Angry Machines

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Angry Machines
Angry Machines.jpg
Cover art by Paul R. Gregory
Studio album by
Dio
ReleasedOctober 4, 1996 (Japan)
October 15, 1996 (USA)
Recorded Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California, USA
Genre Heavy metal
Length44:14
Label Mercury (Japan)
Mayhem Records (US)
SPV/Steamhammer (Europe)
Producer Ronnie James Dio
Dio chronology
Strange Highways
(1994)
Angry Machines
(1996)
Inferno: Last in Live
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 7/10 [2]

Angry Machines is the seventh studio album from the American heavy metal band Dio. It was released first in Japan on October 4, 1996 by Mercury Music Entertainment with 11 tracks and in the USA on October 15, 1996 on Mayhem Records but with only 10 tracks. It was the last studio album to feature original drummer Vinny Appice.

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Dio (band) American heavy metal band

Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member Vinny Appice, the band's drummer. The name Dio was chosen because it made sense from a commercial standpoint, as the name was already well known at that time.

Vinny Appice American musician

Vincent Samson Appice is an American rock drummer best known for his work with the bands Dio, Black Sabbath, and Heaven & Hell. Of Italian descent, he is the younger brother of drummer Carmine Appice.

Contents

Track listing

All lyrics by Ronnie James Dio, music as stated.

Side one
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Institutional Man" Vinny Appice, Dio, Tracy Grijalva 5:08
2."Don't Tell the Kids"Appice, Dio, Grijalva4:19
3."Black"Dio, Grijalva, Appice, Jeff Pilson 3:10
4."Hunter of the Heart"Appice, Dio, Grijalva4:13
5."Stay Out of My Mind"Pilson7:11
Side two
No.TitleMusicLength
6."Big Sister"Dio, Grijalva, Appice, Pilson5:35
7."Double Monday"Appice, Dio, Grijalva2:55
8."Golden Rules"Appice, Dio, Grijalva4:54
9."Dying in America"Dio, Grijalva, Appice, Pilson4:38
10."This Is Your Life"Dio, Grijalva3:25

Personnel

Dio
Ronnie James Dio American singer-songwriter and composer

Ronald James Padavona known professionally as Ronnie James Dio or simply Dio, was an American heavy metal singer-songwriter and composer. He fronted or founded numerous groups throughout his career, including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell.

Jeff Pilson American musician

Jeffrey Steven Pilson is an American musician who is currently the bass guitarist for the rock band Foreigner. He has also performed with bands Dokken and Dio. He also plays guitar, cello, keyboards, piano, and mellotron. Pilson played fictional heavy metal bassist Jörgen in the 2001 film Rock Star, and voiced Johnny Cage in the 2011 video game Mortal Kombat.

Scott Warren American musician

Scott Warren is an American musician known for being the latest keyboardist for heavy metal band Dio and Heaven & Hell.

Production

Total Access Recording is a recording studio located in Redondo Beach, California, owned and operated by sound engineer and founder Wyn Davis. Total Access opened for business in December 1980. The first clients of the studio were bands signed with SST Records, whose owner Greg Ginn had made a "bulk recording deal" with Davis. Renowned producer Ken Scott is also a client of the studio.

Redondo Beach, California City in California, United States

Redondo Beach is coastal city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, located in the South Bay region of the Greater Los Angeles area. It is one of three adjacent beach cities along the southern portion of Santa Monica Bay. The population was 66,748 at the 2010 census, up from 63,261 at the 2000 census.

Paul Raymond Gregory is an English artist. Best known for his J. R. R. Tolkien-inspired fantasy paintings and rock album covers, he has also created book covers and is a co-founder of Bloodstock Open Air Heavy Metal Festival.

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