Aniruddh “Andrew” Bansal of GuitarWorld.com recently conducted an interview with German “metal queen” Doro Pesch. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
GuitarWorld.com: The “25 Years In Rock” DVD/CD package is set to release in North America very soon. It looks like you’ve put a lot of work into making it special, so it must be a good feeling that it’s finally ready to release.
Doro: Yeah, I have been waiting for so long! It’s a great package. It has two discs, and it has the anniversary concert we did a while ago with great guests Bobby Blitz from OVERKILL, Tarja Turunen and all the ladies of metal, and many others. It’s a lot of metal and it’s all in this package. I think the package is nice, it looks great and the artwork is done by my favorite artist, Geoffrey Gillespie, who painted some of the other artwork for my albums. I am happy that it’s finally coming out in the States!
GuitarWorld.com: When you do shows that are being recorded for a DVD release, is it any different for the band on stage? I mean, do you perform better because it’s being recorded?
Doro: Yeah, I think everybody expects something special from us in such cases, and they expect it to be the best show we’ve ever done. The shows we recorded are each over three-and-a-half hours long, with great guests and stuff, little WARLOCK reunions, lights and pyrotechnics and all of that stuff. Having the whole of WARLOCK on stage was really one of the biggest highlights for me. It was so huge, I can never do that again, but on the DVD you will see for yourself that it looks massive and very impressive. We normally give our 110 per cent for every single show, but I think that night in Dusseldorf we gave it 150 per cent.
GuitarWorld.com: Other than those two shows, what plans do you have in terms of touring, especially in the States?
Doro: Yeah, actually toward the end of the year, we’re looking to book some more U.S. dates. Right now we are wrapping up the summer festivals in Russia, Czech Republic, Spain and of course Germany, and then we’re coming back to the States. I hope it will be at the end of this year or at least may be the beginning of next year, but yeah, it’s in the making. I am certainly pushing for it because I love playing in the States. We have great fans everywhere but playing here in the States means a lot to me and it’s like playing at home.
GuitarWorld.com: Your last studio album, “Fear No Evil”, came out two years back. You must be thinking of the next album now. Have you started writing songs for it?
Doro: Yes I am already working on it. I’ve got some really nice songs and ideas in the making. I’m super excited about it and I’m going to play one new song at Wacken to get all the metalheads into an anthem. The record is not done yet, but it’s on the way. It’s good stuff, about eight or nine songs, and may be it will come out at the beginning of next year and we will release a single or two before that. But it’s really fun stuff but at the same time powerful and anthemic. We put our whole heart and soul into it, so it takes us a little while to finish the album.
Read the entire interview at GuitarWorld.com.