That Metal Show – Tribute to the great Ronnie James Dio

October 15th, 2010
by EvilG

Here’s a sneak peek of season six of “That Metal Show” which premieres on VH1 Classic Saturday, October 16 at 11 pm ET/PT. The first episode will feature a special tribute to the great Ronnie James Dio.

That Metal Show Season 6 – Sneak Peek:

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TANK – samples of all tracks from the forthcoming album “War Machine”

October 15th, 2010
by EvilG
Tank - War Machine

Tank - War Machine

Metal Mind Productions will release a brand new studio album of the legendary Tank entitled “War Machine” on October, 25th. The US release date is December, 7th (via MVD) and the Japanese release date is December, 22nd on King Records.

Tank – featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White, ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and ex-Zodiac Mindwarp drummer Dave ‘Grav’ Cavill – are back in action and ready to establish themselves once more as one of Britain’s finest rock bands.

Tank’s fans do not have to wait that long before they can hear the music from the album as the band is going to release a clip of each song in the run-up to 25th October on The Official Tank site: http://tankofficial.com.

Here’s the release schedule for the samples:

Friday 15th October: Judgement Day

Saturday 16th October: Feast Of The Devil

Sunday 17th October: Phoenix Rising

Monday 18th October: War Machine

Tuesday 19th October: Great Expectations

Wednesday 20th October: After All

Thursday 21st October: The Last Laugh

Friday 22nd October: World Without Pity

Saturday 23rd October: My Insanity

Sunday 24th October: Bonus Track

“War Machine” will be released as a jewel case CD, a limited edition digipak CD including 2 bonus tracks and LP with one bonus track. Japanese edition of the album will include two exclusive bonus tracks which won’t be available elsewhere.

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DAVID LEE ROTH’s Sister Creates Rockin’ Lullabyes

October 15th, 2010
by EvilG

Kym McNicholas from Forbes.com is reporting:

David Lee Roth, lead singer of VAN HALEN, used to be known as the only musical one in the Roth family. His sister, Lisa Roth, never really considered herself musically inclined. Ballet was as musical as shot got, until about three years ago.

She was shopping for a baby gift, and couldn’t find anything she thought would be the perfect gift for her friend. She thought, “What if there was a gift that would benefit the parents and the child?”

“But most of the lullabyes out there, I wouldn’t think parents could relate to or enjoy hearing them over and over again. But their favorites songs, I figured they would.”

So, she approached her boss at CMH Records David Haerle about creating lullabyes based on a parent’s favorite singers and bands. Rock-A-Bye Baby features recognizable music from nearly 30 artists, from METALLICA to THE ROLLING STONES.

Roth adds, “When I knew I’d really hit something right was when I saw an interview of Kirk Hammett of Metallica talking about playing it for his child, and he said that it works.”

Read the entire interview and check out a video interview here.

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HOUR OF 13: ‘THE RITUALIST’ AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES

October 15th, 2010
by EvilG

THE RITUALIST, the latest album from North Carolina doom metallers HOUR OF 13, is available now on iTunes worldwide.

HOUR OF 13 recently signed a worldwide recording deal with Earache Records and to celebrate, the label is re-releasing the band’s most recent album, THE RITUALIST.  The album is due to be released on CD and vinyl in early 2011 and is available on iTunes now, marking the first time the album has ever been available on digital format.

Get THE RITUALIST on iTunes now for just £6.32/$7.92 at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-ritualist/id396756084

HOUR OF 13 have built up a formidable reputation in underground circles for their potent brand of occult-inspired, doom-laden metal.  The band recently performed their debut show at the Dublin Doom Day festival in Ireland, to rapturous response.

HOUR OF 13 are due to play their debut US show this Saturday, October 16th at the Union Pool in Brooklyn, New York with DISMA and THE GATES OF SLUMBER.

View the flyer for the show at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/hourof13_oct16.jpg

Listen to HOUR OF 13’s track, “Demons All Around Me”, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhY0a3wCZ8Y

For more HOUR OF 13 news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/hourof13doom

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Doro confirmed for Sweden Rock Cruise, April 7-8 2011

October 15th, 2010
by EvilG
Doro

Doro

We at Sweden Rock would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who took part in making last week’s Sweden Rock Cruise the best yet! We and the board of the Ronnie James Dio Stand up and Shout Cancer Fund would also like to thank those who made contributions to the fund on the cruise. We raised a total of 4002 dollars and 16 cents, which have now been transferred to the fund’s account. If you wish to support Stand up and Shout’s fight against cancer, you are welcome to make donations to their Paypal account. You can find a link to it on www.ronniejamesdio.com.

