Halestorm debuts 'Straight Through the Heart' Dio cover on Loudwire



All hail the late Ronnie James Dio … and many in the rock and metal world have heeded that call. A who’s who of rock and metal acts have gathered to pay homage to the late Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell frontman via the upcoming tribute album, ‘This Is Your Life.’ Loudwire is proud to bring you the U.S. premiere of one of the tracks on the disc — Halestorm‘s rendition of ’Straight Through the Heart.’

Halestorm have long shown their respect for Dio and will take part in a special performance at the 2014 Ronnie James Dio Awards taking place March 17. Their hard-hitting rendition of ‘Straight Through the Heart’ is one of the true standout tracks on the ‘This Is Your Life’ album, with Lzzy Hale delivering a powerful vocal. The original version of the song appears on Dio’s classic album ‘Holy Diver.’ (watch below)

Other acts contributing to the disc include such icons as Metallica, Motorhead, Anthrax and Rob Halford. The album also fittingly features Dio’s own performance of the title track.

The Dio tribute album, ‘This Is Your Life,’ drops April 1 via Rhino, with proceeds from sales of the disc benefitting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. To learn more about the organization or to donate, click here.


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