Warlock was a German power metal band that was on the verge of a major breakthrough in the American market when their fourth album, Triumph & Agony, was released in 1987. The album’s first single, “All We Are,” became a staple during the height of MTVs “hair metal” phase and the band’s striking front woman Doro Pesch had become an icon for females in metal and somewhat of a sex symbol.
There is no question who the Queen of Metal is. Famous for heavy metal anthems such as “All We Are,” German goddess Doro Pesch has been supplying heavy metal to the world for nearly 30 years.
With a bulldozing new album, Raise Your Fist and a European and U.S. tour to follow, Doro sat down just long enough to talk about her music, her fans, and the legendary Ronnie James Dio.
Geeks of Doom: You have a European tour starting soon, followed by a U.S. tour – are you excited?
Doro Pesch: Very excited, very excited! The guys of the band arrived [in Germany] yesterday. Today is the first rehearsal, Wednesday we start. All over England and France and Germany and Spain…we’re heading for the UK tour on the 20th November…and then the beginning of January we’re going to America and doing the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise ship. You’ve probably heard about it, so much fun! And we’re doing the same in May, it’s for the Europeans, it’s called the Full Metal Cruise and it goes from Hamburg to Paris to London to Amsterdam and back to Hamburg. So yeah, lots of exciting stuff!
Geeks of Doom: And this is all in support of your new album Raise Your Fist – what has the reception been like so far?