Dio: Ronnie James Dio (vocals); Tracy G (guitar); Jeff Pilson (bass); Vinny Appice (drums).
Recorded at Rumbo Recorders, Los Angeles, California.
Ronnie James Dio put his solo career on hold in the early 1990s to reunite with his buddies in Black Sabbath, resulting in their first studio album in eleven years (1992's DEHUMANIZER) and a subsequent world tour. But like their previous union together, it didn't last long. Unfazed, Dio returned directly back to work, issuing his next solo album two years later--1994's STRANGE HIGHWAYS.
Returning to the fold is longtime Dio drummer Vinny Appice (who took a leave of absence on Dio's previous solo album, LOCK UP THE WOLVES), while ex-Dokken bassist Jeff Pilson and six-string newcomer Tracy G round out the line-up. Dio's patented sound of doom can be heard on "Give Her the Gun," while the band travels into thrash metal territory on such cuts as "Pain" and "Firehead."