The band has incredible chemistry not only with their playing but with their on-stage comradery
Dio Disciples are great and know all the songs, but we know all the notes because we wrote them
RESURRECTION KINGS is a new band centered around the talents of former Dio and Giuffria guitar player, Craig Goldy.
But what is most interesting about this show, besides the usual classics like ‘Heaven and hell’, ‘The last in line’, ‘Holy diver’, ‘Man on the silver mountain’, ‘Rainbow in the dark’ ‘We rock ‘and others are no less than six songs, taken from”Strange Highways” which the band performed live
Overall it’s a very very tight album. Excellent musicianship and the whilst the focus I am sure will be on Vinny Appice in the short term, the great lyrics from Capelli and Cosma’s voice really set this out from the crowd.
I worked with John Lennon but I didn’t want to be a fan to him. I was just cool, never took pictures and I didn’t ask him questions like that. How did that stuff come about which still sounds amazing to this day.
When Campbell announced a reunion of the classic era Dio band going back to playing the classic songs on a short tour,it met a mixed response. Fronting the band,was established vocalist Andrew Freeman who had cut his teeth with several veteran bands.The tour was to be brief,and would hit Belfast (Viv’s home) following an initial warm up US date.
There were two artists that jumped out at me as I listened to their SPV/Steamhammer debut Kill Devil Hill. The first is the most obvious, Alice In Chains. Clearly Bragg is influenced by the late Layne Staley, however the music even has that slow groove that brought AIC into prominence back in the day.
The steamy racy appeal of “Midnight Woman” may fill the heart of every hard rocking lady that still wears black today with blunted emotion, not to mention an addictive chorus to lead the way. The fine piece of scorching Hard Rock shreds lead on the pounding of “This Is How We Roll” a tune which has anthem classic written all over it.