Doro to perform on the April cruise!

German band Doro, lead by heavy metal queen Doro Pesch, have been confirmed for the next Sweden Rock Cruise, set to sail from Stockholm to Turku, Finland and back on April 7-8 2011.

Ticket prices including part in cabin start at only 395 SEK (approx. 43 Euro) per person and go on sale next week. The exact date will be announced shortly. Another five bands are to be confirmed.

Do you know that Sweden Rock Cruise got their own Facebook page now? Click here and like it!

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Victory Records & Peaceville Records Join The Riot!

October 15th, 2010
by EvilG

Riot Entertainment is extremely proud to announce distribution deals with Victory Records & Peaceville Records for the Australian market.

John Howarth CEO of Riot says

“Riot and I are totally honoured to be working with Victory and Peaceville. I have chased these labels for a long time and so we are extremely excited to be working with both labels. Tony Brummel and I are also huge wrestling fans so that is a bonus. I have known Tony for a long time; he is an innovator in the industry and I am looking forward to working with him and learning from him, too. With a stack of killer new releases such as A Day To Remember, Ill Nino, Comeback Kid, Hawthorne Heights and more, this is a great time for Victory and Riot to start doing business toether.”

“Peaceville is also a label I have always been keen on and they have really been at the forefront of the darker side of the metal scene with bands like My Dying Bride, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Opeth, Darkthrone and more. Now with Cradle of Filth on board, the sky is the limit. It is a really strong catalogue and a lot of their bands have really loyal followings here. The vibe on the new Cradle of Filth is really strong and they have some other really impressive titles due for release.”

Victory and Peaceville join a stable of other labels at Riot that includes Nuclear Blast, Metal Blade, Season of Mist, Relapse, Edel, Good Fight, Earache and more.

“There have been so many changes and massive upheaval in the industry here that we have to continue to build and consolidate, and becoming a home to these key labels is something that retail have been demanding. Housing all the key product under the one roof is really helping all the labels as a lot of great product is all feeding off each other.

We have so many bands from the Riot Roster touring here between now and early 2011 such as Soilwork, Katatonia, A Day To Remember, Gwar, Dimmu Borgir, Fozzy, Kylesa, Silverstein, Smashing Pumpkins, Bayside, Ill Nino, Saxon and plenty more. We are also building a profile here for Rise To Remain who are playing Soundwave 2011. We really want to bring this amazing band to the fans here.”

Riot will also announce next week the signing of a seminal Australian Metal Band returning to the scene.Howarth says “I sat and listened to the final product and it is possibly the best Australian metal recording I have heard.”

At the beginning of 2010 Riot set up an elite distribution deal with Warner Music Australia and more recently with New Zealand for its licensed and key label titles. These include the latest releases from Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Filter, John 5, JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys, Pearl, As I Lay Dying, Lostboy! AKA Jim Kerr, Dimmu Borgir, Kamelot and others through the Warner system, several of which have had strong chart success.

“Warner have been great.” commented Howarth “They are also going to support us with key overseas signings and albums that we bring to the table, so if there are any international bands looking at doing deals for Australia, just reach out to us!”

Join The Riot – www.riotact.com.au

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GWAR GOES TO COLLEGE? GWAR TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE HARVARD LAMPOON

October 15th, 2010
by EvilG

NEW ALBUM “BLOODY PIT OF HORROR” IN STORES NOVEMBER 9th ON METAL BLADE RECORDS

The two year 25th Anniversary Slay-A-Bration is showing no signs of slowing down, as your lords and masters GWAR are set to receive yet another accolade glossing their infinite greatness, this time in the form of a stunning endorsement from the academic community. GWAR is finally being recognized by The Ivy League colleges, and is now set to receive the prestigious honor of being one of a select few to be inducted into The Harvard Lampoon.

The Harvard Lampoon is America’s oldest institution of humor, operating from the Harvard campus since 1876, and boasting an elite cadre of members that include the likes of Conan O’Brian and BJ Novak, as well as many of America’s top comedy writers and performers. The ceremony will take place this Saturday October 16th at the world-famous Harvard Lampoon Castle in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Lampoon put out an official statement on GWAR’s induction:

“In honor of their prodigious achievements of slaughter, brutality, conquer, mayhem, and madness, The Harvard Lampoon is delighted to present GWAR with the award of “Most Terrible, Vile, Disgusting, Disturbed, yet Revoltingly Awesome Band Ever.” On October 16th the band will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts to visit the Castle and celebrate in a private induction ceremony, banquet, and live human sacrifice in their honor.”

