Day of black clothes, long hair and, above all, loud music: this May 16th marks International Heavy Metal Day, so thousands of fans of the genre around the world prepare their playlists to celebrate it with the rhythm of music; but why is it commemorated on this day? Here we have the story.
The International Heavy Metal Day began to be celebrated in honor of one of the highest representatives of the genre: Ronnie James Dio, member of bands like Black Sabbath, ELF and Rainbow.
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James Dio passed away at the age of 67 on May 16, 2010.and for this reason that date for many has been marked on the calendar to honor his legacy by listening to heavy metal songs.
Ronnie James Dio is considered by many music lovers as the representative voice of heavy metal for his ability to sing in different tones; likewise, to him credited with popularizing hand making hornsa sign that is now characteristic of all concerts and has even been implemented as a common gesture among all metalheads.
The musician passed away from cancer, and since 2010 the date has passed to posterity. Although it is not an officially established anniversaryMetalheads from around the world take the opportunity to commemorate with concerts and various activities, as well as posting their favorite songs on social networks.
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