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Banned From H.E.L.L. the Dio Era


a Tribute to the Ages of Black Sabbath

Nominated for the 2012 & 2013 Detroit Music Awards "Outstanding Tribute band"




“The world is full of kings and queens who blind your eyes and steal your dreams, it’s heaven and hell.” — Black Sabbath

Banned From H.E.L.L. is a Detroit band paying tribute to the Dio years of the legendary metal band Black Sabbath. It prides itself on recreating the true Black Sabbath Heaven & Hell experience, capturing its sound and visual essence, in an unforgettable live performance.

The band formed after Ronnie’s untimely death in 2010, as the result of a group of area musicians coming together on a whim to perform a handful of tunes dedicated to their fallen hero. The collaboration was so electric, it built a demand for more shows and Banned From H.E.L.L. was born.

Since that time, the band has taken efforts to drill down that Dio-era sound capturing Ronnie’s haunting vocals, Iommi’s signature guitar tones and the thunderous rhythm section that Sabbath is known for.

A series of summer festival appearances, including Harley Fest and Detroit Bike Week, Bay City Fireworks, the AuSable River Boat Cruise, that Metal Show with Eddie Trunk and a Detroit Music Award nomination have helped solidify the band as the area’s premiere Dio-era Black Sabbath tribute.

A single of “Children of the Sea” was recorded and issued in 2015 and marks the band’s debut recorded effort.

Banned From H.E.L.L. is:
Quommi - guitar
Rachel May - vocal
Dennis Smith - bass
Evan Hakim - drums

Banned From H.E.L.L. is a Detroit based tribute to Black Sabbath the Dio years. The original band features Ronnie James Dio (R.I.P.) on Vocals, Tony Iommi on guitar, Terry Geezer Butler on Bass and Vinnie Appice on Drums.

Nominated for the 2013 Detroit Music Awards "Outstanding Tribute band".


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Banned From E.A.R.T.H. the Ozzy era

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We have been together as a Black Sabbath & Heaven & Hell Tribute band since the winter of 2007. Our first show was in May of that year. We have been playing gigs consistently since then.

We are dedicated to reproducing the sound and visual essence of BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN & HELL with Ronnie James Dio from their beginning in 1970 all the way to their last album in 2009.

BANNED FROM E.A.R.T.H. & H.E.L.L.has been described by audience members as the band that will blow you away with there exciting energetic stage show, along with the sights and sounds that leave you believing that you had just seen the Godfathers of Metal at work on stage.

BANNED FROM E.A.R.T.H. & H.E.L.L prides themselves on recreating the true sound of the Rock and Roll hall of fame band BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN & HELL. You will see and hear an energetic stage show features a “Crazy” Ozzy impersonator who sounds shockingly close to the Ozzman of the 1970's, power house vocals from Veteran Rocker Rachel May singing Ronnie James Dio like no other living human can, guitar tones that will make you believe that the Metal God Toni Iommi has just entered the room, heavy dynamic drums that bring you deep inside the soul and rhythm of a Bill Ward masterpiece, and bass virtuosity that is brimming over with energy in only the way Geezer Butler could do it. Their live videos are proof, but you must see them live to experience the power of a BANNED FROM E.A.R.T.H. & H.E.L.L. show.

Here is a list of venues that we have played since our formation:

All Around - Taylor MI
AuSable River Queen - Oscoda MI
Downriver Cruise - Lincoln Park MI
Blondies - Detroit MI
Bullfrog - Redford MI
Darksyde Haunted House - Jonesville MI
Dawghouse (Clinton Twp) MI
Dawg Haus (Dearborn Heights) MI
Detroit Bike Week - Commerce Twp MI
Dice Entertainment - Bay City MI
Eastern Market tailgate party - Detroit MI
Double 66 - Stanton MI
Elbow Room - Ypsilanti MI
Emerald Theater - Mt Clemens MI
Floyds - Lincoln Park MI
Gibraltar band shell - Mt Clemens MI
St. Andrews Hall - Detroit MI
Hardrock Cafe - Detroit MI
Hatchy's - Utica MI
Hayloft - Mt Clemens MI
Heidelberg - Ann Arbor MI
Hell Creek Ranch - Hell MI
Indian Berry's - Bay City MI
Iroc - Detroit MI
J-Dubs - Riverview MI
Kelly's Bar - Hamtramck
Legendz - Port Huron MI
Machine Shop - Flint MI
Mickey Finns - Toledo OH
New Way - Ferndale MI
NY, NY - Chesterfield MI
Pub 1281 - Clinton Twp. MI
Rack n' Roll - Riverview MI
Record Time - Roseville MI
Ritz - Warren MI
Simons After Dark - Allen Park MI
Speakeasy Walkers - Westland MI
Stars & Stripes Fest - Mt Clemens MI
Stonehouse - Detroit MI
Terror Town - Toledo OH
TNT's - Clinton Twp. MI
Token Lounge - Westland MI
Orbit Room - Grand Rapids MI
Campus Martius Park - Detroit MI
Uli's Haus of Rock - Lansing MI
Uncle Sam Jam - Woodhaven MI
Vigilante Clubhouse - Detroit MI



Banned From E.A.R.T.H. & H.E.L.L., a Tribute to the Ages of Black Sabbath, the Greatest Black Sabbath tribute band on EARTH.

Nominated for the 2012 Detroit Music Awards "Outstanding Tribute band".


Go to venue addresses

--Current Shows--



With Who

5/14/16 The Detroit Dio Triburte - Location TBA Banned From H.E.L.L. - Other bands TBA
8/27/16 Au Sable River Queen
1775 E Side Riv
Oscoda Charter Township, MI 48750
Banned From H.E.L.L. & the South Mad Sabs


Au Sable River Queen
1775 E Side Riv
Oscoda Charter Township, MI 48750

Token Lounge
28949 Joy Rd.
Westland, MI 48185

St. Andrews Hall
431 Congress
Detroit, Mi.

Mickey Finns
602 LaGrange St.
Toledo, Ohio 43604

16350 Harper
Detroit, MI.

Detroit PUB
33401 Harper,
Clinton Township, MI.

The New Way Bar
23130 Woodward
Ferndale MI, 48220

7759 Auburn Rd,
Utica, MI 48047


The All Around
25621 Ecorse Road,
Taylor, MI 48180

19803 Ralston St
Detroit, Mi.