BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to issue limited-edition deluxe CD and LP box sets of Ronnie James Dio‘s final four studio albums on September 22nd. Titled The Studio Albums: 1996-2004, the set will include Angry Machines (1996),Magica (2000), Killing The Dragon(2002) and Master Of The Moon (2004).

The LP set is housed in a sideloading box with newly created art on five 180g color LPs: Angry Machines on Halloween orange with black marble LP, Killing The Dragon on transparent yellow with black marble LP, Master Of The Moon on electric blue with milky clear marble LP and Magica on transparent blood red and black smoke 2LP, plus the rare single Electra on a cobalt blue 7″.

Ronnie’s widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio says, “I am very excited to be working with BMG, a label that still has a passion for rock music. They will be making the complete Dio catalogue available again with some interesting surprises.”

Angry Machines-CD and LP track listing:

1.  Institutional Man
2.  Don’t Tell The Kids
3.  Black
4.  Hunter Of The Heart
5.  Stay Out Of My Mind
6.  Big Sister
7.  Double Monday
8.  Golden Rules
9.  Dying In America
10. This Is Your Life

Originally released in 1996 and featuring the lineup of Ronnie James Dio(vocals),Tracy G (guitars),Jeff Pilson (bass),Vinny Appice (drums) and Scott Warren (keyboards).

Magica– CD and LP track listing:

1.  Discovery
2.  Magica Theme
3.  Lord Of The Last Day
4.  Fever Dreams
5.  Turn To Stone
6.  Feed My Head
7.  Eriel
8.  Chalis
9.  As Long As It’s Not About Love
10. Losing My Insanity
11. Otherworld
12. Magica (Reprise)
13. Lord Of the Last Day (Reprise)

Originally released in 2000 and featuring the lineup of Ronnie James Dio(vocals), Craig Goldy (guitars),Jimmy Bain (bass),and Simon Wright(drums),the two-LP set includes a bonus 7″ of studio track Electra.

Killing The Dragon– CD and LP track listing:

1.  Killing The Dragon
2.  Along Comes A Spider
3.  Scream
4.  Better In The Dark
5.  Rock and Roll
6.  Push
7.  Guilty
8.  Throw Away Children
9.  Before The Fall
10. Cold Feet

Originally released in 2002 and featuring the lineup of Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitars), Jimmy Bain (bass) and Simon Wright (drums).

Master Of The Moon– CD and LP track listing:

1.  One More For The Road
2.  Master Of The Moon
3.  The End Of The World
4.  Shivers
5.  The Man Who Would Be King
6.  The Eyes
7.  Living The Lie
8.  I Am
9.  Death By Love
10. In Dreams

Originally released in 2004, Master Of The Moon was the final studio album under the Dio band name and featured the lineup of Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Craig Goldy (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass) and Simon Wright (drums).

Dio: Dreamers Never Die, the first-ever, career-spanning documentary on the life and times of the late legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, will be released worldwide by Mercury Studios on DVD and Blu-ray+4K and as a special deluxe edition featuring the DVD and Blu-ray packaged with exclusive merchandise on September 29th All of these configurations of the film will include a 20-minute selection of deleted and extended scenes restored from the cutting room floor to create a special fan experience.

The limited deluxe edition will be packaged in a two-piece lift-off lid box containing both the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the film plus branded Dio merchandise that will include logoed trading cards, guitar picks, lapel pin, coasters and a fold out poster from the film.

Additionally, fans will be able to purchase the film along with bundles of exclusive Dreamers Never Die merchandise, including a limited-edition screen print movie poster, Dreamers Never Die t-shirts, hoodies, trucker hats and beanies, etched beer stein, mousepad, tote bag, replica of “Dio Way” street sign, and word magnet set as well as a raglan shirt and dome pin celebrating Dio‘s first band, Elf.

Dio: Dreamers Never Die, which world premiered at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, enjoyed a special event theatrical release in more than 600 cinemas worldwide last fall and is available on Showtime.

Dio‘s autobiography, titled Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography, was released in July 2021 through Permuted Press.

Ronnie James Dio passed away of stomach cancer on May 16th, 2010 at the age of 67.

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    1. Rattlehead is Eddie Trunk? lol j/k I used to live Kiss for a couple years, but just can’t listen to them anymore. They were the first concert I ever went to. Wore my concert shirt til it fell apart lol Guess I just grew out of them or something. Happened with a lot of bands I used to love. After I started getting into thrash, death, and black metal I lost interest in most of the more traditional metal. Even my beloved Judas Priest went away for a few years. Kiss almost brought me back. Went and saw them on their eighth or ninth retirement tour back in 1996? I think. And then of course here we are in 2023 and they’re still talking about retirement. Fool me once….and you know the rest

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