Catalano Catalano Established December 2007 By Pat Catalano and John Catalano. In Memory of Deceased brother Nick Catalano RIP 1973 -2001 Catalano is a Heavy Metal Melodic Rock Band from Chicago IL Established in 2008. The original! Do not be mislead by impostor Mon, 02 Aug 2021 11:03:31 +0000 <![CDATA[What the hell happened!? 2021]]> What's up Metal Heads! The last few years have blown by in a flash. What was that 2020 lockdown all about? And what happened to the live music scene for Original music? Well, we do not have the answers for that but we are happy to tell you that despite all the setbacks and illness and quarantine that our band has endured. Even a copycat band overseas... Imagine that. But we are the one and only original CATALANO from the good ole USA and we are not moving over for anyone. We have come this far in the face of many challenges so we will not stop. 2021 starts a new chapter in the Catalano book and with our new vocalist at the helm we will be back out in the streets again. We are not sure with this new environment that the 2020 shit show of a virus has left the music scene but we know that there are people out there that crave Original music. We will do our best to get out there and deliver. Hope to see you soon. Keep checking back for new and check out Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Rehearsals]]>  We are moving full steam ahead with full band rehearsals and are excited to being one step closer to getting out on the road and hit the stage once again. The band has been rehearsing now for the last few months With a fresh new lineup and amazing talent on board! We are having a blast writing and playing music again. We will soon be revealing our new line up and know you will be as excited as we are to see this new line up on stage. Be sure to check out our new Merch shop here and stop by and like us on FaceBook. Most importantly share with your friends. We are nothing without our fans, you help us spread the word and share our music with the world! 

Rock on \m/ 


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<![CDATA[Writing sessions...]]> The new crew got together last week to start work on new songs and some old favorites! How awesome it was to get back to work with a new found passion and fire! Don't get too nosey we will announce our new members soon. We are excited to get back on stage and do what we love. Follow us on Facebook and check back as we may do a few teaser videos! \m/

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<![CDATA[Fuck Cancer ]]> So as most of you know the band has been sidelined due to Guitarist Pat Catalano health issues. Pat was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After 6 months of Chemo Therapy and 20 rounds of Proton Radiation Pat is finally Cancer free! We would like to thank everyone who has always stood by the band and showed continued support on our social media sites. As a thank you May 9th we will be offering “Into the Darkness” for .99 cents download. This Monday marks one year since Pat was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. We also will be launching our new T Shirt shop here on our website in a few weeks. In the meantime here is a link to grab a new Catalano Strong T Shirt and show your support against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The shirts are available for a limited time.

In other news we have been working on our new EP REBORN that will be out this fall. The band will start to get rehearsals started for full shows once Pat has the energy to get up on stage. In the meantime we have been working on some acoustic shows. Keep checking back and get updated news and dates to where we will be. Rock On \m/



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<![CDATA[Pat Catalano Interview ]]>

Interview With Pat Catalano Of CATALANO 2016 - Power Rock Podcast

I grew up in Chicago in the 70's and 80's. Listening to bands like Aerosmith, Kiss and Led Zeppelin. When the 80's rolled in I fell in love with guitar the second I saw Warren DeMartini fall through the ceiling and land on a table playing his guitar solo in the video for "round and ...

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<![CDATA[Back in action ]]>  Were back in action after a 2 year hiatus. Pat’s cancer treatments are done and he has been recovering. Getting stronger day by day. We have a great friend of ours Tony Faflik of the band Wrecked stepping in on lead vocals. We will be kicking out some killer acoustic versions of some of our songs and some cool remakes of some of our favorite songs. Keep an eye out for a few of these performances here and there before we go full force on stage this fall. This upcoming show will be the first performance in 2 years. Come out and party with us! We will see you out there. Keep posted with upcoming news on the band here and our facebook page.


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<![CDATA[Countdown Commencing....]]>

 We are very excited to get back out there this year. 2017 brings a fresh new sound to Catalano as we welcome a few new faces to the band. We will make an announcement about the new members soon. We are now starting up rehearsals and writing sessions with our new members and writing some great new music. Keep checking back here and our official Facebook page for more news and info. We will set a target for some time this spring to be back out on the road and playing shows! 


