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Doro Pesch To Release “Magic Diamonds” Best Of and Rarities Boxed Set

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The Press Release:
On November 13th, 2020, Metal Queen DORO proves once again that she literally gives her all when she cares about something. On this November 13th, DORO’s own label, Rare Diamonds Productions, will release her long-awaited best-of album Magic Diamonds – Best Of Rock, Ballads & Rare Treasures. And that’s what it’s all about: 56(!) songs on three CDs with a total of almost four(!) hours playing time! An all-around impressive showcase that spans four decades of DORO music, and with 20 rock songs, 18 ballads, and 18 rare treasures, offers everything a fan’s heart desires – and a lot more!

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As an exclusive to Europe, the three CDs will be released in a high-quality box containing a valuable, exclusive DORO perfume called “True At Heart” as well as a Magic Diamonds tube scarf! “I have been dreaming of my own perfume for many years,” says DORO. “Now the time has finally come.” The fragrance – and therefore, also the 3CD box – is available in two versions: “For Him” and “For Her.” (PLEASE NOTE: due to shipping restrictions, this limited-edition version will NOT be available for sale in North America.)
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Doro & Metal Church Announce Co-Headlining Tour

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Things are always promising in the Metal Republic when there comes news about a tour from the legendary Doro Pesch. I tell you that I have always made it a point to see her in action because there are few performers like her when it comes to delivering all the Metal goods. She will be joined by Metal Church and you can learn all about it in the lengthy press release down below.

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The Press Release:
The Metal Queen is back! Back in the USA! DORO Pesch of WARLOCK will tour the states in April & May 2019!

And the world-famous female singer is not alone. “We are doing a double headliner tour with our long time friends METAL CHURCH,“ DORO unveils. “What a superb power package for all Metal fans. I am so exited to hit the stage together with METAL CHURCH and I am very sure that the fans in the United States will be as thrilled as we are.“

The two-leg tour will start on April 17 in Las Vegas, NV and conclude on May 11th in New Bedford, MA. Tickets for the dates are now on sale!

Fans can expect a best of Warlock show with all the highlights from the 80´s, when Warlock conquered the metal world with smash hits like “All We Are,“ “I Rule The Ruins,“ When East Meets West“ or “Für Immer,“ and their famous album “Triumph & Agony“ sold over 5 million copies!
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Presenting Doro’s “Track By Track” Thoughts on “Forever Warriors”/”Forever United”

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For many fans in the Metal Legions of the World, the inimitable Doro Pesch is the reigning Queen. She has kept it going for decades and always brings the fire to the fans with her ever so memorable performances. Having seen her on many occasions over the years I can attest to the good time that one has at a Doro show. This summer finds her releasing not one but two brand-new albums with on Nuclear Blast Records with “Forever Warriors” and “Forever United”. To help raise awareness about the massive undertaking, Doro was filmed offering up a brief notion or two on every single track across the two albums. That’s right, I said EVERY SINGLE TRACK. They started today but in the interest of time and focus (and also to prevent myself from having “25” different Doro posts in a short time frame, I will present them all as one for your enjoyment. Here we go…

“All For Metal”:

“Résistance”:


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Doro @ B.B. King Blues Club

Doro Pesch will celebrate thirty years of “Triumph and Agony”, her most seminal work at the venerated Times Square venue. Don’t miss this one.

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“Es Wird Gefeiert”; Warlock’s “Triumph and Agony” Hits 30 (1987-2017)

Hails My Metal Legions, it’s time to “Heben Sie Ihre Faust” or as we say in English, “RAISE YOUR FIST” because today is the 30th Anniversary of the Warlock album “Triumph and Agony” which was released on this day care of Mercury Records. The album, while their fourth and final release, was probably the one that the fans of this type of music first learned of the band and their rocking leader – The Amazing Doro Pesch. The group was popular in their native Germany but back then it was very hard to break a band over in this part of the globe. We had Helloween of course, but even they didn’t come over here for touring all that much to my recollection. The album would feature a completely new lineup for the group and its signature, and most iconic track is the anthemic “All We Are”. I’ll go over some more about the tracks after reminding how like most of our toasts, this is a personal reflection more than its line by line analysis since that stuff has long been done on the albums Wikipedia entry.

Warlock’s new lineup consisted of Niko Arvanitis and Tommy Bolan on guitar, Tommy Henriksen on bass while Michael Eurich handled the drums. I found it interesting to learn that there were also three guest drummers on the release that included the late great Cozy Powell (a personal favorite player), Rich Richman and Sterling Campbell. The latter two I am unfamiliar with any work from across my Metal mainframe. Bolan and Henricksen would add an American Metal flair to the previously full German based band that was found delivering “True As Steel” (the preceding album). Some of the Metal fans that were more “in the know” about what was happening elsewhere in the world got into them care of that album but as I’ve said for the larger side its “Triumph and Agony” all the way. Though my copy of the original is a long unsolved mystery in terms of its location, I do have a copy of this on CD which allows me to blast it at maximum volume once more for its anniversary. I still enjoy the whole release, but like most albums there are some songs that I absolutely love from the session. Let’s take a look at the full track listing down below from the original album.
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