Dio (2)

Also known as D10
Members of Dio (2): Claude Schnell, Craig Goldy, Doug Aldrich, Jake E. Lee, Jeff Pilson, Jens Johansson, Jerry Best, Jimmy Bain, Ronald Padavona, Rowan Robertson, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren, Simon Wright (4), Teddy Cook, Tracy G, Vinny Appice, Vivian Campbell
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/, http://www.myspace.com/dioofficial, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio_(band)

Discography of Dio (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Holy Diver 9 Audio 1983 Warner Bros. Records
2 The Last In Line 9 Audio 1988 Warner Bros. Records
3 Sacred Heart 9 Audio Warner Bros. Records
4 Lock Up The Wolves 11 Audio 1990 Reprise Records
5 Strange Highways 11 Audio 1994 Reprise Records
6 Holy Diver 9 Audio 1983 Warner Bros. Records
7 The Last In Line 9 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
8 Holy Diver 9 Audio 1983 Phonogram
9 All The Fools Sailed Away 2 Audio 1987 Vertigo
10 Killing The Dragon 10 Audio 2002-05-14 Spitfire Records
11 Holy Diver 9 Audio 1983
12 The Last In Line 9 Audio 1984 Vertigo
13 Sacred Heart 9 Audio 1985 Vertigo
14 Angry Machines 10 Audio 1996 Mayhem Records Ltd.
15 Holy Diver 9 Audio 1983 Mercury
16 Angry Machines 10 Audio 2006-05-26 Steamhammer
17 The Very Beast Of Dio 16 Audio 2000-10-03
18 Lock Up The Wolves 11 Audio 1990 Vertigo
19 Holy Diver 20 Audio 2005
20 Sacred Heart 9 Audio 1985 Vertigo
21 Dream Evil 9 Audio 1987 Vertigo
22 Strange Highways 11 Audio 1993
23 Magica & Killing The Dragon 26 Audio 2007 Recall 2cd
24 Master Of The Moon 10 Audio 2004 Steamhammer
25 Mystery 3 Audio 1984 Vertigo
26 Hungry For Heaven 3 Audio 1985 Vertigo
27 Hungry For Heaven 2 Audio 1985
28 Intermission 6 Audio 1986-06-00
29 Rainbow In The Dark 3 Audio 1983 Vertigo
30 Holy Diver 3 Audio 1983
31 Sacred Heart 9 Audio 1985 Warner Bros. Records
32 Diamonds - The Best Of Dio 13 Audio 1992 Vertigo
33 Holy Diver 20 Audio 2007-12-19 Vertigo
34 Rock 'N' Roll Children 2 Audio 1985
35 The Last In Line 9 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
36 Holy Diver 9 Audio 1983 Warner Bros. Records
37 The Last In Line 9 Audio 1988 Балкантон
38 The Collection 17 Audio 2003 Spectrum Music (2)
39 Dio's Inferno - The Last In Live 18 Audio 2006 Steamhammer
40 Sacred Heart 9 Audio 1985 Vertigo
41 Holy Diver 9 Audio 1983 Mercury
42 Intermission 6 Audio 1986
43 Rock 'N' Roll Children 2 Audio 1985
44 Sacred Heart 9 Audio 1985 Warner Bros. Records
45 Lock Up The Wolves 10 Audio 1990
46 The Last In Line 9 Audio 2007-12-19 Vertigo
47 Holy Diver Live 17 Audio 2008 Daydream Records (3)
48 Hungry For Heaven 3 Audio 1985 Vertigo
49 Holy Diver 9 Audio 1983 Warner Bros. Records
50 Hey Angel 4 Audio 1990 Vertigo


Dio was a heavy metal band formed by singer [a=Ronnie James Dio] and drummer [a=Vinny Appice] in 1982 following their depature from [a=Black Sabbath]. Although Ronnie claimed that his intention was to form a band and not a solo project, he remained the only continuous member and the prime creative force in the band throughout its lifespan.

The original line-up was rounded out by bassist [a=Jimmy Bain] and guitarist [a=Vivian Campbell] for the band's debut, 1983's "Holy Diver". The album remains the group's most well-known and commercially successful release. The band added keyboardist [a=Claude Schnell] afterwards and this line-up appeared on the band's next two LPs, "Last In Line" (1984) and "Sacred Heart" (1985), both of which were commercial successes. Vivian Campbell left the band in 1986 and was replaced by [a=Craig Goldy] for 1987's "Dream Evil". However, by the time Dio released their next album, 1990's "Lock Up The Wolves", the group's popularity was waning and the band had undergone a complete overhaul, with only Ronnie remaining from the original line-up.

By the start of the 1990s, both Dio and Ronnie's former band, Black Sabbath, saw that their separate commercial fortunes were waning. In an attempt to rekindle their old magic, Ronnie put Dio to rest and joined forces with Vinny Appice, [a=Geezer Butler], and [a=Tony Iommi] for the 1992 Black Sabbath record, "Dehumanizer". The release met with a largely positive reception from most fans but old personal issues were still unresolved and Ronnie and Vinny departed Black Sabbath again in 1993 and launched a new version of Dio. The new band included guitarist [a=Tracy G], bassist [a=Jeff Pilson], and keyboardist [a=Scott Warren]. This line-up recorded 1994's "Strange Highways" (Dio's last album for a major label) and 1996's "Angry Machines". These albums saw the band turn away from the "sword & sorcery" lyrics and traditional heavy metal sound of the old days and move towards more modern sounds and lyrical issues. Many fans were not receptive towards these changes.

2000's "Magica" not only saw Dio return to the "classic" sound of the band, but also saw the return of Jimmy Bain, Craig Goldy, and drummer [a=Simon Wright (4)] (the latter of whom had played on "Lock Up The Wolves"). The follow-up to "Magica", 2002's "Killing The Dragon" saw Goldy replaced by [a=Doug Aldrich]. In 2004, Goldy would return to replace Aldrich and Jimmy Bain quit the band again. Jeff Pilson would return for bass duties on 2004's "Master Of The Moon", although other obligations prevented him from touring so [a=Rudy Sarzo] joined as the band's live bass player. Doug Aldrich replaced Goldy again in 2005 and appeared on two live releases, "Evil Or Divine - Live In New York City" and "Holy Diver - Live", before Goldy would once again rejoin the band in 2006.

In 2007, the Dio band went on hiatus again as Ronnie re-teamed with Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, and Vinny Appice to form [a=Heaven & Hell (2)]. Although, Ronnie stated that the Dio band would continue, with plans for making "Magica II" and "Magica III", this would not come to pass, as in late 2009, the singer was diagnosed with stomach cancer. He passed away in May 2010.


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