Last in Line Release Teaser Video for ‘Devil in Me’
A week ago, Last in Line, a side project of Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell and other ex-Dio members, announced that their debut album, Heavy Crown, would be released on Feb. 19, 2016. Now they've released a teaser video for the lead single, "Devil in Me."
You can watch the very brief clip, which basically consists of a guitar riff, a lot of flames and the promise of the full-length video arriving on Tuesday, Nov. 17, above. The video was directed by Jamie Brown of Smoking Gun, Inc.
Last in Line was started two years ago by Campbell, drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain and keyboardist Claude Schnell -- all of whom served in Dio -- as a live act paying tribute to the work they did with Ronnie James Dio. They recruited Andrew Freeman (Lynch Mob, The Offspring) as the vocalist. Their tours attracted the attention of Frontiers Music, who offered them a deal. However, they've already made a lineup change, with Schnell, who joined after their first album, departing.
As Campbell wrote in a statement, "It was decided that we enter the studio to write this new album in the very same spirit as we did the Holy Diver record [...] It was after Holy Diver was written and recorded that we brought in Claude to embellish certain songs in a way that the guitar just couldn’t do. From that time forward Claude became an essential part of the band's live shows. In retracing our footsteps, we again started to write this new album as a four-piece band – thus keeping the emphasis on guitar-driven songs. In the course of doing so we have decided to continue on that path and remain a four-piece band. We wish Claude every success and he remains a very close friend and confidant to all concerned."
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