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Thanatos Thursday: Porcelain Helmet, Dream Child news

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:29 PM (PST)

Porcelain Helmet

No, not Thanos. Thanatos.  Oh, forget it. Just trying to sound metal. What does not have to try to ‘sound’ metal because it is metal af already is our first subjects today, the folks in Porcelain Helmet. No, they are not literally wearing them!

Porcelain Helmet are a quite young band from the Hudson Valley, my neck of the woods. These young thrashers have already managed to befriend Scott Ian, release a cd, get on friggin’ Metallum, and generally kick up some dust! Metal is now a multi-generational genre and we need the youth to rise and keep it going as well, especially as old guard bands retire or heroes die or rock n roll is the musical underdog once more on the world stage. Show this band some love and make them feel inspired to keep mixing it up in the metal ranks. Lot of potential!

And now news from the older generation! Legendary heavy metal guitarist Craig Goldy has an exciting new project Dream Child for classic metal fans. Dream Child is the brainchild of Goldy, and features Wayne Findlay, Simon Wright, Rudy Sarzo and Diego Valdez. Simon Wright slams! Sarzo is such a cool person and is very cool to fans on Twitter. It was the honor of a lifetime for me as a DIO fanatic to get to open for Dio Disciples once in my old metal/rock band Antidote 8 a few years back and to see him shred live.

It is pretty insane how close to Dio that Diego sounds at times. The band are hell bent on making a splash and having some heavy metal fun with Until Death Do We Meet Again, out on Frontiers in September (the 14th).

Goldy says ,”During the very first public memorial for our most beloved Ronnie James Dio, I had mentioned that whenever I do start writing original material again that I would utilize everything that I had learned from working side by side with the Master for so many years in such a way that I would hope to make him proud….and here it is! The name is inspired by one of his lyrics on the “Dream Evil” album and the nickname he gave me at the time, Dream Child!”

“Until Death Do We Meet Again” track listing:

01. Under The Wire
02. You Can’t Take Me Down
03. Game Of Shadows
04. It Is What It Is
05. Playin’ With Fire
06. Light Of The Dark
07. Midnight Song
08. Until Death Do We Meet Again
09. Washed Upon The Shore
10. In A World So Cold
11. Weird World
12. One Step Beyond The Grave

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RIP Jimmy Bain (Rainbow, Dio, etc.)

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 9:02 AM (PST)


Jimmy Bain epitomized the solid metal bass player, supporting the band, capable of flourish yet above all holding a rock bottom groove as the bedrock between any tune he played on. In this capacity, much like Michael Anthony in VH glory days, Bain was a Godsend. His contributions to metal can never be repaid, from writing credits on “Rainbow In The Dark” to Hear N’ Aid to the classic as fuck Rising album toeven working with Phil Lynott (and almost playing on a Scorpions album, if I recall).

In issue 4 of Kerrang! magazine, Rising was voted the greatest heavy metal album of all time, and that’s just ONE of Bain’s unforgettable contributions.

Blabbermouth has a good, full piece on Bain HERE. \m/

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How to make a “Rainbow In The Dark” beverage

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:03 AM (PST)


“Without pain, there can be no strength. No way to grow. No way to own your own soul. Then the rainbow… The rainbow fades to black”. – Blaze Bayley

Today marks 5 years since the passing of Ronnie James Dio, one of the most influential singers in the heavy metal genre. Dio has inspired millions with his solo band DIO, as well as RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH / HEAVEN & HELL, and others, as the list goes “on and on, on and on and on…” (Admit it, you sang that last part. )

Growing up, I was all over the place as a metal fan boy. As a little kid, my mix tapes I rocked in my old Walkman featured everything from SLAYER to STRYPER. One band that made most of my mixes was the Dio fronted BLACK SABBATH. Songs like “Falling Off The Edge Of The World”, “Die Young” and “Country Girl” jumped out at me, and spoke to me. 5 years ago today, I was sitting in the now closed (editor’s note: insane punk rock shit-hole) Basement venue in Kingston, NY with some friends when the news broke. I can only describe our reaction to the news as one collective gasp followed by several minutes of silence. Nobody knew what to say. As Obi-Wan Kenobi said in the original Star Wars film following the destruction of Alderaan, “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.”

