Wow! Unreal, it's August already, where did that year go?!
The 17-track CD picks up exactly where the first volume left off - from 1996 onward. And in addition to featuring such latter-day Dio classics as "Killing the Dragon," "Push," and "Fever Dreams," the compilation will also include several rarities that fans have long requested on a single disc - "Electra" (which previously was only a part of the ultra-rare 'Tournado' box set), "Prisoner of Paradise," and "Metal Will Never Die."
As the Dio Facebook Page Administrator, raves, "I absolutely know that every single Dio Fan is going to want 'The Very Beast Of Dio Vol. 2'! I'm a HUGE Dio fan, just like all of you, and I can't tell you how excited I am about this CD. I had the pleasure of listening to the CD that was produced, mixed, and remastered by Ronnie's longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, and it sounds BLOODY INSANE!!!"
Also included as part of the release will be liner notes penned by long-time supporter and friend of Ronnie's, Eddie Trunk from 'That Metal Show,' as well as an awesome front cover painting by artist Marc Sasso (who previously created the covers for Dio's 'Killing the Dragon' and 'Master of the Moon' albums).
'The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2' will also be receiving a significant promotional push, as it will be promoted on Trunk's radio program, and will be given away via the infamous "Box of Junk" on an episode of 'That Metal Show.' And of course, the very popular official Ronnie James Dio Facebook page will get behind the release - which has over 735,000 fans (and receives between 800,000 to 1,000,000 hits per month).
As the Dio Facebook Page Administrator notes, "Just to let you know, the first 'Beast Of Dio' was only released in the USA and Canada, and has sold over 800,000 CD's to date! This CD will be in EVERY COUNTRY and our Dio Store too!"
The stellar music of Ronnie James Dio continues to live on. And the forthcoming 'The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2' will be the perfect addition to every headbanger's collection.
TRACK LISTING FOR 'THE VERY BEAST OF DIO VOL. 2':
Killing the Dragon
Along Comes A Spider
Better in the Dark
Feed My Head
Hunter of the Heart (Live)
One More for the Road
Lord of the Last Day
Electra (Bonus Track)
As Long As It's Not About Love
This is Your Life
Metal Will Never Die (Bonus Track)
Prisoner of Paradise (Bonus Track)
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
8/11: David Draiman of Disturbed, Russell Allen, Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, Mike Portnoy on drums. (this show was a sneak preview as well during the recent marathon but makes it official premiere)
Geoff Tate and Zakk Wylde
Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick
Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Lita Ford
Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony
King Diamond, Mark Tremonti
In addition, we have 3 returning guitar greats to play in the above 6 shows; John 5, Doug Aldrich and George Lynch.
Former Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld will appear in a Guest Top 5.
Maybe a few more surprises as well. Be sure to follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for photos and updates as we shoot these shows. Thanks for watching and hope you like what's headed your way very soon! And a special thanks to all the above artists for being a part of the show and making the time to be on TMS!