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Jorn's "Dio" Tribute Album and Music Video Revealed

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Jorn Lande (Masterplan) has offered his talents to honour the musical legacy of Ronnie James Dio, with his new album aptly entitled “Dio,” to be released on Frontiers Records on July 2nd in Europe and July 27th in the U.S.

Handpicking some lesser known tunes of the Dio era, along with some of the true classics, Jorn offers a fine collection of songs that present the music of the Man and the Artist, with a unique twist. In Jorn Lande’s own words: “Throughout the years I have had the privilege of both meeting and working with many of the musicians that have inspired me on my musical journey. Ronnie James Dio has inspired me through decades, and this man's influence continues to add colour to my creative spirit. Ever since the first time I heard his royal roar back in the 70's, I have been fascinated by this extremely talented man's creative force and dedication to music. His career has been going on for so long and includes so many great songs, that it was a challenge to decide which songs and what era to focus on. I ended up focusing on the DIO era.”

The album also includes an original song for which a videoclip, shot by Thomas Tjader (Pretty Maids, In Flames) was produced. Jorn says: “I wrote 'Song for Ronnie James' as a tribute and a personal thanks to the man who has been my mentor for more than 35 years. This great man has affected my life and career in such a way that without his presence, I would not have become the artist I am today.”

The “Song for Ronnie James” music video can be watched below.

“Dio” was mixed by Tommy Hansen, Jailhouse Studios, and the final tracklisting includes the following tracks:

Song For Ronnie James
Invisible
Shame on the Night
Push
Stand Up And Shout
Don't Talk to Strangers
Lord Of The Last Day
Night People
Sacred Heart
Sunset Superman
Lonely Is The Word / Letters From Earth (2010 version)
Kill The King*
Straight Through The Heart (live)

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1. Marty writes:

This is not normal!!!!

He only wants to make money over Dio's death.

He must shame himself!!!!

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

Actually the album was in the works well before Dio passed.

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

DB: FYI... Wendy just recently posted her disgust with all of the Dio tribute albums comming out "to line the pockets" of the musicians making them so you'll probably be seeing a lot of posts like #1.

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

Also: Jorn does a great Dio. So much so that I wouldn't mind seeing him next to Tony and Geezer on stage.

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5. HeadbangerHippy writes:

I definantely approve! Sounds like it'll be a great tribute to a great man! /,,/

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6. wilco writes:

well jorn has a good voice
it will be a great album
will buy it

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