Bassist Jeff Pilson has issued the following update regarding the forthcoming DIO album, tentatively due in July through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV Records in Europe:
"The DIO record went extremely well — Simon [Wright] and I finished our parts last week. What kick-ass bass and drum sounds — I'm so pleased. Can't wait to hear the finished record — the songs are so great. We did some photos on Friday, and saw Rudy [Sarzo] who also is very excited about being in the live line-up. This record and tour should be phenomenal!"
With regards to the touring plans for his WAR & PEACE project, Pilson wrote, "I'm anticipating that by next month's commentary [on my official web site] I'll be announcing the members for the new live WAR AND PEACE. I have a real good idea of the line-up, but don’t want to say anything until it's firm, which should be real soon. The European mini-tour for September is on, so we're starting the process of putting together some American warm-up dates (August and early September) and let me tell you — I'm excited. Having not been on the road in 4 years has me chomping at the bit! I can’t wait to announce the band, because if it all works out — this will be one kick-ass band!"
WAR & PEACE released their new album, "The Walls Have Eyes", last month through Z Records. The track listing includes an exclusive European bonus track — a version of DOKKEN's "Walk Away" performed with a string quartet.