Doro Pesch - Doro
There is no disputing that Doro Pesch is the Metal Queen. Over the years we have become close friends. While she briefly toured the US, I arranged for the Dame Warrior Soul to give me a friendly call, so that we could catch up an all things pertaining to the mettle and might of the Warlock.
She has just signed with Nuclear Blast overseas, and plans to release her new DVD - '25 Years In Rock' just in time for the unHoliday Season. Come celebrate this mettle encounter now and für immer.
MettleAngel: Hello there Doro, it is always good to hear your voice.
MettleAngel: We all miss you, since you were unable to play this year in Cleveland. I am so glad that we were able to reschedule our interview so quickly after you cancelled yesterday.
MettleAngel: We have not been to Cleveland since we caught the back to back MSG & Y&T shows, earlier this summer. We will head up there again on October 8th to see Accept, though. I assume that you will be in Japan by then.
MettleAngel: Did Doro opened for Accept at that show?
MettleAngel: I agree, and I know what good friends you are with Udo too. Did you not even join them on stage for a song or two?
MettleAngel: This is what I have heard, and we are so excited to attend the meet and greet, and finally see them live. We have faced a number of obstacles, including constant car troubles, but Wendy and I are determined to see this show, and experience Accept together!
MettleAngel: She is quite busy being a Mother and Wife. We are also going to celebrate our 10th Anniversary at a Renaissance Festival on October 10th. You know now that I think of it, our first date was actually at an U.D.O. show together. Raven was supposed to play, but had to cancel.
MettleAngel: Yes! Wow, have we really had those titles now for almost ten years?
MettleAngel: Wow, an accomplished artist such as yourself has no need to be shy? I know you have more clout than I, but I will speak on your behalf, you can be assured of that! I would love to see you do a duet with Mark Tornillo,or just sing an Accept song on stage with the band.
MettleAngel: You have worked with so many talented artists in the past, like Tarja Turunen on 'The Seer' (EP), as well as several of the other "Ladies Of Metal" like Veronica Freeman, Sabine Classen, or Floor Jansen.
MettleAngel: I see that you are about to embark on a big tour with Motörhead. I know you are a big fan of them, too. Every time I see you before a show, you usually are donning a Motörhead T-shirt.
MettleAngel: Well, it is about time that you finally get the recognition you and other longevity acts truly deserve. We are going to be doing the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise with Saxon and Raven, and now the original line-up of Seattle's own Sanctuary!
MettleAngel: Wendy and I are taking our son, and we are going as fans first and foremost! I see that you have just signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast Europe. Were you unhappy with AFM?
MettleAngel: Nuclear Blast will release your new double DVD/CD ''25 Years In Rock' on November 26th. Will there also be a US release date pending?
MettleAngel: I have read about this DVD package and it looks like you have performed with a number of notable artists, a cross-polinization of Metal genres, from Thrash to Traditional.
MettleAngel: Sodom are poised to release their new CD in November called 'War In Pieces'. They too will be on the cruise. Even the NWOBHM band Tank have a new album due out soon called 'War Machine'! They are now fronted by Doogie White. I understand that you also were joined by many of your lady friends as well like the lovely Liv Kristine, and Liv of Sister Sin.
MettleAngel: Amazing 2.500 shows and still going! I interviewed Liv when Sister Sin opened for Michael Schenker. They are now touring with the Genitorturers. I have not seen the new cover art for the DVD, have you?
MettleAngel: I hope it is not too risque. Do you recall all the fuss about the poster for the show you played with Destructor last time you were in Cleveland?
MettleAngel: Neither do I, as it was basically a close up shot of the very album cover for 'Fear No Evil'. This is the very same image on your webpage.
MettleAngel: I know. They just sit back in judgement, based on their arrogance and ignorance. This brings me to my next point. How is that for over 25 years you have continued to serve the Metal milieu with no signs of ever backing down. You truly give it your all, each and every night!
MettleAngel: Well spoken, and we so adore you for all your die hard dedication. It is like I always tell you about how much I love the song "Strangers Yesterday" off my favourite Doro album 'Warrior Soul'. The words so ring true with my mettle experiences.
MettleAngel: Oh really what was it?
MettleAngel: Well, you are true as steel!
MettleAngel: I was so sad that I did not get to see them on their final tour. They had to cancel the Colombus show earlier this year. At least Uli Jon Roth will also be on the cruise. I am amazed that you never burn out. I know that you try your best to stay healthy.
MettleAngel: That is such dedication, a true embodiment of the true mettle spirit. This is why you make such lifelong friends with the musicians and fans alike. You have no ego either, you are so humble and so sincere.
MettleAngel: This is why your Ohio family baked and made you those special Doro designed desert cakes in Cleveland, when you toured with Chris Caffery as your guitarist.
MettleAngel: This is when I met Nick Douglas and Johnny Dee for the first time. I know you also work well with Oliver Palotai, but he has so many other committments with Kamelot, and other projects. How long have Nick and Johnny been with you?
MettleAngel: Wow, and yet he still keeps his other bands like Deadly Blessing active.
MettleAngel: You might be surprised, but it may be closer to 17. When we saw you last year with Destructor, you had added Bas Maas on bass. He used to play in After Forever.
MettleAngel: I assume you met Bass thru Floor Jansen when they were both in After Forever. Wendy interviewed Floor ealier this year. Like you, she loves to work with many famous female musicians. She has interviewed Oliver's girlfriend Simone Simmons of Epica twice.
MettleAngel: Indeed (I hand the phone to Wendy, but I do not listen to their conversation).
MettleAngel: Doro, it is always a pleasure! Thank you so much for everything you do! We sure hope to see you in Cleveland sometime next year.
MettleAngel: We will when we see Accept soon. All the best!