Seven years ago today, IBM’s chess-playing supercomputer Deep Blue defeated the then-world champion chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov in a series of six games. If we put on our tinfoil conspiracy-theorist hats, then this was the day that the slow and eventual machine takeover of humanity really begun. With that in mind, we’re taking a break from building our survival anti-Skynet bunker to put together this week’s Slaylist of future-fearing machine-war heavy metal.
There are more than one artist with the name Dio.
1. Dio was an Amercian heavy metal band led by vocalist legend Ronnie James Dio.
2. Dio is a Dutch hip hop artist
Dio was an American heavy metal band led by vocalist legend Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in 1982 after leaving Black Sabbath. In an interview, available on the special edition re-release of Holy Diver, Dio states that he never intended to begin a solo career. His intention was to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice. Read more on Last.fm
Dio on Thrash Hits
May 16th, 2012
Celebrate the great man’s life by listening to lots and lots and lots of Black Sabbath today. RIP RJD.
December 24th, 2011
In short: Yes, yes it is. We’re not entirely sure why Dez Fafara (DevilDriver, Coal Chamber), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Prong, Rob Zombie, Danzig, Ozzy Osbourne), and John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament, The Cult) decided it would be a good idea to team up and cover ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ (for the Metal Christmas album, We Wish You A Merry Xmas and a Headbanging New Year). Neither are we quite sure whether or not the beyond OTT nature of the result in any way justifies the idea’s inherent stupidity. In either case, we’ll be damned if we have to suffer the knowledge of this song’s existence alone.
August 4th, 2010
We just had some almighty thunder, lightning and all things frightening across London. The thunder was so violent that the roof actually moved. In a vague attempt to remain slightly topical, here’s a crappy list of songs that are related to sad, stormy weather.
July 29th, 2010
It’s the first day of High Voltage Festival 2010, and it must be said that for a first time festival, everything seems to be running rather smoothly. The punters are in – tattooed leather-lovers in front of the Hammer Stage, wizard-like hippies smoking their pipes by the Prog Stage, and the Dad Rockers at the Classic Rock Main Stage, trying to work out if the geezer in front of them once played in Quo. Victoria Park is brimming with excitement, and it only takes a quick glance at the line-up to realise why.
May 17th, 2010
Was Ronnie James Dio dead or not? Metal bloggers, you have pissed Hugh Platt off. Really fucking pissed him off at that.
As you’ll no doubt be aware by now. yesterday saw the death of Ronnie James Dio. By now, there are hundreds of tributes to the man and the legacy he bequeathed to metal on websites across the world – but this isn’t one of those. No, this is an examination of how some of “contemporaries” behaved during the hours where his death was not confirmed, and the rumour mill seethed with speculation.