When reached for a comment on this prestigious honor Oderus briefly laid down his crack pipe and muttered:

“Me and the guys are as pleased as pig-shit to accept this near-meaningless accolade from a bunch of booze-sodden degenerates. To walk in the shoes that tread in the footsteps that tied the shoelaces that were Elijah Wood’s big ass hairy hobbit feet fills me with a feeling not unlike lust but nothing like nausea. To mumble the words that were the drool that became the Jell-o that fell out of Bill Cosby’s butt is the third most important thing to happen to me today. And finally, to lap at the glistening shores that is the toilet that Sarah Silverman left a dookie in is akin to having sex with Jesus’s wife. We are honored, pleased, and gassy as hell as we accept this mantle-crushing award and the considerable attached cash prize…there is a cash prize, right?”

In other GWAR news…

The band has announced that they will be performing for the first time on network television on October 28th, when they take to the stage on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”. The shows airs 12:35 Eastern and the band will be tearing through their new single “Zombies, March!”

GWAR is giving human scum across the globe with the chance to watch their Halloween show streaming live from The Rave/Eagle’s Club in Milwaukee. The event will be a Pay Per View extravaganza and is scheduled to kick of at 11:00 PM Eastern Halloween night. Make sure to head over to GWARLive.com to sign up for the Pay Per View event of a lifetime today!

Tickets for this exclusive stream are $2.99 if you order before October 15, $3.99 if you order between October 16-30 and $4.99 the day of the broadcast.

TO ACCESS LIVE CONCERT STREAM VISIT:

http://Gwarlive.com

http://Webcast.TheRave.com

GWAR’s latest masterpiece “Bloody Pit of Horror” will be in stores on November 9th, but you can pre-order your copy today from the official GWAR page on the Metal Blade Records website at: http://www.metalblade.com/gwar. The landing page includes all current tour dates, GWAR footage from BOTH Gwar.tv and MetalBlade.tv, and pre-orders for “Bloody Pit of Horror” on CD, a GWAR t-shirt, or the ultimate “Bloody Pit” package that includes the CD, the GWAR t-shirt, and a 12×12 autographed cover print!

Catch GWAR on the “Bloody Tour Of Horror”, with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp:

10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

10/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights

10/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock N Shock Festival*

10/17 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Telus

10/19 – Moncton, NB @ Club Oxygen

10/20 – Halifax, NS @ The New Palace

10/22 – Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial

10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House

10/24 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall

10/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

10/27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

10/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

11/02 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

11/03 – Little Rock, AR @ The Village

11/04 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

11/05 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

11/06 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park*

11/08 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada

11/09 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

11/10 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater

11/11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater

11/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

11/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater

11/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

11/15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

11/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

11/17 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater

11/18 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater

11/19 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

11/20 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Music Hall

11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

11/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House Concert Hall

11/24 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air

11/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

11/27 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

11/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

11/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

12/01 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre

12/02 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

12/03 – Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

12/04 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre

12/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

*Denotes Festival Date

NO SLEEP TIL… FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

FOR MORE INFO ON THE FESTIVAL VISIT:

HTTP://WWW.NOSLEEPTIL.COM.AU/

12/10 – Auckland, New Zealand @ ASB Showgrounds

12/12 – Perth, Australia @ Arena Joondalup

12/15 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

12/17 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Showgrounds

12/18 – Sydney, Australia @ The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park

12/19 – Brisbane, New Zealand @ RNA Showgrounds

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB

http://www.gwar.net

http://www.gwar.tv

http://www.gwarbq.com

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

http://www.metalblade.tv

http://www.facebook.com/gwar

http://www.myspace.com/gwarofficial

TWITTER FEEDS:

ODERUS: http://twitter.com/therealoderus

BALSAC: http://twitter.com/BalSacJoD

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Dustineyes posts promotional teaser trailer For “Bullet For My Generation”

October 15th, 2010
by EvilG

Dustineyes has posted online a promotional teaser video for their upcoming album “Bullet For My Generation”. The video can be viewed at this address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CHGUGVlj-I The album is set for release via logic(il)logic on October 31, 2010.

www.myspace.com/dustineyes

www.streetsymphonies.com/logicillogic

www.atomicstuff.com

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Instanzia and Icewind album preorder launch

