Johnny Gioeli and Deen Castronovo first played together on the debut Hardline album, “Double Eclipse, which was released in 1992. 25 years later, the two were reunited in Italy to commence work on the debut Gioeli-Castronovo album, “Set The World On Fire”.
Both men have continued on their musical paths since they last saw one another, with Gioeli continuing to lead Hardline, while Castronovo spent time with Ozzy Osbourne and had an extended tour of duty with the legendary Journey. Castronovo is currently active with The Dead Daisies and Revolution Saints in addition to Gioeli-Castronovo.
Gioeli’s vocal talents combined with Deen’s superb drumming abilities (and whom is also a fine vocalist in his own right) has made for a stunning album that is driving a driving hard rock record, while also chock full of uplifting melodies and poignant lyrical messages.
We’d tell you to sit back and enjoy this album, but you’ll be on your feet the second it starts, so stand up and take notice of this display of two immense talents doing what they do best!
Check out The Pure Rock Shop’s coverage of Gioeli with Hardline from the 2017 Hair Metal Heaven Performance at the Welly in Hull, UK, as well as our recent interviews with Castronovo’s Dead Daisies bandmates John Corabi and Doug Aldrich and be sure to follow us @ThePureRockShop for coverage from their summer tour. Local dates Wednesday, August 15 at the Cleveland Agora and Wednesday, August 29 at Jergels in Warrendale, PA.