Conquest Of Steel pay tribute to Dio on new single

Everyone’s favourite patched-denim wearing, sword wielding Yorkshire-men Conquest Of Steel are to release a 7” single in Feb 11, which will include three brand new studio recordings (one being a tribute to Ronnie James Dio) plus a live track.

Guitarist, DD Danger speaks to ZT about the decision to dedicate the song, ‘Man Of The Dragon,’ to the late rock legend;

“Dan Durrant (Vocals) came up with the idea for the lyrics and vocal line a few days before we went into the studio. We rehearsed it a couple of times and it seemed to fit with the music which already had a Dio-esque flavour. The end result is a classic Heavy Metal track that pays respect to one of metal’s father figures; a man who we as a band have a great deal of respect for.

We have been playing ‘Holy Diver’ as a live track for the last few years and have all been long term fans of Rainbow, Sabbath and Dio. I was lucky enough to see him live a few times over the last few years, each time being amazed that a man of his age still had such power in his lungs! Dio is already much missed, but his legacy will live on – RIP Ronnie James Dio.”

The tracks were recorded at Priory Studios with Greg Chandler (Esoteric). The single will be limited to 333 copies and will be on Blood Red vinyl. It can be purchased from No Face Records at

The band are back in the studio this summer to record their fourth album. It promises, as always, to be “Metal-As-Hell!”

Catch the beer-soaked warriors at Birmingham’s Asylum 2 on 15th January with Dark Forest and Stuka Squadron, or at Bradford Rios on 11th February with Blood Sweat and Beer, Devoured and more TBC.

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