Heaven and Hell
6/6 – 2007
Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Posts Tagged ‘Dio’
June 18th, 2007
Heaven and Hell
Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall
March 25th, 2007
Heaven and Hell/Megadeth/Down
***Review and all live photos by Lord of The Wasteland
Tags: Black Label Society, Black Sabbath, Corrosion Of Conformity, Crowbar, Dave Mustaine, Dio, Down, Eidolon, EYEHATEGOD, Gigantour, Glen Drover, heaven and hell, MEGADETH, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Tony Iommi
November 15th, 2006
Douglas "Doug" Aldrichï¿½s career as a musician started in the mid eighties when he joined the band Lion in 1985. Although they did succeed quite well they never made it to the big time and the band slowly disbanded after three albums in the late 80’s. Doug then worked briefly with such names as Hurricane and House of Lords before he formed Bad Moon Rising together with his former Lion band mate Kal Swan. Bad Moon Rising released three albums in the 90’s but they split up in 1998. Burning Rain was formed later on the same year and actually they still exist although there has not been too much news from their camp lately. In early 2002 Doug decided to agree to Ronnie James Dio’s offer to join as a fulltime member of Dio and soon he was in the studio recording guitar parts for the upcoming "Killing the Dragon" album. Although the album and following tour were really successful, Doug surprisingly decided to leave Dio and join David Coverdale’s new version of Whitesnake in the end of 2002. The Whitesnake reunion has been very successful. The band has done several world tours and last spring they released a new DVD "Live … In the Still of the Night". A new Whitesnake live album "Live… In The Shadow of the Blues" will be released later this year. The new album will also include four brand new studio tracks, the bands first new music in eight years, written by Doug and Coverdale. This interview was done last July. I met Doug during Whitesnake’s stop in Finland a day after their sold out concert in Helsinki and here are the results of out lengthy discussion about his current activities, past and future. The story continues….
Interview and live pictures by Marko Syrjala
Transcription by Cindy Zhang
October 20th, 2006
Interviewed by Crashtest
Rowan Robertson made a big splash on the international metal scene in the early 90s when, at the tender age of seventeen, he assumed the lead guitar duties in the legendary Dio. Rowan’s subsequent work on the LOCK UP THE WOLVES album was jaw-dropping and proved to the metal world that he belonged on it’s stage. During the tour in support of that album, he again proved himself more than worthy to follow in the footsteps of Vivian Campbell and Craig Goldy. When Ronnie James Dio rejoined Black Sabbath to record DEHUMANIZER, many in the metal community lost track of Rowan’s musical pursuits. I had the opportunity to catch up with Rowan recently and talk to him about his new band, the Los Angeles-based band DC4. In addition to Rowan, DC4 features Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint, Odin) on lead vocals and guitars, along with brothers Matt Duncan on bass and Shawn Duncan (Odin, Bird of Prey) on drums.
October 19th, 2006
Review and Photos By: Anders Sandvall
September 14th, 2006
July 31st, 2005
Intro/outro by Luxi ?got-some-tan? Lahtinen
Relentless commentary, bullshitting, teeth-gnashing, headaches, photographing, documenting of all kinds, etc. by Luxi ?show-no-fucking-mercy? Lahtinen & Niko ?metal-up-yer-fucking-ass? Karppinen
Sauna Open Air Metal -festival was held for the 2nd time in its entire history ? and this year the organizers of the festival had succeeded to book 3 internationally big names for the festival to headline each of the 3 days; Slayer, Megadeth and Dio; not to forget the Swedish Pain either as the fourth international band for the festival. Last year was a real success for the festival organizers already, bringing approx. 6000 metal fans to the venue for one day to enjoy such bands as Lordi, Finntroll, Children of Bodom, Thunderstone, etc. ? and of course the festival?s biggest name Nightwish.
This year nearly 7000 Metal fans gathered together with each of the 3 days being nearly sold-out or completely sold-out. So from an attendance point of view there?s undoubtedly going to be a continuation of this festival for the next year at leas and that?s what all Metal fans hope for, that?s for sure.
July 27th, 2005
Reviews and Pics by Arto Lehtinen
Once again the Finnish Metal-Rules.Com squad made it’s annual visit to the prestigious Swedenrock Festival. The festival is located in the countryside of southern Sweden. Again we witnessed a number of amazing and unforgettable metal and hard rock names on the stage. As expected, all tickets for Swedenrock were sold quicker than expected due especially to the booking of the legendary LA 80’s metal outfit Motley Crue. If some wild estimate of sold tickets could be said, it would be apx. 22,000 people that arrived at the festival each day. It is interesting how the organization of the Swedenrock Festival will carry on and expand and develop the festival in the future.
October 15th, 2004
Bassist Rudy Sarzo
Interview by Marko Syrjala
Pictures by Marko Syrjala and www.rudysarzo.com
Rudy Sarzo is one of the best known bass players the metal world. He has appeared and recorded with Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, and Quiet Riot amongst others. Recently he joined another legendary band – Dio – and I had a chance to talk with Rudy after their brilliant performance at the Tuska Festival in Helsinki.