Tag Archives: Heaven and Hell

Interview: Carmine and Vinny Appice talk brotherhood, favorite albums they’ve played on

Posted by on November 1, 2017

Legendary drummer brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice have just released a new studio album, Sinister. Aside from their live album Drum Wars – Live (2014), this is essentially their debut collaborative record together. Carmine’s career traces back to the sixties, as he worked with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, and more while Vinny has […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Dio era)

Posted by on February 11, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. While all the groups I feature in Criminally Slept-On are established acts with significant fan bases, Black Sabbath is another animal entirely. It’s tough to try touting rare and overlooked material by a […]

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Headbanger’s Brawl: Is Black Sabbath without Ozzy still Black Sabbath?

Posted by on January 10, 2014

In a recent interview, Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde offered up the opinion that Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio in it wasn’t really Black Sabbath. “You listen to Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio in it, and it’s not Black Sabbath,” he said. “They should have just called it Heaven and Hell right […]

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Exclusive Premiere: Kill Devil Hill, “No Way Out”

Posted by on October 21, 2013

In a little more than a week, Kill Devil Hill will be releasing their sophomore album, Revolution Rise. Nothing less than a supergroup, KDH has former Pantera/Down bassist Rex Brown, former Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell drummer Vinny Appice, and ex-Pissing Razors vocalist Dewey Bragg. The only way the group, which is rounded out […]

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Roadrunner Records to release 30th anniversary box set

Posted by on August 15, 2013

Roadrunner is celebrating more than 30 years of music with the release of a box set, XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records, hitting the market October 1. The set, to be released in America and abroad, is a pretty good summation of the label’s beginnings as an underground label, their rise to one of America’s premier […]

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Black Sabbath In Studio, Working On Guitars

Posted by on November 19, 2012

Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Black Sabbath used considerably less than that on a Facebook page post they made earlier today. “Tony Iommi is tracking more guitars on the new album today!” is all the post says, but that’s all it needs to. Looks like the band is making progress on the new […]

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Rex Brown, Vinny Appice Group Kill Devil Hill Plays First Show Of Tour

Posted by on October 3, 2011

It’s pretty rare that you get a chance to see a supergroup play one of their first live shows ever, especially at a small suburban club like Clifton NJ’s Dingbatz. But that’s where I found myself last night (10/2) to see the live debut of Kill Devil Hill, a new band featuring the insane rhythm […]

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R.I.P Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)

Posted by on May 17, 2010

The metal world was dealt another devastating blow this past weekend with the passing of legendary front-man Ronnie James Dio after a brave fight against stomach cancer. Fronting some of metal’s most influential bands, Dio got his start in the late 60’s as the lead singer of Elf. From there Dio went on to be […]

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Heaven And Hell Cancel Summer Concerts

Posted by on May 4, 2010

Ronnie James Dio might have been healthy enough to appear at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards a few weeks back when he surprised the audience by showing up, but sadly, that doesn’t necessarily translate to the concert stage. Heaven and Hell has been forced to pull off of all of their upcoming performances due to […]

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Dio Gives Most Metal Cancer Update Ever

Posted by on March 30, 2010

The metal community was saddened last year to find out that legendary vocalist and inventor of the metal horns (sorry Gene) Ronnie James Dio was suffering from stomach cancer. Thankfully, the 67 year-old seems as spry as ever. Currently receiving chemotherapy in Houston, Dio and his wife sat down for an interview with local TV […]

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