Released 2002|© SPITFIRE RECORDS
Killing the Dragon
ENGINEERED | RECORDED | MIXED BY LEOPOLDO LOPES
- Throw Away Children
- Before The Fall
- Cold Feet
- Killing the Dragon is the ninth studio album by American heavy metal band Dio and was produced by frontman Ronnie James Dio.
- The album was reissued in 2007 in a two-CD package with Magica Records.
- It was remastered in 2019 and reissued in 2020 with updated album art and a bonus disc containing six tracks recorded live on the Killing the Dragon tour.
- Killing the Dragon introduces guitarist Doug Aldrich to the band. He had previously performed with Burning Rain and subsequently went on to join the band Whitesnake.
- Previous guitarist, Craig Goldy, co-wrote some of the songs before leaving the band. He returned for 2004's Master of the Moon. It is their final album with bassist Jimmy Bain.
ACCOLADES | CHARTS | CERTIFICATIONS
- The album peaked at number 199 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and number 30 on the German Albums Offizielle Top 100.