Sunday, May 16, 2010

RIP - Ronnie James Dio

Today is a sad day for metal, our beloved Ronnie James Dio has passed on. His contribution to the world of metal has been nothing short of legendary. I always dug Black Sabbath of the early days but there was just something pure and awe inspiring coming from those pipes in the Dio years. He lent an artistry to the slow and dirgey sound and created something far more compelling and as deep as the man on the silver mountain. Thank you Ronnie James Dio for giving us the horns that were originally intended to ward off the evil spirits, yet became a symbol that forever changed rock n' roll. For all of your contributions we thank you.