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Z2 Comics To Pay Tribute To Ronnie James Dio with “Holy Diver” Graphic Novel In 2021

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The Press Release:
News of Z2’s 2021 lineup begins to roll out with news of what is sure to be one of the publisher’s most anticipated projects yet – the Holy Diver graphic novel, creating an original storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic album covers. Today’s announcement brings news that acclaimed horror comics writer Steve Niles will tell the tale behind the events leading to the powerful moment captured on the cover of DIO’s debut album, definitively addressing 30 years of fan speculation. Why is the priest being thrown into the ocean? Who is truly the villain in this scenario? All of these questions are exclusively answered for the first time within the pages of this 120-page graphic novel.

“Steve Niles tells the story behind the album cover ‘Holy Diver,’ a story about how you can’t judge a picture by the way it appears, which is what Ronnie wrote many times in his songs; that you have to see inside the person and not judge them by the way they look or by what they wear,” says Wendy Dio. “Together with Scott Hampton’s amazing artwork they tell the story of ‘Holy Diver,’and I know Ronnie would have given his stamp of approval on this great graphic novel.”

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Interiors from “Dio: Holy Diver” GN

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BMG Reveals New Streaming Tracks from Upcoming DIO Reissues

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The Press Release:
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passing and honor the legacy of iconic vocalist Ronnie James Dio, BMG Records will reissue DIO’s long out-of-print 1996-2004 studio albums – 1996’s Angry Machines, 2000’s Magica, 2002’s Killing the Dragon and 2004’s Master of the Moon – on March 20.

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To satisfy fans’ cravings for music, BMG has made four tracks available for streaming:

• “Rainbow In The Dark” (Live On The Master Of The Moon Tour) – https://RJDIO.lnk.to/mastermoon
• “Stand Up And Shout” (Live On The Killing The Dragon Tour)- https://RJDIO.lnk.to/killingdragon
• “Hunter Of The Heart” (Live On The Angry Machines Tour) – https://RJDIO.lnk.to/angrymachines
• “Fever Dreams” (Live On The Magica Tour) – https://RJDIO.lnk.to/magica

Also check out the previously released reissue tracks at:

• “Man On The Silver Mountain” – Recorded Live on the Angry Machines Tour
• “Lord Of the Last Day” – Recorded Live on The Magica Tour
• “Holy Diver” – Recorded Live on the Killing the Dragon Tour
• “Heaven and Hell” – Recorded Live on the Master of The Moon Tour

Newly remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis, the deluxe CD versions are showcased in mediabook packaging and include bonus discs with a selection of both rare or never before released live tracks from the accompanying tour for each studio release.

The 180-gram black vinyl editions include the original tracklistings and are available as a limited edition first run with and LP-sized Lenticular album art print. As a special bonus, the Magica double LP also contains a 7” single featuring “Electra,” the only known completed track from the planned Magica 2 album.

Each release also features updated artwork from frequent DIO art director Marc Sasso.

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Official Website: http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

Eyellusion Presents the “DIO RETURNS” U.S. Tour 2019

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It seems like forever ago that I first discussed the Dio Hologram Tour with THIS POST from 2017 but now it appears that the moment is night and its time to enjoy this technological wonder when it hits the concert stages of the United States. Take a look at the full press release, poster and dates down below.

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The Press Release:
The most buzzed-about tour in the heavy metal world – the DIO RETURNS Tour featuring the Ronnie James Dio hologram – is finally coming to the United States this spring and summer! The DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour will feature a line-up of DIO bandmembers of 17 years performing aside the stunning Ronnie James Dio hologram.

The official band line-up will feature Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums, Scott Warren on keyboards, and newer DIO family member Bjorn Englen on bass. The show will also feature renowned metal vocalists Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest/Yngwie Malmsteen) and Oni Logan (Lynch Mob).
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Next Week: The Ronnie James Dio Estate Auction Exhibition @ Hard Rock Cafe NYC

I guess it’s been a little over a month ago since I shared the news about the upcoming Ronnie James Dio Estate Auction and if you missed that posting just click HERE to be up to speed. Now a few days ago, I received a whole bunch of video links for the auction that feature Wendy Dio herself and I’ve embedded them all for your perusal down below the poster. Let’s get looking shall we…

Property from the Estate of Ronnie Dio- Swords


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Official “Ronnie James Dio Hologram” Wacken Open Air “Performance”

If you are paying mind to music in general and not just all that super cool Metal stuff that we put in your face almost every day here at the Metal Command HQ, then you probably heard about the Tupac Shakur hologram that made an appearance at Coachella back in 2012. It was something else for sure but now it’s time for the Metal side of the fence to give it a shot and thanks to the talented people at Eyellusion, there is a Ronnie James Dio hologram and it performed at the Wacken Open Air festival. Check it out.

About The Clip: Eyellusion proudly presents the official video from our Ronnie James Dio hologram production at Wacken 2016. This performance features Dio Disciples breaking new ground as it debuts a new live concert experience to fans. Can’t wait for you to see what we’re working on next! Follow us @eyellusionlive and www.eyellusionlive.com, and hit subscribe to keep up to date on where we take live music next!
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