Category: RONNIE DIO

BLACK SABBATH – Heaven and Hell [Remastered Deluxe Edition] (2021)

The first two Ronnie James Dio-fronted BLACK SABBATH albums, 1980’s Heaven and Hell and 1981’s Mob Rules, are receiving deluxe reissues via Rhino Records, expanded with bonus material.
The star of “Heaven and Hell [Remastered Deluxe Edition]” is the 2021 remaster of the main album. While there’s a bonus disc with a great live recording form the album’s tour, it’s the sonic treatment of the studio tracks which shine here.
It’s the one and only R.J.DIO heard clear as never before, and the album, it’s simply one of the best metal LP in history, perhaps the best in BLACK SABBATH’s career.
A MUST HAVE

BLACK SABBATH – Mob Rules [Remastered Deluxe Edition] (2021)

The first two Ronnie James Dio-fronted BLACK SABBATH albums, 1980’s Heaven and Hell and 1981’s Mob Rules, are receiving deluxe reissues via Rhino Records, expanded with bonus material.
This “Mob Rules [Remastered Deluxe Edition]” 2021 it’s really ‘expanded’, not only with a fresh, crisp remastering job but also juicy bonus tracks like ‘The Mob Rules (Heavy Metal Soundtrack Version)’, or the special version for this release of ‘The Mob Rules (2019 Remix).
We have a lot of live cuts showcasing how powerful this BLACK SABBATH version was – now including skin-hitter Vinny Appice – an entire concert recorded in 1982 in Portland, OR. Highlights include stellar performances of “Neon Knights” “Heaven And Hell” and “Voodoo.”
Dio’s soaring tenor and gothic songwriting were the perfect foil for the band’s bone-crushing mix of razor-sharp riffs, intense grooves, and dark imagery. This was his last album with Sabbath before starting his successful solo career, and what a way to say goodbye; “The Mob Rules” kills.
A MUST

DIO – Holy Diver: Live [Digitally Remastered] (2021)

Wendy Dio / Niji Entertainment and BMG have started a ‘DIO live album reissue series’, and one of the pair released today is this “Holy Diver: Live“.
Originally released in 2008 and now out of print, the recording has been fully remastered and comes with newly created cover art. Recorded Live at the London Astoria, features the legendary DIO album “Holy Diver” performed live in its entirety plus DIO classics from across his career including BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW classics.
The sound quality has been incredibly improved, more detailed and clear than the original.
This was the first time some songs from “Holy Diver” were performed livem, and the band fires up with great intensity: Simon Wright on drums (AC/DC, Rhino Bucket, UFO), Scott Warren (Berlin, Warrant) on keyboards, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, etc) on bass and the (provisionally) reinstated Doug Aldrich on guitars (Lion, Whitesnake) filling in for the injured Craig Goldy. And of course, RDJ, one the finest voices in metal.
This band really kicked arse.

DIO – Evil Or Divine ~ Live In New York City [Digitally Remastered +2] (2021)

Wendy Dio / Niji Entertainment and BMG have started a ‘DIO live album reissue series’, and one of the pair released today is this “Evil Or Divine ~ Live In New York City“.
Originally released in 2005 and now out of print, the recording has been fully remastered and for the first time fas will own the complete live show experience as if you were there, as this reissue includes the never-before-released version of “Lord Of The Last Day” and an amazing Simon Wright drum solo not on the original release.
I must say the sound quality has been incredibly improved, and it’s nice to have the complete show now.
One of the advantages that Ronnie Dio had on this tour over previous ones is that he had the most technically and musically proficient set of musicians behind him ever. Bassist Jimmy Bain holds…

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases January / March 2021 – Vol.1

New Year, new very good music / albums to come. Here we have our classic 0dayrox Advanced Releases, the first 2021 batch, featuring top class artists / singles.
Among the numbers into this “January / March 2021 – Vol.1” advances we find new music from CREYE, ALICE COOPER, DEGREED, Toto’a STEVE LUKATHER & JOSEPH WILLIAMS solo albums, DIO, ACCEPT, DAVID LEE ROTH’s tribute to Eddie Van Halen, and many more.
Only at 0dayrox

ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE – Issue 11

In the style of the essay included into each CD booklet about the band in question, ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE is a bi-monthly, 100-page Rock publication produced and managed by a bunch of specialized British Rock journalists with decades of experience in music and mags, writing for legendary publications including Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Raw. Simply put, in each issue there’s...

