Sister Sin and Doro brought their hot winter metal tour to Columbus, Ohio last Saturday Night. I have been looking forward to this show for a quite some time, and had this one blocked out on my calendar for weeks. I saw Sister Sin live back in 2009, when they opened for Faster Pussycat and the Bulletboys. Sister Sin blew those bands off of the stage that night. I have been anxious to see them play again ever since. I can’t imagine two more power female metal singers singing on the same bill (although Benedictum would have been a cool addition) as Liv Jagrell and Doro Pesch.
So Saturday night, Stone from Metal Odyssey and I, embarked on a short road trip to the Ace of Cups club in Columbus. Several local bands opened the show, with my favorite being the thrash metal band Skullbomb.
The anticipation grew with each and every band, and I was very excited when Sister Sin took the stage. If you haven’t seen Sister Sin play, you are truly missing out. Liv Jagrell has a big voice that could rival that of Doro. Sister Sin’s set was tight, and I was very happy to hear them play a few new songs off of their new album, Now and Forever. If you haven’t picked up one of Sister Sin’s CD’s, you are really missing out.
I have been a Warlock fan since high school, but believe it or not, I have not seen Doro perform live before last Saturday. How was Doro?
She looked and sounded amazing. She hasn’t lost one bit of her vocal range. Her voice was in fine form, and her band was damn good too. I nearly forgot that Johnny Dee from Britny Fox was drumming for Doro. I haven’t seen him since the 80’s. His drum solo was pretty cool too.
I couldn’t have been happier with Doro’s set, although I wish she would have played longer. Her set consisted mostly of Warlock tunes including: “Metal Racer”, “Burning The Witches”, “Earthshaker Rock”, “True As Steel”, “Fight For Rock”, “All We Are”, “Metal Tango”, and “Für Immer “. She also performed “Raise your Fist In The Air” and “Hero” off of her new album, Raise Your Fist.
After the show, both Liv and Doro were at the merchandise both autographing memorabilia, taking pictures and meeting fans. The line was long, and the wait was heinous, but getting to meet Doro Pesch made this awesome night of metal even better. I can’t wait to see Sister Sin and Doro play again.
There are a few dates left on this tour. Don’t miss this show if it comes to your town! The remaining dates are listed below.
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