With the impending October 9th release of 'The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2,' the all-star group, Dio Disciples, couldn't have picked a better time to launch their next set of U.S. tour dates. Beginning October 20th and running until November 20th, Dio Disciples will be rocking venues nationwide.
In addition to fronting such legendary hard rock/heavy metal bands as Rainbow, Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell, and Elf, singer Ronnie James Dio also was the leader of his own solo band, Dio, who were responsible for such all-time great rock anthems as "Holy Diver," "Rainbow in the Dark," and "The Last in Line," among many others. And on Tuesday, October 9th, a second volume of Dio's best tracks will be unleashed via Niji Entertainment - 'The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2' - a follow-up to the gold-certified 'The Very Beast of Dio.'
It has been revealed that UK doom heroes My Dying Bride will entitle their forthcoming opus ‘A Map of all our Failures’. It will be released October 15th (USA October 16th) on Peaceville Records on CD, double vinyl & special edition CD/DVD. The album recording & mix was recently completed at Futureworks Studios in Manchester UK, with long-standing production maestro Mags at the helm.
Heavy metal dark horse Thy Will Be Done will be releasing their new 6-song EP entitled 'Temple' on September 25th. Known for their DIY approach, the EP was produced and engineered by Thy Will Be Done, mixed by acclaimed metal producer Zeuss (Whitechapel, Suicide Silence, Soulfly) at Planet Z and is the inaugural release on the band's own Eye.On Lion Recordings with INgrooves Fontana handling world-wide distribution.
The news of drummer Jörg Michael's departure from the Finnish melodic metal brigade Stratovarius in September 2011 was a shock for all of the band's fans. To say goodbye to a friend, hero and member who characterized Stratovarius' sound for over a decade, the group embarked on a five-show farewell tour of Finland in November of last year.