Ronnie James Dio

Resurrecting the Dragon: The Forgotten Gems of Late Era Dio

March 25, 2020

Ten years after his untimely death, the late era Ronnie James Dio albums are finally getting a bit of respect — and the deluxe reissue treatment. Here’s your roadmap.

Q&A: Frank White (Photographer) Goes Down Strange Highways In New Dio Photo Memoir

February 18, 2019

Storied heavy metal photographer Frank White spotlights his visual and actual relationship with vaunted singer Ronnie James Dio in new photo-memoir book titled, “Ronnie James Dio – A Life in Vision 1975 – 2009.”

STREAMING: Amon Amarth “Slaves of Fear” Worldwide Exclusive

February 14, 2011

Awaken from your slumber you filthy Vikings! It’s time for battle! Make damned sure your Stiklestad swords are sharp, your shields mended, every link in your chainmail strong, and your helms strapped. And don’t forget those vambraces, my blood-thirsty mates! Last time Alvar forgot his and he got a nasty flesh-wound on his left forearm….

Reclaiming (Or Replacing) “The Goat”

January 6, 2011

Over the past few years, we metallers have seen our special sigil—the goat horn—stripped of its significance (i.e., magical power) by clueless celebrities (Miley Cyrus gets it wrong first then gets it right second) and pop culture junkies looking add ‘edge’ to their persona. That ‘edge’ they seek is, or rather was, ours. True, I’ve…