Angry Machines

Niji Entertainment Group
Release date
17 Apr 2012
Running length
10 tracks
Running time


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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Institutional Man 5:08 20,527
2 Don't Tell the Kids 4:17 16,155
3 Black 3:09 18,137
4 Hunter of the Heart 5:18 22,073
5 Stay Out Of My Mind 7:11 14,698
6 Big Sister 5:33 14,781
7 Double Monday 2:55 20,051
8 Golden Rules 4:52 13,933
9 Dying in America 4:37 13,889
10 This Is Your Life 3:27 23,914

About this album

Angry Machines is the seventh studio album from the heavy metal band Dio. It was released in 1996 on Mayhem Records. It was the last album to feature original drummer Vinny Appice.

Track listing
All lyrics and melodies by Ronnie James Dio
“Institutional Man” (Dio, Tracy Grijalva, Vinny Appice) – 5:00
“Don’t Tell the Kids” (Dio, Grijalva, Appice) – 4:13
“Black” (Dio, Grijalva, Appice, Jeff Pilson) – 3:06
“Hunter of the Heart” (Dio, Grijalva, Appice) – 4:06

“Stay Out of My Mind” (Pilson) – 6:57
“Big Sister” (Dio, Grijalva, Appice, Pilson) – 5:27
“Double Monday” (Dio, Grijalva, Appice) – 2:50
“Golden Rules” (Dio, Grijalva, Appice) – 4:46
“Dying in America” (Dio, Grijalva, Appice, Pilson)– 4:31
“God Hates Heavy Metal” (Bonus Track) – 3:45
“This Is Your Life” (Dio, Grijalva)– 3:18
*The bonus track can be found on the Japanese pressing of the album

Album charts positions
Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 UK Album Charts
1996 Angry Machines #49 #4

Ronnie James Dio – Vocals
Tracy G – Guitars (real name Tracy Grijalva)
Jeff Pilson – Bass
Vinny Appice – Drums
Scott Warren – Keyboards
Recorded and mixed at Total Access, Redondo Beach, California, USA
Produced by Ronnie James Dio
Engineered by Wyn Davis
Second engineered by Darian Rundall and Eddie Ashworth
Originally mastered by Eddy Schreyer at Oasis Mastering
Cover illustration by Paul Gregory at Studio 54

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  • Russian_Wolf

    совсем не похоже на дядьку Дио. но ничего, слухать можно

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • monisiowaty

    very good album

    28 Mar 2014 Reply
  • KingOfTriptiis

    Not if they suck, no.

    7 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Predelnik

    Perfect example that true experiments will never be accepted by audience.

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ericshep

    fuck ya!!!!!

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Gomezpainkiller

    This is indeed a good album!

    22 Jul 2012 Reply

    Worst album? Fuck off, this album is awesome! Dio never had a bad moment. In a Interview, released 1998 he said that Angry Machines is a album, which should inspire young Musicans to form a Band and make the music they like, so they had to do this new sound. And well, that's the story about Angry Machines..

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • fatalportrait99

    This Is Your Life is probbably the most forgotten gem in whole Dio discography. [2]

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • fatalportrait99

    This is Dio's worst album, But I hate using the word "worst" because it implies this is a bad album. It's not. It's amazing. All his other albums are just more amazing.

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
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    19 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Kucper888

    This Is Your Life is probbably the most forgotten gem in whole Dio discography.

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Raziel-Nosgoth

    Institutinal Man & Golden Rules are very good, Big Sister is OK. The rest is from very weak to weak.

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Noxbi

    This album is so underrated. People (Ronnie included) shit all over it but it has some solid tracks.

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • KeydTheMighty

    Hunter Of The Heart IS GREAT

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • miracleman88

    This is the least great DIO album, but still it has great songs in it. Institutional man, Don't Tell The Kids, Hunter Of The Heart, Golden Rules and This Is Your Life are my favourites. Unfortunately rest of the album ain't that good.

    5 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Headbanger62695

    Angry Machines AND strange highways kick ass.

    2 Sep 2009 Reply
  • VampyreAngel

    This Is Your Life is indeed a great song, but Strange Highways isn't the worst Dio album, not in a million years

    12 Jun 2009 Reply
  • cameljackson

    This is Your Life makes this one FAR from his worst (which was Strange Highways... I mean, it had Hollywood Black, which was okay at best, but come on). Honestly, TiYL is one of Dio's best songs; it's a shame that it's not posted.

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • treetopsmc

    here's a controversial idea: RJD bravely chose to experiment with a new sound, which was largely successful, but was too great a leap forward for most fans to accept. consequently, he chickened out of experimentation and went for self-parody instead. despite some low points, this album is FAR richer and more authentic than any of the albums that came after. Hopefully the new H&H release will be a welcome change.

    2 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Headbanger62695

    can anybody tell me where this cd is availible bc i cant find it anywhere.

    9 Dec 2008 Reply
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