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Dio's Benefit

When: Sat., March 26, 7 p.m. 2011

Local metalhead and concert promoter Tony Leonard is better known to the metal scene as Dio. The nickname is perhaps the only evidence that better reflects Leonard's allegiances than the five bands assembled to pay him tribute (and help offset his medical expenses). Headliner While Heaven Wept hails from Virginia, but you'd be forgiven for assuming European origins. The band's lush prog-metal is more expansive than explosive. Vocalist Tom Phillips employs the operatic, trained and vibrato-heavy vocal style singers like Rob Halford and Ronnie James Dio used to build heavy metal's foundations. Fans of melodic trad-metal won't be disappointed, either, by openers Twisted Tower Dire, Widow, Hellrazor and Dark Design. —Bryan Reed

Price: $7

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