DORO, the band led by German metal queen Doro Pesch (WARLOCK), has announced the addition of former AFTER FOREVER guitarist Bas Maas to the group’s ranks. The Dutch axeman successfully performed with DORO as a fill-in guitarist during the band’s April 2009 U.K. tour and passed his baptism of fire in front of 80,000 fans at last year’s Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany.
“Fear No Evil”, the latest album from Pesch, was made available in North America in June 2009 via AFM/Dismanic/Ryko Distribution.
Released in Europe in January 2009 via AFM Records, “Fear No Evil” entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 11. This was the highest chart entry for Doro in her home country in almost 20 years.
Pesch celebrated her 25-year career as the reigning queen of German heavy metal by performing a three-hour set on December 13, 2008 at the 20,000-capacity ISS Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany. HOLY MOSES, LEAVES EYES‘ and ARCH ENEMY opened the show and were followed by full set by DORO herself, which included guest appearances by Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (OVERKILL), Jean Beauvoir, GRAVE DIGGER‘s Chris Boltendahl and guitarist Axel Rudi Pell, former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, SCORPIONS‘ Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker, as well as a host of other female vocalists, such as Liv Kristine (LEAVES’ EYES), Floor Jansen (AFTER FOREVER), members of GIRLSCHOOL, Liv of SISTER SIN and Sabina Classen of HOLY MOSES.