- German Release from 1985

Warlock's "Hellbound," released in Germany in 1985, unleashed the band's signature heavy metal power. Fronted by the iconic Doro Pesch, the album features blistering tracks like the title song alongside the emotive ballad "Catch My Heart." This release solidified Warlock's status as metal legends and cemented Doro as a force within the genre. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.


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"Hellbound" Album Description:

In the heart of the 1980s heavy metal explosion, Warlock emerged from Germany with a sound that was both ferocious and undeniably catchy. Their 1985 album "Hellbound", released on the Vertigo label, stands as a landmark of the era and a powerful display of frontwoman Doro Pesch's iconic vocals.

The Rise of a Metal Queen

Doro Pesch, a force of nature with her powerful voice and undeniable stage presence, fronted Warlock with an intensity that set her apart in the male-dominated metal scene. Her raw, emotive vocal style drew comparisons to metal greats like Ronnie James Dio and Judas Priest's Rob Halford, proving that women could rock just as hard.

"Hellbound": A Track-by-Track

"Hellbound" opens with the title track, a blistering anthem that sets the tone for the album. Fast-paced riffs, relentless drumming, and Doro's soaring vocals paint a picture of defiance and a touch of the occult – classic metal themes. Songs like "All Night" continue the onslaught, with blazing guitar solos and catchy choruses.

The album showcases Warlock's versatility with the slower-paced power ballad "Catch My Heart." Here, Doro's vocals take on a more vulnerable tone, demonstrating her range and adding emotional depth to the record.

Headbang together with Doro on Hellbound:

Album Production Information:

Producers: Harry Staroste, Rainerassman

Recorded at Country Lane Studios, Munich, Germany, February - April 1985

Album cover concept by Holger Matthies

Album cover photo by Schumacher/Matthies 

Music Genre:

Heavy Metal 
Band Members and Musicians on: Warlock Hellbound
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Doro Pesch
  • Rudy Graf
  • Pete Szigeti
  • Frank Rittel
  • Michael Eurich
Track Listing of: Warlock Hellbound

The Song/tracks on "Warlock Hellbound" are:

    Side One:
  • Hellbound
  • All Night
  • Earthshaker Rock
  • Wrathchild
  • Down and Out
    Side Two:
  • Out of Control
  • Time to Die
  • Shout it Out
  • Catch my Heart
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WARLOCK - Burning the Witches 12" Vinyl LP
WARLOCK - Burning the Witches album front cover vinyl record

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WARLOCK - Hellbound (Germany and Holland Releases)
WARLOCK - Hellbound (Germany and Holland Releases) album front cover vinyl record

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WARLOCK - Triumph and Agony (West-German and Netherlands Release) album front cover vinyl record

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WARLOCK - True as Steel (1986) 12" Vinyl LP
WARLOCK - True as Steel (1986).  album front cover vinyl record

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