Ronnie James Dio was a hero and inspiration to many musicians, such as Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Doro Pesch or Axel Rudi Pell, and rumor has it that he‘s the main reason why every metal head worldwide is familiar with the sign of the horns.
Now it‘s time for us to pay tribute to him as well: 12 of our bands covered Ronnie James Dio songs to honor this exceptional musician!
"A Light In The Black (A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio)" comes with 2 CDs with 20 songs by 12 different bands.
CRYSTAL BALL, MESSENGER, GUN BARREL, GLORYFUL, THE ORDER, METAL INQUISITOR, CIRCLE OF SILENCE, BURDEN OF GRIEF, LOVE.MIGHT.KILL, REBELLION, IRON FATE and WIZARD are all part of this project.
You can already listen to the first song off CD 1 - CRYSTAL BALL's cover version of DIO's "Sacred Heart" - here on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/_Ky_XhYlf00
The stunning artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net) who is also a huge DIO fan himself:
"I decided to go for an old school type of hand-painted look, like the classic Dio covers, but I still wanted to keep it original. You'll find many hints and details that refer to well-known DIO themes:
The mountain has two peaks as if they were devil's horns, and of course the DIO mascot Murray is featured too, merging from the fire."
Watch out for the complete tracklisting that we'll reveal soon!
The 2-CD tribute album "A Light In The Black (A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio)" will be released on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records!