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Former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson will fill in for Craig Goldy at the October 26 DIO DISCIPLES concert at M15 in Corona, California as Craig has a prior commitment in Russia.

DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) and is fully supported by Dio‘s widow/manager, Wendy, currently consists of the following musicians:

* Mark Boals (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) – Vocals
* Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB) – Vocals
* Craig Goldy (DIO) – Guitar
* Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) – Bass
* Scott Warren (DIO,HEAVEN & HELL) – Keyboards
* Simon Wright (DIO, AC/DC, UFO) – Drums

In the late 1980s Robertson heard that Ronnie James Dio was looking for a new guitarist. He sent a tape to the record company Phonogram. After six months of waiting, he got a reply that stated that at that moment they were not interested in him. At the encouragement of his friend and fellow guitarist Sean Manning (HURRICANE) the tenacious Robertson then contacted the DIO fan club who then asked him to send his demo tape to them.

Robertson, who was 17 years old at the time, got a great response from DIO after receiving the demo through the fan-club channels. In late January or early February 1989 Robertson was flown to Los Angeles for an audition with DIO. He was auditioned twice. Immediately after the second audition he was invited to join the band. The press-release for the addition of Robertson to DIO was sent out on July 18, 1989 and the press was invited to meet the newest DIO guitarist on July 20, 1989 at Oliver’s Pub in New York City.

The first DIO album Robertson started working on with DIO was “Lock up the Wolves”. These sessions included Jimmy Bain, Vinny Appice and Jens Johansson. The band had already begun writing and recording when Jimmy Bain and Vinny Appice were suddenly excused from the band. They were replaced with Teddy Cook and former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright.

“Lock up the Wolves” was released in 1990, and the band embarked on a tour in support of the album.

Robertson stayed with DIO until Ronnie James Dio rejoined BLACK SABBATH in 1991.

Dio and Robertson had been writing songs for an album to be released in May 1991 which ended up being shelved. When the DIO band was put on ice, Robertson started work on an instructional video for guitar players. It was released on Star Licks in July or August 1991. He then teamed up with vocalist Oni Logan (ex-LYNCH MOB) and drummer Jimmy Paxson (from TRIANGLE) and began to write and record on an album together for Atlantic Records.

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ROYAL HUNT and ULI JON ROTH vocalist Mark Boals has joined forces with ARACHENS and STRINGS 24 guitarist Frank Carusho in a new recording project called THUNDER RISING.

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Due to “unforeseen circumstances,” singer Tim “Ripper” Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) was unable to join his bandmates in DIO DISCIPLES on the Monsters Of Rock cruise, which embarked on its second voyage March 16 and returned four days later.

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Neil Turbin (ANTHRAX, DEATHRIDERS), Mark Boals (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RING OF FIRE, ROYAL HUNT) and Ronny Munroe (METAL CHURCH) will join forces for the Voices Of Metal concert on March 30 at the House Of Rock in White Marsh, Maryland.

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Swedish axeman Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear/Last Tribe) has started work on a new solo album with the working title of “Free Fall.” Karlsson, best known as guitar player for Primal Fear and Last Tribe, as well as producer and composer for the Allen-Lande project and Bob Catley’s (Magnum) latest solo effort “Immortal,” has been writing songs for the past few months and has decided to create his a own personal project, which has been in consideration for some time.

Karlsson has confirmed that some special “friends” have agreed to take part to the album, which include such vocalists as Tony Harnell (Starbreaker/Ex-TNT), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Mark Boals (Iron Mask/Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Russell Allen (Symphony X). More guests will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

As far as musical direction is concerned, fans of Karlsson work with Last Tribe, Starbreaker’s first album and Allen Lande will be pleased the new musical creation. More information, as well as a release date from label Frontiers Records, is expected soon.

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SOUL SIGN, the Los Angeles-based band led by Swedish bassist Bjorn Englen (TONY MACALPINE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ULI JON ROTH), has announced the addition of powerhouse vocalist Mark Boals to the group’s ranks.

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Belgian power metal band Iron Mask, featuring Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Mark Boals, posted a new music video for the song “God Punishes, I Kill.” The song appears on the band’s latest release “Black As Death,” which is available through AFM Records.

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Guitarist Adrian Galysh, whose previous releases have been mainly instrumental fare, has enlisted former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ROYAL HUNT and ULI JON ROTH singer Mark Boals to contribute vocals to Adrian’s new album.

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Mark Boals (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TED NUGENT), Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON) and Bobby Rondinelli (RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) have joined forces in a new “supergroup called COMMUNION.

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Legendary hard rock vocalist Mark Boals (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ULI JON ROTH, ROYAL HUNT) makes a guest appearance on “Time Of The Equinox”, the new album from the Lebanese guitarist Amadeus Awad.

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