When German metal queen Doro Pesch visited Nuclear Blast headquarters in Donzdorf, Germany to promote the first single off her upcoming album, “Raise Your Fist”, the label posed a number of fan-submitted questions to her. The first part of the interview can now be seen below.
Pesch will sign copies of her new album, “Raise Your Fist”, at the following German Media Markt stores (and one Saturn store) in October:
* Friday, October 19
Media Markt Berlin
* Saturday, October 20
Media Markt Hamburg
Billstedter Platz 37j
* Saturday, October 20
Media Markt Hannover
Hildesheimer Str. 410
* Monday, October 22
Media Markt Heidelberg
* Tuesday, October 23
Würzburger Straße 6
* Wednesday, October 24
Media Markt München
* Thursday, October 25
Media Markt Stuttgart
Sindelfingen; Tilsiter Strasse 15
Doro‘s new EP, “Raise Your Fist In The Air”, was released on August 3. The full-length album, “Raise Your Fist”, will follow on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Records.
“Raise Your Fist In The Air” EP track listing:
01. Raise Your Fist In The Air
04. Lève Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel (French version of “Raise Your Fist In The Air”)
The “Raise Your Fist In The Air” video can be seen below.
Pesch loves New York, which she considers her second home. However, when the rock lady from Düsseldorf, Germany recalls the “Raise Your First” video shoot, she still gets an uneasy feeling. That’s because the filming didn’t take place on Broadway or in Times Square, but far away from the American glitter world, in the dark corners of the Bronx.
Comments Doro: “For Manhattan we would have needed permissions to film for each and every street corner — in the Bronx, nobody cares.” At least no police officers, that is. The activities of Doro and her bandmates didn’t remain unobserved, of course. “We purposely trudged around the most rundown quarters in our video truck,” she says. “The gangs that hung around there were watching every step of ours very, very suspiciously. We felt anything but safe. At times we were downright besieged by dark shapes.”
She adds, “I explained to the guys who we were and that ‘Raise Your Fist…’ can be considered quite a critical song that names and shames the constantly growing injustice in the world.” And when the singer offered the gang members and homeless people an opportunity to appear in the video, the subliminal aggression quickly turned into sheer enthusiasm.
“That was the best we could have done,” Doro explains. “The video came out absolutely great. And the parts with the people from the Bronx are the ones I like most.” She jokingly adds, “And it was also way better for our health.”
Interview – Part 1:
“Raise Your Fist In The Air” video:
“Raise Your Fist” album cover: