DORO PESCH says her new album will include a dream collaboration: 'It's somebody everybody knows'
In a new interview with Brazil’s A Rádio Rock, German metal queen Doro Pesch spoke about her upcoming studio album, which is tentatively due this fall. She said: “There will be a great duet on it. I can’t tell you the name, but it’s great. It will be with somebody I love. So you guys have to wait a little bit more. The record will come out this year. But it’s just in the making. And there’s another collaboration which I dreamt of my whole life… It’s somebody everybody knows.”
Asked what fans can expect to hear on her new LP, Doro said: “Many anthems. Many diehard metal songs. Many soulful songs. And a great, great guest. A great collaboration on one of the songs. And I think this will be probably my second ‘All We Are’ that people always wanna hear it and sing it. And there’s one song for the animals, because I love animals. It’s called ‘Heavenly Creatures’. And I wanna do something with this song. So that’s dedicated to all these heavenly creatures.”
She continued: “I grew up with dogs and horses and parrots, and I miss that in my life. That’s the only thing I miss. I have no regrets whatsoever, but I would have loved pets. But it’s impossible when you’re on tour. So I do something else. And I just adopted two horses. But they’re not close to where I live. They’re actually in a different country; they’re in Austria. But they’re someplace where people take care of animals. It’s so nice. It’s a paradise — for people and for animals.”
Pesch added that the plan is for her to release her new album on October 27, one day before her 40th-anniversary concert at the Mitsubishi Electric Halle in Düsseldorf, Germany.
This past February, Doro spent time at Miami Beach Recording Studios laying down vocal tracks for her upcoming studio album.
Last October, Doro spoke to Metal Rules about the status of the songwriting and recording sessions for the follow-up to her 2018 double album “Forever Warriors, Forever United”. She said: “The new record is almost done. It’s like 80 percent done, and there are awesome songs. There are anthems, fast songs, and some really soulful songs. So, I think that 80 percent of the record is already done. I mean, 80 percent of the songwriting is done, and we have recorded lots of stuff. It will be out sometime later (in 2023).”
Asked if her new album will be stylistically similar to “Forever Warriors, Forever United”, she said: “Yeah, but it’s probably not a double album. The next year is my 40th anniversary as an artist. And, of course, we want to do something special, but it will be a single album.”
“Forever Warriors, Forever United” featured 19 regular tracks and six bonus songs.
In September 2022, Doro released a very unique single — a soulful adaptation of her classic metal anthem “Raise Your Fist In The Air”. The track was made possible by the new ZDF (national German TV channel) music show “Music Impossible”.
In May 2022, Doro told Sleaze Roxx that she does most of her songwriting now with former SISTERS OF MERCY guitarist Andreas Bruhn. “I met him, I think, in 1986,” she said. “We’ve always worked good together. Actually, the new bass player we have in Europe, we wrote a new killer song together so that’s a new friendship. It’s an anthem. It’s good! And I wrote one song with my very first producer from the ‘Hellbound’ album. We met up again and wrote a nice song together. It’s a song for the animals because I love animals. It’s called ‘Heavenly Creatures’. That will definitely be on the new record I’m planning on putting out next year. Next year, I have my 40th year anniversary so we want to celebrate it big.”
In celebration of 35 years of the “Triumph And Agony” album from her former band WARLOCK, Doro released “Triumph And Agony Live” in various formats, including CD, vinyl, cassette, DVD, Blu-ray, and a huge box set, in September 2021 through her own label, Rare Diamonds Productions. The “Triumph And Agony” artwork centered on Geoffrey Gillespie‘s famous original drawing of the “Warlock” embracing the blonde rock star.