Holy Diver

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Album Cover
Album Cover

Original Author - Jer

Holy Diver Album

Holy Diver is the name of Ronnie James Dio's first of many albums under the band name "Dio".

Released in 1983, Holy Diver reached #61 on the Billboard 200 and went platinum in 1989

Dio, a legendary metal singer by most opinions, previously fronted Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow as well as several other bands. He did replace Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath as well.

Currently Dio is back with his Sabbath band mates in "Heaven & Hell", as well as continuing his solo career that has spanned the last 25 years.

Vivian Campbell (who later joined Def Leppard) played guitar on this album.

Holy Diver is considered by many to be a staple in any metal album collection.


01. Stand Up And Shout
02. Holy Diver
03. Gypsy
04. Caught In The Middle
05. Don't Talk To Strangers
06. Straight Through The Heart
07. Invisible
08. Rainbow In The Dark
09. Shame On The Night


The promo video for the title track Holy Diver can be seen here:
Promo Video For Dio's Holy Diver

The US band Killswitch Engage performed a cover version of Holy Diver to rave reviews. See that video here:
Killswitch Engage - Holy Diver Cover