Masterplan frontman Jørn Lande is set to release a tribute album to the musical legacy of the late Ronnie James Dio. The new album, aptly entitled Dio, will be released on Frontiers Records on July 2nd in Europe and July 27th in the US. Dio was mixed by Tommy Hansen at Jailhouse Studios.
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 Jørn 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".
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