Bassist Rudy Sarzo Joins Dan Spitz & Deen Castronovo Thrash Project
— Dan Spitz (@danspitz) May 2, 2017
Former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz recently teamed up with drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Wild Dogs) to form a new thrash band. As of now, the band does not have a name and until recently, did not include any other members. According to the Tweet above, bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Ozzy, Dio) was just added to the lineup.
In a recent interview with “Talking Bollocks“, Spitz provided more details, “We have a singer; I just can’t say who it is yet. But it’s pretty monumental. It’s killer. And it’s not a project; it’s a band. And, of course, Deen is one of the world’s most incredible drummers walking the planet. You first think of him as in Journey. Deen’s also a lead singer. He sings three or four of the Journey songs live as he plays (drums). He sings the ones that Steve Perry wouldn’t even sing live. He’s quite an incredible singer. He’s the lead singer for Revolution Saints and just a great guy and a monster, monster, monster drummer. He got his start in Social Distortion, and he’s just a metalhead, really. Seventeen years in Journey, he played for Ozzy, he played on early Ted Nugent albums. I mean, it goes on, dude. He’s pulling out stuff, and I’m, like, ‘Are you kidding me, dude? I used to sit and just do bong hits and blast my guitar listening to that album. Are you crazy? I didn’t know it was you.'”
Spitz previously revealed “about an album and a half” of material had already been written and said the band members will come together in early July to begin recording.
BTW, the new singer is Sebastian Bach ……………I’m joking.