During a recent interview with Metal Kaoz, German metal queen Doro Pesch was asked about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for her next studio album. “I think we have completed 80 percent of the new record and there are some great songs coming up,” she replied. “Actually, one song is dedicated to Ronnie James Dio and the working title is ‘Hero’. That’s a very special song. I was a big Dio fan and I know that there are so many fans out there are missing him so much, so definitely this song will be on the new record. Also they will be some speed metal songs, some anthems songs and, of course, some power ballads.”
Regarding when fans can expect to see the new CD released, Doro said, “Maybe next spring, because we’ll be touring until the end of this year, so it’s not enough time to work in the studio. And then we need some time to cool off after the tour and stuff like that. I think around springtime the new album will be out.”
In conjunction with the Stateside release of the mammoth “25 Years In Rock” 2 DVD/CD set, Doro performed two special shows in New York City on September 9 and Chicago on September 11. Both nights included clips from the DVD, limited edition merchandise and an autograph session followed by a performance by the metal queen herself.
Released in Europe late last year (also via Nuclear Blast), the epic “25 Years In Rock” two-DVD/CD set includes Doro‘s 25-year anniversary show in its entirety as well as clips from her 2,500th concert and so much more.
“Fear No Evil”, the latest album from Pesch, was made available in North America in June 2009 via AFM/Dismanic/Ryko Distribution.
Released in Europe in January 2009 via AFM Records, “Fear No Evil” entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 11. This was the highest chart entry for Doro in her home country in almost 20 years.