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<![CDATA[Current status of Catalano]]>  It's been a while since we posted some band news. The band has been on hiatus since our vocalist Dean Pressley suffered a massive heart attack. This has sidelined the band for a while. Once things were getting back into the swing of things founder and guitarist Pat Catalano was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Pat was diagnosed back in May of this year and has been undergoing chemotherapy for the last several months. After 6 months of chemo it will be a 2 year wait to see if the chemo has worked completely. Once the chemotherapy is over and a few months of recovery time the band will continue rehearsals in the spring of 2016. We should have shows booked for the summer and fall of 2016. Until then please check back here and our facebook page for more news as it becomes available. Follow Pat's blog here as he posts updates daily about his journey.



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<![CDATA[Catalano on Italian Radio!]]>  We are very proud to announce that Catalano "Into the Darkness" is on regular rotation on one of Italy's biggest radio stations \m/ Thank you to our fans in Italy!!

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<![CDATA[Catalano Interview and Performance on 103.9 The Fox]]> Hey Kids, If you were unable to listen live to 103.9 The Fox for Catalano's Interview and live performance take a seat and listen to the podcast here.  

Thank you all again for your support! Keep checking back for more news on our CD release party coming soon!! 



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<![CDATA[Catalano Visits 103.9 The Fox]]> Big thank you to DJ Wild and everyone at 103.9 The Fox

 for having Catalano in the studio. We had a blast today preforming a few acoustic tunes and a great interview. This was the bands first performance since October 2013 at The Hard Rock Cafe Chicago. Keep checking back here or our Facebook page and we will let you all know when our segment airs. \m/



Dj Wild w/ Catalano


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<![CDATA[Dangerdog Revews "Into the Darkness"]]>  

Catalano: Into The Darkness

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
by Craig Hartranft,  31.01.2014














Catalano is the namesake of guitarist Pat Catalano, forming the band after several members helped with his solo album Only A Dream. The band has a small claim to fame in that it has as vocalist, Dean Pressley, from the obscure hair metal band Ginger Lynn. Currently, since the recording of the debut album, Pressley has been recovering from a significant heart attack.

Catalano Into The Darkness Band Photo

Catalano: performing live.


As one would suspect, being formed by a guitarist, Into The Darkness is definitely a guitar-centered album. While comments made on their website by the band and others suggest that their sound is unique, the opposite is true. This is mixture of classic Eighties melodic hard rock and metal, with their obvious influences shining through, from the likes of Queensryche, Dokken, Metallica, and Journey. Listening to Pressley, with a style somewhere between Tate and Dickinson, Catalano can sound like Queensryche at times. But, I'm sure if they wanted to pad their live set, they could probably add some Iron Maiden. Seems I recall seeing a video of a live cover of The Wicked Man on their website. Call their music a hybrid, if anything, made fresh.

But on the strength of Into The Darkness, Catalano doesn't need to cover anybody. The album blisters with good songwriting, musicianship and production. You've got some songs that are heavier, nearing the melodic metal side of things, with Burn, Into The Darkness, and Changes. Alternatively, Sirens, the catchy Little's Enough and One More Time steer more towards melodic hard rock, with more than a little AOR current whisping through. Throughout Pressley's vocals soar and Pat Catalano makes that guitar sing with sweet solos in every song. The one caveat: it's too short, with eight songs just over 32 minutes. With little doubt, Into The Darkness is a promising and entertaining debut for this talented band, expect more and better to come. Easily recommended.

Click here to see the main writeup 

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<![CDATA[Moving Forward 2014]]>  As many of you know our front man Dean Pressley had fallen ill this past December 2013. He is now home and recovering and getting back to is old self! Over the past few months, there have been growing creative differences within CATALANO, "We want our fans to know that we hoped to find a common resolution, but at the end of the day Drummer Dom Palmisano decided to part ways with the band.  For everyone to move forward in a positive direction, We wish him the best of luck with all of his future endeavors. With our lead singer Dean Pressley healing and getting better, The bands focus has been on writing new material and promoting our new record.  We can't wait to bring CATALANO back out to our fans this year! \m/

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<![CDATA[January 2014 News]]>  

We would like to thank all our friends and fans that made 2013 such a successful year for Catalano. Thank you for taking Catalano to #3 on the Reverb Nation Charts for Metal in Chicago! We thank all of you who have said kind words and prayers for our front man and friend Dean Pressley. Stop by the link below and check out sample clips from the new Catalano album "Into the Darkness" If you have not yet downloaded your copy, Find us on your favorite online store. Have a safe and Happy New Year and we will see you all in 2014!

