Here are all the news from May 1999 - some of these may be outdated already, so please check out the newest news for updates!
Destiny's End has just finished recording The Last In Line for the forthcoming Dio tribute album. For more information on the tribute album, please click here.
Rock Hard in Germany is going to release the Dio tribute album soon. The tribute album is currently called "Holy Dio - A Tribute To The Voice Of Metal!, but it may change before the release. For more information please click here.
The forthcoming Rainbow Tribute album will be out on July 21st in Japan only. For more information about it, please check out the news archive for news until May 1999.
Dio's next album is scheduled to be released on October 5th by Spitfire Records. Ronnie will produce it - he's produced almost all the other Dio albums himself, too - and it'll be recorded at Rumbo Studios. Spitfire Records will reissue Angry Machines and Inferno: The Last In Live in October, too.
The rumors about the theme of the next Dio album have emerged. According to some sources the theme will be about the Fatima legend. However, those rumors are totally incorrect, the next Dio album will not be about Fatima.
Rock Feinstein will not be part of the band during the European tour, only Craig Goldie will play guitars at that point. Feinstein will still be part of the band and will appear on the next Dio album.
The earlier rumors about Dio's line-up have been confirmed. Read all about the line-up and the summer European EuroFest 99 tour here!
Rumors about the forth-coming Dio line-up have surfaced. They haven't been confirmed yet, I'll update the news as soon as I get confirmation about the line-up.
Tracy G, Dio's guitarist since 1993, has left Dio on good terms around the end of April 1999. The reason was musical differences. Tracy'll concentrate on his own projects from now on. Tracy was the longest-remaining guitarist in Dio, lots of fans will miss him.
Dio's next album is tentatively titled Magica and it is scheduled to be released in October 1999 - or as soon as September 5th according to some sources. According to Ronnie, it'll be a concept piece and return to more classic Dio sound. The US record company will be Spitfire Records, a new BMG label. Spitfire web pages can be found at address http://www.spitfirerecords.com/.
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The page has been updated on 24.06.1999
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