DEEN CASTRONOVO (REVOLUTION SAINTS): “It Was Hard Shoes To Fill […], But Those Guys Fit In Right Away”

Revolution Saints band photo featuring Deen Castronovo, Joel Hoekstra and Jeff Pilson in 2024.

Revolution Saints is a Melodic Metal band featuring Deen Castronovo on vocals and drums. Best known as Journey’s drummer, Deen has played drums with Ozzy, The Dead Daisies, Dr. Mastermind, Hardline, Bad English, and the Wild Dogs to name just a few.

Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten caught up with Deen to talk about the new Revolution Saints album, Against The Wind, working with Joel Hoekstra and Jeff Pilson, the upcoming Journey tour, their connection with 1980s Heavy Metal band The Wild Dogs, and a whole lot more!

Revolution Saints Lineup

  • Deen Castronovo
  • Jeff Pilson
  • Joel Hoekstra
  • Alessandro Del Vecchio

Check out the video from the new Revolution Saints album Against The Wind. This song is “Changing My Mind”


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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