SILENT RAGE Pays Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO

Los Angeles hard rockers SILENT RAGE paid tribute to Ronnie James Dio by performing a cover version of BLACK SABBATH's "Heaven And Hell" at the conclusion of their May 28, 2010 concert at the Brixton in Redondo Beach, California.

Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.

SILENT RAGE's fourth studio album, "Four Letter Word", was released in July 2008 via Frontiers Records.

SILENT RAGE is known for its multi-captivating vocals, the unmistakeable blend of melodic and hard rock and signature songwriting reminiscing of the glory days of '80s arena hard rock. "I think our sound can be described as classic arena-style hard rock," said singer and guitarist Jesse Damon. "That's what we're considered in Europe!"

SILENT RAGE's latest album was produced by former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke who is also credited on the album for his contribution on guitar, keyboards and percussion. "Gilby is a longtime friend of the band," said Jesse. "We were first acquainted with him back in the 1980s when he was playing with his band CANDY. Both bands were performing on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Then SILENT RAGE's first tour manager (Bill Greer) went on to work with Gilby in GUNS N' ROSES and we got to see his rise to fame. Our association with him became very close when our bassist EJ Curse began riding motorcycles with him on a regular basis. EJ went on to play bass for a few of Gilby's concerts. SILENT RAGE heard the CD of THE BRONX that Clarke produced and loved it. It was great to work with someone that we had such a long kinship with."

(Thanks: Steve Brownlee)

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