Deen Castronovo, jumpstarts 2024 with a new album, ‘Against the Winds’, to follow up 2023’s stellar release, ‘Eagle Flight.’ Joined by fellow rockers bassist Jeff Pilson (known for his work with Foreigner and formerly of Dokken) and guitarist Joel Hoekstra (of Whitesnake and formerly of Night Ranger) the new iteration –

REVOLUTION SAINTS MKII – have gifted fans a captivating album that sits poised to rekindle the fervor for melodic rock.

REVOLUTION SAINTS was initially conceived by Serafino Perugino, the President and Head of A&R at Frontiers Records, to showcase the remarkable vocal talents of Deen Castronovo.

While Castronovo had always been respected as a drummer, those who took notice of his background vocals and witnessed his lead vocal performances during Journey shows, soon recognized his exceptional singing prowess.

REVOLUTION SAINTS was, and continues to be, a platform to spotlight Deen’s incredible vocal abilities.

‘Against the Winds’
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 (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 rejoined 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 of course, his more recent production work.

Two stellar musicians to compliment Deen’s singing and drumming is exactly what was needed for REVOLUTION SAINTS, MK II and that’s what we’ve got here. As with the first three albums, Alessandro Del Vecchio handles production as well as contributing keyboards and background vocals.

REVOLUTION SAINTS are:
Deen Castronovo
Jeff Pilson
Joel Hoekstra
Alessandro Del Vecchio