REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band featuring Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY, BAD ENGLISH), Doug Aldrich (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO), and Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES), will release its second album, “Light In The Dark,” on October 13 via Frontiers Music Srl.
The official video for the disc’s title track can be seen below.
“Light In The Dark” will be available on CD, CD/DVD deluxe edition (includes live bonus tracks on the CD and on the DVD, footage from the band’s first-ever live performance captured at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan this past April, a “making-of” mini-documentary, and music videos for “Light In The Dark” and “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing”), vinyl, and as a special limited-edition box set (includes the deluxe edition CD/DVD, 180-gram vinyl, T-shirt [size L], poster, lithograph and sticker).
For “Light In The Dark,” REVOLUTION SAINTS once again teamed up with producer/songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio (HARDLINE, JORN), who was also behind the boards for the band’s debut album. Most of “Light In The Dark” was recorded at Del Vecchio‘s studios in Somma Lombardo, Italy, with additional recording taking place at Blades’s studio in Washington, Aldrich‘s CasaDala studio in Los Angeles, and other countries all over the world while Aldrich was on tour with THE DEAD DAISIES.
“This is a fun band!” exclaims Blades. “I think the fans are going to pick up on the excitement and the sheer musical enjoyment we are having. It was great going to Italy to get the album started and film the videos, and the music speaks for itself.”
“‘Light In The Dark’ is such a great song,” says Castronovo. “It was the first one we recorded. We ran through it a few times and nailed it in the first couple takes.
“We’re so excited for everyone to hear this record. We’re pleased with what we came up with and can’t wait to bring it to everyone live.”
As Aldrich proclaims: “I’m very excited about REVOLUTION SAINTS‘ second record! First, I want to say that it’s because of massive support from the fans that RS2 happened. Thank you. If you liked #1, I think you’ll love this one even more. It’s stronger, and a bit heavier in some spots. We tried a few new things, and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it! There’s an excellent chance we’ll finally get to play live, and we’re currently exploring the possibilities of a tour. For now, get ready, because the album kicks ass and it’s coming at you real soon!”
REVOLUTION SAINTS was born from the vision of Frontiers‘ President, Serafino Perugino, who for years had hoped to work on a project highlighting Castronovo‘s amazing vocal abilities. 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.
This time, with one album already under their belt, REVOLUTION SAINTS entered the studio to record the new album more familiar with one another and a clear understanding of where they wanted this to go. As with the first album, Castronovo‘s 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 skills. Blades needs no introduction at this point, but for those who have been living under a rock, his bass and vocal talents are well documented over the years through his work with NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES, SHAW/BLADES, and more. And, of course, a major feature is the fiery and intense playing from former WHITESNAKE and DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich, whose blistering guitar fretwork is on full display here.
“Light In The Dark” 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 compelling, and thoughtful, this album will be the soundtrack to many a moment in your life.
“Light In The Dark” track listing:
01. Light In The Dark
03. Ride On
04. I Wouldn’t Change A Thing
05. Don’s Surrender
06. Take You Down
07. The Storm Inside
08. Can’t Run Away From Love
09. Running On The Edge
10. Another Chance
11. Falling Apart
12. Back On My Trail (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
13. Turn Back Time (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
14. Here Forever (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
15. Locked Out Of Paradise (live, bonus track on 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 “Light In The Dark” (documentary)
* “Light In The Dark” (song video)
* “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing” (song video)