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It's time to get heavy with a fresh spin on some DIO classics.

BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. partnered to reissue DIO's 1996-2004 studio albums: Angry Machines (1996), Magica (2000), Killing the Dragon (2002), and Master of the Moon (2004). The new versions feature rare and never-before-released live and studio bonus tracks, newly-remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from frequent DIO designer Marc Sasso.  

Published in Music News

Two years after the release of their crushing debut album, BURIED IN VIOLENCE on Napalm Records, Wisconsin’s PRODUCT OF HATE are back with the first taste of the next phase! “Rapture” is the first single from the band’s as-yet-untitled sophomore album, for which they once again joined engineer Scott Creekmore (Broken Hope, Repentance) for recording at Mercenary Digital Studios. Chris Collier (PRONG, KXM, Flotsam & Jetsam) of CMC21 Productions is handling the mixing and mastering this time around. “Rapture” is available for streaming and download now on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and all major digital platforms.

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The 1990s were a tough time for those making metal - that's a fact. The first half of the decade, in particular, was crushing, as times and tastes had changed drastically. Now, journalist Greg Prato offers a detailed look at the era in his new book, SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: HEAVY METAL IN THE 1990's. Released this month, the official announcement can be found below...

Published in Books, Mags, Comics

bsgatheredBLACK SABBATH have announced a November 26 release date for BLACK SABBATH: LIVE... GATHERED IN THEIR MASSES, a concert DVD that was filmed at the Melbourne, Australia dates of their recent "13" World Tour, that just wrapped-up on September 3. While full details an artwork have yet to be revealed, the band hit YouTube with a short trailer earlier today. Check it out on The Rock Father below...

Published in Music for Grownups

Despite what you may have heard about Ozzy and Sharon lately, BLACK SABBATH is on fire. After the public debut of their new track, "God Is Dead?" this afternoon, the band has launched pre-orders for their new record "13" exclusively on iTunes. Click here to get yours in the standard, 8-song edition... or click here for the iTunes-exclusive Deluxe Edition (featuring 11 songs). Tracklistings for both can be found below...

Published in Music for Grownups

Are you raising a baby Cowboy From Hell? If so, the folks at Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star have just released the lullaby album for your little one's nursery. LULLABY VERSIONS OF PANTERA (now on iTunes) features a dozen PANTERA classics, reworked into "lush instrumental versions" perfect for baby... and for parents that love the metal. To celebrate the release, Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star has authorized an Exclusive Track Premiere right here on The Rock Father. Feast your ears on the lullaby version of one of my favorite PANTERA cuts, "I'm Broken" below!

Published in Family Music
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