“Raise Your Fist In The Air” is the new video from DORO PESCH. She and the band premiered it last week in front of 75,000 very appreciative metalheads at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. The song is the first release from DORO’s EP of the same name, which is now available digitally on iTunes.
The video was shot in The Bronx. No worries for a metal warrior like Doro. She once lived in the Oranges - a skip and hop from Newark, New Jersey. Give her mad props! “For Manhattan,” DORO explains, “we would have needed permissions to film for each and every street corner — in the Bronx, nobody cares.”
“We purposely trudged around the most rundown quarters in our video truck,” DORO elaborates. “The gangs that hung around there were watching every step of ours suspiciously. We felt anything but safe. I explained to the guys who we were and that ‘Raise Your Fist’ can be considered quite a critical song that names and shames the constantly growing injustice in the world.”
When DORO offered gang members and homeless individuals the opportunity to appear in the video, the tense atmosphere was quickly infused with sheer enthusiasm.
“That was the best thing we could have done,” DORO reports happily. “The video came out absolutely great... and the parts with the people from the Bronx are the ones I like most.”
You can buy the EP now, but the full length Raise Your Fist will be released this Fall — DORO states: “I’ve put all my passion, blood, sweat, and tears into my first record for Nuclear Blast.”