DORO PESCH BIOGRAPHY
June 3, 1964:
DORO PESCH is born in Düsseldorf, Germany.
DORO leaves her band Snakebite to join a Düsseldorf based Heavy Metal Band called Warlock. The band spend much of the year playing live on German club circuit and build a strong fan base. After doing a demo in late 1983 the band are signed by the independent label MAUSOLEUM and begin writing songs for their debut album. In November Warlock enter a Düsseldorf studio to record their debut album.
In early 1984 Warlock release their debut album called "Burning The Witches".
The band line up at this point: Doro (vocals), Rudy Graf (lead guitar), Peter Szigetti (lead guitar), Frank Rittel (bass), Micha Eurich (drums)
Warlock are signed to the major label Phonogram and enter Country Lane studios in Munich with producers Henry Staroste & Rainer Assmann to record their second album.
They finish recording in April. In May Warlock release their second album "Hellbound".
In late 1985 Warlock part ways with original guitarist and founding member Rudy Graf and replace him with ex-Stormwitch guitarist Niko Arvanitis.
The Band release their first home video "Metal Racer" (or "Live from London" as it is known in the US). It is 55 minutes long and contains songs filmed live at the Camden Palace in London on the "Hellbound"-tour.
Warlock release a three song EP called "You Hurt My Soul", which contains the tracks "You Hurt My Soul", "Evil" and "Turn It On".
Warlock begin work on their third album with Henry Staroste once again producing.
In August they release "True As Steel".
Warlock play the prestigious (at the time) 1986 Castle Donnington "MONSTERS OF ROCK" show in England. DORO is the first female to perform at the event.
Warlock produce their first video clip for MTV for "Fight For Rock".
Warlock once again make personnel changes, this time parting company with guitarist Peter Szigeti and bass player Frank Rittel. They are replaced with Tommy Bolan (guitar) and Tommy Henriksen (bass).
Warlock enter Powerstation Studios in New York City with American producer Joey Balin to begin recording their fourth album.
In September Warlock release "Triumph And Agony".
Warlock produce video clips for the heavy song "ALL WE ARE" and the German ballad "Für Immer".
Warlock tours Europe as the support act for DIO.
Warlock participate in their first (and only) extensive U.S. tour opening for Megadeth. Seattle Power Metallers Sanctuary round out the bill.
Warlock make more line up changes. This time parting ways with drummer Michael Eurich and guitarist Niko Arvanitis and replacing them with guitarist Jon Devin and ex-Rainbow drummer Bobby Rondinelli.
DORO and the new line up enter the studio at the end of the year to record a new record with Joey Balin once again producing.
Rather than continue on using the name Warlock, she continues on using the name Doro.
In February DORO releases her first solo album called "Force Majeure".
The band produces to video clips for MTV for "Hard Times" and "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"
In May DORO releases her second solo album titled simply "Doro".
It was recorded at Fortress Recorders in Hollywood and produced by legendary KISS bassist GENE SIMMONS.
For this record DORO opted to record with many different studio musicians rather than work within the restraints of a band situation.
A video for the track "Unholy Love" is filmed.
A video clip for "Rare Diamond" is also filmed.
In March a Doro/ Warlock compilation is released called "Rare Diamonds".
A companion video is released in Europe called "Rare Diamonds".
In August DORO releases a new album called "True At Heart".
Recorded at Digital Recorders in Nashville, Tennessee with mainstream rock producer Barry Beckett.
She shoots a video clip for "Fall For Me Again".
DORO spends several month touring Germany.
DORO sings on a charity song by the "German Rock Project" called "Let Love Conquer The World".
In February DORO releases a new album called "Angels Never Die".
Recorded in Ocean Studios in Ocean Gate, New Jersey with producer Jack Ponti, it features a variety of styles ranging from straight ahead melodic hard rock to beautiful ballads.
DORO releases a single for "Bad Blood" which features the unreleased track "Children Of The Night".
She films a video for "Bad Blood". Incorporating newsclips of racial atrocities throughout the decades that ties in with the anti racism theme of the song, it is a powerful, provoking clip.
"Bad Blood" is voted best anti racism video at the European MTV awards. DORO also does commercials and public service announcements calling for racial tolerance.
DORO also releases a single and films a video for the song "Last Day Of My Life". The single features the unreleased track "Rock Angel".
In November DORO releases a live album simply titled "Doro live". It is recorded in Germany on the "Angels Never Die" tour and features 17 songs. A companion home video is released with it that features two additional songs "The Fortuneteller" and "East Meets West".
In March DORO releases her fifth solo album "Machine II Machine".
Once again recorded at Ocean studios in Ocean Gate with producer Jack Ponti, "Machine II Machine" breaks new ground as many of the songs deal with erotic themes.
DORO does videos for "Ceremony" and "In Freiheit Stirbt Mein Herz".
DORO's ten year contract with Polygram expires. After several months of negotiations she signs a deal with WEA.
In October DORO releases a new EP titled "Machine II Machine - Electric Club Mixes". It features various remixes from the "Machine II Machine" record plus one new song called "Emotional Suicide".
On October 9, DORO begins her "Machine II Machine" tour in Saarbrücken, Germany.
DORO makes her acting debut on the German TV program "Verbotene Liebe" (Forbidden Love).
In March Doro begins work on her Warner Bros. debut.
Some other compilations were released: "WARLOCK Earthshaker Rock" "DORO - Best of" and "DORO - The Ballads".
DORO's long awaited new album "Love Me In Black" is released in May and it is well received by critics and fans alike.
She films a video for the song "Love Me In Black".
After the "Love Me In Black" tour, Doro part with Warner Bros. and signed at SPV Steamhammer. She also signs a U.S. deal KOCH and begins work on her new album.
Doro spends most of the year recording her new album.
In March Doro plays her first U.S. concert in 10 years at the March Metal Meltdown II in New Jersey. She is considered to be one of the bright spots of the two day event, as anticipation build for her return to the US.
In July she plays the Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, Gemany and in August plays the legendary Wacken Open Air festival in Germany.
In September her new album "Calling The Wild" is released in Europe and the U.S. This is her first American release in 10 years. The album is praised by fans and critics. It deservedly receives many positive reviews.
In late November the band tour the U.S. with DIO & Yngwie Malmsteen. At this time Doro's band includes: Nick Douglas (bass), Johnny Dee (drums) & Joe Taylor (guitar). The band are only given 30-35 minutes a night but they proceed to put forth a truly memorable performance night after night - and in the process win over many new fans.
Following the bands successful U.S. return. The band begin their European tour in February. The tour also includes stops in Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Russia & England. The tour is greeted with much enthusiasm from the fans and is a huge success.
Late in 2001 Doro begins her follow up to the critically acclaimed "Calling The Wild". Stay tuned ... for "FIGHT" (out on August 19th, 2002)
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