RONNIE JAMES DIO says:
“Tracy is absolutely a brilliant guitar player. He doesn't want to be the guitar player people expect. He's a real progressive thinker and plays the kind of music that Vinnie (Appice) and I would want to play. I love playing with Tracy; great sense of feel, great mind, and a great player. He's just brilliant all the way down the line and he’s capable of doing absolutely anything. I think he does a better job than anybody I've ever played with.”
[From an interview by Hard N Fast editor Alex Richter]
Grammy Award winner PAUL BUCKMASTER (Guns N Roses, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rollng Stones, Elton John) says:
"Michael Drive is a skilled and talented singer/songwriter, who crafts powerful and inspired songs. He is also an experienced and competent instrumentalist and producer; in the studio as when actually writing the material. Very well produced and a very interesting sound. In his lyrics, Michael is Driven by a desire for truth, and his music reflects that.”
[Paul Buckmaster is a Grammy Award winning arranger.]
...is a rushing wind of great talent. From the highly creative, master guitarist Tracy G [DIO], to the powerful, groundbreaking and innovative lead vocals of Michael Drive [Barren Cross], with multi-talented guitarist, producer and mixer Paul Alfery, and a monster on the bass; Randy Oviedo – this band is like no other. The combination of different writing styles from their different backgrounds has superbly melded together producing an album of songs which sets this group apart. “Subhuman” is a like a new musical life, born in 2021.
First meeting in a Los Angeles restaurant on March 24, 2019. The very first song they wrote together was "Crash & Burn" (even before they were officially a band), and it set a precedent for the rest. The guys collaborated together recording their parts in their studios. Michael wrote his vocal melodies & lyrics and recorded them in his studio, then presented the completed track to the rest of the band. The chemistry between them was obvious. Shortly thereafter, they officially joined together and became the family known as Gale Force. The guys worked hard on the album for the next year and a half, and "Subhuman" was officially complete in its entirety on October 14, 2020; a date which also happens to be Michael Drive's late father's birthday. "I wish he could have heard this, he would have been proud" said Michael. One thing was for certain, they had something special - something real to present to the rock world.
“You try to mend your grasp- on what your past inflates, a past you can’t escape. But don’t you let it change your future. Get back up” - 'Never Say Goodnight' (from 'Subhuman').