It truly felt like that, as it felt like our world may have just taken a deathstar blast as well. Once we were able to compose ourselves, and wipe away the tears, we decided that May 16th would become “Dio Night”. Break out the projector and big screen, crank up the venue speakers, and we would celebrate the life of Dio with the HEAVEN & HELL live DVD. To make things a little more official, fellow Metal Riot writer, Morgan Y. Evans, our friend Mike, and I created some Dio inspired drinks to help with the tribute to Dio, and also to help numb us to help hold back the tears. Here we are today, 5 years later, and as a gift to you all, I would like to share with you, the ingredients for the most popular drink we created that night, and my regular go-to drink for most holidays, the Rainbow In The Dark.

READ the recipe BELOW and Hail RJD!

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The direct-to-consumer store for Dio: Live In London – Hammersmith Apollo 1993 is now live HERE. The DVD, SD Blu-ray, and 2CD (out on May 13 via Eagle Rock Entertainment) is the first ever video release of this classic 1993 concert, and features fan favorites like “Holy Diver,” “Rainbow In The Dark,” “Strange Highways, and Heaven And Hell.” The D2C store offers not only these versions, but deluxe bundles of each format with an exclusive t-shirt and bandanna!

Of course, Dio is the greatest ever and this footage just adds to his legacy. Strange Highways was a killer album.

For a sneak peak at what’s to come, check out a high octane video of classic Sabbath track “Mob Rules” HERE.
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Deep Cuts: Vivian Campbell

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:36 AM (PST)


Is there a name in metal and hard rock more fun to say in a fake British accent or L.A. A&R rep voice than “Mr. Vivian Campbell”? Seriously, it just sounds like the dude is supposed to be a rock hero from the 80’s…which he is. For the 5th and long overdue “Deep Cuts” we are gonna focus on Def Leppard, Dio and Whitesnake veteran guitarist Vivian Campbell. In November the Vivster announced he is in remission from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and so here’s some positive vibes sent his way.

If you don’t like Def Leppard (“Die Hard The Hunter” rules, even if it was pre-Viv) you are a whiny little death metal brat with smelly socks, probably. But you must admit Vivian’s tenure with Dio is legend.

So, we haven’t done a “Deep Cuts” installment over here at MR for awhile (and I do get asked about them). The last one on King Diamond was about a year ago! What have I been doing? Well, I think I was busy getting laid or actually listening to newer music and being a workaholic. Now that I am single and alone again (not a Dokken reference), I have more useless free time to write about things like Vivian Campbell’s career (sure to get my wick wet in no time).

Anyway, here are three deep cuts of rad Vivian-ness for ya! Click HERE!

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3-inches-of-blood-long-live-heavy-metalCanadian heavy metallers, 3 Inches Of Blood, have released a lyric video to their song “Look Out,” which is a tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio; the song is taken from their album “Long Live Heavy Metal.” The band’s vocalist Cam Pipes elaborates,:

It was hard to find the right words for a song honoring Ronnie James Dio, but I hope it is regarded as a fitting tribute to a legendary figure. His impact on the metal community will last forever, and though he may have been small in stature, his contribution to the music scene is larger than most will ever achieve.

To check out the lyric video click here.

“Long Live Heavy Metal” was released was released in March 2012 via Century Media.

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DIO Disciples Formed to Pay Tribute to Namesake

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 9:49 AM (PST)

“And from the ashes shall they arise anew!” Former Dio members Rudy Sarzo, Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, and Scott Warren are paying tribute the metal legend Ronnie James Dio through the music of the DIO Disciples.  They will be joined by Tim “Ripper” Owens of Judas Priest/Iced Earth fame, as well as Toby Jepson of Little Angels asthey travel Europe in homage to their iconic metal namesake who succumbed to his battle with cancer almost a year ago.

DIO Disciples are also planning a US tour as well so stay close for tour dates as they’re announced. Ronnie’s widow, Wendy recently posted “there will never be another Ronnie, but we want to keep his music alive and hope you will support the band and become one of the DIO Disciples.”

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