Various Artists – This is Your Life

Ronnie James Dio. Roll that name off your tongue, for it holds the stuff of legends. Dio is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the development of metal and heavy rock. From his time in Rainbow through his Black Sabbath years, Dio was one of the most prolific rock artists to…

The Black Sabbath Blame Game

  Black Sabbath are one the single most important bands ever to have risen from the primordial goo of that bastardized form of blues we know and love called metal. Their effect upon the genre was profound — by turning the tie-dye hippy movement from peace and flower power into a bleak,…

Thrash and Burn Tour 2010: A Big Mess

2010 hasn’t exactly been kind to us. It took away James “The Rev” Sullivan, Peter Steele, Ronnie James Dio, and Paul Grey. Not only have the tragic passing of our heroes made this year one giant let down so far, some circles are calling 2010 “The Year The Festival Died,”…

Fred Phelps Has A Tiny Penis

As does his daughter Shirley, probably. I’m sure the Westboro Baptist Church needs no introduction. A quick search will throw up far more of their disgusting behaviour than I could list right now, but one of their methods of hate is to picket stuff. Literally, everything. Retards; like that ever…

RIP Ronnie James Dio (1942 – 2010)

It’s been crazy all day with the rumors surrounding Ronnie James Dio, but sadly, it’s official this time: Legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio has passed away due to complications involving stomach cancer. His wife and manager Wendy Dio gave the following statement via Blabbermouth. “Today my heart is broken,…