Doro Pesch (full name: Dorothee Pesch, born 3 June 1964, Düsseldorf, Germany) is a female vocalist, formerly of the German heavy metal band Warlock and one of the few female singers of the 1980s heavy metal scene, which was primarily a male-dominated genre of music.

After Warlock went through many line-up changes, Pesch was the only remaining original member of the band. After changing her record label, she released the fifth album as Doro, as the former label owned the trademark on the Warlock name.

Pesch now pursues a solo career and lives in New York City. The 2004 album Classic Diamonds was a collaboration with The Classic Night Orchestra which reworked some of her earlier songs. Her latest album is Fear no Evil which was released in 2009.

Originally, Pesch was a member of the group Snakebite, but in 1983 she left the band to join Warlock. In 1987, after Warlock’s fourth album, Triumph And Agony, and after many line-up changes within the band, Doro Pesch remained as the only original member of Warlock. 1989 saw Warlock release its fifth album Force Majeure.

Her ten year contract with Polygram expired in 1995, after which she signed with WEA (now Warner Music Group).

In 1995, Doro made her acting debut on the German television program Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love).

After the “Love Me In Black” tour in 1998, Doro parted ways with WEA and signed with SPV Steamhammer. She also signed a U.S. deal.

In 2000 she sang a ballad with Lemmy called Alone Again on Calling The Wild.

In 2001 she had a guest appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival and performed the song Too Drunk To Fuck with Holy Moses.

In 2002 she composed the song Fight for her friend Regina Halmich. In the Year 2003 she was represented with Udo Dirkschneider as U.D.O. feat. Doro Pesch and published the rock ballad Dancing with an Angel. She sang live at Ministry-Antella, Firenze in Italy on 25 March 2006 with Jorn Lande, performing the song All we Are.

In 2004 Doro was live on stage with Dirk Bach performing the song Gimme Gimme Gimme on the Abba Mania Show of RTL Television.

She has recently signed with AFM Records.

She was a guest singer on the After Forever’s self-titled album, and added her vocals on the song “Who I Am.”.

She performed live on Metal Female Voices Fest 5 in Belgium in 19 October 2007, and featured the song All we Are with Sabina Classen from Holy Moses.

Most recently she played live at the Magic Circle Festival 2008. She has also provided vocals for the track ‘The Seer’ with Tarja Turunen on her limited edition ‘The Seer’ EP.


(In 1981, Doro recorded a 7 track demo with one of her earliest bands , Beast)

Edited by freddymercuryy on 10 Feb 2009, 12:35

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