Back in my high school days, I was exposed to the powerful voice that belongs to Doro Pesch. My first experience was with the band Warlock and their release True as Steel. I discovered this band through the magic of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, and was an instant fan. I wore out the cassette of True as Steel years ago, and the high import prices kept me away, as True as Steel has been out of print in the United States for years. Recently, a used copy turned up in the local Rock Shop, and I could not pass it up.
If you haven’t ever heard Warlock before, their brand of metal music is on the harder side of Dokken, and the Scorpions. This is heavy guitar oriented music, that is loaded with
guitar solos and most importanly, excellent musicianship. Make no mistake about it, few female metal singers can hold a candle to Doro Pesch. Her vocals is what makes this disc
stand out. Her potent metal screams on True as Steel made me a fan of hers for life.
This album has plenty of good metal to crank up. Some of the stand out tunes on this record are Mr. Gold, Fight For Rock, Vorwarts, All Right and the title track, True as Steel.
Warlock is a very under rated band, and it is a shame that this group is not around today. Doro Pesch still tours as a solo act, and performs several tunes from Warlock library. You can find more information on Doro at Doro Pesch.com.
True as Steel is one of the better Metal albums of 1986. It is definitely worth picking up if you can find a copy of it.
Rating:Out of 10
- Fight For Rock
- Speed of Sound
- Midnite in China
- Vorwarts, All Right
- True As Steel
- Lady In A Rock ‘n’ Roll Hell
- Love Song
- Igloo on the Moon (Reckless)
Doro Pesch – Vocals
Peter Szigeti – Guitar
Niko Arvanitis – Guitar
Frank Rittel – Bass
Michael Eurich – Drums
Jesse Blaze Snider, the son of Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider, has a brand new video in support of his band’s EP, Juggernaut.
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3 Doors Down are returning with another shot of arena-ready rock in the form of their self-titled album. The band’s new single, “It’s Not My Time” has had huge success at radio with fans clogging request lines from coast to coast. The much anticipated fourth studio album was produced by Johnny K. (Disturbed, Finger Eleven) and is packed with the kinds of guitar anthems that have made the Mississippi band one of the most consistent acts in rock today. The album spans the entire spectrum of the 3 Doors Down sound. Barnstormers like “Runaway” were definitely created for the energy of a live setting while the lush, “Pages” tugs at your heartstrings with its infectious vocal melodies and lyrics.
2008 Tour Dates
4/02 Poplar Bluff, MO Black River Coliseum
4/03 Fayetteville, AR The Tyson Center
4/04 Texarkana, AR 4 States Fair Entertainment Center
4/06 San Antonio, TX Hmisfair Plaza Park
4/09 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
4/10 Boise, ID Morrison Center for the Perfroming Arts
4/11 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Resort Casino
4/13 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
4/15 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
4/17 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim
4/18 Tempe, AZDevil Stadium
4/19 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Convention Center
4/22 Tulsa, OK The Brady Theater
4/23 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater
4/25 Belton, TX Belton County Expo Center
4/26 Spring, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
4/27 Frisco, TX Edgetfest – Pizza Hut Park
5/02 Birmingham, AL Schaeffer Eye Ctr. Crawfish Boil
5/03 Jackson, MS Coliseum Festival Fairgrounds
5/10 Orlando, Florida Tinker Field
5/11 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
5/16 Nashville, TN Nashville Riverfront Park
5/18 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium Rock On The Range
5/23 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
5/24 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/05 Kaneohe Bay-Oahu, HI Bayfest Hawaii