In celebration of her lengthy career, The Queen of Metal Doro Pesch ended her 30 year Anniversary Tour at the Gramercy Theatre on Monday (10/20). But first, she had local bands Midnight Eternal, Metalfier and Flames of Fury open up the show for her. Mignight Eternal went up first, with a symphonic metal sound and lead singer Raine Hilai’s sexual appeal, the band surely captivated the audiences attention.
The second band up was Metalfier, who as always guarantees to bring the “Heavy Metal Life.” The band brings back the good 80’s sound and vibe that’ll make you wanna party from the first time you hear them. Lead Singer Andrew Janda’s vocals are always heavy and resonate throughout the venue. The bands old school heavy metal sound will leave anybody wanting more.
Flames of Fury came out on stage shortly after, whose mix of thrash, speed and modern metal were the perfect act to lead up to Doro. A fellow female fronted band, lead singer Angelica Vargas’ influence can be heard through her vocals, which have the power and tenacity like that of Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden). The bands chemistry can be seen in how well they compliment each other, and the energy put on stage by each member is something that’ll make a fan out of anyone.
At last, the act of the night Doro Pesch came out on stage to what has been one of the most energetic audiences seen at the Gramercy. The anticipation for an artist who has dedicated 30 years of her life to touring and recording, made fans go wild and crazy for her, something that is much deserved. As a celebration of Doro’s 30 year anniversary, she was not the only person to perform, but she brought up some of heavy metals biggest stars. Playing “Always Live To Win” with Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth from Overkill, “Burn It Up” with Jean Beauvoir from The Plasmatics, “Fur Immer” and “Metal Tango” with Chris Caffery from Savage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, as well as her new hit “Revange” and a cover of Judas Priests “Breaking The Law” with Jeff Waters from Annihilator.
Towards the end of the night, Doro played the song that made her the Queen of Metal, “All We Are” to what was an echoing roar of fans singing after her. She wrapped up the show by playing a powerful rendition of Ronnie James Dio’s “Egypt (The Chains Are On)”, to which all her guest singers came out to play. A homage to one of the best and most respected heavy metal singers, along with an elite club of todays top acts in metal, and now a group she can count herself a part of.
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