October 15th, 2010
by EvilG

New Instanzia and Icewind album preorder launch! One month before the official release date. For those who pre order Again Came The Storm or Ghosts, you will receive a signed copy and some goodies of the band…

Just go to http://www.metalodic.com/Label/pages/Shop.php

Instanzia - Ghosts (Release date: 22/11/2010)

Instanzia - Ghosts (Release date: 22/11/2010)

Icewind- Again Came The Storm

Icewind - Again Came The Storm

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BONDED BY BLOOD BLOG ABOUT THEIR TOUR ON SKULLSNBONES.COM

October 15th, 2010
by EvilG

When not making heads bang nightly, BONDED BY BLOOD have been detailing all of their tour experiences on a tour blog exclusively at SkullsNBones.com. In their latest installment, the band details 3 Texas shows that saw the band playing video games in their van, having meetings with BBQ ribs and playing surprise festivals:

“Today was a bit of a shocker! We played at the Ridglea Theater in Ft. Worth Texas with Cattle Decapitation and Devourment. What happened was that two tours combined into one big ass gig. There was 11 bands total that played I believe, it was a huge package – “that’s what she said”

We played a shorter set than usual due to the obvious time constraints of having so many bands packed into one bill but it was pretty cool. This was most definitely not our crowd and at moments I felt lost in a crowd full of kids decorated in large ear piercings, tattoos, and colorful band t shirts or whom I’ve never heard of before. We went on 6th and the previous bands were all death core bands so we knew we were going to sound completely out of place, we didn’t give two shits tho and went up there and did our thing. I am happy to say that up to that point we were the first band to get the crowd moving. We had a few fans in the crowd and they started the pit for us, thank you!”

Read BONDED BY BLOOD‘s latest tour blog entry at http://www.skullsnbones.com/profiles/blogs/check-out-the-second-bonded-by

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Drummer change in Saattue

October 15th, 2010
by EvilG

Finnish saatto metal band Saattue has a new drummer. M. Ahlstén decided to leave the group after being a member of Saattue for five years and being responsible for recording drums for both of the band’s albums, Jäähyvästi (2006) and Vuoroveri (2009). The new drummer is S. Köykkä, formerly a member of Finnish funeral doom metal band Colosseum. Saattue gives a big thank you to Mikael and welcomes Sameli in.

Saattue’s second album Vuoroveri was released in November 2009 on Spikefarm Records. The album includes 8 tracks of doomy and multidimensional saatto metal.

Saattue writes its lyrics in Finnish and calls its music saatto metal. Saatto, as well as Saattue, means procession in Finnish.

For more information visit www.myspace.com/saattue

SPINEFARM homepages: www.spinefarm.fi | www.myspace.com/spinefarm

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KnuckleBonz Unveils a Ronnie James Dio Limited Edition Collectible!

October 15th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

KnuckleBonz Unveils a Ronnie James Dio Limited Edition Collectible!
A Portion of all Proceeds at KnuckleBonz.com will be Donated to the ‘Stand Up and Shout’ Cancer Fund Created in Honor of Ronnie James Dio

October 14, 2010:  KnuckleBonz is excited to announce its production of the Ronnie James Dio Rock Iconz® statue.
This is a limited edition statue with only 3000 created, making these highly collectible. Each figure in the edition is hand-painted, numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity.
This is an officially licensed product, approved and endorsed by Wendy Dio and Niji Entertainment. Wendy Dio remarked about the project, “Ronnie would be very proud.”  KnuckleBonz is honored to be creating a tribute piece of Ronnie James Dio, widely recognized as one of the most powerful singers in all of heavy metal.

A portion of all sales from www.knucklebonz.com will be donated to the “Stand Up and Shout” Cancer Fund created in honor of Ronnie James Dio.

The Ronnie James Dio Rock Iconz Statue:  The sculpture of Dio is displayed with his signature devil horns and iconic crouched stance. This is a hand-crafted statue. Every piece is painted by hand and numbered. A certificate of authenticity is included on the base of each statue. The statue is approximately 8” hiqh and stands on an attractive wooden display base. The Ronnie James Dio limited edition statue will be available December 2010. Pre-orders are available at  HYPERLINK “http://www.knucklebonz.comwww.knucklebonz.com.

“We learned that Ronnie wanted to work on a statue project before he fell ill. We are honored that Wendy Dio and his management called on us for this project,” remarks Tony Simerman, President and Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc.  “It’s been a real pleasure to work with Ronnie’s family and the people at Niji on this project. I was a fan of Ronnie’s very early and owned all the original Rainbow records. I was fortunate enough to see him out in front of Sabbath. RJD was one of the greatest live performers I have ever seen,” adds Simerman.

