TERRY LeROI (LeROI XIII): “RONNIE JAMES DIO Is Absolutely My Hands-Down, Favorite Metal Vocalist!”

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Making a Stand

If asked who was the most influential vocalist that inspired, almost every metal musician would say Ronnie James Dio. Ronnie touched a lot of hearts and souls while he was with us, while his music is still standing strong today. A newly formed group LeRoii XIII has made a stand for the music they love, and for the “Stand Up and Shout” Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund with their recording of the Dio classic “Stand Up and Shout”.

LeRoi XIII has an all-star lineup comprised of singer Terry LeRoi (Granny 4 Barrel), guitarists Troy McLawhorn (Evanescence), Sammy Boller, bassist Aaron Pauley (Of Mice and Men), and drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence). 100% of the proceeds/profits from this song go to the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (for the mission of support, research, and education that furthers early detection, prevention, and treatment of prostate, colon, and stomach cancers).

Metal Express radio’s Bryce Van Patten talks with Terry LeRoi about “Stand Up and Shout”, the great Ronnie James Dio tune that he’s recorded with LeRoi XIII to benefit the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Terry talks about his Love of RJD, how the song and people came together, and more.

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Will Hunt – Drums
Troy McLawhorn – Guitars
Terry LeRoi – Vocals
Sammy Boller – Guitars
Aaron Pauley – Bass

Music Produced, Engineered and Mixed by David Bendeth

Donate to the Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund – diocancerfund.org


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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