Für Immer (Live)
Doro Pesch shot to fame as frontwoman with German metal warriors Warlock in the early 80s and the self-styled Metal Queen has never looked back.
By the time Warlock dropped 1987’s Triumph And Agony – the band’s fourth and final album – MTV was on the prowl for metal’s definitive female icon.
And Doro boasted the full package as she went on to drive home career-defining solo albums Force Majeure and the self-titled Doro.
Consistently recording and playing live during a stellar 40-year career, the Düsseldorf native has never sounded better.
And ahead of Triumph And Agony’s 35-year anniversary, Doro is releasing a live version of the classic album – track for track but in a brand new order.
Original set closer Für Immer remains a firm fan favourite and follows All We Are as the second single culled from Triumph And Agony Live.
Recorded in front of a sold-out Sweden Rock crowd and capturing Doro at her vivacious best, this anthem for the ages still sounds fresher and feistier than ever.
In Doro’s own words:
“Triumph And Agony is of my all-time favourite albums.
“It’s got some of our biggest classics and anthems like All We Are, Für Immer and I Rule The Ruins.
“Plus there are fan favourites Metal Tango, Three Minute Warning and Kiss Of Death.
“And who could forget album opener and headbanger Touch Of Evil?
“I’m super excited and can’t wait to let fans hear and see Triumph And Agony all over again.
“It’s so exciting to hear the live versions of the classic songs.
“They capture even more magic now.
“When I see the fans at the shows and hear them scream and sing along, I know what I live for.”
The verdict on Für Immer (Live)
Für Immer? For real!
Back in the day this magnificent metal anthem hit home hard.
And 35 years down the line, Doro’s Anglo-German love song still sounds crushingly passionate.
The Metal Queen has the title tattooed on her right arm.
And it’s proof positive that Pesch bleeds metal. Always has, always will.
One of the mid-80s’ most affecting power ballads gets the full treatment at Sweden Rock.
A brooding intro, sweeping keys and some seriously contagious crowd participation elevate a stellar track to dizzying new heights.
Für Immer references an eternal bond.
And for four decades it’s brought Doro closer and closer to her loyal army of fans.
With Triumph And Agony Live released this week, what better way to usher in one of 2021’s definitive metal releases?
What’s next for Doro?
Triumph And Agony Live is released across various formats via Rare Diamonds Productions on Friday.
UK fans can catch Doro supporting fellow countryman Michael Schenker next month.
And the Metal Queen is touring across Europe throughout November.