Resurrection Kings

When Zep Met Dio

Resurrection Kings was born when guitarist Craig Goldy (Giuffria, Dio) met up with vocalist Chaz West (Jason Bonham Band, West Bound) to write and record some demo material. Goldy brought the finished demos to Frontiers Records where they asked him to assemble a full band to put the music out to the masses. Drummer Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath) and bassist Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken) joined the fray and the Resurrection Kings released their debut self-titled album in 2016.

Resurrection Kings have returned for the release of their follow-up album Skygazer. Frontiers jack-of-all-trades Alessandro Del Vecchio steps in for McNabb on bass and also handles production once again. I had the chance to speak with vocalist Chaz West ahead of the album’s release.

Highlights Include

  • Discussion of the new Resurrection Kings album Skygazer
  • How Chaz met Craig Goldy
  • Is it possible to tour as Resurrection Kings when everyone has another active band
  • What happened to bassist Sean McNabb (Dokken/Quiet Riot)?
  • His relationship with Ronnie James Dio
  • The advice Dio gave him that he’s carried with him through his music career
  • The current status of his band West Bound
  • Who are The Chazmanian Devils?
  • … and much, much more!

Resurrection Kings is

Chas West – Vocals
Craig Goldy – Guitars, Keyboards, Bass
Vinny Appice – Drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio – Bass, Keyboards


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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