REVOLUTION SAINTS, FEATURING DEEN CASTRONOVO, JEFF PILSON AND JOEL HOEKSTRA, RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “EAGLE FLIGHT”
Revolution Saints, the band centered around vocalist/drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Hardline), have returned with a new line-up and a new single, Eagle Flight. Castronovo is joined by new companions, bassist Jeff Pilson and guitarist Joel Hoekstra for Revolution Saints 2.0 and Eagle Flight is their brand new musical statement announcing their arrival, listen below.
Revolution Saints was initially put together by Serafino Perugino, President and Head of A&R for Frontiers Records, to showcase the stunning voice of Deen Castronovo. Castronovo has always been a well respected drummer, but fans who took note of his background vocals over his career and who attended Journey shows and saw him take lead vocals on Mother, Father during the band’s set, came to realize he also had an amazing voice. Revolution Saints was, and always has been, a vehicle to show the world Deen’s incredible singing talents.
For the first three Revolution Saints albums, Revolution Saints, Light In The Dark, and Rise, Deen was joined by bassist/vocalist Jack Blades (Night Ranger) and guitarist Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, Dio). Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio, those three albums brought back the classic melodic rock style that thrilled and delighted legions of fans in the ‘80s and ‘90s and still does today. Inspiring, uplifting vocals, soaring melodies, and hooks for days is what you get in spades across those three albums.
While Revolution Saints MK I left an indelible mark on the melodic rock world, it was time for MK II to be born. Deen, having recently re-joined Journey, was feeling invigorated and inspired and ready to sing his ass off. Filling Blades and Aldrich’s shoes would be no easy feat, but, mercifully, the exact right guys were found for the job.
Joel Hoekstra is a current member of Whitesnake, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Iconic, as well as having his own solo project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13 and is an absolutely stunning guitar player, able to play multiple styles. Jeff Pilson, currently a member of Foreigner, Black Swan, and The End Machine, is also known for his time in Dokken and his more recent production work. Two stellar musicians to compliment Deen’s singing and drumming is exactly what was needed for Revolution Saints 2.0 and that’s exactly what we’ve got here.
Fans of Revolution Saints first three releases are going to find much to be delighted with here with the new, rejuvenated Revolution Saints and their brand new single, Eagle Flight.
A new studio album will be released in the first half of 2023.
Deen Castronovo: lead vocals, drums
Joel Hoekstra: guitars
Jeff Pilson: bass
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I’m a Deen fan, so will be getting this one in 2023.
I have always thought Deen was the ultimate musician fantastic drummer , and to be able to do that while singing almost just like Steve perry … it’s really mind blowing … his voice just sounds great wrapped around the keys journey plays in which this song does , I like the tune alot , but it really reminds me of a heavier version of journey , Jeff and Joel are monster players and kill this material , I will be looking for the vinyl
Deen is a great singer, but to me he will always be known as the leather clad drummer for the heavy metal band Wild Dogs.