Lute Gone Wild! Listen to medieval minstrels play Rainbow In The Dark by Lord Ronald of The House Dio

Ronnie James Dio
(Image credit: Algal the Bard)

And lo we went a-wanderin’ seeking magic in the night
Across hill and dale we journeyed far, drawn to a golden light
And there stood brave Sir Ronald, a slain dragon at his feet
Crying, ‘Rainbow In The Dark done ‘bardcore’ style would be really fuckin’ sweet!’

Then up stepped the bold Algal The Bard, a music maker he
From the Tube of You, he promised to, make demons and goblins flee
‘When there's lightning,’ he sang ‘you know it always brings me down’
And we grabbed lutes and flutes and serenaded Sir Ronald into Towne

Look, it’s Friday and there’s not much news, so excuse these simple rhymes
Basically someone’s done a Dio song, as if recorded in ancient times
Our voices roared, our hearts did soar, we raised a glass to departed friends
All hail Sir Ronnie for his magic tunes, now our noble quest must end.

And if you enjoyed that, why not listen to Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters given a Medieval makeover, or perhaps some olde System Of A Downe?

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.