Ryan Gattini, Dillon Finn, and Vinnie Muckey make up a band called Damn Renegades. Damn Renegades are a United States, Philadelphia based rock power group who have just released an original Ep titled “Excelsior”. We had a few questions and answers with them. Below are exclusive details on Damn Renegades and their new release.
Photo credits: Haille Kern
What are the names of the band members?
Ryan Gattini- Guitar, Vocals, Dillon Finn- Bass, Vocals Vinnie Muckey- Drums
What’s the band’s official stage name (showbiz name) and how did the name come about?
The band’s official name is Damn Renegades and the name came about after we went through the process of starting our own band after being a part of one that wasn’t exactly the best situation.
How did the band get together?
We got together in early 2020 just jamming together and forming a chemistry and eventually became an original band in March of that year.
What was the band’s first release?
Our first release was titled “Split” a 3 track EP
Which music genre(s) is the band into and why did you choose it?
The band is into an eclectic range of genres, ranging from Stoner Rock, Surf Rock, Metal, etc. these just kind of came about as we were creating songs, naturally.
How long has the band been making music?
We’ve been making music since 2020, it was a crazy year to start a band but we made the most of it.
What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?
Probably what makes us feel so passionate is the fact that we get a lot of joy in doing this. We feel our music has the ability to make you want to jump up on the nearest chair and rock out!
What feelings or reactions do you hope to arouse in people who listen to your music? Are you surprised by the reactions you get?
Honestly, it’s all up for interpretation. It’s definitely some intense music that will take you on a journey!
What has been the high point of the band’s career so far?
The high point is probably just keeping our consistency, I know that’s a bit vague but with each realization we feel we reach new heights.
What accomplishments do you see DAMN RENEGADES achieving in the next five to ten years?
We hope to be touring either opening for someone or the other way around!
Has the band ever participated in any music competitions? Did you win any prizes?
We are currently involved in a contest where the winning band gets a free music video.
What is this new release about?
The overall topic for this release is a dystopian wasteland and each song is represented on the album art!
Who and how many people worked on it?
The personnel for this record was mostly the band and our producer Zach Brown.
What is the band working on next? Any future plans or projects in the pipeline that we should look out for?
We are currently working on two brand new singles. Recording starts July 23rd!
If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
Our message to fans would be, we hope you enjoy our music and we look forward to hearing your feedback!