The Rules of Hell

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The Rules of Hell
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Box set by
Released22 July 2008
Recorded1980–1982, 1992
GenreHeavy metal
Black Sabbath compilations chronology
Black Sabbath: The Dio Years
The Rules of Hell
Greatest Hits (Black Sabbath)
Professional ratings
Review scores
PiercingMetal5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]

The Rules of Hell is a collection of four albums by the heavy metal band Black Sabbath featuring Ronnie James Dio on vocals in remastered form.[3] The albums included in the set are:

The boxed set was released on 22 July 2008 through Rhino.[4] Heaven & Hell supported the box set on the Metal Masters Tour, featuring Judas Priest, Motörhead and Testament.[4]

The set does not include the three new recordings from the Black Sabbath: The Dio Years compilation, although some Internet stores included the three The Dio Years tracks as a bonus when downloading the set.

Best Buy exclusive live bonus disc[edit]

A version of this box set was sold at Best Buy for a limited time as an exclusive. This edition included an extra CD containing five live tracks from the previously released but very limited and out of print Live at Hammersmith Odeon. The tracks included are:

  1. "Neon Knights"
  2. "The Mob Rules"
  3. "Children of the Grave"
  4. "Voodoo"
  5. "Country Girl"

The first four of these tracks were also released on the UK "tour edition" of The Dio Years.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ PiercingMetal review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ a b c d e Welte, Jim (2008-04-22). "Legends align for Metal Masters Tour". Archived from the original on 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
  4. ^ a b Prato, Greg (2008-04-22). "Judas Priest leads summer "Metal Masters" tour". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-04-23.

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