Dio - Holy Diver LP

Dio - Holy Diver LP

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Dio - Holy Diver LP

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The debut full-length studio album by legendary American Heavy Metal band.
Dio has been hailed as one of the finest voices in Heavy Metal for over 30 years now, and for good reason. Despite recording two hit studio albums with Black Sabbath and playing throughout the world to huge crowds, Ronnie James Dio left the band in 1982 and began to put together his first solo project.

Released on May 25, 1983, the album has been hailed by critics as Dio's best work and a classic staple in the Heavy Metal genre. The album quickly became a favorite among Headbangers worldwide and eventually earned the band Platinum certification. The somewhat upbeat sounding "Rainbow in the Dark" was an MTV favorite, while the title track proved to be another standout. "Holy Diver" proved that Dio's departure from Black Sabbath had not affected his spirits. In fact, he sounds most inspired here, aided by his new, hungry backing band.

The album was certified Gold in the US on September 12, 1984 and Platinum on March 21, 1989. In the UK, it attained Silver certification (60000 units sold) by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving this in January 1986, at the same time as “The Last in Line”.