WARLOCK

Heavy Metal • Germany
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Warlock was formed in late 1982 in Düsseldorf. The band spent most of the rest of that year and 1983 performing in different German clubs, building a steady fan base. After recording a demo, Mausoleum Demo, and sending it to several record labels, the band obtained a contract with independent Belgian label Mausoleum.

The first line-up, which consisted of Doro Pesch on vocals, Peter Szigeti and Rudy Graf on guitars, Frank Rittel on bass, and Michael Eurich on drums, recorded the band's first two albums: Burning the Witches in 1984 and Hellbound in 1985. They toured in Europe to promote the releases. In early 1985, the band signed a contract with label Phonogram.

Later that year, in the middle of the tour for Hellbound, Rudy Graf left the band and was replaced by Niko Arvanitis, formerly of Stormwind.

Warlock's third album, True As Steel, released in 1986, got a fair amount of North
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WARLOCK Burning the Witches album cover 3.86 | 7 ratings
Burning the Witches
Heavy Metal 1984
WARLOCK Hellbound album cover 2.39 | 5 ratings
Hellbound
Heavy Metal 1985
WARLOCK True as Steel album cover 3.50 | 6 ratings
True as Steel
Heavy Metal 1986
WARLOCK Triumph and Agony album cover 3.94 | 9 ratings
Triumph and Agony
Heavy Metal 1987

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WARLOCK Fight for Rock album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fight for Rock
Heavy Metal 1986

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WARLOCK 1983 Demo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1983 Demo
Heavy Metal 1983

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WARLOCK Earthshaker Rock album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Earthshaker Rock
Heavy Metal 1999

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Without You
Heavy Metal 1984
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All Night
Heavy Metal 1985
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You Hurt My Soul (On 'n' On)
Heavy Metal 1985
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All We Are
Heavy Metal 1987
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Für immer
Heavy Metal 1987

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Metal Racer
Heavy Metal 1985

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WARLOCK Hellbound

Album · 1985 · Heavy Metal
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"Hellbound" marked the second release of German's heavy metal act led by Doro Pesch, released in 1985 under Vertigo Records, provided a raw and traditional metal onslaught with a tidal-wave scream of the talented rock diva. I'd admit that Doro do has a phenomenal throat, unleashing of what we called a taunting voice, probably even better with some men singer, but judging from the quality of nine songs presented here, I hardly say that this is a good album, not even decent.

Several songs that I admire here is "Earthshaker Rock", a high speed thumping groove with the typical hellish scream erupted with an air raid siren in the beginning. "Out of Control", is another winner here, the best song of the album with an incredible riffage and top-notch squeal. "Shout It Out" made the last enjoyable song of the album, has a cool vibe with nice hooks, and at least, Pesch didn't outsing this one.

The title track opener, actually is not that bad with some average melodies here and there, but I really can't stand Doro's singing technique. She didn't sound powerful but more of a painful moan to me. While other numbers such as "All Night", "Wrathchild", and "Time To Die" are a struggling and frustrating tracks, suffered the quality of a good songwriting and became the contrast to the strong tunes, and what's worst is that they closed "Hellbound" with a foul piece of uninspiring ballad, "Catch My Heart". This album is definitely not a good start and need to be avoided unless you're curiously want to explore the early years of Warlock.

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