Doro Pesch is a German hard rock singer that started her career in native Düsseldorf in the early 80s with the underground bands Snakebite and Beast. In 1982, she joined the German heavy metal band Warlock, which got its first contract with the Belgian independent label Mausoleum Records to record the album Burning the Witches. The new band quickly entered the circuit of the most sought-after support bands in the European boiling panorama of metal live shows of the 80s, receiving enthusiastic reviews and gaining a solid fan base. Warlock soon stepped up to main attraction on European tours and their albums, issued under the Vertigo label, sold well in Germany and caught the attention of US promoters, who organized a tour in the United States. Their fourth album Triumph and Agony was produced in the US and entered the Billboard 200 chart, thanks also to the videos of the songs "All We Are" and "Für Immer" on rotation on MTV. By 1988, all German members of the band, except Doro, were replaced by American musicians and Warlock ceased to exist, because of legal problems about the rights on the name and logo. Doro started her solo recording career with the album Force Majeure, fulfilling her contract with the Vertigo label until 1995 with other four studio albums. Because of the lack of charting success, her second Gene Simmons' produced eponymous album in 1990 was the last one issued in the USA until Calling the Wild, ten years after. However, Doro's albums always charted in Germany and other European countries, with very good sales of singles in recent years both in Germany and in Spain. The 2004 album Classic Diamonds was a collaboration with The Classic Night Orchestra, which reworked some of her earlier songs with symphonic and acoustic arrangements. Doro is now a very respected veteran singer in the heavy metal world and she often features in duets with other singers and bands. The compilation Rare Diamonds of 1991 has songs from both Warlock albums and Doro's first albums and is listed twice.
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