|Genres:||Classical Heavy Metal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||heavy metal hard rock female fronted metal metal german|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
After two years of constant gigging, the German band Warlock - Doro (Dorothee Pesch, 3 June 1964, Düsseldorf, Germany; vocals), Peter Szigeti (guitar), Rudy Graf (guitar), Frank Rittel (bass) and Michael Eurich (drums) - finally released an album. Signed to the independent Mausoleum label, in 1984 they issued Burning The Witches, which boasted a sound typical of German bands such as the Scorpions and Accept, but with the vocals of Doro sounding strangely like Ronnie James Dio. The album, and the presence of their striking blonde-haired vocalist brought them to notice in the rest of the world and they were signed by Vertigo Records, who released Hellbound a year later. By 1986 the emphasis on the band was focused mainly on Pesch. Graf left to be replaced by Nico Arvanitis and the next single, You Hurt My Soul, was withdrawn (the tracks turned up later on a 12-inch EP). True As Steel suffered from over-production and Americanization. Pesch then...