Band To Tour Germany With Motorhead In December
DORO PESCH, who completed a handful of U.S. tour dates as well as a successful debut appearance in Japan earlier this month, recently unleashed the Fear No Evil – Ultimate Collector’s Edition box set via Germany’s AFM Records. The stunning set includes the Fear No Evil album with different cover art and bonus tracks (“All We Are 2007” and “On My Own”) plus the Herzblut and Celebrate EPs, a gorgeous DORO poster print and sticker, all packed in a hard cover box.
PESCH released Fear No Evil in January 2009. The record went on to become her most successful release in nearly 20 years. Earning the #11 spot on the official German charts, the record finds PESCH returning to her musical roots. Songs like “Night Of The Warlock” and “Celebrate” breathe the spirit of the ’80s and find the Queen of Metal delivering her best vocal performance to date.
Fear No Evil Track List
1. Night Of The Warlock
2. Running From The Devil
4. Caught In A Battle
6. On The Run
7. Walking With The Angels
8. I Lay My Head
9. It Kills Me
10. Long Lost For Love
11. 25 Years
12. All We Are (2007)
13. On My Own
Celebrate EP Track List
02. Celebrate (FeaturingSaxon’s Biff Byford)
03. Celebrate (Full Metal Female Version)
04. The Night Of The Warlock
05. Rescue Me
Herzblut EP Track List
01. Herzblut (Single Version)
02. Herzblut (Album Version)
03. A Fond Le Coer (Herzblut French Version)
04. Te Doy Mi Corazon (Herzblut Spanish Version)
05. Eu Dou Teo Meu Coracao (Herzblut Portugese Version)
06. Share My Fate
Doro Pesch – vocals
Joe Taylor – guitars
Nick Douglas – bass
Oliver Palotai – keyboards
Johnny Dee – drums
In related news, DORO and her band mates will return to Russia for three dates in Moscow, Sankt Petersburg and Stavropol later this month before ending the year on a very special tour opening for Motorhead (one of DORO‘s all time favorite bands) on the German leg of the European tour! Immediately following those shows, DORO will embark on her own headlining shows through the end of the year.
DORO Fall/Winter Tour Dates 2010
10/27/2010 Dvoretz Detskogo Tvorchestva – Stavropol, Russia
10/28/2010 Tochka Club – Moscow, Russia
10/29/2010 Orlandina Club – Sankt Petersburg, Russia
11/30/2010 Phillipshalle – Düsseldorf, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/01/2010 AWD Hall – Hannover, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/03/2010 Trier Arena – Trier, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/04/2010 Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/07/2010 Arena Treptow – Berlin, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/08/2010 Rhein-Main Halle – Wiesbaden, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/10/2010 Chemnitz Arena – Chemnitz, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/11/2010 Zenith – München, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/15/2010 Aladin – Bremen, Germany
12/16/2010 Max – Kiel, German
12/18/2010 Stadthalle – Limburg, Germany
12/19/2010 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany
12/21/2010 Spectrum – Augsburg, Germany
12/22/2010 Rockhal – Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
12/23/2010 Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
12/26/2010 Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany
12/27/2010 Hessenhalle – Gießen, Germany
12/29/2010 Jurahalle – Crailsheim, Germany
12/30/2010 VAZ – Burglengenfeld, Germany
Doro’s back with some hard rocking, heavy metal, head banging tunes guaranteed to satisfy your inner metal demon. This German vixen, former lead singer of Warlock, proves that she still has what it takes to rock, delivering her old school style of delicious 80s metal, ushering it into 2009 with her latest release, Fear No Evil. It sounds as great today as it did more than twenty years ago.
Fear No Evil starts off with “Night of the Warlock”, which could be seen as a small shout out to her former band. The album begins with a thunder crack and a satanic voice from beyond claiming how there’s no running away and the time is now. Cue the evil laughter which breaks into the pound of (former Britny Fox drummer) Johnny Dee’s drums and Joe Taylor’s guitar riffs. Doro is back and she’s here to deliver. Night of the Warlock is an excellent opening track and a great way to reconnect with a long lost friend in the form of a heavy metal vixen. This song sets the stage for what’s to come and is a killer introduction to Fear No Evil.
“Celebrate” is hands down the best song on the entire disc and could fight for best song of the summer. This is a highway cruising, top down, fist in the air, bang your head, metal infused, joy fest of a song! The simple back beat with choppy guitar riffs and a chanted chorus of “we celebrate our love for rock and metal…” just makes this a fun song. And that’s why it is so great; it’s so much fun to listen to and to sing along with.
While “Celebrate” is the best song on the disc, “Caught in a Battle” may be the worst. Perhaps it is hard to follow the amazing song that preceded it, but this tune just falls apart from the opening note.
Things fix themselves with “Herzblut“, a nifty little song that finds Doro singing in her native German tongue. While I’m not exactly sure what she is singing about, or saying, the tune is catchy. A slow building intro that leads into the crashing metal sounds of drums and guitars with just the right amount of keyboards and bass, this is a modern day power ballad on steroids.
What makes Fear No Evil so exceptional is the exquisite supporting cast that Doro surrounds herself with. We all know that Doro can sing like no other heavy metal woman, but when her vocals are blended with the amazing guitar work of Joe Taylor and the time is kept perfectly by Johnny Dee, the music is raised to heights that seldom can achieve.
Doro still has the talent and the ability to sing like no other woman in the metal world. If you’re a fan of 80s rock, heavy metal, and/or women who rock, you’ll want to get your hands on a copy of Fear No Evil. It’s rock done right by a woman who has rocked for many years and can still bring the goods.
Rating: Out of 10
- Night of the Warlock
- Running from the Devil
- Caught In a Battle
- On the Run
- Walking With the Angels
- I Lay My Head upon My Sword
- It Kills Me
- Long Lost For Love
- 25 Years
Doro Pesch – Vocals
Joe Taylor – Guitar
Nick Douglas – Bass
Oliver Palotai – guitar/keys
Johnny Dee – Drums
Reviewed by Ryo Vie