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Master of the Moon

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Released  September 7, 2004
Artist  Dio
Producer  Ronnie James Dio
Genres  Heavy metal, Doom metal
Length  46:07
Release date  30 August 2004
Label  Steamhammer
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Recorded  Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A.
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Similar  Dio albums, Heavy metal albums

Dio master of the moon

Master of the Moon is the tenth and final studio album by the American heavy metal band Dio. The album was released on September 7, 2004 in America through Sanctuary Records and August 30, 2004 in Europe through SPV Records. It was produced by Ronnie James Dio.



Master of the Moon marks the return of guitarist Craig Goldy, who also performed on Dio's Dream Evil (1987) and Magica (2000). It also features Jeff Pilson on bass, Simon Wright on drums and Scott Warren on keyboards.

Song info

One song, "Death by Love", was partly written by former Magica touring bassist Chuck Garric. There are no writing credits provided in the album's liner notes.


On the supporting tour for this album Dio went on the road with Fireball Ministry and Anthrax opening. As usual, he reached into his catalogue and played songs from various stages of his career, including Rainbow and Black Sabbath songs.

Due to other commitments, Pilson was unable to tour the album and Rudy Sarzo took over the bass guitar duties.

Track listing

The bonus track "The Prisoner of Paradise" is on the Japanese pressing of the album. The song would later be featured on the compilation The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2.

All tracks written by Ronnie James Dio and Craig Goldy except where noted.


  • Ronnie James Dio – vocals
  • Craig Goldy – guitar, keyboards
  • Jeff Pilson – bass
  • Simon Wright – drums
  • Scott Warren – keyboards
  • Production
  • Recorded at Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A.
  • Produced by Ronnie James Dio
  • Engineered by Wyn Davis
  • Brian Daughterty, Michael McMullen - assistant engineers
  • Eddy Schreyer - mastering
  • Cover illustration by Marc Sasso
  • Charts



    1One More for the Road3:17
    2Master of the Moon
    3The End of the World4:39


    Master of the Moon Wikipedia

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