DIO – Live Philadelphia ’84 [Japan release only / Remastered] (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

Japanese specialized label “Alive The Live” is doing a very nice job making available on CD for the first time recordings from major acts originally aired by the legendary King Biscuit Flower Hour FM Radioshow. “DIO – Live Philadelphia ’84” captures Ronnie at his peak and with it’s considered his best band; Vivian Campbell on guitars, Jimmy Bain on bass,...

DIO – A Decade of Dio 1983-1993 [6CD Boxset Remastered]

As requested, here’s in full form “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993” is a fantastic 6CD Boxset released by Rhino / Warner that brings together the group’s first six studio albums, each one featuring newly remastered sound. There has been already recent remasters of these essential albums, deluxe editions with extra material, SHM-CD, etc, but believe me, this “A Decade of...

DREAM CHILD – Until Death Do We Meet Again [Japan Edition +1] (2018)

DREAM CHILD, the new super-group made up of former members of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, AC/DC and Dio, got ready their debut album “Until Death Do We Meet Again”, to be released on Sept. 14 via Frontiers Music. The Japanese Edition of the CD is out tomorrow, including as bonus a non-album track. Indeed a ‘Dream’ Team, DREAM CHILD features guitarists...

DIO – On Wings Of Fire (2017) exclusive

This release somehow slipped under our radar – and seems for all out there – and truly deserve a space here. “On Wings Of Fire” documents one of the very early DIO shows ever, recorded in the October of 1983 just three months after their first live performance. On this tour of course the band played with a lot of...

HEAR ‘n AID – Stars [Japan Only CD pressing] Out Of Print

Here’s another special request; HEAR ‘n AID “Stars”, the ’80s metal all-star benefit album. Unbelievable, but the record never was reissued / remastered nor even released on CD yet. The only existing official CD press of HEAR ‘n AID is this Japanese release from 1994, of course out of print and with used copies fetching over U$D 250 at eBay....

DIO – A Decade of Dio 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Holy Diver remastered 2016

DIO – A Decade of Dio 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Holy Diver remastered 2016

“A Decade of DIO 1983-1993” is a fantastic 6CD Boxset released by Rhino / Warner that brings together the group’s first six studio albums, each one featuring newly remastered sound 2016. There has been already recent remasters on these essential albums, deluxe editions with extra material, SHM-CD, etc, but believe me, this “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 Boxset” is the...

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Sacred Heart remastered 2016

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Sacred Heart remastered 2016

“A Decade of DIO 1983-1993” is a fantastic 6CD Boxset released by Rhino / Warner that brings together the group’s first six studio albums, each one featuring newly remastered sound 2016. There has been already recent remasters on these essential albums, deluxe editions with extra material, SHM-CD, etc, but believe me, this “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 Boxset” is the...

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – The Last In Line remastered 2016

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – The Last In Line remastered 2016

“A Decade of DIO 1983-1993” is a fantastic 6CD Boxset released by Rhino / Warner that brings together the group’s first six studio albums, each one featuring newly remastered sound 2016. There has been already recent remasters on these essential albums, deluxe editions with extra material, SHM-CD, etc, but believe me, this “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 Boxset” is the...

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Dream Evil remastered 2016

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Dream Evil remastered 2016

“A Decade of DIO 1983-1993” is a fantastic 6CD Boxset released by Rhino / Warner that brings together the group’s first six studio albums, each one featuring newly remastered sound 2016. There has been already recent remasters on these essential albums, deluxe editions with extra material, SHM-CD, etc, but believe me, this “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 Boxset” is the...