Under My Skin was compiled in close collaboration between AFM Records and Doro Pesch, who also contributed handwritten liner notes to all songs. The 2-CD package includes Doro classics, but in addition also lots of rare tracks from single B-sides and rare album bonus tracks.
As well as the regular digipak version, it is also available as strictly limited wooden fanbox edition (1,000 copies only) which includes the digipak 2-CD, a textile posterflag, a Doro logo patch, a Doro bracelet, a postcard and a certificate of authenticity.
A complete package description including the full 32 song tracklist is available here.
Doro recently checked-in from her work in the studio to issue the following update:
"The new album will be entitled Raise Your Fist and has been recorded and written in the US, Germany, and Scandinavia. Right now we're in the mixing stages and are close to finishing everything. Most important to me are the power hymns ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ and ‘Victory,’ which will also be available on the forthcoming EP! Both songs have been played live on our last tour and also made last year’s Wacken Open Air shake! ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ will also be available in French… which is going to be very interesting. For the diehard fans of German songs like ‘Für Immer’ (‘Forever’), there are two songs in the same vein: the sensitive and quite dark ‘Human Rights’ and the very emotional ‘Engel’ (‘Angel’). There are also a lot of fast songs like ‘Little Headbanger’ and various fist-pumping ones featuring amazing guests like Gus G (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND) on ‘Last Man Standing’ which fans will for sure dig live. We also have a song that honors the late Ronnie James Dio called ‘Hero’ and another highlight named ‘It Still Hurts’ featuring MOTÖRHEAD’s Lemmy Kilmister. The cover artwork has once again been created by British artist Geoffrey Gillespie who is a close friend and companion since he made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for his Triumph And Agony cover as the biggest album cover in the world. Since then, he's done ten covers for us!"
Raise Your Fist will be released in North America this coming fall. To hold fans over until then, the upcoming Raise Your Fist In The Air EP will be released August 3rd via Nuclear Blast. The EP will contain the following songs and will be issued on CD, vinyl and as digital download:
Raise Your Fist In The Air tracklisting:
'Raise Your Fist In The Air'
'LèVe Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel'
View the cover artwork for the CD digi and LP below: