I'm Music Magazine recently conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
I'm Music Magazine: It's been 2012 since the regular edition of "Raise Your Fist" was released and, of course, the deluxe anniversary edition came out in 2014. Is there thought of new material anytime in the near future?
Doro: Yes. The first single will be coming out in April and it's called "Love's Gone To Hell", and we just shot a beautiful video or it with the help of our fans. We did it for the first time with Kickstarter because the song is just so great and I didn't want to wait until the record was done to release it. I'm thinking that the entire record will come out sometime next year, because we're still doing some songwriting for it. This song has so much magic that I really want to get it out right now. It's a mid-tempo song, like a power ballad, but not the traditional power ballad. The video is beautiful and very old school, like back in the '80s. I didn't want to do a little video that just looked okay; I wanted to do something really beautiful. We shot it in one of the most beautiful castles that I've been to in my life. Then we went all over the world to shoot the video, and it's kind of a love story which goes to hell. I just saw the rough cut and it's very nice. I think it's coming out the first of April. It's a maxi-single with two songs from the DVD on it with "It Still Hurts", again for Lemmy, and two new songs: "Rock To Death", which is with Hansi Kürsch from BLIND GUARDIAN, and "Save My Soul". I'm sorry — they're not new songs, but live versions from the upcoming DVD. We also put the demo of "Love's Gone to Hell" on there as well.
I'm Music Magazine: When you look back on your thirty-plus-year career, what are you most proud of?
Doro: I'm just so happy that we can still go anywhere in the world and play a gig and all the diehards will show up. It's that excitement and happiness that I can feel and it's in the eyes of the fans when we meet them all over the world. There's always that little light in their eyes, and it seems to mean something to them, and those memories I will never forget. I usually know the fans by name, but sometimes I only remember their face, but I always love to talk to them. They have the coolest things to say. There was this one lady from Belgium named Vanessa and she only speaks French. She wrote a letter to me, and her biggest wish was to have a song by me in French because she doesn't understand English that well. I told her I would do it, but I didn't know when, but I promised I would. A couple of months later, I had this song called "Herzblut" off of my "Fear No Evil" album, and the melody was great. It was in German and I translated it into French and it came out so great. I told her that song was for her and she was so happy. She told me that she had two little boys who were metalheads and that she would love to have a girl again. If she did, she said she would name her Doro, and I asked her what she would do if she had another boy. She told me that she would then name him Herzblut. And you know what? Herzblut is alive and well and I think he's now four years old and he's the cutest kid. Things like that mean the world to me. It gives me the strength to continue on and to survive in the music industry because it can get pretty ugly.
Read the entire interview at I'm Music Magazine.