KnuckleBonz creates hi-end sculpture that features rock’s most highly influential artists. Dedicated to honoring rocks greatest through master artistry, KnuckleBonz has established the music-based sculpture series: Rock Iconz.

Pricing and Availability:
The Ronnie James Dio Rock Iconz Statue is scheduled to ship December 2010 and will be available at www.knucklebonz.com and through select retailers worldwide. This is a limited edition statue created by KnuckleBonz; only 3000 will be created.  This collectible is created at 1/9 scale, making the figure approximately 8” tall on top of a wooden display base. The Ronnie James Dio Rock Iconz statue can be reserved by pre-ordering at www.knucklebonz.com.

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HELLOWEEN RELEASE VIDEO FOR “ARE YOU METAL?”; New Album 7 Sinners Out November 9th via The End Records

October 14th, 2010
by EvilG
HELLOWEEN - 7 Sinners

HELLOWEEN - 7 Sinners

German heavy metal legends, Helloween are set to release their 13th studio album, 7 Sinners, on November 9, 2010 in North America via The End Records. This week Helloween premiered the video for the first single, “Are You Metal?” off the new album. Watch the video here, and then ask yourself, Are You Metal?

If there is a golden thread throughout the more than 25 years of Helloween’s history, 13 studio albums, countless headliner tours around the globe and more than 5 million records sold, then it is their special kind of attitude: don’t take yourself too seriously and simply live statements like: “just have fun with the shit you’re doing.” Maybe it is exactly this easiness that allows Helloween to be one of the most constant bands of the genre while simultaneously being the one band who dares to experiment more than their musical peers. While some copycats would rather stick with the same old patterns, Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Sascha Gerstner, Markus Großkopf and Dani Löble aren’t afraid of taking risks – and are rightfully rewarded with success.

7 Sinners is definitively one of the fastest and hardest albums in the Helloween’s history and it bursts with vitality. That might partly be due to the versatility of the various songwriters within the band, who over time have become so homogenous, that the 13 songs formed a unity on their own in the studio , but it may also be due to the fact that the album was recorded completely without a click track, which, considering the extreme speed of the songs is an impressive feat. Especially drummer Löble, who proves that his technique is at a world-class-level. Following his excellent inner clock, bass and drums drive tracks like “Are You Metal?”, “Long Live The King” and “Who Is Mr. Madman?” to dizzying tempos. 7 Sinners with its typically strong melodies and the tangible joy of playing, is a true metal album whose range reaches astonishing dimensions.

www.helloween.org

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www.twitter.com/helloweenorg

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NIJI ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC. LAUNCHES OFFICIAL DIO WEB STORE!

October 14th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

2010 will go down as the year that we lost one of hard rock/heavy metal’s all-time great vocalists, Ronnie James Dio (after a valiant battle with cancer).  Throughout a career that saw Ronnie pen or co-pen classics with such legendary acts as Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and with his solo group, Dio, there are simply not enough words to describe the singer’s contribution to rock music worldwide.  Niji Entertainment Group Inc. has announced the opening of www.officialronniejamesdiowebstore.com.  Dio fans around the world will now be able to purchase official tour shirts, jackets, hats, CD’s, DVD’s, blu-rays, vinyl and box sets from Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio on the web store.  There will be many cool new Dio items recently designed that will be MUST HAVES for your collections! The web store also offers all the official Heaven & Hell items including shirts, CD’s, DVD’s and vinyl.

Dean Schachtel, General Manager for Niji Entertainment Group, commented ‘Fans were having a hard time finding product in stores. They can now have a one stop shop at our web store and purchase their favorite Dio collectables and memorabilia at fair prices.’  The web store also offers worldwide shipping which is certain to please Dio’s large and loyal fan base. Selected official Dio t-shirts will be available for purchase as well.  This week features an official 1985 Sacred Heart t-shirt. Each week thereafter, a different one will be available, eventually including classic tour t-shirts.

