Jim Dofka comments:
"Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio are icons of rock n' roll, heavy metal, guitar, vocals, performers and songwriters! They fall in that 'one in a million' category!
For years, I have wanted to cover the Rainbow song 'The Gates Of Babylon'. When I finally took the step to cut the track, my band DOFKA, was on hiatus. I reached out to some of my Metal friends and ended up with an amazing group of individuals! And all are Rainbow/Dio fans!! Bass extraordinaire Rev Jones and I have been talking about doing a project for quite sometime. I was very excited to have him aboard. Tim Aymar and I played in Psycho Scream together. We used to cover Mob Rules and Country Girl in our live show. Tim was an obvious choice to share the Dio worship! I have been a fan of Ken Erb's guitar playing since I first heard Shok Paris in the late '80's. Dofka and Shok Paris did a show together in Cleveland a year or so ago. He was the final link! I was lucky enough to have a guest appearance by April Childers on Violin. April and I teach together at JK Musician's Workshop in Pennsylvania.
I really hope you enjoy the track! It's one of my favorite Rainbow songs! Long live Ronnie James Dio and long live rock n' roll!"