On January 18th, during a live, on-air interview with WJCU's Bill Peters, host of the Metal On Metal radio program for the last thirty year, German metal maiden DORO PESCH discussed her career in music and dropped a few enticing hints about the upcoming year. Despite being after midnight, her time, and just two hours after landing in her hometown of Dusseldorf, after a flight from Switzerland, where she was finishing up a movie, Ms. Pesch was her usual cheery self, joking and laughing with a longtime industry pal. In terms of the upcoming tour, set to kick off next week with her appearance on the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, then continuing throughout mainland North America, DORO promised a mix of the new Raise Your Fist album, band classics and "some WARLOCK songs we've never played." The band apparently has 60 songs at the ready. "OK, maybe we don't know all the B-sides," she acquiesced. No two performances will be identical, the singer altering the setlist on the fly, as she "reads" the crowd (do they want old stuff, do they want newer stuff) as well as responding to audience requests!
Following these dates, the band will return home, to plan for the European festival season, which will be capped with a 30th anniversary show at Wacken, that should see scores of guests onstage, as well as pyro to rival RAMMSTEIN. As previously announced, there will also be a multi-hour anniversary gig in Dusseldolf and another planned for New York ("My second home," according to the Metal Queen). She also hinted that some European countries will also have a local one-off exclusive concert to help her celebrate this milestone year. However, before that takes place, there's a second US jaunt, planned for Sept-Oct and the possibility of a video for the duet with Lemmy, 'It Still Hurt', which appears on her latest album.
Lastly, there's the just wrapped sequel to 2006's Swiss-produced film: Anuk-The Way of the Warrior (which also starred KROKUS singer Marc Storace). Now that her in-front of the camera bits are done, DORO plans to write some music for the soundtrack, much as she did for the original installment. Busy lady!