ENDANGERED SPECIES, the new band featuring ex-DIO guitarist Craig Goldy, former QUIET RIOT frontman Mark Huff, guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP), drummer Chris Moore and bassist Dario Seixas (FIREHOUSE, STEPHEN PEARCY, JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE), has a couple of California dates scheduled for next month, including a March 7 concert at Rockbar in San Jose and a March 14 show at Gaslamp in Long Beach.
ENDANGERED SPECIES made its live debut in October 2014 at Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, California under the name CRAIG GOLDY'S 13TH FLOOR. Video footage of that performance can be seen below.
The band is currently working on material for its debut album, to be released later in the year.
Said Goldy: "As I have mentioned in several interviews, I wanted to put the 'holy shit' factor" back into the hard rock/heavy metal genre by getting virtuosos in their own right together in one band that not only look the part, but are also unusually and vastly talented and who are good human beings… and we can all agree on producing high-quality music together."
Goldy in May 2014 released two songs that pay tribute to his former bandmate, legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW). Huff contributed lead vocals to "Hole In My Heart" and "Dark Rainbow", which were made available for purchase on May 16, 2014 — the fourth anniversary of Ronnie's death — from Goldy's official web site.
Goldy is currently a member of DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio and is fully supported by Wendy Dio. He is joined in the group by Mark Boals (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on bass, Scott Warren (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) on keyboards and Simon Wright (DIO, AC/DC, UFO) on drums.