German metal queen Doro Pesch will release her long-awaited new studio album on August 3.
Pesch says: "The writing proccess of the album is done and we're currently finalizing the mixing.
This new record is going to be a diverse album with many fast songs and countless metal anthems. To be honest, one of these songs could become the next 'All We Are'!"
According to Doro, the first song she wrote for the new album is a track dedicated to iconic MOTÖRHEAD frontman and Doro's longtime friend Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. "It's called 'Living Life To The Fullest'," she says.
In the usual Doro tradition, there will also be another German-language song on the album — a midtempo track tackling the topic of a deep friendship, just as in "Für Immer".
With her new album, Doro and her band are going to celebrate their 35th group anniversary on a huge world tour starting in late summer.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2012's "Raise Your Fist" will be the German singer's first release since 2016's "Love's Gone To Hell" single.
Doro told the "SixX Strings" radio show that her forthcoming album would contain a special song featuring guest appearances by a number of prominent metal musicians, including Johan Hegg from AMON AMARTH, Mille Petrozza of KREATOR and SABATON's Joakim Brodén. She said: "It's a great anthem — I think it could even top [WARLOCK's classic track] 'All We Are' — and everybody's singing on it. And this could be really, really good. It's hooky like hell."
Last year, Pesch celebrated the 30th anniversary of WARLOCK's "Triumph And Agony" album by performing the LP in its entirety at select shows around the globe.
Doro was joined on the "Triumph And Agony" 30th-anniversary tour by Bolan alongside bassist Nick Douglas, drummer Johnny Dee, guitarist Bas Maas and guitarist/keyboardist Luca Princiotta.
"Raise Your Fist" boasted guest appearances by Kilmister and OZZY OSBOURNE/FIREWIND guitarist Gus G., and artwork by British artist and longtime Doro collaborator Geoffrey Gillespie.
In addition to three versions of the title track, the six-track "Love's Gone To Hell" maxi single also contained two live tracks: "Rock Till Death", featuring Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN) and "Save My Soul".