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The World Of Trans-Siberian Orchestra & Savatage


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Music writer/bassist Aaron Joy (former owner of Roman Midnight Music label/marketing) takes a look at the enigma that is the popular rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra and its roots as Savatage. Loved by some, decried by others for leaving its metal roots; a rehash of past music or braving new musical frontiers; a band or a revolving door of musicians; past it's prime or the most revolutionary rock band out there? *** This show is in no way formally associated with TSO/Savatage or any of its participants or Night Castle Management. *** The show is now off the air. De to changes in the hosting site some of the episodes have been deleted, but all the episodes can be found on youtube.

On-Demand Episodes

A look at the Italian Savatage cover band Strange Wings & the Savatage tribute EP by the Backhill Project.

A look at the events surrounding the most extensive album by TSO 'Night Castle' that also took the longest to compose & introduced a new array of musicians to the TSO family. It also is the first TSO album to include numerous Savatage... more

A look behind the scenes of Savatage/TSO at musician, studio & tour sound engineer Dave Wittman. Wittman has been working with producer Paul O'Neill since their 1970's work with the prog-rock band Slowburn & has also... more

A look at Van Helsing's Curse, the classical/rock fusion Halloween album and tour created by Dee Snider after being inspired by TSO. Included TSO members Al Pitrelli, Jane Mangini, Mark Wood, Tommy Farese.

A look at innovative violinist/composer/luthier Emmy-winning Mark Wood whose famous for his electric violin work. He's played with TSO, Steve Vai, Lenny Kravitz, Celine Dion, Billy Joel in addition to becoming a reknown treacher with... more

A look at Trans-Siberian Orchestra two regular faces behind the bass, outside of Savatage member Johnny Lee Middleton, David Z & Chris Altenhoff. David Z also plays with Chris Caffery, Z02 & is on the tv show 'Z Rock'. NYC music degree... more

A look at the very important Narrators that string the Christmas story together during a TSO concert: Philip Brandon, Tony Gaynor, Bryan Hicks & Tim Cain.

A look at the Chicago based Savatage tribute band the Savatage Experience, formed from the metal band Sacred Dawn with singer Troy Daniels of the official Savatage tribute band Streets. The band has been endorsed by Jon Oliva and... more

A look at the 3 albums by the jazzy largely instrumental 0'2L led by TSO's Jane Mangini & Al Pitrelli & also featuring an array of TSO members including Maxx Mann, Kelly Keeling, John O'Reilly, Chris Altenhoff, Johnny Lee Middleton,... more

A look at TSO pianist Jane Mangini whose been in the band since their expanded tour, playing aside her ex-husband guitarist Al Pitrelli. Jane has also played with Rick Berlin, Van Helsing's Curse, Einstein, with GTR's Jonathan... more
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