Revolution Saints Premiere “Back On My Trail” Video
February 5, 2015
The Revolution Saints are slated to release their self-titled debut album on February 20th, 2015 (with the US release to follow on February 24th) through Frontiers Music. Today the an exciting new super-group — featuring singer and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English), bassist Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankess) and guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Burning Rain) — released the latest video from the album, for the song “Back On My Trail”.
“The album wasn’t finished when we shot the videos,” Blades told Billboard.com. “We were still singing vocals. Doug was still cutting guitar parts. I think we did that video with the sort of, like, scratch guitars Doug had laid down on the track itself, not the finished vocals and stuff like that. It’s not my favorite way to make a record. I’d much rather be in a room just getting together. But that’s how it all started and I think it worked out well in the end.”
Revolution Saints actually came to life as a project for Castronovo, championed by Frontier Records chief Serafino Perugino. “He’s wanted me to do a solo record for, like, forever,” Castronovo says. “I’m always like, ‘Hmm, I’m not ready. I don’t want to do that. I dunno,’ one of those things. When it came up they’re like, ‘You’re gonna play drums on this record and we’re gonna get a couple guys.’ I didn’t realize I was gonna sing on the record. I thought I was just playing drums. I wasn’t sure what that was all about.” The combination of Blades and Aldrich was “a no-brainer” for the drummer, and Revolution Saints quietly became a band concern rather than a solo project.
“It just kind of morphed into that,” says Blades, who’s known Castronovo for more than 30 years and worked with him on Journey guitarist Neal Schon’s 2014 solo album ‘So U’. “Really, I thought I was getting on board on a Deen Castronovo solo record, and then it when we got the opportunity to have Doug Aldrich play, it sort of took on a life of its own and became Revolution Saints.”
With production 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 Portland, Oregon during the summer of 2014. The album, and several other collectibles, are currently available for order at Pledgemusic.com.
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