DIO are scheduled to enter the studio in April to record the follow-up to 2002's "Killing The Dragon", tentatively due in the summer. Speaking to HeavyMetalRadio.net, Ronnie James Dio had the following to say about the upcoming CD: "This is not a concept piece, although as usual, it has that kind of texture in the music."We, of course, feel the need to repeat the success of 'Killing the Dragon', but try not to make it the same album over again. Doing the unexpected is always a good idea. "Our writing process consists of first finding the rhythm of the song we want to write, and then constructing the chord changes inside it that allows me as the lyricist and melody writer to finish it. The last piece of the puzzle is the solo which we always find works best when the song is completed, thereby giving the soloist a better idea of what the piece is all about." Read the rest of the interview here. As previously reported, DIO will release the live "Sacred Heart" performance on DVD March 23 on Rhino Records. The disc will feature bonus interviews with Dio and Craig Goldy (guitar).
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