Saturday, 5 September 2009


I often wander down to our local pub on a Saturday night to listen to live Heavy Metal music.
About a year ago the landlady and I were talking music that we liked. At the time she mentioned that I might like Doro Pesch who she had seen at the Wacken Festival in Germany.
Within days I got a message from British Heavy Metal group 'Girlschool' with the same suggestion.
So this Heavy Metal Cowboy rode off to You Tube to discover a live performance by this leatherclad blonde bombshell that blew my mind.
Doro Pesch was born 1964 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Originally, with Snakebite she went on to front the German Heavy Metal band 'Warlock'. While the 1980s scene was male dominated Doro made her voice heard and is regarded by many to be the Queen of Heavy Metal.
And she does have a sensational voice that contrasts with the gentleness of 'Black Rose' to the likes of 'Rock Angel' and 'Down And Out'.
Although she writes her own material she has covered Iron Maiden's 'Wrathchild' and Judas Priest's 'Breaking The Law'.
2009 has seen the release of a new album - 'Fear No Evil' - which has 13 tracks and CD-ROM video of 'Helzblut'.


  1. I think I have a track of hers on one of those CD's metal hammer give away. Will have to look.Nice to see this review, though. I used to hate heavy metal when I was a kid, thinking it silly, but as I've got older I've got to like quite a lot of. Powerslave by Iron Maiden is,I think, excellent and I've built up a small collection of hard rock/heavy metal

  2. Doro is definately worth checking out - either as a solo artist or with Warlock.

  3. Bein' a music fan, Jack, you ever hear tell of The Sonics? They were the world's greatest garage band back in 1965 and recently reunited for a world tour. Played London, Spain, Sweden and I forget where else. Heavy Metal may never have been but for hard-drivin' pioneers like The Sonics.