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Six Degrees of Dio: A Pale Horse Named Death


I’m kind of going in alphabetical order through my musical collection but don’t ask me why Iron Maiden was first. Anyway today’s band is A Pale Horse Named Death.

If you’re not familiar with them they’re a cross between Type O Negative and Alice in Chains. That shouldn’t be surprising since there are two former members of Type O in APHND.

So here’s the route I took to Ronnie James Dio…


Sal Abruscato of APHND was in Type O Negative with Peter Steele. Type O recorded the song ‘Matchstick Men’ with Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy was in Black Sabbath with Tony Iommi. Tony of course was in Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell with Ronnie James Dio.

Here’s APHND with my favorite song off of their album And Hell Will Follow Me, ‘Meet The Wolf’.

UPDATE: An astute commenter on the APHND Facebook page mentioned that Peter Steele and Tony Iommi did a song together. I completely forgot about that so Ozzy can be skipped entirely in this case.

And a very special thank you to Sal Abruscato himself for linking to this post on both Facebook and Twitter.