BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue the 1996-2004 studio albums from DIO which include, Angry Machines (1996), Magica (2000), Killing The Dragon (2002), and Master Of The Moon (2004).
These newly remastered versions feature rare and never-before-released live and studio bonus tracks and were remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from frequent DIO designer Marc Sasso.
Long out of print on vinyl, the 180-gram, black vinyl includes the original track listings and is available as alLimited edition first run with an LP-sized, Lenticular album art print. As a special bonus, the Magica 2LP 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 media book 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.
All bonus tracks are also available on the streaming/digital versions.
Wendy Dio says, “I am very excited to be working with BMG, a label that still has a passion for rock music. They will be making the complete DIO catalogue available again with some interesting surprises.”