DIO: FROM HOLY DIVER TO DREAM EVIL (1982/1989)


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Ronnie James Dio From Holy Diver to Dream Evil (1982-1989)

In 1982, disagreements about Black Sabbath's "Live Evil" resulted in the departure of Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice. Next DIO made his new band called "Dio" in October 1982 with guitarist Vivian Campbell and bassist Jimmy Bain (well known in Rainbow). The following May, the band released their first masterpiece, "Holy Diver". It featured two hit singles, "Rainbow in the Dark" and "Holy Diver". Ronnie James Dio and Jimmy Bain played keyboards in the studio, but recruited keyboardist Claude Schnell for live gigs in 1983 prior to the Holy Diver tour. Now a quintet with Schnell on KB, the band released their second platter, "The Last in Line" on July 2, 1984. It was followed by their third album, "Sacred Heart", which was released on August 15, 1985. In 1985 Ronnie James Dio, Campbell and Bain also wrote the song "Stars" for the Hear 'n Aid project, with many other hard'n'heavy artists. Next Campbell was fired from Dio's band and was invited to join Whitesnake in 1987.[ Several songs were recorded live during the Sacred Heart tour for the 1986 "Intermission" LIVE EP with Campbell still on guitar, however the EP also contained the studio track "Time To Burn", which introduce the new guitarist Craig Goldy. On July 21, 1987 was out their fourth album "Dream Evil". After Dream Evil, Goldy left the band. In June 1989 18-year-old Rowan Robertson was announced as new guitarist but with Schnell, Bain, and Appice leaving the band.



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