Reigning Queen of Metal, DORO PESCH, has checked-in from her work in the studio to issue the following update:
“The new album will be entitled Raise Your Fist and has been recorded and written in the U.S., Germany, and Scandinavia. Right now we’re in the mixing stages and are close to finishing everything. Most important to me are the power hymns “Raise Your Fist In The Air” and “Victory,” which will also be available on the forthcoming EP! Both songs have been played live on our last tour and also made last year’s Wacken Open Air shake! “Raise Your Fist In The Air” will also be available in French… which is going to be very interesting. For the diehard fans of German songs like “Für Immer” [“Forever”], there are two songs in the same vein – sensitive and quite dark “Human Rights” and the very emotional “Engel” [“Angel”]. There are also a lot of fast songs like “Little Headbanger” and various fist-pumping ones featuring amazing guests like Gus G (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND) on “Last Man Standing” which fans will for sure dig live. We also have a song that honors the late Ronnie James Dio called “Hero” and another highlight named “It Still Hurts” featuring MOTÖRHEAD’s Lemmy Kilmister. The cover artwork has once again been created by British artist Geoffrey Gillespie who is a close friend and companion since he made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for his Triumph And Agony cover as the biggest album cover in the world. Since then, he’s done ten covers for us!”
Raise Your Fist will be released in North America this coming fall. So hold fans over until then, the upcoming Raise Your Fist In The Air EP will be released this summer.
DORO guested on a recent episode of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show with Billy Duffy and Ian Astbury of The Cult. Watch the full episode here. Watch exclusive backstage bonus clips here. DORO discusses her pre-show rituals here.