Four years ago Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio) lost his fight against stomach cancer. To pay tribute to the legend of one of the most gigantic voices in rock and metal history, friends, fans and companions have joined forces to record their favourite tracks. This Is Your Life" contains contributions by mega bands like Metallica (with a nine-month Rainbow medley!), Motörhead ("Starstruck" with Saxons Biff Byford on the mic), Scorpions ("Temple Of The King"), Anthrax ("Neon Knights") as well as musicians who have played together with Dio over the years. Some songs, such as "Mob Rules" (Adrenaline Mob), "Egypt (The Chains Are On)" (Doro) and "Holy Diver" (Killswitch Engage) have already been released, but most of the 14 songs have been re-recorded. Best of all: The proceeds of the album go directly to Ronnies Krebsfond (diocancerfund.org). "This Is Your Life" is a worthy tribute album without any notable failure. And this cannot be said for every project of this kind.
Top track: Catch The Rainbow