Former ANTHRAX axeman Dan Spitz has put down his electric guitar and reinvented himself as an artist by learning the rare Weissenborn lap slide guitar played by few and mastered by only a handful. In quiet seclusion, and secrecy kept by many helping him achieve his goals behind the scenes, Spitz relentlessly unlearned old skills to acquire new ones. He now travels a musical pathway that is unique to DII.
A powerful musical duo, DII's music is extremely emotional, powerful and brings forth heart felt human emotion, real life pain and struggles directly from within what Spitz walks each day of his existence — the emotion of the blues, the slide guitar riffs reminiscent of some of his musical blues heroes, the familiarity of some of the greatest singers ever to grace the planet, and the power of thrash unleashed from one of the co-creators of that genre who is always breaking new boundaries.
With longtime musical partner Don Chaffin's soulful and heartfelt singing, the listener will be taken on a lyrical journey that will touch the soul. The sound from the DII duo is of none present, past, or can be duplicated into the future. Simply a very moving and touching live event to witness, with lyrical content that will touch both a woman’s heart so deeply she might weep tears of many emotions, and a man's soul can be changed forever.
The DII duo takes the blues base that heavy metal was derived from and transforms it into "a new music for a new era." The duo will play alongside myriad genres of music, from the hardest of thrash metal's best to the soulful valleys of slide guitar greats, and beyond. A few songs revisit the past catalog of Spitz's work, but bring forth a new sound. The others, originals, are an emotional walk through life's struggles and truths.
DII will release a six-song EP along with three masterpiece videos, directed by Chaffin. The duo has also written a song, "Little Voices", that is radio friendly for the autism community, to bring to the forefront the daily grind experienced by autism families. It also brings Spitz's real-life daily personal struggles and deep love for his autistic twins directly to his audience in real-life fashion, truth in pictures and truth in words. This is what makes this artist on a mission get up (or, in this case, to sit down on a stool and play) and bring his pain and love to you.
DII will be on a full-time live touring schedule, with private appearances available for both autism and luxury timepiece avenues to help spread the awareness of autism, now at epidemic levels.
For more information, visit diiband.com.