto , ON
18          Salle Multi          Quebec City , QC
19          Petit Campus          Montreal
20          Grammercy Theater   NYC

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Doro – 30 Years Strong and Proud @ Islington Academy, London

June 2nd, 2014


Islington Academy, London

19th May 2014

Review and Photography by Graham Hilling



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December 11th, 2013

DORO Hero Cava Brut Reserva Champagne and Herzblut [Lifeblood] Vino Tinto Red Wine.

DORO Hero Cava Brut Reserva Champagne and Herzblut [Lifeblood] Vino Tinto Red Wine.

Legendary metal maven DORO PESCH has joined the ranks of the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Motörhead, and Slayer in a bottled liquid category and is proud to present 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 & 3rd, 2014 in my hometown of Düsseldorf [Germany] – to present unique drinks to the fans that represent my own taste and quality standard,” states 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 8-minute “making-of” video of these two very special & commemorative drinks on Vimeo:

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June 18th, 2013

Doro Pesch



German vocalist Doro Pesch is one of the best-known female singers in heavy metal, and she has earned the designation of Metal Queen. At first, Doro became known as the lead singer of band Warlock with whom she released four albums including the classics TRUE AS STEEL (1986) and TRIUMPH AND AGONY (1987). The band disbanded in 1989 and Doro then started her successful solo career which includes, so far, twelve studio albums. The latest album titled RAISE YOUR FIST was released last October and this time the tour arrived to Finland. I met the always joyful Metal Queen in the backstage of Club Nosturi and here are the results of our nice conversation. Read on!

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Doro: Raise Your Fist 2013 – 30th Anniversary tour, Scandinavian leg at Amager Bio Copenhagen,Denmark

June 16th, 2013



Raise Your Fist 2013 – 30 years anniversary tour, Scandinavian leg

Dirty Passion – support act

Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
30/4 – 2013

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall


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Doro – Helsinki Finland The 23rd of April 2013

May 2nd, 2013



w/ Dirty Passion

The 23rd Of April 2013
Nosturi Helsinki Finland

The legendary German metal vixen Doro enjoys a true as steel following amongst die hard hard rock and metal fans around the world. Doro Pesch has visited Finland a couple of times before, therefore her recent visit to Finland pulled hundreds of people to the Nosturi venue. Mostly the middle aged audience crowded the venue and afew younger fans truly welcomed Doro with the intense and passionate response and cheers. Read the rest of this entry »

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DORO Issues Roadside Update; Tempe, Arizona Meet & Greet Announced

February 19th, 2013

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 bandmates at a special in-store meet & greet on Saturday, February 23, 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 [remaining dates]:
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

Advance ticket links are available on DORO’s Official Facebook Page.

Raise Your Fist features guest appearances by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G, with artwork by British artist and longtime DORO collaborator Geoffrey Gillespie. The offering debuted at #65 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart upon its first week of release and was commended by Outburn in an 8/10 rating for delivering “50 minutes of expertly crafted Teutonic metal.”

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DORO: North American Tour Dates Announced

September 19th, 2012

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 at through October 5; 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 6 via Nuclear Blast Records and features guest appearances by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister as well as Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G. Elaborated DORO of the release “Most important to me are the power hymns ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ and ‘Victory.’ Both songs have been played live on our last tour and also made last year’s Wacken Open Air shake! For the diehard fans of German songs like ‘Für Immer’ [‘Forever’], there are two songs in the same vein: the 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 on ‘Last Man Standing’ which fans are sure to dig live. We also have a song that honors the late Ronnie James Dio called ‘Hero’ and another highlight called ‘It Still Hurts’ featuring Lemmy. 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!”


DORO North America Headlining Tour 2013:


2/01/2013 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL


2/02/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA


2/03/2013 Empire – West Springfield, VA


2/04/2013 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York, NY


2/05/2013 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD


2/07/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON


2/08/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY


2/09/2013 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH


2/10/2013 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH


2/12/2013 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI


2/13/2013 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL


2/14/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN


2/15/2013 Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb – Waterloo, IA


2/17/2013 Moe’s – Englewood, CO


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




In related news, DORO spent two weeks in Ireland and Switzerland for on-location shoots for the Swiss film “Anuk: The Path of the Warrior,” earlier this month where she returns to play the role of Meha for a second time.


Watch the “Raise Your Fist In The Air” video on the Nuclear Blast Youtube Channel.

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DORO To Release Best-Of Double Disc Next Month Via AFM

July 25th, 2012
DORO Best-Of Double Disc

DORO Best-Of Double Disc

Legendary Queen of Metal, DORO PESCH, will release Under My Skin – A Fine Selection Of Doro Classics in North America via AFM Records next month. Set for release on August 14, 2012, the mammoth career-spanning retrospective — which already entered the German charts at #53 upon its first week of release overseas — includes more than 30 tracks spread across two CDs. Compiled in close collaboration between AFM and DORO herself, the gorgeous package offers an abundance of DORO staples as well as rare B-side singles and hand-written liner notes. Under My Skin… is also available in a limited wooden fanbox edition (1000 copies; import only) which includes a two-CD digipak, flag, patch, bracelet, a postcard and a certificate of authenticity. For more info, point your browser HERE.
Under My Skin – A Fine Selection Of Doro Classics Track Listing:

CD 1

01. All We Are (Version 2007)

02. You’re My Family

03. I Rule The Ruins

04. Celebrate

05. The Night Of The Warlock

06. Strangers Yesterday

07. Walking With The Angels

08. Metal Tango

09. Thunderspell

10. Herzblut

11. Warrior Soul

12. My Majesty

13. Für Immer

14. Love Me In Black

15. Always Live To Win

16. Running From The Devil

17. Above The Ashes

18. Let Love Rain On Me


CD 2

01. Celebrate (Full Metal Female Version)

02. Rescue Me

03. Rare Diamond (Acoustic Version)

04. Angel In The Dark

05. 1999

06. In Liebe Und Freundschaft

07. I Lay My Head Upon My Sword

08. Tausend Mal gelebt

09. Wildfire

10. Breaking The Law

11. She’s Like Thunder (Version 2005)

12. The Queen

13. You Won My Love

14. Lonely Wolf


In related news, DORO was recently added to the third annual 70000 Tons Of Metal lineup. The original heavy metal cruise takes place in January 2013 and features 40 metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the world seafaring the Caribbean on a luxury cruise ship for a 5-day/4-night ocean adventure. Sporting the biggest open air stage to sail the open seas, the world’s biggest floating heavy metal festival will include: Ensiferum, Lacuna Coil, Nile, In Flames, Immolation and more! For more info, go to THIS LOCATION.
DORO was recently featured in Decibel Magazine’s August 2012 special “Women In Metal” issue. In an interview conducted by J. Bennett, DORO discusses her new Raise Your Fist record, reminisces about quitting her job in 1986 to tour with Judas Priest, what her one-year stint in a hospital years ago taught her, and the nexus of attitude and being dignified. If you missed it, you can still secure your copy HERE.

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