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Dio

by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Over the years there have been a handful of Dio tribute albums, but it’s always fun to hear new ones. Between the late, great heavy metal icon’s work with Black Sabbath, Rainbow and his solo band, there are so many great and [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – In the case of posthumous albums, there’s always an uneasy feeling of the possible motivation behind their release – all this being about the financial profit rather than a continuation of the particular artist’s musical legacy. If the legions [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – It’s been four years since we lost one of the most memorable voices of metal history to a battle with stomach cancer. Friends and musicians, who continue to have the upmost respect for Ronnie James Dio, have gathered together for a tribute album [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – February 21st, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – It is hard to believe that it has been four years since the untimely death of the legendary Ronnie James Dio on May 16, 2010. The iconic singer inspired so many people. It is so inspiring that the [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – The first go around of watching Finding the Sacred Heart Live in Philly 1986 was on a laptop. Writing a review based on that small screen and tiny speakers just wouldn’t have done Dio and his band justice. As big as the stage and the presence of Ronnie [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Niji Entertainment Group, the record label started by the late Ronnie James Dio and Wendy Dio, continue to revisit the Dio catalog. This go around Niji has re-released the studio album Magica which was originally released in 2000. This two-CD deluxe edition [...]
DIO MESSIAH is Csaba Zvekan (Raven Lord, Exorcism) and Jay Parmar (Exorcism) playing straight up DIO songs. The idea came too play all possible DIO songs from the Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, DIO und Heaven and Hell era. A new approach of today’s recording technique with a modern style and still [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 26, 2012 at Hard Rock On The Strip in Las Vegas, NV – In tribute to of one of the greatest vocalists in Metal genre, Ronnie James Dio, the Dio Disciples are currently on tour performing one of the most engaging set list of songs that [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – There is no doubt that the legacy of Ronnie James Dio will burn forever in the heart of metal fans all over the world. With that said, Niji Entertainment has released The Very Beast of Vol. 2, which is the follow-up to The Very Beast Of Dio and covers the [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Steve Patrick conducted an interview with KILL DEVIL HILL’s Vinny Appice and Rex Brown on September 7 in Lancaster. The new band features legendary drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, KILL DEVIL HILL) alongside Rex Brown [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – Former Rude Girl members Leather Leone and Sandy Sledge are finishing what they started with their new band Sledge Leather. The band has just released a new CD entitled Imagine Me Alive that incorporates all of the hard edge, dark tones, and driving rhythms of Rude [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – The latest supergroup on the block, Kill Devil Hill, is about to finally release their eponymous debut album on May 22nd. Due to some outstanding legal issues regarding the band’s name the album release was pushed back a couple months, but the long wait is [...]
In Tribute: Ronnie James Dio Metal \m/ Forever. Hardrock Haven would like to pass along our prayers and wishes to the family of Ronnie James Dio, who passed away Sunday, May 16 at the age of 67. On that Sunday morning, Dio finally succumbed to his battle with cancer, after fighting for the past [...]