Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of the German metal queen Doro Pesch. Her first release for the label will be the 2DVD/CD set "25 Years In Rock", featuring the entire 25-year anniversary concert, including guest performances in front of about 10,000 enthusiastic fans in Dusseldorf as well as a China special, outtakes from Doro's 2500th concert and a whole lot more. A November release is expected.
Commented Doro: "I am absolutely happy to be a part of Nuclear Blast now and I am looking forward to step the pedal to the metal together!!"
Added Nuclear Blast founder, owner and CEO Markus Staiger: "We're so proud to welcome the greatest, most important and most influential German rock singer Doro Pesch to the Nuclear Blast family! Doro has influenced our musical universe like no other! Back in the Eighties, she already made history with WARLOCK and ever since she's been defending her undisputed title as the #1! Her striking solo career is a victorious march and her live performance still fascinates! In addition, Doro is such a fantastic, tender and gracious person who lives for her fans which had impressed us ever since! We are looking forward to the upcoming DVD '25 Years In Rock' and the following studio albums!"
"Fear No Evil", the latest album from Pesch, was made available in North America in June 2009 via AFM/Dismanic/Ryko Distribution.
Released in Europe in January 2009 via AFM Records, "Fear No Evil" entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 11. This was the highest chart entry for Doro in her home country in almost 20 years.
Pesch celebrated her 25-year career as the reigning queen of German heavy metal by performing a three-hour set on December 13, 2008 at the ISS Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany. HOLY MOSES, LEAVES EYES' and ARCH ENEMY opened the show and were followed by full set by DORO herself, which included guest appearances by Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL),Jean Beauvoir, GRAVE DIGGER's Chris Boltendahl and guitarist Axel Rudi Pell, former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, SCORPIONS' Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker, as well as a host of other female vocalists, such as Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES),Floor Jansen (AFTER FOREVER),members of GIRLSCHOOL, Liv of SISTER SIN and Sabina Classen of HOLY MOSES.