"Raise Your Fist In The Air", the new video from German metal queen Doro Pesch can be seen below. The song comes off the singer's new EP, "Raise Your Fist In The Air", which was released on August 3. A full-length album, "Raise Your Fist", will follow on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Pesch loves New York, which she considers her second home. However, when the rock lady from Düsseldorf, Germany recalls the "Raise Your First" video shoot, she still gets an uneasy feeling. That's because the filming didn't take place on Broadway or in Times Square, but far away from the American glitter world, in the dark corners of the Bronx.
Comments Doro: "For Manhattan we would have needed permissions to film for each and every street corner — in the Bronx, nobody cares." At least no police officers, that is. The activities of Doro and her bandmates didn't remain unobserved, of course. "We purposely trudged around the most rundown quarters in our video truck," she says. "The gangs that hung around there were watching every step of ours very, very suspiciously. We felt anything but safe. At times we were downright besieged by dark shapes."
She adds, "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." And when the singer offered the gang members and homeless people an opportunity to appear in the video, the subliminal aggression quickly turned into sheer enthusiasm.
"That was the best we could have done," Doro explains. "The video came out absolutely great. And the parts with the people from the Bronx are the ones I like most." She jokingly adds, "And it was also way better for our health."
"Raise Your Fist In The Air" EP track listing:
01. Raise Your Fist In The Air
04. Lève Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel (French version of "Raise Your Fist In The Air")
Adds Doro: "Everyone who likes the EP will sure be delighted by the album with its 13 to 14 songs as well. I've put all my passion, blood, sweat and tears into my first record for Nuclear Blast."