Dio Supergroup Last in Line Prepping New Album, ‘Jericho’


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Last in Line – Story by Charles Ken, photo by Jim Wright

Last in Line, a supergroup featuring members of Dio, Black Sabbath and Def Leppard, have announced details of their new album

Last in Line will release their third studio album, “Jericho,” on March 31 via earMUSIC. The supergroup brings together singer Andrew Freeman, bassist Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne), and former Dio bandmates Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) and Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), so it’s a range of talented musicians.

Ahead of the album’s release, Last in Line have unveiled the first single, “Ghost Town.” The song has a strong meaning to the band.

“The song for me describes breaking a cycle from different perspectives,” Freeman said of the song in a statement. “On a personal level it could be family, career or life expectations, putting a person in an unwanted or unwelcome space. On a grander scale it addresses government expectations. Non-sensical, unethical ideas and laws that become the norm, while turning a blind eye to larger problems.”

The band recorded “Jericho” live, in the studio. That’s a very different approach than a lot of bands in 2023, who do so much recording online, remote.

“With Last in Line, just as we did with Dio, we cut the basic tracks live,” guitarist Campbell said. “It’s important for us to capture the energy of the syncopation of playing together in real time – much like the energy of a live show. This record represents the best of both worlds: the spirit of an energetic band performance, and the more reflective and nuanced qualities of our individual performances, too.”

Drummer Appice added, “All the musical forces of Last in Line are combined here for a super-powerful new record. Press play and put your seatbelts on!!”

Listen to the hard rocking “Ghost Town” track below. Also, view the album’s official track list.

“Jericho” Track List:

01. Not Today Satan
02. Ghost Town
03. Bastard Son
04. Dark Days
05. Burning Bridges
06. Do The Work
07. Hurricane Orlagh
08. Walls Of Jericho
09. Story Of My Life
10. We Don’t Run
11. Something Wicked
12. House Party At The End Of The World

Charles Ken
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