DIO’s 1996-2004 Studio Album Collection Make Impressive Chart Debuts Around the Globe

DIO’s 1996-2004 Studio Album Collection Make Impressive Chart Debuts Around the Globe

“Angry Machines,” Magica,” “Killing The Dragon” and “Master Of the Moon” Include Rare Live and Studio Bonus Tracks

DIO's recently reissued 1996-2004 studio albums have been met with an amazing worldwide reception, particularly in the United States, Germany and Spain, where all four albums have debuted at impressive chart positions, even surpassing the original releases’ chart positions.

Angry Machines (1996), Magica (2000), Killing the Dragon (2002) and Master of the Moon (2004) were released March 20 by BMG in newly remastered versions with rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks.

Of the four releases, only Killing the Dragon charted upon original release in the US, peaking at #199. The reissues, however, have reached higher positions on the US Top 200 Sales Chart, with Magica at #118, Killing the Dragon at #125 Angry Machines at #126 and Master of the Moon at #127. On the US Catalog Sales Chart, the releases have fared even better: Magica - #46, Killing the Dragon - #49, Angry Machines - #50 and Master of the Moon - #51.

On the German charts, the four records all landed in the Top 50, with all but Killing the Dragon surpassing their original positions: Magica landed at #32, with the original release at #40; Killing the Dragon came in at #35, just five positions higher than its original release; Master of the Moon originally charted at #62, with the reissue coming in 19 spots higher at #43; and Angry Machines, which did not originally chart, at #44.

In Spain, All four albums made their chart debuts with the reissues – all landing in the Top 30 - with Killing the Dragon at #16, Magica at #19, Angry Machines at #26 and Master of the Moon at #28.

Long out of print on vinyl, the 180-gram black vinyl includes the original tracklistings and is available as a Limited Edition first run with an LP-sized Lenticular album art print. As a special bonus, the Magica 2-LP also contains a 7” single featuring “Electra,” the only known completed track from the planned Magica 2 album.

The CD versions of each album have also been long out of print globally. These newly remastered deluxe versions are showcased in mediabook packaging along with a second disc featuring rare and unreleased bonus material. In addition to rare studio tracks “Electra” (included on Magica) and “Prisoner of Paradise” (included on Master of the Moon), each bonus disc includes a selection of both rare or never before released live tracks from the accompanying tour for each studio release.

The albums were remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from frequent DIO art director Marc Sasso. 

All bonus tracks are also available on the streaming/digital versions. 

Angry Machines 

Originally released in 1996 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Tracy G (Guitars), Jeff Pilson (Bass), Vinny Appice (Drums) and Scott Warren (Keyboards), the CD/digital version features 12 bonus tracks recorded live on the Angry Machines tour in 1997.

Disc 1 & LP Tracklist

  1. Institutional Man

  2. Don’t Tell The Kids

  3. Black

  4. Hunter Of The Heart

  5. Stay Out Of My Mind

  6. Big Sister

  7. Double Monday

  8. Golden Rules

  9. Dying In America

  10. This Is Your Life


Disc 2 – BONUS / LIVE on Angry Machines Tour 1997

  1. Jesus Mary and The Holy Ghost – Straight Through The Heart

  2. Don’t Talk To Strangers

  3. Double Monday

  4. Hunter Of The Heart

  5. Holy Diver

  6. Heaven and Hell

  7. Long Live Rock and Roll

  8. Man On The Silver Mountain

  9. Rainbow In The Dark

  10. The Last In Line

  11. The Mob Rules

  12. We Rock

Magica Originally released in 2000 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Craig Goldy (Guitars), Jimmy Bain (Bass), Simon Wright (Drums), and Scott Warren (Keyboards), the 2-LP set includes a bonus 7” of studio track “Electra” and the CD/digital version features 10 never released before Magica tracks performed on tour in 2001


Disc 1 & LP 1 Tracklist (LP 2 includes Magica Story + bonus 7”)

  1. Discovery

  2. Magica Theme

  3. Lord Of The Last Day

  4. Fever Dreams

  5. Turn To Stone

  6. Feed My Head

  7. Eriel

  8. Chalis

  9. As Long As It’s Not About Love

  10. Losing My Insanity

  11. Otherworld

  12. Magica (Reprise)

  13. Lord Of the Last Day (Reprise)


Disc 2 – BONUS / Live on Magica Tour 2001

  1. Discovery

  2. Magica

  3. Lord Of The Last Day

  4. Fever Dreams

  5. Eriel 

  6. Chalis

  7. Losing My Insanity

  8. Otherworld

  9. Electra – Studio Track

  10. Magica Story – Studio/Spoken Word 18:26 


Killing The Dragon

Originally released in 2002 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Doug Aldrich (Guitars), Jimmy Bain (Bass), Simon Wright (Drums), and Scott Warren (Keyboards), the CD/digital version includes six tracks recorded live on the Killing The Dragon tour in 2002/2003.

Disc 1 & LP Tracklist

  1. Killing The Dragon

  2. Along Comes A Spider

  3. Scream

  4. Better In The Dark

  5. Rock and Roll

  6. Push

  7. Guilty

  8. Throw Away Children

  9. Before The Fall

  10. Cold Feet

Disc 2 – BONUS / LIVE on Killing The Dragon Tour 2002/2003

  1. Holy Diver

  2. Heaven and Hell

  3. Rock and Roll

  4. I Speed At Night

  5. Killing The Dragon

  6. Stand Up And Shout

Master Of The Moon 

Originally released in 2004, Master of the Moon was the final studio album under the DIO band name and featured the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Craig Goldy (Guitar), Jeff Pilson (Bass), Simon Wright (Drums), and Scott Warren (Keyboards). The CD/digital version includes five bonus tracks recorded live on the Master of the Moon tour in 2004/2005. Disc 1 & LP Tracklist

  1. One More For The Road

  2. Master Of The Moon

  3. The End Of The World

  4. Shivers

  5. The Man Who Would Be King

  6. The Eyes

  7. Living The Lie

  8. I Am

  9. Death By Love

  10. In Dreams

Disc 2 – Bonus / Live on Master Of The Moon Tour 2004/2005

  1. Heaven and Hell

  2. Rainbow In The Dark

  3. Rock and Roll Children

  4. The Eyes

  5. Prisoner Of Paradise – Studio Track


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www.recordstoreday.com/UPC/4050538489972 Magica

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www.recordstoreday.com/UPC/4050538488753 Killing The Dragon

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www.recordstoreday.com/UPC/4050538488739 Master Of The Moon

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