Tag: Hard Rock Heavy Metal

DIO’s Final Studio Album “Master of the Moon” to be Issued as Picture Disc

Ronnie James Dio’s stellar musical career was matched by very few, and what turned out to be the last-ever studio album released by his solo band, Dio, will be issued as a picture disc on June 5th. ‘Master of the Moon’ will be released via the Niji Entertainment Group, and is the first time the …

Reissue of Rainbow’s ‘LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL’ Celebrating Record Store Day

Rainbow’s 1978 studio effort, ‘Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll’ was a very significant album for the band, as it signaled the last Rainbow release to feature the legendary Ronnie James Dio. But despite Dio’s imminent departure from the band, the album has become not only one of Rainbow’s best, but one of the best hard …

Collectible DIO RELEASES Available Thru Niji Entertainment

Without question, Ronnie James Dio was one of the greatest vocalists in hard rock/heavy metal history, who built a fanatical and devoted following during his multi-decade career. And in the coming months, Dio collectors will have the opportunity to pick up some truly one-of-a-kind releases – a limited edition picture disc of Elf’s self-titled debut …

JUDAS PRIEST To Release ‘The Chosen Few’ Collection

According to RollingStone.com, British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will release a new compilation album, “The Chosen Few”, on October 11 via Legacy/Sony. The collection contains songs that were selected by some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world, including KISS‘ Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, METALLICA‘s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, …

RONNIE JAMES DIO and Elf: Release of Soundtrack ‘And Before Elf…There Were Elves’

Over the years, legendary singer Ronnie James Dio fronted some of the most popular/enduring hard rock/heavy metal bands of all-time, including Rainbow, Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell, and Dio. But before all of these bands, there was Elf. Described as a “Rock/Honky Tonk/Blues band” a forthcoming release, ‘And Before Elf…There Were Elves’ will prove that Ronnie …

DOKKEN to Appear with Minos at Riverside Concert

  DOKKEN Riverside Concerts Rochester Mayo Park, behind Mayo Civic Center Sunday, July 17, 2011 • 7:00 PM Mayo Park | FREE 201 4th St. Rochester, MN 55904 Opening for Dokken will be  MINOS! http://www.dokken.net/ Head here to get ticket info.

Hard Rock Gem ROYAL BLOOD Surfaces 20 Years Later

FnA Records has uncovered another hidden gem and piece of music history.  After turning down numerous recording contracts back in 1991, Royal Blood and their lost recordings finally get their due release.  Royal Blood consists of world renowned guitarist and two time Grammy nominee Alex Masi, Billboard chart-topping songwriter and bassist Rocky Newton (MSG, Lionheart) …

THIN LIZZY To Open For JUDAS PRIEST For Fall North American Tour

It’s almost impossible to find a modern day hard rock/heavy metal band that doesn’t list Thin Lizzy as an influence.  So the band couldn’t have picked a better time to launch an arena tour, opening for Judas Priest on their farewell “Epitaph Tour.” Comprised of a kick ass line-up featuring such Phil Lynott-era Lizzies as …

Metal Historian/Journalist JON SUTHERLAND on Video Cast

Get yourself an  incredible Heavy Metal History Lesson exposing the true roots of  ’70s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal in the eyes of perhaps American media’s biggest rock and roll fan and groundbreaking music journalist… Jon Sutherland. The Shockwaves Skull Sessions Video Cast debuts this episode where you’ll get a in-depth look into the mind …

PENTAGRAM: First Single “Call the Man” Exclusive Premier with Decibel Magazine!

 PENTAGRAM: first single “Call the Man” exclusive premier with Decibel Magazine! Landing page dedicated to “Last Rites” including pre-orders now live! PENTAGRAM, the band that has been churning out widely admired hard rock/doom metal for over four decades, has just released their first single “Call the Man” off the album Last Rites. The exclusive …

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