Dio by Jorn

I have pre-ordered this album on iTunes as soon as I heard about it through the net. Jorn is very new to me, though he took on the vocals in the Summer Dio tribute concert. He’s really good, I mean singing Dio songs in his own style and keeping it as close as possible to the original cut.

Now, this album here is Jorn’s tribute album to Dio. Twelve covers of Dio selected based on Jorn’s taste along with an original Jorn cut titled ”Song for Ronnie James”, which is truly awesome to listen to. The covered tracks are :

  • Invisible
  • Shame On the Night   (A classic cut re-visited!)
  • Push   (awesome cover)
  • Stand up and shout
  • Don’t talk to strangers   (kick-ass metal)
  • Lord of the Last day   (my fav. track from Magica album)
  • Night People   (The only cover ever made and the greatest too!)
  • Sacred Heart   (My fav. from this album)
  • Sunset Superman    (Jorn, you got taste man!)
  • Lonely is the word/Letters from Earth
  • Kill the King     (an excellent take on the Rainbow classic rocker)
  • Straight through the heart [live]

After a couple of listens, I would really recommend getting this album. Although I would have wished that Jorn would have used a cover art that sheds some light on the Dio imagery, but then nothing is perfect!!

Thank you Jorn and God bless you! Rest in Peace, Dio! We will never forget you!

Long Live Our King!

On this same day, three months ago, I learned about the death of the greatest rock’n’roll and metal singer of all time, Ronnie James Dio. I cried and cried. But we haven’t forgotten you, Dio. I keep listening to your music everyday. You’re alive in my heart and life. God bless you Dio and this is for all Dio fans, right from the greatest Rainbow tour in Europe! God I loved that electric rainbow!

Sadness turns into joyce

OK, I didn’t post since July 4th and its was for a reason. My beloved national mannschaft lost a lousy game against the bloody Spaniards. I was really hurt and sad. The game play just sucked. The Germans were really afraid, repeating the same mistake from Euro 2008 final. Such a loss was unexpected from our mannschaft. But then, bombing Uruguay with a team made up of bench warmers was a true blast to South America again. Germany grew in the eyes of everyone watching this cup. They knew this team was to win and yet to win in the next cup. Now, Klose, Muller and Ozil are such super stars everyone just keeps asking about their game appearances. Such passion and game play keeps us waiting for the return of the German killing machine!