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DIO: 'Master Of The Moon' Track Listing Revealed

DIO have set an August 30 European release date through SPV Records for their new album, "Master of the Moon". A U.S. release date (through Sanctuary Records) has yet to be announced. The follow-up to 2002's "Killing the Dragon" was recorded at a Los Angeles studio and features lyrics that are "cynical" and "political", with ...

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The Book Of Heavy Metal - DREAM EVIL

Judging by the vibe surrounding this third DREAM EVIL album, big things are expected. And from the fact that these Swedes scream "Metal!" at every given opportunity and willfully admit to rifling the riff chests of every heads-down-no-nonsense act known to man — JUDAS PRIEST, ACCEPT and DIO are apparently their three main victims — ...

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DEATHCHAIN To Embark On European Mini-Tour

Finnish death/thrash metal act DEATHCHAIN will embark on a short European tour later this month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 18 - Skeleton Bash - Innsbruck, AUT Jun. 19 - Schützenwall-Bunker - Kiel, GER Jun. 20 - JC Todo - Best, NETH Jun. 21 - The Frontline - Gent, BEL Jun. 22 - Scandia ...

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DIO: New Album To Arrive In September, First Songtitles Revealed

DIO have pushed back the release date new studio album, "Master of the Moon", to September, according to ElectricBasement.com. The follow-up to 2002's "Killing the Dragon" was recorded at a Los Angeles studio and features lyrics that are are "cynical" and "political", with the music being a mixture of up-tempo and doomy tracks, according to ...

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Former DOKKEN/DIO Bassist Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, whose wife, Ravinder, gave birth to a baby daughter, Olivia Marcelene Pilson, on Wednesday, June 9 at 8:19 p.m. Olivia weighed in at a healthy 4 lbs. 14 oz. Both mother and daughter (and Jeff) are doing well, according to a posting on Pilson's web ...

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JEFF PILSON Announces WAR AND PEACE Touring Lineup

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson has announced the touring lineup for his WAR AND PEACE project. "On guitar is the person I was hoping to get, Mitch Perry," Pilson writes on his web site. "Not only have I known and admired Mitch for a very long time, I’ve done some recent playing with him and ...

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Original ANTHRAX Singer To Perform In San Bernardino

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing the Inland Empire at the Lyrics Bar and Grill in San Bernadino, CA on Saturday, June 12 at 10:00pm. Lyrics is located at 471 W. 4th Street. Tel: (909) 889-2067. Also ...

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Bassist RUDY SARZO Explains How He Landed The DIO Gig

Former QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo has spoken to ElectricBasement.com about his recent experience as the touring bassist for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and his current gig with DIO. Asked how he hooked up with Ronnie James Dio, Sarzo replied, "What happened was someone gave me the heads-up that Ronnie was looking for a bass player early ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS: Live Dates Announced

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during May/June: May 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Singer NEIL TURBIN: Upcoming Shows Announced

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing at Harry O's in Manhattan Beach, CA on Sunday, June 20. The band will also be performing at South Bay Music Awards at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse in Hermosa Beach, CA ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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TESTAMENT: Another 'Bootleg' Video Available

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are currently offering another live "bootleg" video for sale in the "Merch" section of the group's official web site. "Testament - Live in Osaka Japan 1999" was filmed in Osaka, Japan during the "Riding The Snake Tour" in 1999 and includes pre-show backstage footage. "Testament - Live in Osaka ...

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DIO: New Album Title Revealed

DIO have set "Master of the Moon" as the title of their new album, according to www.gryphonmetal.ch. The follow-up to 2002's "Killing the Dragon" is currently being recorded at a Los Angeles studio for a tentative July release through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV in Europe. The U.S. tour is expected ...

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JEFF PILSON: New DIO Album Is 'Phenomenal'

Bassist Jeff Pilson has issued the following update regarding the forthcoming DIO album, tentatively due in July through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV Records in Europe: "The DIO record went extremely well — Simon [Wright] and I finished our parts last week. What kick-ass bass and drum sounds — I'm so pleased. Can't ...

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Ex-HEAVENLY Members Form New Band, Seek Singer

Former HEAVENLY members Frédéric Leclercq (guitar), Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass) and Maxence Pilo (drums) have announced plans to form a new band. "We are currently looking for a singer, influenced by Dio, [John] Corabi, [David] Coverdale, [Graham] Bonnet, that kind of guys," the group write in a statement. "You may ask yourself (and you're absolutely right), ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Announces Solo Date

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing at The Joint on Wednesday, May 5, 2004. The Joint is located at 8771 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Phone (310) 275-2619. The band will be performing right after ...

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Bassist RUDY SARZO Joins DIO

Bassist Rudy Sarzo has officially joined DIO as the group's new bassist. Rudy is known for his work in QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE and OZZY OSBOURNE, and most recently, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Rudy joins the band in time for DIO's European tour, which begins July 16 in Moscow. "Thanks to Jeff Pilson [ex-DOKKEN] for stepping in to ...

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WHITESNAKE, Ex-QUIET RIOT Members Sign Copies Of 'Food That Rocks': Photos Available

Drummer Frankie Banali's (ex-QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P.) web site is currently hosting several photos from the March 18 in-store book signing for "Food That Rocks", the rock and roll cookbook co-authored by Cindy Coverdale, wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale. In addition to Cindy, David and co-author Margie Lapanja, others in attendance at the Virgin Megastore ...

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