Last In Line was formed back in 2012, two years after Ronnie James Dio‘s death by former members of the original line-up of Dio, so it’s not a coincidence that the name comes from the group’s second record released back in 1984.
But the group decided not to be a “tribute band” that only performs classic Dio songs and already released three studio albums with original songs, the most recent one being “Jericho” in 2023. Now the group released an official video for the recent track “Not Today Satan”.
The current line-up has Andrew Freeman (Vocals), Vivian Campbell (Guitar), Vinny Appice (Drums) and Phil Soussan (Bass).
Campbell is still a member of Def Leppard, band he joined back in 1992, replacing the late guitarist Steve Clark.
The band had released three studio albums: “Heavy Crown” (2016), “II” (2019) and “Jericho” (2023). They also recorded an EP called “A Day In Life” (2022), which featured a cover of The Beatles song of the same name.
The drummer Vinny Appice was a member of Dio from 1982 to 1989 and then from 1992 to 1998. Vivian Campbell worked with the late legendary vocalist from 1982 to 1986.
The bassist Phil Soussan wasn’t a member of Dio in the past, but had worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Johnny Hallyday and many more. The band’s singer Andrew Freeman had also worked with many different bands, like Lynch Mob, Sevendust and Staind.
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