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Listen to Resurrection Kings’ ‘Distant Prayer': Exclusive Premiere

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Resurrection Kings, the new band featuring former Dio members Vinny Appice and Craig Goldy alongside ex-Lynch Mob singer Chas West and former Dokken bassist Sean McNabb, have unveiled a track from their upcoming self-titled debut.

You can listen to the exclusive premiere of “Distant Prayer” above. Goldy says the song as “a perfect example” of the songwriting and production skills brought to the table by Alessandro Del Vecchio, who helped put the finishing touches on a record the label describes as a cross between Whitesnake‘s 1987 self-titled album and Dio’s Dream Evil, “with a touch of classic Zeppelin and Rainbow.”

“I am very proud and thankful for this album and the players, producer and record company associated with it,” adds Goldy. “Some of my best playing has not yet been captured and there is a hint of that on this record. Some of my best songwriting hasn’t been heard yet, and there is a hint of that on this record. … The combination of the players, the particular producer — who is himself a great singer/songwriter — and this particular record company has given me back my faith and optimism in both the music industry and the creative process once again.”

As previously reported, Resurrection Kings came together at the behest of Frontiers Music founder Serafino Perugino, who wanted a lineup comprised of what Goldy referred to as “famous guys from the ’80s.” Goldy and West, who’d already written some new original material after working together in the cover band Hollywood Allstars, set off from there.

The Resurrection Kings album is due out Jan. 29, and is available for pre-order now. For more information, visit the band on Facebook.

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