DORO PESCH: New Video Interview Posted Online
- Aug. 11, 2012
On July 10, TheMetalCircus.com conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch at the Nuclear Blast Records headquarters in Donzdorf, Germany. You can now watch the chat in two parts below.
Doro's new EP, "Raise Your Fist In The Air", was released on August 3. A 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 02. Victory 03. Engel 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."
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