This is DORO's 20th album - and it's arriving just in time for her 35th live stage anniversary! And yet it's not just these two great anniversaries that make ‘Forever Warriors, Forever United’ a truly extraordinary album. It's also not just the fact that the metal queen is releasing her very first double album.No, ‘Forever Warriors, Forever United’ is so special because DORO presents 25 (!) brand new hot tracks that all have one thing in common; an incredible variety and stylistic range, paired with the highest quality.
On ‘Forever Warriors, Forever United’, DORO delivers a musical firecracker from stadium anthems to ballads, from heavy metal to classical. And: ‘Forever Warriors, Forever United’ is also more than just a double album – it’s actually two new DORO albums in one!
On ‘Forever Warriors’, DORO presents herself as a wild warrior. Listen to the tracks 'Bastardos', 'Blood', 'Sweat And Rock'n'Roll' or the first single 'All For Metal'. In this ultimate metal anthem, icons such as Mille of KREATOR, Chuck Billy, SABATON and the late Warrel Dane have contributed to the song as well as to the video.Doro explains: "To be honest, this song could become a new 'All We Are'! The idea came to my mind last year at Wacken Open Air, where we also instantly started working on it."
On August 3rd 2018, this will come full circle: DORO will present the new album live in front of 80,000 heavy metal maniacs from around the world in a fantastic headliner show at Wacken Open Air! And to celebrate her 35th live stage anniversary, a bunch of legendary guest stars will pay tribute to the blonde metal angel.Speaking of guests; "I'm thrilled that two amazing guest musicians are playing guitar on the new album," says DORO; guitarist Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO, DEAD DAISIES) and former WARLOCK guitarist Tommy Bolan, who also contributed to the highly acclaimed album ‘Triumph And Agony’ in 1987.
Doro; "Doug was immediately on fire when he became a part of this album and contributed an insane solo. And Tommy is a good, old friend of all WARLOCK and DORO fans anyway. He's a beast on stage and a true powerhouse in the studio. "
Speaking of beasts, prepare yourself for 'If I Can't Have You, No One Will', the duet with AMON AMARTH bellower Johan Hegg.You have never heard DORO like this before!
‘Forever United’ captivates with the emotional side of DORO, which of course focuses on topics such as friendship and love such as the Lemmy-inspired anthem 'Living Life To The Fullest', 'Heartbroken' and 'It Cuts So Deep'.
"We have toured very intensively over the past few years, gathering so many impressions along the way and meeting so many great people. That really inspired me," explains DORO.
The kick-off to this unique songwriting marathon was the track 'Living Life To The Fullest' in January 2016. DORO: "I was on the plane on my way to Lemmy's funeral, when the melody and the lyrics came to my mind. Lemmy was always incredibly important to me."
The album includes the MOTÖRHEAD cover 'Lost In The Ozone', in honour of Lemmy, as well as 'Don't Break My Heart Again', an outstanding cover version of the WHITESNAKE hit. Doro: "I have a very deep personal connection to 'Lost in The Ozone' and WHITESNAKE have always been one of my absolute favorites. That's also why my first ever band was called SNAKEBITE!"