Last in Line Post Part of a Song from Upcoming New Album
What started as a way for a classic Dio lineup to honor its musical legacy has become a recording act in its own right -- and now fans can catch a glimpse of Last in Line's new material well in advance of the band's upcoming album.
The group, which reunites guitarist Vivian Campbell with fellow Dio vets Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell and adds singer Andrew Freeman in Ronnie James Dio's stead, has been in the studio with producer (and fellow former Dio member) Jeff Pilson, and the results include the new track 'Devil in Me,' which they're now sharing on their Facebook page.
There are some caveats: You've got to 'like' the band in order to hear the track, and it merely offers an unmixed snippet of the work in progress. But given that the record doesn't have a title, release date, or label yet, it's still your best chance to get an idea of what Last in Line's studio efforts will add up to when it's all said and done.
"The fact that Andy didn't sound like Ronnie somehow resonated with me that it was OK to go out and play those songs and have the focus somewhere else," Campbell said during a recent interview with Tickets Here. "People then started asking me, 'Are you going to start making new music?' At first, I said no because it was never on my field of thought, but then it became more apparent that for Last in Line to move forward and to be taken to that next level, that's what we needed to do."
Once the band members got together in the studio, added Campbell, "It was so effortless the way we came across new music, it just fell out of us like it did on the first record, on 'Holy Diver.' It was so easy for us to come up with musical ideas. We act as great springboards for each other. Like when I play something for the guys, they instinctively know where to go and vice versa. We came up with a half a dozen song ideas in a matter of days."