Dio Disciples drummer Simon Wright said it would be wrong for them to turn their debut album into something that tried to sound like Dio.
Manager Wendy Dio recently confirmed that the officially sanctioned band, which was put together to pay tribute to the life and work of Ronnie James Dio, was gearing up to record in September.
“We started doing this to celebrate Ronnie … and it kinda spawned off to, ‘Let’s try and do a record,’” singer Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens recently told The Metal Voice. “We’ve already worked on, like, four songs or so … we’re all busy doing stuff all the time. … It’s an exciting thing for us to do. I think people wanted us to do our own music.”