Deen Castronovo, Jack Blades and Doug Aldrich: REVOLUTION SAINTS. After the release of their self-titled debut album in 2015, many naysayers boldly, and quite foolishly, predicted that it would be a one-off project that would never go anywhere and that it wasn’t worth listeners’ time. But internet trolls and know-nothing blowhards are never as sharp as the music listening public, who relied on their smarts and their hearts to simply enjoy the music and kept the faith that Revolution Saints would be back. And now those fans are about to be rewarded with THE melodic rock record of the year, and quite possibly, the decade!
With one album already under their belt, the core line-up entered the studio to record the new album more familiar with one another and a clear understanding of where they wanted this to go. Superbly handling drums and lead vocals once again is Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey, Bad English). As with the first album, his superb vocal talents are in the spotlight on this release and deservedly so. Pretty impressive for a man who is most widely known for his incredible drumming talents. Jack Blades really needs no introduction at this point, but for those who have been living under a rock, Jack’s bass and vocal talents are well documented over the years through his work with Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades, and more. It should come as no surprise to hear that he is on fire on this record. Once again on guitar, Doug Aldrich (Burning Rain, ex-Whitesnake, ex-DIO) was excited to bring not only his six-string talents to this album, but also his songwriting abilities.
The record builds off the classic melodic rock style of the debut, but fans should prepare for a somehow even more inspired set and a few (pleasant) surprises. Inspiring, uplifting, emotionally powerful, and thoughtful, this album WILL be the soundtrack to many a moment in your life.
Revolution Saints is the vision of Frontiers' President Serafino Perugino, who for years had hoped to work on a project where Deen would be the lead vocalist. Having previously worked with all three artists on different projects on Frontiers, having Deen, Jack and Doug on board together was a dream come true for Perugino. With production once again overseen by in-house Frontiers man, Alessandro Del Vecchio (who also contributed to the songwriting and played keyboards on the album), the recording process took place in Italy during the spring of 2017. The band also took a break during the recording process to play their first ever LIVE SHOW at Frontiers Rock Festival IV in Milan, IT. Will the band play more gigs? That’s the hope and plan from all the guys as soon as schedules can be worked out. Understand this clearly, Revolution Saints is HERE TO STAY.
To all the doubters who dismissed this as a one-off project that wouldn’t go anywhere, prepare for a melodic rock punch to the gut. And to all the fans, prepare to have your patience rewarded beyond your wildest dreams!
1. LIGHT IN THE DARK
3. RIDE ON
4. I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING
5. DON'T SURRENDER
6. TAKE YOU DOWN
7. THE STORM INSIDE
8. CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM LOVE
9. RUNNING ON THE EDGE
10. ANOTHER CHANCE
11. FALLING APART
12. BACK ON MY TRAIL (live) – Bonus track Deluxe Edition only
13. TURN BACK TIME (live) – Bonus track Deluxe Edition only
14. HERE FOREVER (live) – Bonus track Deluxe Edition only
15. LOCKED OUT OF PARADISE (live) – Bonus track Deluxe Edition only
Bonus DVD contents:
-Revolution Saints live at Frontiers Rock Festival (Back On My Trail, Turn Back Time, Here Forever, Locked Out of Paradise).
- Making of the Album (Documentary)
- Light In The Dark (Song Video)
- I Wouldn’t Change a Thing (Song Video)
PRODUCED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
Deen Castronovo: Lead vocals, drums
Jack Blades: Bass, vocals
Doug Aldrich: Guitar
Alessandro Del Vecchio: keyboards, background vocals
The cover is a bit cheap, but the music is great, love the album... :-)