German metallers Warlock were formed in Dusseldorf in September 1982 by guitarists Peter Szigeti and Rudy Graf, bassist Michael Rittel and drummer Michael Eurich. Vocals were handled by the stunning Doro Pesch, a lady blessed with striking good looks and an amazing vocal range. After building up an excellent live reputation, they cut their debut album, ''Burning the Witches", with the then fledgling Mausoleum label in 1984. Vertigo Records showed a keen interest in the band and soon signed them up and their first album for the label, "Hellbound", came out in 1985. By the following year, the emphasis on the band was focused mainly on the beautiful blond-haired Pesch. Graf left and was replaced by Niko Arvantis. This, our featured album, although containing a number of very good tracks, suffered a bit from over-production and "Americanisation". The band relocated to the US where they split up. Pesch reformed the band with a partly new line-up, featuring bassist Tommy Hendriksen and guitarist Tommy Bolan, together with Arvantis and Eurich. The resulting album, "Triumph and Agony", was unfortunately a big disappointment and the band split again. Doro Pesch was now beginning to move in a solo direction and this emerged with the "Force Majeure" album in 1989. Since then, she's been performing as a soloist and releasing albums on a fairly consistent basis. She's released about six albums to date, sometimes using Kiss' Gene Simmons as producer and working with the likes of guitarists Tommy Thayer, Dann Huff and Michael Thompson, drummers Eddie Bayers and Tommy Amato and a host of other well known musicians. She recently appeared at the Wacken Metal concert in Germany.
  
Warlock - Love in the Danger Zone, from "True as Steel", their 3rd album, released in 1986. German metallers Warlock were formed in Dusseldorf in September 1982 by guitarists Peter Szigeti and Rudy Graf, bassist Michael Rittel and drummer Michael Eurich. Vocals were handled by the stunning Doro Pesch, a lady blessed with striking good looks and an amazing vocal range. After building up an excellent live reputation, they cut their debut album, ''Burning the Witches", with the then fledgling Mausoleum label in 1984. Vertigo Records showed a keen interest in the band and soon signed them up and their first album for the label, "Hellbound", came out in 1985. By the following year, the emphasis on the band was focused mainly on the beautiful blond-haired Pesch. Graf left and was replaced by Niko Arvantis. This, our featured album, although containing a number of very good tracks, suffered a bit from over-production and "Americanisation". The band relocated to the US where they split up. Pesch reformed the band with a partly new line-up, featuring bassist Tommy Hendriksen and guitarist Tommy Bolan, together with Arvantis and Eurich. The resulting album, "Triumph and Agony", was unfortunately a big disappointment and the band split again. Doro Pesch was now beginning to move in a solo direction and this emerged with the "Force Majeure" album in 1989. Since then, she's been performing as a soloist and releasing albums on a fairly consistent basis. She's released about six albums to date, sometimes using Kiss' Gene Simmons as producer and working with the likes of guitarists Tommy Thayer, Dann Huff and Michael Thompson, drummers Eddie Bayers and Tommy Amato and a host of other well known musicians. She recently appeared at the Wacken Metal concert in Germany.

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Biography by Greg Prato
Fronted by former model Doro Pesch, the German metal band Warlock consisted of guitarists Rudy Graf and Peter Szigeti, bassist Frank Rittel, and drummer Michael "Micha" Eurich. Originally formed in 1983, the group was heavily influenced by such fellow European metal outfits as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Accept, both musically and with their lyric/subject matter. The quintet issued their debut album in 1984, Burning the Witches, following it up with 1985's Hellbound, 1986's True As Steel (the same year Warlock played at England's annual mammoth metal festival, Castle Donnington), and 1987's Triumph and Agony. Warlock called it quits by 1988, as Pesch launched a solo career. 

 

Doro Pesch
Peter Szegeti
Tommy Henriksen
Tommy Bolan
Rudy Graf
Niko Arvanitis
Michael Eurich

Doro

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Warlock - 1984 - Burning the Witches - 4/5

Warlock - 1985 - Hellbound - 3/5

Warlock - 1986 - True as Steel - 3/5

Warlock - 1987 - Triumph and Agony - 4/5

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