Ronnie James Dio’s last-ever studio album released by his solo band, Dio, will be reissued as a picture disc on June 5.
Originally issued in 2004, Master Of The Moon will be released through the Niji Entertainment Group, and is the first time the album has been issued as a picture disc in the U.S.
News of the reissue comes just 15 days before the anniversary of Dio’s untimely passing.
I miss that dude so much. Just knowing he existed somehow made living a little easier.
Featuring the stellar lineup of Ronnie James Dio on vocals, Craig Goldy on guitar/keyboards, Jeff Pilson on bass, Scott Warren on keyboards, and Simon Wright on drums, a press release claims “Master Of The Moon features such Dio classics as ‘One More For The Road’ and the title track.”
Hilarious. Two songs are classics. That’s hysterical. They couldn’t even lie and name two others just randomly.
“The tenth Dio studio album overall, Master Of The Moon was the perfect way to close the solo career of one of hard rock/heavy metal’s all-time great vocalists,” the release says.
“Featuring artwork by horror/science fiction artist Marc Sasso, this striking picture disc is a must-have for DIO collectors. And soon, fans will get the opportunity to rediscover and experience this classic album like they never have before!”
Anything to make a buck.