To celebrate the life of the man that has become synonymous with metal, the double disc set, ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987’ will be released on November 9th, 2010.  This item is available for pre-order for only $15.98, and as an added bonus until November 5th, 2010, includes an original stick on backstage pass.  The first disc was recorded at the first-ever UK performance by Dio’s solo group, while on tour supporting their classic debut, ‘Holy Diver.’ And the set-list does a superb job reflecting Dio’s debut (featuring such classics as “Rainbow in the Dark,” “Stand Up And Shout,” etc.), as well as classics from both Rainbow and Black Sabbath (“Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Heaven and Hell,” etc.) – resulting in a thorough retrospective of Dio’s career, from Rainbow to Black Sabbath to solo hits.  The second disc of ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987’ features guitarist Craig Goldy’s debut – recorded in 1987, in support of the ‘Dream Evil’ album, and contains high
lights from Dio’s career.  ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987’ will be the very first release from the Niji Entertainment Group (which was formed by Ronnie James Dio and his wife/manager, Wendy Dio, in early 2010).  The set will be released as a deluxe digipak including a booklet filled with rare photographs and liner notes, and original replica all access laminates from both shows.  Ronnie was the executive producer on the Donington project, and was very much looking forward to the release.

One of the brand new exclusive collectable pieces available on the Dio web store is an autographed limited edition baseball, presented in a display case (only two thousand were produced).  Each piece is numbered, and features Ronnie’s DIO logo and autograph. It was well-known to many Dio fans that Ronnie loved baseball, and it was his dream to play in the major leagues. He was once quoted saying he would trade in his rockstar career for one playing with the Yankees!

The Niji Entertainment Group is a full service record label, and will be releasing rare and unreleased recordings from Dio and other artists.  November 23rd will see two additional releases from the Niji Entertainment Group – a deluxe limited edition picture disc of Dio’s classic solo debut, ‘Holy Diver,’ and ‘Bitten By The Beast’ from David “Rock” Feinstein.  “Rock” is Ronnie’s cousin, and was a member of Elf, and the leader of the legendary NY band The Rods. ‘Bitten By The Beast,’ features the single “Metal Will Never Die,” with lead vocals by Ronnie James Dio. This single will be heavily worked to active rock and metal radio this fall.

Between Facebook, Myspace and Twitter, the Dio social media followers now numbers over one million.

While Ronnie was alive, he always wanted to have his own action figure/statue.  And now, this has become a reality – KnuckleBonz has created the Ronnie James Dio rock iconz statue, which will be available in late fall 2010.  These statues are only produced in limited edition runs of 3000, which make them highly collectible and sought after from fans.  A portion from the sales of the Dio statue will go to the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, in honor of Ronnie James Dio.  Preorders available by visiting www. knucklebonz.com.

For more information, please go to:
www.officialronniejamesdiowebstore.com
www.ronniejamesdio.com
www.facebook.com/OfficialRonnieJamesDio
www.myspace.com/dioofficial

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES U.S. Tour To Commence Tomorrow; Trailer Posted

October 14th, 2010
by EvilG

Cross over thrash kings SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will kick off their long-anticipated U.S. tour tomorrow in Reno. The Join The Army/Deja Vu Tour 2010 will make its way through nearly a month’s worth of dates before coming to a close in Albuquerque. Check out the recently-launched tour trailer HERE.

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES U.S. Tour 2010 Join The Army/ Deja Vu Tour

10/15/2010 Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
10/16/2010 Roseland – Portland, OR
10/17/2010 Showbox – Seattle, WA
10/19/2010 Phoenix Theatre- Petaluma, CA 10/20/2010 Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
10/22/2010 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
10/24/2010 Pima County Fairground – Tucson, AZ 10/26/2010 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
10/28/2010 Al Rosa – Columbus, OH
10/29/2010 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
10/30/2010 Eagles – Milwaukee, WI
10/31/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/02/2010 Pops – St. Louis, MO
11/04/2010 Meridioen – Houston, TX
11/06/2010 Palladium Showroom – Dallas, TX
11/07/2010 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11/09/2010 State Theatre – Tampa, FL
11/10/2010 Firestone – Orlando, FL
11/12/2010 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
11/13/2010 Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/14/2010 Terminal 5 – New York, NY 11/15/2010 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
11/17/2010 Metro – Chicago, IL
11/18/2010 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/20/2010 Summit – Denver, CO
11/21/2010 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

The ST tour coincides with the No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family offering released September 7 via the band’s own Suicidal Records. The record features re-recorded tracks from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ second album, Join The Army originally released in 1987, as well as tunes from the second full-length from No Mercy, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES guitarist Mike Clark’s speed metal band (which found ST vocalist Mike Muir on vocals) from 1986. Also included is a new version of the classic ST track, “Possessed To Skate.” A video for the song is also in the works. Get ready for the cyco invasion!

http://www.suicidaltendencies.com

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