THE TRACY G GROUP, the band featuring former DIO and WWIII guitarist Tracy "G" Grijalva., will release its new album, "Tramp", on October 13 via Sonic Night Music Club. Joining Tracy on the disc are drummers Ray Luzier (KORN) and Patrick Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, W.A.S.P.) as well as vocalist Michael Beatty and bassist Randy Oviedo.
According to a press release, "Tramp" "showcases Tracy G's blend of modern-day heavy metal." It "features bone-crushing riffs and a barrage of both instrumental and lyrical intensity along with all the guitar-hero-level licks."
01. The Revolution
02. The Erector
05. Arrogant Prick
06. The California Country Jamboree
08. Evil Is Good
11. Sea Of Pain
13. Me Myself And The Rain
In his six years with DIO, Tracy was featured on two albums ("Strange Highways" and "Angry Machines") and one live album ("Inferno: Last In Live").
Tracy left DIO in 1999 after he claimed he was "asked to play in a dual-guitar situation" in Ronnie's band. According to a posting on Tracy's web site, DIO was "looking for more of a Ritchie Blackmore style . . . and wanted [Tracy] to step back and just play rhythm guitar. That's when [Tracy] knew it was time to leave, freeing him to more diligently pursue his home studio projects."