DIO will release "Sacred Heart", a live performance from the sold-out Philadelphia Spectrum on DVD format Tuesday, March 23, 2004 through Rhino Home Video. The performance, first released on VHS, features 60 minutes of DIO classics in all their live glory with Ronnie James Dio, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Craig Goldy and Claude Schnell.
01. Draco Ignis
02. King of Rock and Roll
03. Time to Burn
04. The Last in Line/Holy Diver
05. Heaven and Hell
06. Sacred Heart
07. Rock N Roll Children
08. Long Live Rock N Roll
09. Man on the Silver Mountain
10. Rock N Roll Children (Reprise)
11. Rainbow in the Dark
12. Hungry for Heaven
The DVD also features a current interview with live commentary from Ronnie James Dio and Craig Goldy.
As previously reported, bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN) will be rejoining DIO in the studio next month for the recording of the group's new album, tentatively due in late June/early July through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. (SPV in Europe). Pilson replaces Jimmy Bain, who recently exited the band of his own accord, according to Dio, who called Bain's decision a "career move."
According to Ronnie, DIO have completed about nine rough song ideas for the follow-up to 2002's "Killing The Dragon" and are planning on putting together a couple of more tunes before entering the studio the third week of April to begin tracking the album. Dio has described the new material as a mixture "Magica" (2000) and "Killing the Dragon", with some faster, more high-energy songs thrown in for a good measure. A European tour will start in July, to be followed by a U.S. tour in August.