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Warrior Soul

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 09:59AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments10 Comments
doro.jpgThe Metal queen is back and reigns supreme with a new 2 DVD set. The double disc set follows Doro Pesch as she performs a concert in her native Germany. The disc also features documentary-type footage and backstage antics. Aptly titled 20 Years: A Warrior Soul, the set includes six hours of footage, separated into three sections: “Warrior Soul: On the Road,” 20 Years Anniversary: The Movie,” and “20 Years Anniversary: The Concert.”


The movie segment was an actual German theatrical release. This film gives fans an inside look into the life and culture that is Doro and her band. This portion of the disc includes celebrity interviews from some of music’s most legendary performers. Interviews include Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Tom Angelripper (Sodom) as well as many members of Doro’s original band Warlock.

Tracks on the album include “Always Live to Win,” “Fall For Me Again,” “Love Me in Black” and “All We Are.” Interesting covers include the Billy Idol hit “White Wedding,” and You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,” originally recorded by Judas Priest. For the latter track, many members of Saxon join Doro on stage.

The portion of the DVD set that chronicles the 2006 Warrior Soul European tour relies heavily on subtitles, as Doro sings many tracks in German. Much of the narrative is also in German, including behind-the-scenes footage such as stage preparations and fan meet-and-greets. This segment of the disc is about 90 minutes long and includes the tracks “True As Steel,” “Strangers Yesterday,” and “Above the Ashes.”

Doro herself is absolutely beautiful on stage and her band is phenomenal. The band includes bassist Nick Douglas, guitarist Joe Taylor, drummer Johnny Dee, and keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai. If the name Johnny Dee sounds familiar, that’s because he was the drummer in glam band Britny Fox. All the musicians put on a great stage show and really move to get the crowd motivated in a true Metal frenzy.

From a production standpoint, the audio quality is top notch and the layout of the DVD set makes perfect sense. The disc does not include extras per se, but that is probably because the concert footage is so extensive, there really isn’t much to add. With hours and hours of coverage, 20 Years: A Warrior Soul is enough to satisfy the appetite of the most Metal hungry head banger.


For more information, please visit:
Myspace.com/Doroband

Watch this video: Warlock "All We Are:"

Reader Comments (10)

Doro is definately the Queen of metal! Hairball John just had an interview with here on the latest show!
My favorite Doro track is "All We Are"!
June 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
The David Bowie hit, White Wedding ? She's been doing the Billy Idol song, White Wedding, live for a while now, I have it on at least one DVD.

Doro rocks. There were various bands that got where they did solely through the novelty of a female singer ( although thankfully, that's not a novelty anymore ), but she's the real deal.
June 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Thanks Christian.

I pulled this from my yet-to-be edited Metal Express file.

Allyson
June 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
Do I get a prize ? :P
June 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
How about I buy you a beer at Rocklahoma?

Seriously.

We need to meet there...the start of a beautiful friendship!

Allyson
June 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
Sounds like a great idea. How do we make that happen ? Are you in the VIP section ? I am in row 14.
June 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Well, right now, GA reserved, Section E (I should be getting an upgrade).

So, what letter section are you in?
My guess is that we won't be too far apart.

You can email me your section info or cell number to allyson@bringbackglam.com


Allyson
June 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
Email sent.
June 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Warlock's Triumph and Agony cover was reviewed over at Whole Lotta Album Covers ( http://albumcovers.toomanyvoices.com/2007/06/warlock-triumph-and-agony.html )
June 26, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
I think Doro is the reason i have an affinity for blonde German women...
July 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterP-Licious

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