10/22/2014

Doro 30th Anniversary Show NYC 10/20/14

 
This past Thurs, I got to attend the 30th Anniversary concert of the metal queen Doro Pesch at Gramercy Theatre. I won tickets for it just a few days before via the PiercingMetal.com site. This would actually be my second time seeing her perform, and the fact that it was an anniversary show chock full of special guests had me really pumped to see one of my personal favorite metal musicians, ever!

The first act I actually got to see was the last band to perform right before the queen and her band would rock the fucking house, and it was Flames of Fury. They are a New York City female-fronted, old-school metal group. I actually saw them last year, when they opened up for Doro and Sister Sin at B.B. Kings. They are a really kick ass band, with a lively and beautiful front-woman in the sexy form for of Angelica Vargas. The really embody what heavy metal music is, and their love for this type of music is really evident and true from their hearts. They put on a great show and were an awesome warm-up for Doro.
 
 
 
 
 
 

But, then it was time for the reason that we were all there, metal's one true queen: Doro!! I been Doro (and of her former band Warlock) for ages. It's amazing to think that not only is she still rocking hard for thirty fucking years, but that she still does so well! She's still beautiful and stays in great shape. But, most importantly still carries and flies the flag for metal music loud and proud.

And, the fact of the matter is that she still puts on one hell of show. She's an amazing front-woman with one hell of voice and a ton of energy. She is also very humble and sweet and has real love for her fans, and, we, in turn, adore her right back. Backed by her talented and ass-kicking band, many of whom have been with her for many years, they rank as one of the best live old-school bands, around.

At this show, it being an anniversary celebration, the band played for two hours plus!! They played many classics from both her Warlock era material and her solo stuff, like "True as Steel, "Fight for Rock", "Unholy Love", "Fur Immer", as well as modern rockers like the blistering "Revenge". As a celebration for all these years rocking us hard, many other musicians joined her onstage, including Bobby Blitz of Overkill. She also played two kick ass covers, her AMAZING version of Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law" and Dio's "Egypt (The Chains Are On)", with she dedicated to the late/ great Ronnie James Dio and closed off this killer show off with. I had an amazing time, as one would have at a Doro show. But, most of all I was happy to be at this very special show. Here is to 30 more years of great music from our metal queen!! All hail, Doro Pesch!!



 
 
 Bobby Blitz of fucking Overkill!!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 Drum solo time!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Guests galore join the queen to play a kick rendition of the Warlock classic "All We Are".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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