"Raise Your Fist In The Air", the new video from German metal queen Doro Pesch, will make its live debut at the Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany. The clip, which was filmed in The Bronx in New York City, will be shown on all three days of the event — before VOLBEAT plays on Thursday, before HAMMERFALL on Friday and right before the SCORPIONS take the stage on Saturday. There will also be a Doro signing session at the Wacken Open Air on Saturday, August 4 between 18.30 and 19.15 CET.
Video footage of Doro Pesch performing "Raise Your Fist In The Air" on July 21 at the Zwarte Cross festival in Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands can be seen below.
Pesch's current touring band consists of the following musicians:
Doro Pesch - Vocals
Luca Princiotta - Guitar
Bas Maas - Guitar
Nick Douglas - Bass
Johnny Dee - Drums
Pesch's new EP, "Raise Your Fist In The Air", will be released on August 3. A full-length album, "Raise Your Fist", will follow in the fall via Nuclear Blast Records.
"Raise Your Fist" was recorded and written in the U.S., Germany, and Scandinavia. Doro says, "'Raise Your Fist In The Air' and 'Victory' will also be available on the forthcoming EP! Both songs have been played live on our last tour and also made last year's Wacken Open Air shake! 'Raise Your Fist In The Air' will also be available in French… which is going to be very interesting. For the diehard fans of German songs like 'Für Immer' ['Forever'], there are two songs in the same vein — sensitive and quite dark 'Human Rights' and the very emotional 'Engel' ['Angel']. There are also a lot of fast songs like 'Little Headbanger' and various fist-pumping ones featuring amazing guests like Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND) on 'Last Man Standing' which fans will for sure dig live. We also have a song that honors the late Ronnie James Dio called 'Hero' and another highlight named 'It Still Hurts' featuring MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister. The cover artwork has once again been created by British artist Geoffrey Gillespie who is a close friend and companion since he made it into the Guinness Book Of World Records for his 'Triumph And Agony' cover as the biggest album cover in the world. Since then, he's done ten covers for us!"
The "Raise Your Fist In The Air" EP will be made available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download.
"Raise Your Fist In The Air" EP track listing:
01. Raise Your Fist In The Air
04. Lève Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel
In a 2011 interview with Canada's XplosiveMetal.com, Pesch spoke about the song "Raise Your Fist In The Air" which she played for the first time at last year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. "It got great feedback [from the Wacken audience]. . . . It was originally written by a Wacken fan, a metalhead, and then I did my own thing to it. It was actually a diehard Wacken fan who did a demo and sent it to the promoter. He sent it to me and said, 'Hey, how about we make a Wacken anthem and here's an idea from a diehard Wacken fan.' I listened to it and thought, 'Hey, that's great.' Then we worked on it and continued working on it. Just to tell you how that song came about, it was a collaboration with a diehard fan and it was actually really good. Sometimes the fans have the best ideas. It was so dead-on."
"Raise Your Fist In The Air" EP vinyl cover:
"Raise Your Fist In The Air" EP CD cover:
"Raise Your Fist" album cover: