NON-FICTION Bassist: RONNIE JAMES DIO 'Will Not Be Forgotten'

May 23, 2010

Video footage of NON-FICTION performing the Ronnie James Dio-era BLACK SABBATH classic "Voodoo" during the band's November 7, 2009 reunion concert at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey can be viewed below. The entire show was filmed by Jay Bones from Viking Digital and will be made into NON-FICTION's first DVD, "It's A Wonderful Live".

Regarding the passing of Ronnie James Dio, NON-FICTION/INFERNOPHONIC bassist Kevin Bolembach said, "What can be said about such a tremendous loss?!?!

"The music of Ronnie James Dio has been an integral part of my life since I was nine years old.

"My first concert EVER was BLACK SABBATH with BLUE ÖYSTER CULT on the 'Heaven And Hell' tour in 1980 — an event that completely changed my life.

"Over the years I have seen many incarnations of DIO and SABBATH, but my dream was to see a reunion of the classic 'Heaven and Hell' lineup. My prayers were answered at Radio City Music Hall in early 2007 when giants once again walked the earth under the banner of HEAVEN & HELL.

"There has never been another singer with more heart, soul, or insight in to the human condition than Ronnie James Dio, and there never will be.

"Rest in peace, Ronnie, and thank you for your priceless gifts. You will not be forgotten."

NON-FICTION released three full-length albums — "Preface", "In The Know", and "It's A Wonderful Lie" — and an EP between 1990 and 1994.

NON-FICTION formed after HADES broke up in 1989. Guitarist Dan Lorenzo originally hooked up with vocalist/guitarist Dan Nastasi from MUCKY PUP before singer Alan Tecchio moved back to Jersey from Texas and his stint with WATCHTOWER. Around that time, Nastasi formed DOG EAT DOG. NON-FICTION added bassist Kevin Bolembach (drummer Mike Cristi was already in place) and performed shows locally, including at New York City's CBGB.

NON-FICTION released two CDs rather quickly, shot to #1 on New Jersey radio station WSOU for months at a time and started touring. In 1993, NON-FICTION opened an American tour with OVERKILL, then flew to Europe as openers for both OVERKILL and SAVATAGE.

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