The original DIO members are to reunite to form a new band with vocalist Andrew Freeman — the band will be known as LAST IN LINE.
On Friday 19 February, Frontiers Music SRL will be issuing one of the most highly anticipated Hard Rock releases of 2016: the debut album from LAST IN LINE — titled “Heavy Crown”.
Formed by three original members of DIO including Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell (guitar), Vinny Appice (drums) and Jimmy Bain (bass) and named after DIO’s 1984 studio album the LAST IN LINE are on a mission to bring classic hard rock to fans who can’t get enough of the real thing.
The album will be released on CD, CD/DVD (including a bonus track) and digital formats.
You can already pre-order the album here: http://radi.al/LastInLine.
Says guitarist Vivian Campbell:
“When we started this project a few years ago, the initial idea was to reunite the original Dio band to play the songs we wrote and recorded with Ronnie in the early 1980’s. Joined by Andrew Freeman on vocals, we played a handful of shows in southern California, the UK, and Japan. It was a limited ambition, but it brought us great joy in reconnecting to this great music, to each other, and to our collective history.”
“When we first got together as the Last In Line line-up, our ambition at that time didn’t extend to writing and recording any new music…”
“But when we were offered the opportunity to do so by Frontiers, we decided to enter the studio to write this new album in the very same spirit as we did the Holy Diver album; Back in 1982 Ronnie, Vinny, Jimmy and I went into Sound City studios to kick around ideas and riffs, and about six weeks later we started laying down the tracks for what was to become the Holy Diver album.”