Doro (band)

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Dorothee Pesch (born 3 June 1964), popularly known as Doro Pesch or Doro, is a German hard rock singer-songwriter, formerly front-woman of the heavy metal band Warlock. The name Doro has also been associated with the touring band accompanying the singer, whose members have continuously changed in more than twenty years of uninterrupted activity, the most stable presences guaranteed by bassist Nick Douglas and drummer Johnny Dee.

Doro started her career in garage bands in native Düsseldorf underground scene and achieved media visibility and some commercial success with Warlock in the 1980s. Warlock were starting to have an opening in the US market, when they went through many line-up changes and Pesch was left the only original member of the band. She started a solo career under the name Doro, in order to avoid legal battles between her record label PolyGram and her former manager. She released two albums in the US with producers Joey Balin and Gene Simmons, but they were not the breakthrough that she hoped.

During the rise of grunge and alternative rock in the 1990s, her record label relegated her productions only to the European region, where she continued to tour extensively. She remained a successful charting artist in Germany, despite living and producing her albums in the US. When classic heavy metal found again the favour of the public, she returned to tour all over the world and her popularity as a veteran singer grew considerably, inspiring many new female metal artists. Doro is also known for her duets performed both live and in studio with other singers and musicians of the metal scene, whom she has befriended in her long career.

To this date, she has released sixteen studio albums, the latest being Raise Your Fist in 2012. Doro continues her recording career and is prolific touring artist all over the world. When not on tour, she resides in New York City.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Force Majeure 3
1990 Doro 2
1991 True at Heart 1
1993 Angels Never Die 4
1995 Machine II Machine 4
1998 Love Me in Black 1
2000 Calling the Wild 6
2002 Fight 2
2004 Classic Diamonds 2
2006 Warrior Soul 4
2009 Fear No Evil 3
2011 25 Years in Rock 1
2012 Raise Your Fist 4
2016 Strong and Proud 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 A Whiter Shade of Pale 1
1998 The Ballads 1
1998 Best Of 1
2000 Media Markt Collection: Doro 1
2012 Under My Skin - A Fine Selection of Doro Classics 2

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Live 3

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Machine II Machine: Electric Club Mixes 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Bad Blood 1
2000 Burn It Up (Bird of Fire) 1
2001 White Wedding 1
2005 We're Like Thunder 1
2005 In Liebe und Freundschaft 1
2008 Herzblut 1
2012 Engel 1
Ceremony 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2004 Let Love Rain on Me 1
2007 All We Are: The Fight 1
2007 Anthems for the Champion: The Queen 1
2008 Celebrate: The Night of the Warlock 1
2012 Raise Your Fist in the Air 1
2016 Love’s Gone to Hell 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2014 Powerful Passionate Favorites 3

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