Singer Tim “Ripper” Owens states Dio Disciples’ debut album will not be a Dio record
Dio Disciples drummer Simon Wright and lead vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens were recently interviewed by former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin for Canada’s The Metal Voice.
When asked about the upcoming first Dio Disciples‘ studio album, Ripper advised (as transcribed by The Metal Voice with slight edits): “When [we] started doing the Dio Disciples, we did it to celebrate Ronnie James Dio. That was the main idea and it kind of spawned off into trying and do a record. Craig Goldy‘s wheels are always turning to write material. Wendy [Dio] said it was a great idea, then Wendy started to shop the idea to people. We have already worked on 4-5 songs. It’s exciting for us to do it ’cause people wanted us to do our own music.”
Wright added: “Ronnie will always be with us in spirit and we will see what comes out so far the music is sounding really good. We all have different influences hopefully it’s going to be this big mish-mash of everything (Judas Priest, Dio, AC/DC). The songs that we have done also have a bit of originality in them.”
Ripper opined: “We are not making a Dio record.”
Interview with Tim “Ripper” Owens and Simon Wright by The Metal Voice:
For The Metal Voice former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin spoke to Dio Disciples singer Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens ( exJudas Priest, Iced Earth) and drummer Simon Wright (Ex AC/DC) at the 4th Annual Ride for Ronnie on May 6 2018 at Encino park California.