- Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Geezer Butler - Bass
- Vinny Appice - Drums
- Scott Warren - Keyboards
- Intro/The Mob Rules
- Children Of The Sea
- Sign Of The Southern Cross
- Drums solo
- Computer God
- Falling Off The Edge…
- Shadow Of The Wind
- Guitar intro/Die Young
- Heaven & hell
- Encore: Neon Knights
CONCERT PHOTO GALLERY
Here's an offsite photo gallery for this show.
FAN SUBMITTED TOUR REVIEWS & REMARKS
from BAIOTTI PAOLO <email@example.com>
date Jun 4, 2007 8:01 AM
subject HEAVEN & HELL - MILANO, IDROSCALO 03/06/2007
Here is the set list of yesterday's show in Milano for the Gods Of Metal
Start 9.40 / End 11.10
It was a great show. A crowd of many thousand with a lot of young
people. Dio's voice is still so strong! Unfortunately the set list was
shorter than in the Usa as it was a festival co-headlined with Dream
Theater. Great versions of Children Of The Sea, Falling Off The Edge and
a stunning Heaven & Hell. But I found excellent also both tracks from
Dehumaniser. Very good sound, lights and stage. I hope that the band
will come back in Europe in winter for another tour woth more time to
from Andrea Crivellaro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Jun 5, 2007 3:10 PM
subject Gods of Metal festival review
Greetings from Italy, I wanted to send you a review of the HUGE show
Black Sabbath (the way I like to call them ;) ) played Sunday at the
Gods of Metal festival.
First of all let me say you that I appreciate your site very much, I
discovered it when I wasn't even aware of the entire discography of the
guys, but I liked so much to read your timeline page (usually I like to
read about bands, even if I don't fully know them), that I had to check
out the music the guys behind all of your story played : ) and I also
like your attitude of considering every era of the band, and calling
this incarnation of the band the way it is - Black Sabbath, indeed.
Anyway, here's my review:
Black Sabbath headlined the Sunday portion of the Gods of Metal
festival. Co-billed as headliners with Dream Theater, the prog-metal
band from USA was kind enough to offer their closing slots to the guys,
out of respect for the Black Sabbath legacy. The festival was nice, on
the bill there were also among others Anathema, Symphony X, Dark
Tranquillity, Dimmu Borgir, Blind Guardian and the aforementioned Dream
Theater, that pulled out quite a treat by doing entirely their classic
album Images and Words, released 15 years before.
It was dark by the time that Black Sabbath hit the stage; the stage set
was nice and atmospheric, with cemetery gates put in front of the amps,
and three windows-shaped monitors above the drums. Lights went off, the
intro to E5150 started, and at the end the guys entered on stage... what
an emotion to see Tony Iommi for the first time, and to hear him
immediately after kick it off with the intro to Mob Rules! Dio jumped on
stage from behind the drum riser, and immediately lit the night on fire.
Finally there in front of me Dio, Iommi, Butler and Appice, starting the
show on a very high note, and with an intensity that would have never
dropped. Next was, in Dio words (a Dio that was very often praised and
greeted by the crowd), the first song they wrote together - it was
Children of the Sea, a mostly welcomed song by the audience, that came
out flawlessly. Dio was at the top of his form, and would have stayed
that way throughout all the concert.
I from Dehumanizer was next, and even though it's one of my less
personal favorites on the album, it came out very nicely. But the real
treat was coming next; announced by Dio as a song very much requested,
The Sign of the Southern Cross was played, and it was nothing but
monumental. A simply stunning and amazing performance, the highlight of
the show - and of the entire festival possibly. Another not-so-liked
song by me, but that came out great was Voodoo, with an extended section
at the end and funny trade-offs between Dio and Iommi.
Then it was time for the guys to get a rest, and leave the spotlight to
Vinnie Appice and his drum solo, and after that, they played one of my
favorite Sabbath songs ever, Computer God, whoah! funny enough, during
the drum solo I was thinking "Mh, after this, it would be nice to
restart the show with the industrial noises at the beginning of Computer
God".... looks like my wish got granted, eh eh! awesome and powerful
rendition of this song, but this is a description that would suit all of
the following songs as well: their new track, Shadow of the Wind (even
though my personal preference goes to The Devil Cried, but the song was
insanely heavy and catchy), a more than brilliant Falling Off the Edge
of the World, and the immortal Die Young, introduced by a short Iommi
The last song of the set was, obviously, the namesake song of this
incarnation of the band: Heaven and Hell. Dio introduced it more or less
like "... the song that gave the name to this version of the band, with
Geezer and the three italians", or something like that; bottom line, he
was making a joke of the way once Ozzy called them, it was fun to hear
him stand up against that little funny remark from the "official"
The song was played in its 20 minutes version, with singalong at the
beginning, the extended section in the middle with Dio playing both
"heaven" and "hell" we could say, with white lights from above and a red
light from below, to enhance the theatrics of the show... very funny and
mesmerizing. The tune came at a rocking end and it was time for them to
leave the stage... only to return to plunge into a final wild ride on
the notes of Neon Knights, that ended the concert just as memorable as
A most excellent gig by one of the best line-ups of Black Sabbath, with
a Dio all over the top and the other guys inspiring awe and respect with
just their sole presence.... one of the best shows I've witnessed, and a
lesson to many, many bands by the band (or at least, a very great and
worthwhile incarnation of it) that made it all start. Thank you a lot
Heaven and Hell....... thank you a lot Black Sabbath!!!
Children of the Sea
Sign of the Southern Cross
Shadow of the Wind
Falling off the Edge of the World
Heaven and Hell
from daniele naldi <email@example.com>
date Jun 26, 2007 3:51 PM
subject (nessun oggetto)
I send you my personal review of Heaven and Hell show at the GODS OF
METAL Festival in Milan - Italy - June the 3rd.
I do not talk about other Bands.because it would take too much
At 9:30 pm as soon as lights switched off and intro E5150 started, my
remembers come back in 1992 DEHUMANIZER TOUR. It seemed to be yesterday
but 15 years are gone!!!!!!
Even if I have seen Black Sabbath for 7 times this show has surely been
one of the most beautiful and exciting.
When the 4 came into the scene with Mob Rules I felt a deep emotion.
What to say ............................ What a BIG SHOW!!!!
My biggest surprise was the amazing voice of RJ Dio. It is incredible as
the little goblin can still sing like that. Iommi was a real heavy.
Butler has been the usual wonderful musician. Appice the hammer.
Good sound, strong and clean. Cool stage (even if not as beautiful as
the one in USA).
The only negative thing the show has been a little bit too short. We
missed (compared to the USA tour) Lady Evil (aargg!!) - After all and
Lonely is the word.............