Doro Pesch has always been a natural fighter. One who stays true to herself with heart and soul. She is an icon and a decisive power in the Heavy Metal scene. One who doesn't give up when life becomes hard and who doesn't shy away from long and difficult paths.
When Dorothee "Doro" Pesch is born on a 3rd June in Germany's city Duesseldorf fate has already planned many things for her. Already as a small girl her father, a lorry driver, takes her with him on his lorry-tours and awakens her love for travelling. Moving forward, facing new situations belongs to Doro `s life since she can remember.
Until that day – she is 16 years old by then – when she suddenly gets ill. The girl from Duesseldorf still goes to school as the clouds above her sky turn darker and darker. Week after week Doro gets weaker and weaker and no one has the faintest clue where it comes from. It takes some time until doctors find out in hospital that she is suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis.
Almost one year Doro has to stay in hospital because of that. She faces bad days as well as better days and has to experience how so called good friends turn away from her in that time. But she stays brave: If she gets well again one day, she promises herself, she will dedicate her life to music – her only real passion.
And Doro recovers. And keeps her promise. She founds the band Warlock, gains a record deal for them and can lead the life that she used to love in her childhood so much: The life on the road. Travelling around the world.
Soon she plays shows with bands such as Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi or Judas Priest and turns to an idol for the whole music scene. Doro turns, as the first female bandleader of the whole genre, to an example for many others to follow. Especially for many other women. Until now Doro has that role.
Warlock has turned into a legend and a true cult band. Due to songs as "Für Immer", "True as Steel", All We Are" or "I Rule The Ruins" their name has become immortal and is still alive.
As well – or maybe especially – the new Doro album "Warrior Soul" carries on the spirit of the old Warlock times and adapts it to the current times. And times have seldom been better for Doro: during the last months several TV gigs - among others at two of the most famous German broadcasting stations (SAT1; RTL) – have underlined the enormous status of the Metal Queen. The success with the EP "In Love And Friendship" (4 weeks in the German Top 100) honoured somebody who truly deserves it.
But confidence of success has never been a reason for the natural fighter to rest. Doro would not be Doro, if she had not put all of her heart and energy into "Warrior Soul". Once again she had to go a long way. It has leaded her from the already familiar Yellohouse Studio in Wuppertal (Germany), the Atom-H-Studios and the cooperation with Chris Lietz and Torsten Sickert to the Switzerland where she worked together with Deezl Imhof (Foolpark Studios) and film director Luke Gasser. A great number of future hits have been developed on her journey as for example "Stranger's Yesterday", "Above The Ashes" or "You're My Family" which is dedicated to the many true Doro Fans. The Metal Queen has herself very special feelings for the album which she has not experienced anymore for a long time. "It's such an extremely strong feeling" she explains "It's just overwhelming."
With the Suiss Luke Gasser she already collaborated ahead of the album for a film production: "Anuk – Der Weg Des Kriegers" (Anuk – The Warrior's Way) in which Doro can be seen in her first acting role and for which she sings the title song of the soundtrack "Warrior Soul".
The album was finally mixed by Deezl and the new Yorker Metal Mike Goldberg who have put the finishing touches on it. "Warrior Soul" is not only the name of the album but it was also done with all soul of a true warrior.
Let her once again give you the creeps!
Smashing through trends and brandishing a savage reminder of what heavy metal is all about, Sweden's sensational SISTER SIN has most definitely arrived on the scene.
An open audition for a band led by former bassist Chris Martensson landed drummer Dave Sundberg not only a new friendship, but blueprints for Swe- den's dirty metal cartel SISTER SIN. Chris and Dave became fast friends, recognizing their mutual interest in 80's metal, and their yearning to play the music unconventional to their home country. The pair quickly formed a band of their own in hopes to assault ears all around the world.
The search for the perfect front man began; however, much disappointment delivered a diamond in the rough when the two came across Liv Jagrell in a local newspaper ad. Although a female part wasn't their original idea, they decided to give her a shot and Dave explains, "It turned out she could sing better and had more balls than any of the other guys who tried out for the gig." With Liv on board, there was only one link missing; a guitarist.
Without hesitation, Dave phoned an old high school friend, Jimmy Hiltula, who was known as the "best extreme metal guitar player around." With Jimmy's acceptance, everything was finally in place. The group began to perfect the SISTER SIN sound by fusing raw punk-rock energy with the power of classic metal. Six years later found the band on a search for a new bassist, as Chris left, pursing other life obligations. Benton Wiberg took his place and the lineup is now stronger than ever. Today, the furious foursome is on a mission to deliver rock through their captivating vocals, electrifying guitar riffs, and an overall hard-hitting metallic force.
SISTER SIN has been extremely successful in Europe, and with the help of Victory Records, they were able to bring their signature sound to the US. "Our drummer was looking at MTV one day," explains Liv, "And there was a video with a hardcore band. He thought, 'If this band could make such a high place on the US video list, why couldn't we?' He checked out the record label, and it was Victory. So he sent an e-mail, and Victory answered within an hour, saying they were interested. It was quite a surprise." SISTER SIN signed with Victory in the summer of 2008, and released their debut, Switchblade Serenades, shortly after.
Over the past year, SISTER SIN has completed two full US tours and played over 100 shows, including dates with MOTORHEAD, ILL NINO, AND FASTER PUSSYCAT. They were also graced with the honor of playing at the Swedish Rock Festival, which Liv described as a "dream come true."
Following extensive touring in support of Switchblade Serenades, SISTER SIN moved into a small apartment in Stockholm for almost three months to write and record their upcoming release, True Sound of the Underground in Stockholm with Henrik Edenhed. "Imagine Nikki Sixx being dirt broke moving into Lemmy ́s one room apartment making an album together. Inject that combination with fresh blood and angry youth and you'll probably get an idea of what the new SISTER SIN album sounds like." Said Liv.
This album picks up right where their debut Switchblade Serenade left off. Dave explains, "Working on this album made us stronger and more deter- mined than ever. When we go out on the road this year there certainly won't be any internal bullshit; no weakest link dragging the band down."
This band is not into retro, retread hype; this is a serious testament to the raucous spirit of true heavy metal and Rock 'n' Roll. If you're into rebellious, unapologetic, intense music then you're sure to become a fan of SISTER SIN. "We want to make you all bang your head, spit your beer and leave the gig with a big smile and a good wry neck!" says Liv.
How can you pass up on an offer like that?
Rickity is a home grown, classic rock "super group" doing great originals. The members have played,
toured the world and recorded with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, The Funky Knights, Seven Turns &The Lizards.
In Rickity, they have found their ultimate vehicle of expression. The seasoned rockers have added
highly respected R&B vocalist Perrita Kitson and the combination is thrilling.
The band has been playing theaters along the east coast and getting great response.
Their self-titled first cd is nearing completion and will be released on Hyperspace Records this fall.