Song Of The Week #18 Dio – Holy Diver
Now it’s the time for heavy metal legend – Dio
‘Holy Diver’ is his solo debut (first single) released in 1983.
It’s not a glam metal song, but it has a big influence on whole decade.
Dio – Holy Diver (Official Video)
‘Holy Diver’ was released in August 1983, is the first single released by heavy metal band Dio.
Who (Holy Diver album)?
- Ronnie James Dio – vocals, keyboards
- Vivian Campbell – guitar
- Jimmy Bain – bass, keyboards
- Vinny Appice – drums
‘Holy Diver’ Success
Firstly, this song wasn’t so popular, but within years it became one of the most popular Dio songs.
- 43rd place on VH1’s Top 100 Hard Rock Songs
- 40th place on the Mainstream Rock chart (August 1983)
Dio – Holy Diver (live 1983)
Dio – Holy Diver (live 2002)