Founded in 1982 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Warlock gained popularity and some commercial success in Europe in the mid-1980s due to the personality and stage presence of lead vocalist Doro Pesch.
If Rob Halford is the Metal God, Pesch is the Metal Goddess. The singer co-wrote the thunderous, fist-pumping anthem All We Are with producer Joey Balin after moving from West Germany to New York City.
It became an immediate global hit, thanks to its irresistible shout-along chorus and Pesch’s empowering lyrics, delivered in her trademark, multi-octave snarl.
To this day, Pesch remains one of metal’s most beloved icons, a trailblazer for female metal musicians across the globe, and All We Are remains her signature tune.
By 1989, Pesch was the sole original member of the band, and was forced to change the group’s name to Doro for legal reasons.
The band has reunited for festival appearances and special occasions since 2003, under the name Warlock 1986.