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<![CDATA["Into the Darkness" hits stores worldwide!]]>  

The wait is over. The long awaited Debut Album "Into the Darkness" hits stores worldwide December 17th 2013. Fans can download the CD right from the band website for a special price for a limited time before it becomes available on online stores. 

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<![CDATA[August News]]>  Hey kids, been a few months since our last update. We have been busy finishing up the new album and we are happy to say that all recording is now done on "Into the Darkness". We are now ready to start mixing the album and will keep you updated on the release date. We have been busy this month with a string of back to back shows. keep checking our tour dates for a show near you. we will be out on the road till October then a short break before we hit the streets again! 

Keep Rockin!!

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<![CDATA["Into the Darkness" Recording update]]>  Quick recording update. so we want to keep you all updated as you patently wait for us to finish our album. fist things first ... all good things come to those who wait :)  We got a bulk of the things we wanted to get done over this past weekend. We are very close to mixing the album at this point. Once we get our rough mixes in the next week and review everything, at that point we will make any changes or add ons on our next session before mixing. We are taking our time and being very meticulous with every aspect of the record to make the best recording we can. Having an awesome studio like Transient Sound behind us and our amazing engineer Patrick, we are very pleased with the results thus far. Thanks again for all your support!! 

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<![CDATA[December 2012 News]]> its been a while since our last news update. The band has been working hard in the studio on he new album "Into the Darkness"  we will be in the studio through out the rest of the year, taking some time off for the holidays and returning after the first of the year to finish up work on the album. "Into the Darkness" will be released in early 2013. We are also releasing a new live album "Live in the Raw" the album will contain Live tracks form several live shows from the past few years. No Pro tools no fixes just Catalano Live and Raw!! Keep checking back for news and updates on the release of "Live in the Raw" and news on the "Into the Darkness" sessions. 

 keep checking

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<![CDATA[In the Studio]]>  

Recording sessions for our new Album "Into the Darkness" have been very productive and Moving quickly. The band is working in Chicago at Transient Sound Studios with Steve Gillis of Filter. we are having a blast working on this album and cant wait to release a song or 2 soon. Keep posted here and the bands FaceBook page for more info and updated pics and teaser sound clips from the studio.

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<![CDATA["Into the Darkness" NOW AVAILABLE ]]>  


We want to extend a big thank you to all our fans out there who have picked up the new album and have helped Catalano reach the Reverb Nation Top 10 Charts. We reached #9 breaking the top 10!
Also today is the day the album is available worldwide on these fine stores...
Sony Music Unlimited
Xbox Music
Google Play
If you want to check out some samples head to our Reverb Nation Site we may have stuck in a full song you never know!
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<![CDATA[Catalano on TV]]> This Fall Catalano will be featured on a new late night Chicago Talk show Seven On Ridge Hosted by Talk show veteran Michael Essany (of "TalkBackTV" and E!'s "The Michael Essany Show") Seven on the Ridge will have celebrities such as Ray Romano, Mila Kunis, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise and so on. We will Keep you posted on dates and Times when Catalano will appear on the show.

broadcast to more than 3.8 million households in America’s third largest market. Our coverage touches four states in the Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. WJYS The Way will give you carriage on ALL of the following networks: 


  • Comcast - Chicago - Channel 18
  • Comcast - Suburbs - check local listing
  • RCN Cable - Channel 10
  • Wide Open West Cable - Channel 13
  • Dish Network - Channel 62
  • Direct TV - Channel 62
  • AT&T U-Verse - Channel 62
  • Antennae - Channel 62.1, Channel 62.4
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<![CDATA[ New Social Media ]]>

As we try to get our work done on music, we also find ourselves trying to cover the vast landscape of social media. You can find us on most of the popular social media sites. And we are working on some more you can now check out our music and take it on the go with Jango for your Droid or IPhone. just visit or serch for the app on your phone. So visit us on your favorite Social network and keep up with news on the band here or facebook where you get the official word on what we are doing next and when new shows and music are announced


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<![CDATA[New Release "Into the Darkness"]]>  

The band has been in the studio for over a year worked on this record. we have put our hearts and souls, blood and sweat into the new record. after some mixing and re mixing we have our final version of "Into the Darkness" ready to put out there for the fans to hear! As a thank you to all our die hard fans the new album will be available here on our website for the first week it is released for just .99 cents! that's right you can download "Into the Darkness" in its entirety for just .99 Cents! but stay tuned for the release date because this deal will be for one week only. after the CD hits world wide on Itunes and other online distributors the deal is over. Keep checking back we will be announcing the CD release date for "Into the Darkness" in just a few weeks!!

