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Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Rods: New Album Featuring Ronnie James Dio

Most well-versed metalheads will be very familiar with The Rods and their contribution to heavy metal. Such classic albums as 1981's "The Rods" and 1982's "Wild Dogs" fit perfectly in with the sound of the burgeoning "New Wave of British Heavy Metal" scene, despite the fact that the Rods were New York natives.

It resulted in shows with such big-time acts as Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Twisted Sister and Ozzy Osbourne, as well as taking a then-unknown Metallica, out as support on The Rods' first headlining tour.

Now, Texas fans will be able to not only catch The Rods in full concert flight, but also get to the meet the band at a record store appearance. On March 19th, the band (singer/guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein, bassist Garry Bordonaro, and drummer Carl Canedy) will be performing, meeting fans and signing merchandise at Cheapo Records in Austin at 11 AM. Then, later in the evening (10:15 PM, to be exact), the band will be performing at Rusty Spurs in Austin (as part of the SXSW Festival).

May 10th will see the official release of "Vengeance", a recording that includes the first single "The Code", featuring lead vocals from Feinstein's cousin, Ronnie James Dio (which was one of the very last songs Ronnie ever recorded, before his passing last year). "Vengeance" will be released via the Niji Entertainment Group, and comes hot on the heels of Feinstein's recently-released solo album, Bitten by the Beast. 2011 also marks the 30 year anniversary for this veteran metal band.

"Vengeance" tracklisting:

"Raise Some Hell"

"I Just Wanna Rock"

"Rebels Highway"

"Ride Free Or Die"

"The Code" (featuring Ronnie James Dio)

"Livin' Outside The Law"

"Let It Rip"

"Fight Fire With Fire"


"Running Wild"


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