1. (00:03:20) Warlock - All We Are
2. (00:02:30) Warlock - Three Minute Warning
3. (00:04:03) Warlock - I Rule The Ruins
4. (00:04:08) Warlock - Kiss Of Death
5. (00:04:45) Warlock - Make Time For Love
6. (00:03:34) Warlock - East Meets West
7. (00:04:19) Warlock - Touch Of Evil
8. (00:04:24) Warlock - Metal Tango
9. (00:04:00) Warlock - Cold, Cold World
10. (00:04:50) Warlock - Für Immer
Playing Time.........: 01:36:31
Total Size...........: 248.33 MB
NFO generated on.....: 8/21/2008 2:49:22 PM
Warlock was a German heavy metal band, assembled in 1982. They also
could be described as hard rock or even glam metal, and gained some
commercial success in the mid 1980s. By the end of the decade, singer Doro
Pesch was the sole original member who remained in the band, and thus
proceeded to form Doro, a band which was essentially a continuation of
Warlock under a different name. Doro has several classic songs from Warlock
on its repertoire.
Warlock's music is always primarily described as heavy metal. Their style was
more traditional in the beginning of the 1980s, shown on the Burning the
Witches album, but soon going more to a hard rock and glam metal style
starting with Hellbound. The band's influences are 1970s hard rock and heavy
metal acts such as Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, N.W.O.B.H.M., and fellow
German metal bands such as Scorpions and Accept. Other bands that had a
similar sound include Ratt, Dokken, Medusa, and Zed Yago.
Warlock was formed in late 1982 in Düsseldorf. The band spent most 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
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, touring in Europe to market 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 American radio airplay due to the hit single "Fight For Rock". The band's
first music video was made for the song, airing on MTV. In August that year,
the band opened for the Monsters of Rock festival at the Maimarktgelände in
Mannheim, West Germany when Scorpions were headlining the all day
concert. Def Leppard, Ozzy, MSG and Bon Jovi were also there.
After the tour for True As Steel ended, Frank Rittel and Peter Szigeti left the
band, and were replaced by Tommy Henriksen and Tommy Bolan (formerly of
Armed Forces) respectively. With the new line-up, Warlock released their
fourth and last album, Triumph And Agony, in 1987. The video for the single
"All We Are" enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV's "Headbangers' Ball".
The band proceeded to make its first and sole extensive US tour, opening for
Megadeth concerts alongside Sanctuary, and playing several shows on their
own with different opening acts, such as Fates Warning, Sword and Lillian
Michael Eurich and Niko Arvanitis left Warlock in December 1987, and were
replaced by Bobby Rondinelli (formerly of Rainbow) and Jon Levin (mislabeled
as "Jon Devin" in Doro's Force Majeure liner notes) respectively. As Doro
Pesch was the only original member still on the band, she opted not to
continue using the name Warlock, playing under the name of Doro from that
point on. Currently, Doro is active and still performs Warlock material.
Triumph and Agony is the fourth (& final) album by German heavy metal band
Warlock, released on September 5, 1987.
The album was the follow-up to the 1986 band's first successful album out of
Europe, True as Steel.
"All We Are" has a video clip that had good rotation on MTV's Headbangers