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<![CDATA[iTunes Latin America Release ]]> Pat Catalano Solo CD "Only A Dream" is now available on iTunes Latin America. Territories include: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.Latin American fans Download up your copy in time for the Holidays!!

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<![CDATA[2011 News]]>  Thank you to every one who came out to suport our Toys for Tots show, Big thank you to Tailgaters Sports Bar &amp; Grill (Bolingbrook, IL) for hosting the event this year. FireHouse for an amazing show!! And to all our sponsors who helped out with donations Rockstyles by Ellyse, The Tat Cave - Tattoo &amp; Body Piercing, Miller, Blackhawks and Revolt amps! and our Us marines for all they do to protect our freedom. Remember its still not to late to donate a toy at your local Toys for Tots drop box locations. Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!!

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<![CDATA[Revolt Amps]]> Time for another Catalano Studio report. We just got some rough mixes back from Transient Sound and we couldn't be happier with the way the record is sounding. One of the main things that has helped us create such a powerful sound is the Revolt Amps we use. The hand made all tube heads made right here in Chicago, are just the right amps to create the thunderous sound for this record. We are proud to be one of the first bands to ever record a full album with Revolt tube heads and Bass Cabs Learn more about Revolt at and remeber to visit us on Facebook 

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<![CDATA[January 2013 News ]]> Were going stir crazy stuck in the studio so were going to open the cage and let the beast out!! Come party with us for Dom and Pats Birthday at Shark City get this FREE, yes we said FREE as in NO COVER CHARGE!! You may ask "Guys why?" well, because we love our fans and we want you to spend money on beer!!! No excuses FREE SHOW!! Friday March 29th Shark City.


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<![CDATA[2010 News Updates]]>  It's been a while since we updated our news section. We are working hard on preproduction for the new album. Things are moving along great and the songs are sounding amazing. So many ideas are being worked out and the end results are blowing our minds. Every one has a hand in writing on this album and working together on this has been amazing.

 We are also working on new music to add to our set for up coming shows. So check out dates and come out and party with us we would love to see you all there. Also thanks to every one who has been voting for us in the KISS contest. We are amazed that we are in  the top 5 so fast and hanging in there for quite a while now. But it's far from over so keep the votes coming and spread the word. 


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<![CDATA[2009 Recap and 2010 News ]]> Hey Kids, 

Well 2009 is coming to a close. we had a great year had some great shows and a great turn out for our Toys for Tots Charity show. Thanks go out to every one involved with the show that helped it become a success We know it can be bigger and are already laying down some ideas for next year. We are taking a break for the holidays and just relaxing. We have a bunch of new songs that are in preproduction for the new studio album. Excited to get in there and start recording our new full length CD witch at this point is still untitled. Although we will be posting up previews of some new songs as they are recorded just to give you a taste of what is in store on the new CD.

Thanks to all our fans for the continued support and keep checking back for our 2010 dates. Our first 2010 show is already listed,  on our Tour Page for January 30th.
 Check out our My Space site at
Dont  forget you can pick up T-Shirts and a copy of "Only a Dream" here on our web site. 

Have a Happy New Year
2010 here we come

Dean, Mike, John, Sal and Pat
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<![CDATA["Only a Dream" Digital now available]]>  Okay kids it's been a long time coming but it's finally out.  Only a Dream is now available for digital download worldwide at!!  I'm excited to be done and move on to the next Album due out…… well ok no promises we all see where that got me last time. Lol so run out and get the new CD and thank you all for a great 08 and I look forward to 09 with much anticipation!!!  If you're looking for a copy of "Only a Dream" on CD I will have limited Copies for sale on the web site. 


Look for "Only a Dream"  Digital Download at these fine online stores 

iTunes iTunes U.S.

 iTunes Australia/N.Z.

 iTunes Canada

 iTunes UK/European Union

 iTunes Japan







 Amie Street


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